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Harriet T. Reynolds

Harriet’s practice focuses on project finance, affordable housing, taxation, public sector and community development law, including the representation of Community Development Entities in connection with the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program. She has significant experience in representing governmental authorities in the area of eminent domain and redevelopment law and is familiar with a wide range of issues related to the activities, operations and programs of housing authorities. Harriet has experience in tax-exempt bond financing and has been actively involved in the structuring and closing of numerous transactions involving state and federal Historic Tax Credits (HTC) and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), as well as NMTCs.
Education
Dartmouth College, A.B., 1978
Boston College Law School, J.D., 1981 Managing Editor, Uniform Commercial Code Reporter
Bar/Court Admissions
Virginia State Bar
New York State Bar
Virginia Supreme Court
United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Memberships
Virginia Bar Association
Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
Board of Directors, Norfolk Law Library
Dartmouth Lawyers Association
Community Involvement
Irene Leach Memorial Foundation (Chrysler Museum)
Friends of the Norfolk Public Library
First United Methodist Church (Finance Chairman)
Garden Club of Virginia
Representative Experience
Articles and Presentations
  • Represents Community Development Entities (CDEs), financial institutions and Qualified Active Low-Income Community Businesses (QALICBs) in connection with the New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) program.
  • Experience in tax-exempt bond financing, Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits (HTC) and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC)
  • Experience in the acquisition, financing and development of real estate.
  • Represents governmental entities in the acquisition of real property through eminent domain.
  • “Bringing Monroe Building Back to Life”, Delphine Carnes and Harriet Reynolds, Annual Report, Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority (January 2013 – June 2014)
News and Updates
Harriet Reynolds Participates in International Service Trip to India
Posted on May 1, 2015
Harriet Reynolds recently spent 10 days in Hyderabad, India as a participant in an international service trip sponsored by Dartmouth College.  She and 17 other women worked closely with the......
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CWM attorneys, Delphine Carnes and Harriet Reynolds close on transaction to restore historic Masonic Theatre
Posted on April 2, 2015
On April 2, 2015, CWM attorneys, Delphine Carnes and Harriet Reynolds, closed on a transaction to fund the restoration of the historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge, Virginia.  CWM represented......
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CWM attorneys represent Franklin Redevelopment and Housing Authority in rehabilitation of three communities
Posted on February 3, 2015
Delphine Carnes and Harriet Reynolds recently represented Franklin Redevelopment and Housing Authority (“FRHA”) in the rehabilitation of three of its communities, Berkley Court Apartments (“Berkley”), Pretlow Gardens (“Pretlow”) and Old......
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Attorneys attend Tidewater Community College's Women's Leadership Breakfast
Posted on May 9, 2014
Delphine Carnes and Harriet Reynolds attended Tidewater Community College's 12th Annual Women's Leadership Breakfast at the Portsmouth Campus Student Center.  This year's theme for the Women's Center was "Educate. Empower. Enhance and......
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CWM attorneys, Delphine Carnes and Harriet Reynolds close on transaction to build grocery store in Decatur, Illinois
Posted on April 25, 2014
On April 25, 2014, CWM attorneys, Delphine Carnes and Harriet Reynolds, closed on a transaction that utilized New Markets Tax Credits (“NMTCs”) to finance the construction of a new grocery......
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CWM attorneys, Delphine Carnes and Harriet Reynolds, represented Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority in the Monroe Building transaction
Posted on December 18, 2013
This $9.7 million transaction utilized state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits to renovate the hundred year old building for use as the Governor’s School for the Arts (the “Governor’s......
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CWM attorneys close on transaction to fund new cardiac intensive care unit in Dallas, Texas
Posted on October 31, 2013
CWM attorneys, Delphine Carnes and Harriet Reynolds, represented Hampton Roads Ventures, L.L.C. (“HRV”), a Community Development Entity based in Virginia, in the Children’s Medical Center (“CMC”) transaction which closed on......
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CWM attorneys attend ribbon cutting and grand opening reception for Centre Heldman Plaza in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Posted on October 17, 2013
On October 17, 2013, attorneys Delphine Carnes and Harriet Reynolds attended the ceremonial ribbon cutting and grand opening reception for Centre Heldman Plaza located in Pittsburgh’s historic Hill District. Centre......
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CWM attorneys close on financing to expand cotton mill in Lacassine, Louisiana
Posted on September 30, 2013
On September 30, 2013, CWM attorneys closed on a transaction utilizing New Markets Tax Credits (“NMTCs”) to expand the Zagis cotton mill, a minority-owned business located in rural Lacassine, Louisiana. ......
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CWM attorneys close on financing to expand aluminum processing plant in Foley, Alabama
Posted on September 4, 2013
On September 4, 2013, CWM attorneys Delphine Carnes and Harriet Reynolds closed on a transaction that utilized both federal and Alabama state new markets tax credits (“NMTCs”) to substantially expand......
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