Jon Otto is an attorney in Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner's Structured Finance practice group focusing on public finance and corporate transactions. He has served as disclosure counsel, underwriter's counsel and bond counsel in public finance transactions across the country. Within the public finance arena, Jon has experience with all types of bonds, including governmental, public power, affordable housing, airport and other transportation, solid waste and sewer, small issue manufacturing and bonds issued for hospitals and other non-profit organizations. He also has expertise in tax credit finance transactions and real estate transactions using government incentive programs including Tax Increment Financing, Chapter 100, PACE, Community Improvement District, and Industrial Development Revenue Bonds.
Jon has extensive experience working with lenders, syndicators, developers, and equity investors in transactions involving low-income housing tax credits and new market tax credits. He has significant experience assisting clients with transactions involving property and entity interest dispositions and transfers, including strategic sales, charitable contributions, involuntary dispositions, and similar transactions.
Jon also has experience closing multi-property and multimillion dollar transactions using complex financing and incentives for all types of real property, including hotels, shopping centers, offices, industrial, mixed use, storage facilities, distribution facilities, data centers, apartments, and condominiums. He also has experience assisting commercial lenders and commercial mortgage loan servicers in documenting, servicing, securitizing, defeasing, and closing commercial real estate and asset-based lending transactions.