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Bret Hendrickson concentrates in affordable housing and community development real estate transactions, particularly those involving the New Markets Tax Credit.  Bret has represented community development entities, borrowers and investors in closing New Markets Tax Credit financings for a broad range of projects, including community centers, manufacturing plants, health centers, educational facilities, mixed-use office and retail buildings, supermarkets, forestland, a youth hostel and a museum.  He also has experience with financing structures that combine the New Markets Tax Credit and the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit.


Bret is also experienced in general commercial real estate financing, acquisitions, dispositions, zoning, permitting, conveyancing, commercial leasing and title matters.  He represents developers, borrowers, equity investors and lenders in transactions involving public and private financing sources.


Prior to joining Nolan Sheehan Patten, Bret practiced in the real estate group at DLA Piper LLP (US) in Boston where he focused on mortgage lending, mezzanine lending, commercial leasing and conveyancing.


  • Northeastern University School of Law (J.D. 2005)

  • University of Notre Dame (B.B.A. 1999)


  • Massachusetts (2005)

Community Service and Professional Activities

  • Member of American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing & Community Development Law, Co-Chair of the New Markets Tax Credit Committee (2012-2014)

  • Member of the Affordable Housing Committee of the Boston Bar Association

  • Pro bono representation of tenants in summary process proceedings through the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association

  • Pro bono representation of families in connection with summary process proceedings through the Medical-Legal Partnership

  • Pro bono representation of clients in connection with probate and housing matters through the Massachusetts Legal Clinic for the Homeless

  • Pro bono representation of victims of Hurricane Katrina with FEMA appeals

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