Michael J. Kiely is a Partner in Liner’s Real Estate & Land Use Group. His legal practice spans all areas of real estate, including finance, development, and land use. Michael has extensive experience representing developers, sellers and buyers, investors and promoters, lenders, and real estate joint ventures, with a particular emphasis on projects involving the intersection of private real estate development and government.
Michael’s practice includes a substantial public/private partnership, or P3, emphasis, including governmental facilities development projects, mixed-use and transit-oriented development projects, and public finance, such as infrastructure financing, Prop 1C grants, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Renewable Energy Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, Section 108 loans, Community Development Block Grants, Economic Development Initiative grants, Brownfield Economic Development Initiative grants, Mello Roos bond financing, and parking, lease, and other types of revenue bonds.
Michael has earned a reputation for being able to pull together the multiple parties, competing government policies, conflicting sets of regulations, and different risk profiles that are inherent in large, complex public/private development projects. He has also represented community development entities and developers on several New Market Tax Credits-financed projects. His practice also deals with prevailing wage issues arising in connection with such projects.
Michael also has substantial experience in land use matters for major projects. Such work has involved complex vertical subdivisions, integrated developments, density shifting, mitigation sharing, settlement of CEQA litigation, and development agreements.