CYNTHIA L. BAST, ESQ
A partner in the Austin office of Locke Lord LLP, Ms. Bast is nationally recognized as a preeminent attorney in the area of affordable housing finance. She leads her firm’s Affordable Housing Section and is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Board of Directors. For more than 20 years, Ms. Bast has been assisting clients with complex affordable housing and community development transactions using a variety of financing tools, particularly the low-income housing tax credit. She devotes much of her time to helping clients with respect to ad valorem tax exemption, regulatory matters with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, and repositioning tax credit properties through refinancing, workouts, or Year 15 dispositions.