For the past 42 years, Bob Reid’s practice has been concentrated in financial transactions and tax planning. Since 1985, his concentration in tax-exempt and taxable financing has increased so that now he exclusively devotes his practice to this area. Mr. Reid joined Bryant Miller Olive in 1989. He routinely applies his tax background and experience in tax matters arising in financings involving multi-family housing, single family housing, public housing, hotels, convention and sports facilities, educational facilities and governmental projects.
Mr. Reid has used his tax and project finance background to lead the firm in tax credit financings using new markets tax credits, historic preservation tax credits and low-income housing tax credits,and more recently in the area of Opportunity Zones. He also provides consulting and special counsel services to local governments on issues involving the creation and preservation of affordable and workforce housing, and the use of new market tax credits and Opportunity Zones as an economic development tool. He is the Chair of the firm’s Affordable Housing and New Markets Tax Credit practice areas.
He is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education programs, including the National Association of Bond Lawyers annual Bond Attorney Workshop and has been featured in publications such as National Real Estate Investor. Mr. Reid is rated “AV-Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, and is licensed to practice in Tennessee and Florida.
He is listed in the Municipal Bond Attorneys’ section of The Bond Buyer’s Municipal Marketplace and is a member of The Florida Bar and National Association of Bond Lawyers. Mr. Reid graduated from the University of Memphis School of Law in 1976 and received a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida College of Law in 1985.
College: University of Memphis – B.A., Psychology, 1973
Law School: University of Memphis School of Law- J.D., 1976
Other school or degree: University of Florida College of Law – Master of Laws in Taxation (LLM), 1985
Tennessee Supreme Court, 1976
Florida Supreme Court, 1989
US Tax Court, 1985
All Florida Courts
Can PACE lead Us to Recovery?, Florida Green Building Magazine, Summer 2010
Miami Beach: Receded, Revised and Reaffirmed, Fla. B.J., Feb. 2009, at 18
Bonds, Ethics and Sunshine 101, Fla. Assoc. of Local Housing Finance Authorities, 2015 Educational Conference, July 2015
New Markets Tax Credits: A Primer, Pinellas County Economic Development Council, June 2015
Affordable Housing and P3s, Florida Association of Counties Policy Conference, September 2017
Opportunity Zones and Affordable Housing, Regional Developement Conference, December 2018