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Drew Marlar


Drew focuses his practice on affordable housing and low-income community development projects structuring complex finance transactions for lenders, investors, community development entities and developers.  Drew also has substantial expertise in representing nonprofit entities and governmental agencies. 

Drew has extensive expertise in New Markets Tax Credits, the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, the Community Development Block Grant Program, the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, and the Capital Magnet Fund. In 2008, he served as in-house counsel to Habitat for Humanity International. During his tenure at Habitat, he implemented its first New Markets Tax Credit transaction and redesigned its existing private placement note program.


Drew also has over 20 years of experience representing clients in multistate real estate-secured transactions, leasing agreements, environmental compliance and all aspects of property title insurance matters.


Drew has been an active volunteer in a wide-range of local volunteer organizations. He was the Board Director for The Living Room, a nonprofit housing organization providing assistance to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Atlanta and he also serves as pro bono counsel to The Kyle Pease Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides adaptive sport opportunities to disabled athletes and Positive Impact, a nonprofit agency that provides medical support for HIV/AIDS.


  • Extensive experience in the New Markets Tax Credit program and counsel to a wide range of clients implementing this program.
  • Counsel to Habitat for Humanity in its $100 million private placement note program.
  • Counsel to Habitat for Humanity in its for-sale affordable housing New Markets Tax Credit program.
  • Counsel to Neighborhood Stabilization Program grantees and developers in all aspects of the implementation of their programs and compliance with federal regulations.
  • Counsel to a national lender in a series of structured finance transactions totaling over $200 million in tax-exempt bond financing involving multifamily residential housing projects in 15 states.