We selected Cannon Heyman and Weiss because of their knowledgeable legal representation and genuine personal attention.
3D Development Group, LLC
CHW is committed to ethical and technical excellence. We do not hesitate to offer our highest regard in their favor.
CHW always goes the extra mile. Our work is extremely complex and CHW helps us to see the forest through the trees.
VP Consulting & Resource Development
Artspace Projects, Inc.
There is no law firm with more specialized knowledge and ability in the affordable housing arena than CHW—true experts in their field. As the process of closing deals gets continually more and more complicated, we find that it is essential to have CHW on our team to help us achieve our mission!
Belmont Housing Resources for WNY, Inc.
Breaking Ground has been developing supportive and affordable housing for more than three decades, and CHW has been instrumental across these years to complete multiple transactions of considerable complexity. Steve and his team are true partners in our mission, and their dedication to our work has resulted in thousands of homes for underserved New Yorkers.
President / CEO
I recommend CHW without reservation to any organization that requires legal services in the financing of community development projects. I have found the various offices of the firm to be well-integrated and knowledgeable of the most recent financing guidelines of both state and city agencies including the New York City area.
Managing Partner / Co-Founder
CB Emmanuel Realty
CHW is absolutely a critical component to any affordable housing development team. Their knowledge and efficiency is unmatched. These projects are complex and they truly make it appear effortless. Our project had a large number of roadblocks along the way. Their amazing team navigated these and were by our side every step of the way. I would not do another affordable housing project without them. Anyone who does is making a mistake.
President and CEO
Community Services for Every1
As a first time tax credit recipient we needed a lot of assistance to put together a complicated project. We received first-rate services from CHW, successfully completed this project and are now working on our fifth project with them. They have a terrific team who are a pleasure to work with. The partners are very accessible and have been personally involved with all of our projects.
Concern for Independent Living, Inc.
CHW’s professionals are experts in advising on and closing complex affordable housing transactions. The CHW team provides solid legal advice, practical solutions and is responsive to client needs. We can rely on them to get the deal done.
Susan Jennings, Esq.
Senior Vice President / General Counsel
CHW has been a part of our team since the inception of our business and has played a critical role in our company’s growth and success. Success in our industry requires the ability to respond quickly to opportunity and to devise creative solutions to evolving and complex development challenges. With CHW as part of our team, we can operate with the confidence that we’ll be able to meet those challenges with every opportunity we pursue.
Domain Companies, LLC
The expertise and effectiveness of CHW’s principals is surpassed only by the drive and dedication of its paraprofessional and support staff. I would not willingly go through a closing without your help.
Edgemere Development, Inc.
CHW’s experience and intelligence in the Tax Credit field is exceptional. They take a collaborative and problem-solving approach to create the best outcome for all parties while successfully and firmly representing our interests. Their follow-through is always detailed and exemplary—we not only get the direction but also the reasoning and understanding behind the approach. We’ve been a client of CHW for many years and I can endorse the firm without reservation!
David J. Nasca
President / CEO
Evans Bancorp, Inc.
Housing Visions is always impressed with the service provided by the staff of CHW. The firm is a collection of experts in affordable housing and related financing structures that are necessary to bring development to fruition. As a mission driven not-for-profit that undertakes unique development, CHW’s expertise has positively impacted our ability to get work done in a complex world.
President / CEO
I am proud to say that I have been an exclusive client of CHW since the firm was founded. Its expertise, guidance and wisdom has been instrumental in the growth of our company and we look forward to working with CHW in the decade ahead.
Kearney Realty & Development Group Inc.
We have used CHW as counsel on many large and complicated real estate transactions over the last several years. The firm’s knowledge, expertise and attention to detail have made them one of the pre-eminent affordable housing law practices in New York State. Just as important is their ongoing commitment to diversity and equality as core values in the operation of the firm.
Mountco has been represented by CHW for more than twenty years. Together we have successfully structured and closed over 34 complex affordable housing transactions, all with multiple financing sources. Their ‘can-do’ attitude really makes things happen. CHW has been instrumental in Mountco’s success. I cannot give them enough praise.
Joel B. Mounty
Mountco Construction and Development Corp.
CHW’s experience in tax credit finance, and its unique insight and in-depth knowledge have been instrumental in our company’s ability to develop affordable housing throughout New York State. CHW’s staff is always available to answer questions, provide support, and offer perspective in closing complex transactions with multiple sources of tax credit based finance. We look forward to working with CHW on many more successful affordable multifamily developments.
J. David Heller, CPA
President / CEO
NRP Enterprises LLC
I love working with CHW, the personal attention I get from their team is incomparable. I find them extremely knowledgeable and attentive to my needs in getting my complex deals completed.
Orbach Affordable Housing Solutions
People Inc. has worked with the tax credit team at CHW for many years. Their knowledge, talent and professionalism is unsurpassed. They have been instrumental in our success as developers and managers of affordable housing. The team handles the many details and intricacies of our work. I would highly recommend their services.
President / CEO
CHW handled all aspects of a 501(c)(3) bond transaction and 236 decoupling for us. They were well versed in the process and very familiar with necessary contacts in the industry – key ingredients to a smooth closing. Each member of the team was dedicated and a pleasure to work with.
Peggy J. Hill
Executive Vice President / CFO
Rochester Management, Inc.
CHW has provided Rochester’s Cornerstone Group with valuable legal counsel for more than twenty years, as our organization engages in the complexities of the affordable housing arena. Their focus, insights and access to key sources of information have allowed Cornerstone to be successful in its affordable multi-family ventures. The personal attention which we receive from the many talented attorneys and their support staff provides us great confidence, as well as peace of mind, in knowing that we are making the best decisions possible.
Roger W. Brandt
Rochester’s Cornerstone Group, Ltd.
CHW has the experience and industry knowledge that makes all the difference when navigating tough housing deals. I have worked exclusively with CHW for many years and consider them to be a vital and integral part of our development team.
I cannot understate how much our organization has come to depend upon the good work and wise counsel of CHW. The path to success on any development endeavor is never straight and true. It takes a trusted and talented legal team to help you address any challenges along the way quickly and squarely. We have that with the attorneys at CHW.
Samuel J. Savarino
President / CEO
For more than a decade, we have trusted the CHW with legal work on a broad range of real estate transactions. Time and again, they have proven to be a great collaborator on our business. We have tremendous respect for the entire CHW team.
Chief Operating Officer
We have worked very closely with CHW on all of our New York acquisitions, and we have been consistently impressed by the expertise, responsiveness, and professionalism exhibited by everyone on their team. We consider CHW to be an invaluable partner, and look forward to continuing the relationship for many years to come.
Director of Acquisitions
CHW brings a unique understanding of the complex legal, debt financing and syndication issues required to close affordable housing transactions in today’s environment. The firm’s depth and response time coupled with its expertise in the development process provide a competitive legal advantage to any development team.
Whitney Capital Company, LLC
The attorneys at CHW led our team through a very complicated closing with four development partners, three city agencies, multiple funding sources and one devastating pandemic. Our legal team was proactive: checking in often, forestalling potential roadblocks and collaborating comfortably with all parties. They provided detailed guidance and encouragement whether the going was smooth or rough. In fact, CHW’s partners were providing career guidance and business advice long before our firm became a client. Their long-term commitment to our WBE development firm has been a welcome benefit.