J. Spencer Hoffman
Tel.: 646.768.4114

Spencer Hoffman concentrates his practice in real estate finance, affordable housing and community development, and corporate governance.

Spencer works with a range of for-profit, not-for-profit and individual clients in a variety of real estate transactions including residential and commercial transfers and multifamily housing projects. He also provides expertise in Goldstein Hall’s Emerging Developer Program, which helps reduce barriers for new developers and contractors in the affordable housing industry.

Spencer has experience in projects involving funding from HPD, HDC, HTF, HCR and 9% and 4% low-income housing tax credits. He is also knowledgeable in 420-c, 420-a and Article XI tax abatements, and has represented clients in all stages of development from negotiating equity agreements to closing permanent financing.

Prior to joining Goldstein Hall in 2014, Spencer attended Brooklyn Law School where he focused on economic empowerment and sustainable development while participating in the school’s Real Estate and Corporate Governance Clinic, advising Housing Development Fund Corporations on issues of corporate governance and unit transfers. He earned two undergraduate degrees at Colorado College. Before obtaining his law degree, Spencer taught English as a second language to at-risk children in South America.

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  • Expertise
    • Real Estate Finance
    • Affordable Housing Development
    • Corporate Governance
  • Special Initiatives
    • Emerging Developers
  • Bar Admissions
    • State of New York
  • Education
    • Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
    • Colorado College, B.A.
  • Memberships
    • New York City Bar Association
  • Languages
    • Spanish, Portuguese
  • Legal Presentations
    • Moderator, Emerging Developers Program: Increasing Minority Participation in Affordable Housing, April 2017
    • Speaker, Episcopal Diocese of New York, Power: Making the Transition to Renewable Energy, April 2016
    • Moderator, Emerging Developers Program: Acquisition through Construction to Permanent Financing, December 2016