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Lance Bocarsly

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Lance Bocarsly B.A. UCLA, 1984
J.D. UCLA, 1987
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Lance Bocarsly is a founding partner of Bocarsly Emden Cowan Esmail & Arndt LLP.  His practice focuses on all aspects of the acquisition and development of, and investment in, real property. He specializes in affordable housing, and community and economic development transactions. He has extensive experience representing developers, syndicators, and investors with various tax credits, and has generated tens of thousands of residential units for low income tenants all over the United States.  He teaches the Real Estate Law Clinic: Affordable Housing in 2013-2014.

Professor Bocarsly’s publications include: “Community Land Trusts: A Growing Trend in Affordable Home Ownership” (with Julie Curtin), ABA Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law (Summer, 2008); “Tax-Exempt General Partners and the IRS: Defenestrating the Myth of Private Inurement and Public Benefit,” ABA Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law (Fall, 1997); “Real Property Tax Exemptions In Affordable Housing Transactions,” ABA Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law (Winter, 1993); and, “Scenic Rivers Designation Maintained,” U.C.L.A. Journal of Environmental Law and Policy (Spring, 1985).

Professor Bocarsly was formerly a partner in Bingham McCutchen LLP, and Riordan & McKinzie in Los Angeles. He has also served on the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law from 1994 through 2003, and has served as the Chair of the Forum from 2001 to 2002.  Professor Bocarsly was elected a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers in 2012 and was recognized by the UCLA School of Law Real Estate Law Association as its Alumnus of the Year in 2013.

Lance Bocarsly earned his B.A., cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles (1984) and his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law (1987).