Nixon Peabody LLP
Le Dolan is a commercial litigation trial attorney helping businesses resolve commercial and transactional disputes in pre-litigation stages, and in federal and state courts and regulatory agencies nationwide. Le has significant experience in the aviation and real estate and construction industries and heads the firm’s Tax Credit/Affordable Housing Litigation and Workout team.
What do you focus on?
I focus my practice on two main areas. Business and Commercial Disputes
I work with companies and individuals nationwide to resolve business disputes using effective litigation and pre-litigation strategies. These strategies are critical business tools that can bring significant value to clients—even those who believe that litigation is only a cost center, not a value-added proposition.
In this area, I have handled major international airport lease disputes and a matter regarding real property development rights associated with land surrounding a major league baseball stadium in which we obtained injunctive relief for our client. Additionally, I have significant experience in false claims act, commercial contract, lending and partnership disputes and non-compete cases for business in a variety of industries with great results for my clients.
Tax Credit and Affordable Housing Dispute Resolution
I have nearly 20 years of experience working closely with transactional attorneys in the tax credit (low-income housing, new markets, renewable energy) and affordable housing arenas (HUD and state agencies) in resolving and, where necessary, litigating those types of disputes. This enables me to effectively help clients resolve issues ranging from pre-development loans to construction and surety issues, to asset and property management issues, partnership disputes and compliance and reporting issues. I have handled these matters in state and federal courts nationwide. Most recently I handled a $50 million HUD-insured loan and construction work-out on an affordable housing project just north of New York City. I successfully worked with the project lender, surety and HUD to restart construction and complete a project that stalled because the owner and general contractor had defaulted under their loan and construction contract obligations. This entailed restructuring the loan’s HUD-insurance and loan obligations and ultimately finding a purchaser for the project—all without jeopardizing the lender’s HUD-approved status and ensuring full occupancy of the project.