Wayman C. Lawrence IV

Partner

Overview

Wayman C. Lawrence IV is a partner and tax credit attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. Since 1987, he has concentrated his practice on business transactions subsidized by federal tax credits, including the low-income housing tax credit, historic rehabilitation credit, new markets tax credit and alternative energy credits. Recently, Mr. Lawrence has structured and/or provided tax opinions for 20 solar energy investment tax credit transactions with an aggregate rated capacity of over 13 megawatts. His client base includes tax credit project developers and consultants, institutional tax credit purchasers, tax credit syndicators and governmental agencies involved in tax credit subsidized transactions. Mr. Lawrence has extensive experience in structuring tax partnerships between institutional tax credit investors and developers in the alternative energy, housing and commercial real estate markets. He is a member of the firm’s Energy Industry Team and Taxation and Real Estate Practices.

Recognition

Mr. Lawrence has been Peer Review Rated as BV® Distinguished™, a mark of excellence in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system.

Education

Mr. Lawrence received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz and his J.D. degree in 1981 from Hastings College of the Law, University of California, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. In 1983 he earned a master’s degree in tax law from New York University.

Admissions

Mr. Lawrence is admitted to practice law in Wisconsin and California.

Representative Matters

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Assisted a leading independent power producer with the acquisition of two solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects in California. The projects have a nameplate capacity of 70 MWs.

Capabilities