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Sireen Tucker

Washington, DC Office

Sireen Tucker is an associate whose practice focuses primarily on affordable housing development, including counseling housing authorities on a variety of real estate related matters. She represents housing authorities, developers, nonprofits and joint-ventures in structuring and closing varied mixed-finance and affordable housing transactions. 

Major Prior Work Experience

  • Associate, High Swartz, LLP – Represented clients in commercial and residential real estate acquisitions; drafted and negotiated real estate contracts; assisted and represented clients with property tax assessment appeals and exemptions, zoning and land use approval for commercial and residential development projects, landlord-tenant, transfer tax, and federal, state and  local tax issues.
  • Senior Foreclosure Litigation Specialist, Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC – Managed and reviewed contested foreclosure files to ensure compliance with investor and state guidelines; reviewed pleadings for allegations of state or federal regulatory violations; provided recommendations for settlement offers.
  • Senior Foreclosure Litigation Specialist, Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority – Drafted memoranda, declarations of taking and motions, contracts, deeds and licensing agreements related to eminent domain issues in accordance with Pennsylvania Urban Redevelopment Law.
  • Legal Intern, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Provided legal advice, counsel, and representation to the Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity division concerning complaints alleging housing discrimination.

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Using RAD to Preserve Affordable Housing,” Homes within Reach Conference, Harrisburg, PA (December 2017).
  • Presenter, “Property Taxes, PILOTS and Exemptions,” ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, Washington, DC (May 2016).

Professional Associations

  • Volunteer and Instructor, IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
  • Wills for Heroes, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Liberty and the Law, Montgomery County Bar Association

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law
  • Member, American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trusts, and Estate Law
  • Member, Women in Housing and Finance of Pennsylvania

Education

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D.

Saint Joseph’s University, M.S. in Criminal Justice

Temple University, B.A. in Sociology

Bar Admission

District of Columbia

Pennsylvania

 

Hometown

Philadelphia, PA