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Los Angeles Athletic Club
431 W 7th Street
Los Angeles


8:15 – 8:35


Bill MacRostie, Founder & Senior Partner, MacRostie Historic Advisors LLC

Charles Fisher, Historic Preservation Consultant


8:40 – 10:10

Obtaining Government Approvals for Newly Eligible Historic Buildings

Paul Lusignan, Historian, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service

Brian Goeken, Chief, Technical Preservation Services, National Park Service

Anthony Rubano, Project Designer, Illinois State Historic Preservation Office

Anna Mod, Director, MacRostie Historic Advisors LLC


10:10 – 10:30

Morning Break


10:30 – 12:00

Deal Structuring Strategies Including Federal and State Credit Programs

Marshall Phillips, Managing Principal, CohnReznick

Eugene Cowan, Esq., Partner, Bocarsly Emden Cowan Esmail & Arndt LLP

Eric Darling, Partner, Carlisle Tax Credit Advisors LLC


12:00 – 1:15

Washington, DC and State Historic Tax Credit Updates

Patrick Robertson, Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Christina Morris, Senior Field Director, National Trust for Historic Preservation


1:15 – 2:45      

Updates on Tax and Legal Issues Post Tax Reform / Opportunity Zones Update

Merrill Hoopengardner, President, National Trust Community Investment Corporation (NTCIC) and Chair, Historic Tax Credit Coalition

David Schon, Esq., Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP

Ron DeGrandis, Partner, RSM US LLP


2:45 – 3:05   

Afternoon Break


3:05 – 4:20

Twinning New Markets and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits 

Claudia Robinson, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Kandi Jackson, Senior Vice President, National Trust Community Investment Corporation (NTCIC)

Steven LeBlanc, Vice President, Stonehenge Capital Company, LLC


4:30 – 5:30   

Rehabilitation Issues with Mid-Century Buildings

Marilyn Kaplan, Preservation/Architecture, and President, Historic Preservation Education Foundation

Nancy McCoy, FAIA, Principal, McCoy Collaborative

Chris Akbari, President/CEO, The ITEX Group


5:30 – 7:00    

Reception in the Olympic Lounge



Interested in learning more about postwar historic buildings?

Following the conference, there is a 3-day program being held in Los Angeles dealing with postwar historic buildings, from a historical, preservation, and technological perspective.  For more information about the Preserving the Recent Past 3 conference, visit  A separate registration is required.