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Alan Pasternack
(206) 625-9898


1501 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1610
Seattle, 98101-3613
United States
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Kantor Taylor Nelson Boyd & Evatt PC

Alan Pasternack

We help clients with complex real estate transactions

Kantor Taylor Nelson Boyd & Evatt PC, established in 1998, is a Seattle-based law firm that provides creative legal counsel to private, nonprofit, and public entities that develop, operate, or invest in a wide range of real estate projects. We are experienced in multi-family rental housing; educational, health care, and social service facilities; community and other economic development projects. Our attorneys have diverse professional backgrounds in real estate, housing development, finance, taxation, human services, exempt organizations and government. Kantor Taylor has represented clients in real estate transactions across the United States.

We are proud to have clients who reinvigorate local communities across the country with innovative real estate development projects. We are committed to prompt service and practical solutions that meet our client's needs. Depth of experience, combined with a common sense approach to law, makes us qualified to help our clients complete complicated real estate transactions efficiently.


Alan Pasternack is a tax and transactional attorney specializing in business and real estate transactions involving tax advantaged investing and community development. Alan represents developers, non-profit community development corporations, and community development entities in structuring, negotiating and documenting transactions in which a significant portion of the financing is derived from federal tax incentives, particularly new markets tax credits, historic rehabilitation tax credits, low-income housing tax credits, and tax-exempt bonds, and government loans and grants. Alan's experience includes transactions using multiple financing sources, including transactions twinning new markets tax credits with historic rehabilitation tax credits, and transactions involving new markets tax credits and tax exempt bonds.

Alan is active in the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, is a regular speaker at Forum conferences, and chairs the Forum's New Markets Tax Credits committee. Alan is also a regular speaker at industry conferences.


  • American Bar Association (Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law)
  • Oregon State Bar Association

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Oregon


  • Golden Gate University, School of Taxation (M.S. Taxation, 2004)
  • Cornell Law School (J.D., 1988)
  • Colgate University (A.B., 1983)

Practice Areas
New Markets Tax Credits and Other Economic Development Tools
Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation Tax Credits
Community Facilities
Tax-Exempt Organizations
Real Estate Entities, Joint Ventures and Syndications
Health Care Facilities
Low Income Housing Tax Credits