John A. Fanciullo

Senior Counsel
John A. Fanciullo


John A. Fanciullo is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Boston office, where he primarily focuses on real estate finance, with an emphasis on multifamily housing transactions. Mr. Fanciullo represents a number of financial institutions, other lenders and developers in transactions involving multifamily revenue bonds, federal low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC), state and local tax credits, new markets tax credits (NMTC), and federal and state historic rehabilitation tax credits. He also represents banks issuing letters of credit to enhance bond issuances involving Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae permanent credit enhancements.

Mr. Fanciullo is well versed in closing construction loans that require the coordination of multiple levels of financing combined with tax credit proceeds and subsidy funds from various city, state and federal agencies. In addition, Mr. Fanciullo represents institutional lenders, including major national banks, in connection with problem loan portfolios such as loan workouts, restructurings, note sales and foreclosures.

Mr. Fanciullo also has significant experience representing tax credit syndicators, developers, sponsors of affordable housing investments funds, and institutional and private investors. He has assisted clients in the structuring and closing of numerous direct equity investments, private placements, and guaranteed, credit-enhanced and non-guaranteed proprietary funds. Additionally, he has significant experience combining tax credit equity with HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) programs and other mixed finance programs for public housing. Mr. Fanciullo also has experience in all aspects of tax-advantaged investment portfolio management, advising clients regarding contract interpretation and pre-litigation enforcement, management company and general partner removals, negotiations with lenders and governmental agencies in connection with foreclosure actions, refinancings and loan workout agreements, and the sale or other disposition of aged assets.


  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
  • Amherst College, B.A., Political Science
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • Massachusetts
  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Best Buddies Central Florida, Advisory Board
  • Boston Center for Community and Justice, LeadBoston
Honors & Awards
  • Best Buddies First Annual Champion Event, Champion Honoree, 2016
  • Holland & Knight Public and Charitable Service All-Star, 2014