William F. Machen practices tax and business planning with an emphasis on real estate development and syndication, renewable energy development and syndication, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. He also concentrates in venture capital transactions, partnership taxation and business planning.

Mr. Machen has a wealth of experience in real estate syndication, affordable housing matters, historic rehabilitation, renewable energy and partnership and real estate taxation. He has represented syndicators, investors, and developers for more than 40 years in numerous syndicated and nonsyndicated transactions and joint ventures, including both subsidized and conventionally financed housing, office buildings, shopping centers and hotels, rehabilitation of historic buildings and renewable energy facilities.

Mr. Machen lectures frequently on real estate, tax and business planning issues for a variety of forums, including Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Foundation for Continuing Education, Bentley College, the Federal Tax Institute, the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association, the National Council of State Housing Agencies, and other panel discussions and seminars presented in cooperation with accounting firms and other industry experts.


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
  • Wesleyan University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Massachusetts
  • National Housing & Rehabilitation Association, Board of Directors
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition
  • Historic Preservation Development Council
  • Historic Tax Credit Coalition, Board of Directors