MICHAEL E. MAZER
Harvard University, J.D., 1967
Yale University, B.A., cum laude, 1964
The District of Columbia
Co-author, “FHA Hospital Mortgage Insurance: An Affordable Source of Construction Capital in a Turbulent Market,” Bloomberg Law Reports – Health Law, Vol. 1, No. 7 (August 2008)
Mr. Mazer, formerly a senior Managing Partner of the firm, now serves as Of Counsel to the firm. As a partner, Mr. Mazer represented major investment and mortgage bankers and state bond authorities in financing transactions related to federally insured and guaranteed hospital, nursing home, and elderly housing programs, particularly in connection with insured and guaranteed loan programs of the Federal Housing Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services.
As counsel to the Committee on Healthcare Financing, a national trade association of healthcare bankers and consultants established in the early 1980s, Mr. Mazer was active in legislative and administrative matters involving federal healthcare programs and maintained active relationships with the Federal Housing Administration and Members of Congress to review industry concerns related to the preservation and utilization of such programs. Mr. Mazer’s legislative involvement included the preservation and modernization of FHA’s housing and healthcare nursing home, assisted living and hospital programs and his participation in legislative initiatives to amend the National Housing Act’s Section 223(f) refinancing programs to include FHA healthcare programs under Sections 232 and 242 of the Act, the exemption of Critical Access Hospitals from Act’s fifty percent limitation, as well as the extension of Section 232 and Section 242 mortgage insurance programs to public facilities. Mr. Mazer participated in the development of the first transaction combining Government National Mortgage Association mortgage backed securities with tax-exempt bonds in 1978 and in the development of the current FHA tax-exempt collateralized bond structure used by institutional health care providers, including the “debenture lock” and “cash lock” programs utilized in connection with FHA healthcare and housing financings and refinancings.