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Jarrod Sharp


St. Louis
314 552 6516 direct

Jarrod is the chair of Thompson Coburn's Tax Credits practice and has over 15 years of experience representing lenders, community development entities and investors in connection with a broad range of tax credit, real estate, commercial finance and specialty lending projects.

Jarrod routinely works on commercial development projects that utilize one or more state and federal tax credit programs and other incentives like new markets tax credits, historic rehabilitation tax credits, and real property tax abatement to construct and/or rehabilitate real property. From start to finish, Jarrod manages these highly sophisticated projects, which require a significant amount of time and specialized legal experience, as well as close collaboration among real estate developers, lenders, investors and governmental bodies.

In his robust commercial finance practice, Jarrod works closely with financial institutions and other debt providers to document and close loans used for working capital, recapitalizations, and debt refinancings. Jarrod has unique experience representing community development lenders who utilize the new markets tax credit program to make debt investments in operating businesses in low-income communities. These transactions are often made to companies on below-market and subordinate terms, and, as such, Jarrod has extensive experience representing subordinate and mezzanine lenders in connection with complex intercreditor issues.

Jarrod also has experience representing tax credit syndicators and lenders who make warehouse loans to fund syndications of various state and federal tax credits.

Jarrod is proud of his leadership in the tax credit arena and honored to have worked on projects across the U.S. that have preserved historic buildings, provided facilities for not-for-profit entities, delivered thousands of jobs to underserved communities, and created strong returns for investors. He enjoys the collaborative nature of these transactions and the opportunity to serve as a connection point for the banks, investors, developers, and government authorities that work together on these impactful projects.