Erica specializes in residential development, with a focus on cooperatives and condominiums, and construction of affordable housing developed as rental apartments, limited equity coops and/or condominiums. Her practice also includes development of commercial condominium projects. Representative clients include not-for-profit and for-profit developers and owners, general contractors and lenders. Ms. Forman has particular expertise in governmental financing and assistance programs such as tax-exempt bond financing and other finance programs available through NY City and NY State housing, finance, and/or economic development agencies, Federal low income housing tax credits, and programs available through the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development or insured by the Federal Housing Agency. Prior to 1981, Ms. Forman was an assistant attorney general in the Real Estate Financing Bureau of the New York State Department of Law.
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York – Committee on Cooperatives and Condominiums, 1990-1993 and 1997-2000
New York State Bar Association – Section on Real Property, Committee on Condominiums and Cooperatives, 1986-; Section on Real Property, Committee on Low Income and Affordable Housing, 1997-
American Bar Association – Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, 1996-
Civic Involvement and Honors
Bella Abzug Leadership Institute
Women in Housing & Finance, Inc.
Citizens Housing and Planning Council