What’s New for Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ): Regulatory Trends and Challenges Explored
Recording Available: Friday, July 24, 2020
The qualified opportunity zone (QOZ) landscape continues to evolve as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Treasury Department address a myriad of concerns through new guidelines.
The final QOZ regulations, which were released in December 2019, mostly implement the rules of the preceding two sets of submitted regulations. The final rules clarify a number of issues including Section 1231 property, safe harbor, and installment sales. While the guidance help taxpayers feel more confident in making QOZ investments, a few questions are still left unanswered.
In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the recent regulatory developments concerning QOZ. Speakers will also offer practical tips and strategies in managing the emerging challenges while maximizing the benefits.
Key topics include:
- Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) – The Final Regulations
- Regulatory Updates
- Highlights in the OZ Program
- Addressing the Critical Issues
- Practical Tips and Strategies
Who Should Attend:
- Tax Professionals
- Business Development Managers
- Economists and Business Consultants
- Fund Managers
- Investment Advisers
- Real Estate Developers
- In-house and Outside Counsel
Darryl Steinhause is a partner in DLA Piper's Real Estate Capital Markets group.
Mr. Steinhause is an integral component of the real estate capital markets practice at DLA Piper. He is familiar with industry best practices and is well versed in the structuring and formation of a wide variety of real estate private equity funds, including those adopting a private REIT structure and the newly created Opportunity Zone Funds. A significant aspect of this representation involves the formation and structuring of sponsor ownership vehicles in a tax-efficient manner in order to maximize after-tax incentive payments to sponsors, their owners, and their employees.
With more than 35 years of experience in highly technical securities and tax transactions, Mr. Steinhause has structured securities offerings for a wide variety of significant clients across the country, acting as lead counsel on over 10 billion dollars of fund, debt, real estate investment trust (REIT), Delaware statutory trust (DST), Opportunity Zone Funds and other offerings. He has represented both sponsors and institutional investors in a variety of deal structures, including publicly registered transactions, private placements and institutional funds.
Darryl Steinhause is a partner in DLA Piper's Real Estate Capital Markets group. Mr. Steinhause is an integral component of …
Tom Hillegonds is an attorney in the Grand Rapids office of Varnum LLP who works with the Estate Planning and Tax Teams. He provides full-service estate plan preparation, estate and trust administration, guardianship and conservatorship services. With a strong background in business law, accounting and taxation, Tom’s clients include privately-owned businesses as well as individuals who have sophisticated estate planning needs.
More recently, Tom has been helping clients invest their capital gains in Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds, including forming Qualified Opportunity Funds and Qualified Opportunity Zone Businesses, and assisting with their ongoing compliance.
Tom is a registered CPA with over five years of experience in public accounting, including time with a large national accounting firm where he provided strategic tax reviews for Fortune 500 companies in various industries. He received his JD from Ohio Northern University and his LLM in taxation from the University of Florida.
Tom Hillegonds is an attorney in the Grand Rapids office of Varnum LLP who works with the Estate Planning and …
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Method Of Presentation:
General knowledge of the opportunity zone (OZ) program
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Areas of Professional Practice
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About DLA Piper
The Real Estate Capital Markets group of DLA Piper builds creative solutions for your business needs. Our interdisciplinary approach ensures the involvement of skilled practitioners to address the complexities of real estate securities. Our group’s experience acting as lead counsel on fund, REIT, DST, TIC and debt offerings, gives our clients an edge in capital markets transactions.
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