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When: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: Greenberg Traurig
200 Park Avenue
New York, New York  10166
United States
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Opportunity Zone Investing – a Deep Dive with James O. Lang, Tax Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig


Opportunity zones present unprecedented tax benefits. In many cases, gains from investments which are invested in these zone defer taxes on the gains until the property is sold, or 2026.  However, if the investment is held ten years the gain on the sale of the property is tax free!

As with most highly incentivized investment programs, the rules are complex and still evolving.  We are fortunate to have Jim Lang, Tax Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, who focuses on opportunity zone investing, to provide unparalleled insight to the program, its opportunities and pitfalls.

Join us for a lively discussion focusing on a variety of topics:

-   What are Opportunity Zones?
-   What are Qualified Opportunity Funds? 
-   How do the tax benefits phase in?
-   What to look for in QOF sponsors and properties
-   Risks and unsettled tax guidance

DATE:   Tuesday, January 29, 2019
TIME:   6:00–8:00 pm (presentation begins promptly at 6:30)
LOCATION:   Greenberg Traurig, 200 Park Avenue, NY, NY (No walk ins)
TICKETS:   $30 for CBSACNY members, $45 for non-members

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James O. Lang, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Mr. Lang focuses his tax and corporate project finance practice on tax incentive programs, Qualified Opportunity Zone and Qualified Opportunity Fund financing, tax credits, and related state and federal incentive programs.  Jim is closing over $4 billion of Qualified Opportunity Funds and ancillary Qualified Opportunity Zone deployment of funds and has closed or is structuring several billion dollars in tax credit incentivized transactions.  Jim represents funds, investors, lenders, community development entities, and for-profit and not-for-profit project sponsors in complex transactions where capital stacks require enhancement through incentive financing, including Qualified Opportunity Zone incentives, state and federal new markets tax credits, affordable housing and low-income housing tax credits, historic rehabilitation tax credits, and renewable energy tax credits. He works with funds, investors, lenders, project sponsors, and qualifying businesses to structure these tax incentive programs along with ancillary governmental and non-governmental financing programs, including inbound immigration and Visa investment programs, grants, and taxable and tax-exempt bonds. Jim works with clients on developing creative structures designed to increase benefits and ameliorate risks.

Thanks to Craig Evans, CBSACNY Real Estate Co Chair, for coordinating.



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