New York, NY, June 28, 2019 — The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that John Napoli, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP will speak at its webcast entitled, “The Opportunity Zone Investment Tax Regime: Recent Legislative and Regulatory Developments You Should Know.” This event is scheduled for July 9, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET).

For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/opportunity-zone-investments/

About John Napoli
John Napoli is co-managing partner of Seyfarth Shaw’s New York office and co-chairs the firm’s national Tax group. He practices federal, state and local taxation, advising public and private clients on tax issues relating to corporate mergers and acquisitions, international transactions, restructurings, consolidations, financing, real estate (including REITs), tax free like kind 1031 exchanges, subchapter S corporations, opportunity zones, partnerships, joint ventures, and limited liability companies. Mr. Napoli structures tax-efficient real estate transactions, including formation, operation and liquidation of REITs and UPREITs. He represents clients before the IRS, U.S. Tax Court, and state authorities on controversial matters.

An active member of IMN, NAREIT, and Real Estate Roundtable, he is called a “trusted real estate attorney” and key individual by The Legal 500. Mr. Napoli has a 20-year Martindale Hubbell AV rating, has been selected for Super Lawyers–NY Metro every year since 2006, and was included on NACD’s “Directorship 100” list of “people to watch” in corporate America.

About Seyfarth Shaw LLP
At Seyfarth, we are leading the way in delivering legal services more effectively, more efficiently, and more transparently. We are a full-service firm with more than 850 attorneys and 15 offices in the United States, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Melbourne, and Sydney, offering a national platform and an international gateway to serve our clients’ changing business and legal needs in corporate, employee benefits, employment, litigation, and real estate. Seyfarth attorneys provide thoughtful, strategic, practical legal counsel to clients of all sizes across all industries, delivering excellent legal service, sophisticated technology and process improvement solutions. Our clients range from Fortune 100 to midsize companies, and include publicly traded and privately held companies and various types of funds.

Abstract
Since its enactment in December 2017, the Opportunity Zone (OZ) tax benefit has emerged as a significant tool in encouraging businesses to invest in economically distressed areas in the U.S. While investors are taking advantage of the tax incentives, the regulatory paradigm is also evolving. In October 2018, proposed regulations were issued to provide guidance on how industry participants can move forward in this new landscape. As of this writing, the proposed rules on the eligibility of a business to take advantage of OZ benefits are already in the final stages of review.

Industry participants and their counsel should be aware of these regulatory developments to mitigate risks as they maximize OZ investment’s potentials.

Their panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will offer a discussion of the regulatory and legislative developments in the OZ Investment Tax Regime. This Live Webcast aims to help firms and their counsel better understand the recent trends and developments surrounding this significant topic. Speakers will also present key strategies and tips on how to avoid potential risks and legal pitfalls.

Key topics include:

Opportunity Zone (OZ) Investment – Overview and Statistics
Current Rules and Regulations
Recent Developments
Top Issues
Legislative and Regulatory Outlook
Best Practices

About The Knowledge Group
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/.

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