Many businesses and investors may be positioned to pursue a unique investment opportunity through the Qualified Opportunity Zones program, which offers significant tax incentives for eligible funds aimed at projects in economically distressed urban and rural communities.

Join Shipman & Goodwin attorneys for this complimentary webinar as they provide an overview of the new program’s rules, tax benefits, eligibility requirements, exemptions and compliance requirements. Presenters will also review recent guidance from the IRS and U.S. Treasury Department and provide useful guidance on establishing Qualified Opportunity Funds. The Opportunity Zones program, included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, is designed to encourage investment in areas in need of economic development and job creation.

When: December 19, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM EST
Where: Webinar


Continuing Legal Education (CLE):This CLE program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York CLE Board for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.5 can be applied toward the Professional Practice requirement. This program is appropriate for both transitional and nontransitional attorneys.

Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approves or accredits CLE providers or activities. It is the opinion of this provider that this activity qualifies for up to 1.25 hours toward your annual CLE requirement in Connecticut, including zero hour(s) of ethics/professionalism.

Photo of David O. Bigger David O. Bigger

David Bigger practices primarily in the areas of international, federal, state and local taxation, with particular emphasis on personal income tax, mergers and acquisitions, and matters involving the taxation of partnerships.  David has represented individuals and companies with regard to multi-state taxation issues, tax planning, reorganizations, enforcement and collection defense, and other federal and state tax controversies.

Photo of Robert L. Day, III Robert L. Day, III

Robert is a member of the Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Group and practices primarily in the areas of federal, state and local taxation.  Robert regularly counsels a wide variety of taxpayers including individuals, manufacturers, insurers, media companies, financial institutions, hedge funds, and asset management funds.  He also has experience representing these clients in tax controversies before the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services and other taxing authorities.

Photo of Louis B. Schatz Louis B. Schatz

Louis Schatz is a member of the firm’s seven-person Management Committee and also serves as Chair of the firm’s Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Group.

Lou practices in the areas of federal and State of Connecticut tax with attention to the representation of closely held businesses organized as limited liability companies, partnerships and S corporations; real estate joint ventures; and the representation of taxpayers involved in federal and Connecticut tax controversies (at the audit, appellate and court levels). He is a frequent lecturer on federal and State of Connecticut tax, partnership and limited liability company issues.