Richard Lipton, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP to Speak at KC’s Event on REITS, on 5/12/2009
The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcast announced today that Richard Lipton, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “REITS, How to Navigate the 2009 Credit Crunch, & Today's Economic Realities ”. This 2-hour event is scheduled on May 5, 2009, Tuesday at 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
The rules governing real estate investments trusts or REITS have changed considerably over the past year, following the American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 (also known as the Housing Act). A thorough understanding of these provisions can, in turn, positively impact your clients’ overall investment picture and bottomline success.
In response to the Housing Act, The Knowledge Congress is assembling a panel of industry experts and regulators for a two-hour LIVE webcast. The instructive webcast will cover new amendments affecting the REIT gross income tests (including issues of foreign currency gain, interest rate changes, currency fluctuations, and qualifying income), asset tests, healthcare REITS and the issue of qualified lodging facilities, effective dates and more.
About Richard Lipton
Mr. Lipton has handled numerous engagements for clients in structuring real estate transactions, including tenant-in-common and like-kind exchanges, and providing legal advice relating to tax planning for corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.
Mr. Lipton also has considerable experience in the areas of real estate investment trusts (REITs), real estate funds and investment in real estate by tax-exempt organizations and foreign investors. He has represented large corporations in complex partnership transactions, and has served as an expert witness on matters concerning partnerships and partnership taxation. He also has expertise in a number of other areas relating to tax law, including tax exempt organizations and the rules involving UBIT, the tax consequences of bankruptcies and workouts and various tax accounting issues. He also provides tax advice to several professional sports franchises.
Mr. Lipton is the former chair of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association as well as the former chair of the Chicago Bar Association Federal Tax Committee. He is chair of the American College of Tax Counsel. He is also a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association.
Mr. Lipton served on the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council.
Mr. Lipton is a 1977 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. He received a B.A. from Amherst College. He served as a clerk for Judge Cynthia Hall of the United States Tax Court.
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