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Charles B. Temkin, Director, National Tax Office, Deloitte Tax LLP to Speak at KC’s Event on REITS, on 5/12/2009

Jersey City, NJ, March 20, 2009 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcast announced today that Charles B. Temkin, Director, National Tax Office, Deloitte Tax 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 12, 2009, Tuesday at 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

Event Synopsis:

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 Charles B. Temkin

Since February 2006, Charles B. Temkin has been a director in the National Tax Office of Deloitte Tax LLP, where he is a member of the Passthroughs group. He specializes in federal tax issues relating to real estate investment trusts, partnerships, and other real-estate matters.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Charlie worked at Shaw Pittman LLP (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP) in Washington, DC, where he was head of the Tax Group for almost 20 years. He structured transactions and rendered REIT status and other opinions for a half-dozen publicly traded REITs as well as a number of private ones. He frequently played a lead role in representing clients in transactions and before the Internal Revenue Service. Before Shaw Pittman, Charlie was a partner in Patton Boggs LLP, with a varied transactional and legislative practice, and, before that, an attorney-advisor in the Treasury Department’s office of Tax Legislative Counsel.

Charlie received his undergraduate degree from Columbia College (summa cum laude) and his law degree from Harvard (magna cum laude). He was an Articles Editor on the Harvard Law Review.

For years Charlie has been active in NAREIT, both in its government relations committee and as a frequent speaker at Law & Accounting Conferences. He is a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association. From 1996-2001 he was Vice Chair, then Chair, of the Pass-Through Entities and Real Estate Committee of the DC Bar’s Taxation Section.

About Deloitte Tax LLP

“Deloitte” is the brand under which 165,000 dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, and tax services to selected clients.

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