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W. Stephen Wilson, Counsel, Withers Bergman LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Qualified Opportunity Funds: Navigating Implications for Real Estate and Investors


The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that W. Stephen Wilson, Counsel, Withers Bergman LLP will speak at The Knowledge Groupís webcast entitled: ďQualified Opportunity Funds: Navigating the Currents Live Webcast.Ē This event is scheduled for February 6, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET.

New York, NY, November 28, 2018 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that W. Stephen Wilson, Counsel, Withers Bergman LLP will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Qualified Opportunity Funds: Navigating the Currents Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for February 6, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET.

For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/?p=105878

About Stephen “Steve” Wilson
Steve Wilson has 45 years of continuous experience in transactional real estate law and related business issues. He also has substantial experience in corporate and general business law. He has held the esteemed Martindale-Hubbell "AV" (“preeminent”) peer designation for many years.

In the superheated West Coast real estate environment, he augments his technical knowledge by providing the business judgment and perspective that a seasoned institutional real estate executive would provide. Much of his current professional focus is on complex, value-added urban mixed-use projects and joint ventures, with recent focus on project planning in Qualified Opportunity Zones. A related longtime focus is assisting nonprofit or charitable organizations (including religious organizations) seeking to monetize their land holdings in a way which incorporates a charitable or public benefit. Steve’s clients routinely comment that he is "their other partner."

Other significant capabilities include real estate tax issues, entity formation/asset management for portfolio owners, restructuring and securitization of holdings, entitlement work, purchases and sales, commercial leasing and title matters. Many clients are offshore investors who benefit greatly from his guidance. Steve has been an expert witness in two recent, significant jury trials involving real estate issues.

Steve has traveled widely on business in Asia, and for 10 years led post-Perestroika humanitarian orphanage support work in the Ryazan region of CIS. His humanitarian endeavors have also included Africa and South America. In 2013, he lectured Chambers of Commerce throughout Indonesia on trade with the US. In 2017, he was a member of the San Francisco Mayor’s economic and trade delegation to Vietnam.

About Withers Bergman LLP
Founded over 100 years ago, Withers is a leading international law firm for global businesses, their equity and debt stakeholders, and the executives who manage them. The firm is one of the largest tax law firms in the world and consists of over 160 partners supported by more than 1,000 people across 18 strategically located international offices.

Our Real Estate practice represents investors, developers, landowners, banks, institutions and non-profit organizations who are buying, selling, developing and investing in real estate in Europe, Asia (including Australia, China and Singapore), the Americas (including the Caribbean) and worldwide. We have experience working with a variety of investment vehicles, from open-ended investment companies to limited partnerships, unit trusts and REITs and deal with many major offshore fund jurisdictions. With experience in various aspects of real estate development--from obtaining land use approvals to negotiating design and construction agreements--we advise both landowners and developers in relation to real estate development.

We have completed commercial, residential and non-profit deals for some of the most prominent individuals and institutions in the world. Whether we’re advising a tenth-generation landowner in England, financing an international school in its expansion in Asia, helping a fund acquire a resort in Australia or structuring an investment in a mixed-use development in San Francisco, our team are discreet, cost-conscious and forward thinking, spotting potential pitfalls before anyone else.
Website: https:// www.withersworldwide.com

Abstract

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act authorized each governor to designate certain census tracts as “Qualified Opportunity Zones” (“QOZs”). Taxpayers realizing capital gains after December 31, 2018 can invest the cash realized from those events in a Qualified Opportunity Fund (“QOF”) for investment in a QOZ and take advantage of tax benefits, including deferral and partial reduction of their initial capital gain and complete avoidance of capital gain upon sale of the qualified asset. These benefits are subject to a myriad of rules, and companies must still be wary of the evolving tax regulations and other guidance.

Join a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the implications of QO Fund for real estates and investors. Speakers will also discuss best practices to overcome challenges while maximizing opportunities.

Key topics include:

Qualified Opportunity Funds: An Overview
Requirements and Tax Considerations
Leveraging Opportunities
Legal and Economic Risk Issues and Challenges
2019 Outlook

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

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 for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/
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Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
646-844-0200
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Therese Lumbao, Director
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tlumbao@knowledgecongress.org

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