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Rebecca H. Mitich, Partner with Husch Blackwell LLP, to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Opportunity Zones: Opportunities and Challenges Explored Live Webcast


New York, NY, December 04, 2018 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Rebecca H. Mitich, Partner with Husch Blackwell LLP, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Opportunity Zones: Opportunities and Challenges Explored.” This event is scheduled for December 11, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Eastern Time.

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

About Rebecca H. Mitich

Rebecca is a partner in Husch Blackwell’s Real Estate, Development and Construction group, one of the largest legal real estate practices in the country. She represents lenders, developers, and community development entities in complex real estate development projects utilizing New Markets Tax Credits, Historic tax Credits, TIF, and PACE financing. She currently advises clients on Opportunity Zone fund formation, and consults with municipalities on strategies for attracting Opportunity Zone capital to their communities. Rebecca has spoken about Opportunity Zones to state-wide and national audiences.

Rebecca is Co-Leader of Husch Blackwell’s Opportunity Zones team, building on the firm’s national reputation as a leader in the field of New Markets tax Credits. The multidisciplinary team is comprised of more than 25 attorneys from across the country, with expertise in fund formation, securities, tax, private equity and emerging companies, community development finance and real estate.

About Husch Blackwell LLP

Husch Blackwell leads our clients from where they are to where they want to be. From offices in 18 U.S. cities, we deliver legal insight and business leadership that helps our clients identify smart solutions, advance their goals and move forward.

Abstract

Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ) were created through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to encourage investors with capital gains to invest in low-income areas by providing tax benefits such as capital gains tax deferral, reduction of that capital gain, and a potential tax free-exit on the sale of the investment property if held for 10 years. This is the most exciting federal tax incentive programs to have been enacted in many years and while it likely will lead to greater investments in Opportunity Zones, there are a number of technical issues that need to be navigated to obtain these benefits.

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 QOZ investments as well as the recent updates and developments surrounding the topic. Speakers will also discuss the best practices to overcome the challenges while maximizing opportunities.

This live webcast will discuss the following key provisions:

• Qualified Opportunity Zones: A Primer
• New Guidance on Opportunity Zones
• Recent Updates and Developments
• Maximizing Opportunities
• Legal Risks and Challenges
• Best Practices
• 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/
Contact Information
The Knowledge Group
Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
646-844-0200
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www.theknowledgegroup.org
Therese Lumbao, Director
Account Management & Member Services
tlumbao@knowledgecongress.org

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