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Stroock Partner Eric Requenez to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Opportunity Zones in 2019: Maximizing Benefits for Your Firm

New York, NY, January 10, 2019 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, announced today that Eric Requenez, a partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s January 22 webcast, “Opportunity Zones in 2019: Maximizing Benefits for Your Firm.” This event is scheduled for March 20, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Eastern Time.

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About Eric Requenez

Eric Requenez, a partner in Stroock’s Private Funds and Qualified Opportunity Zones groups, represents fund sponsors and investors in the formation, structuring and capitalization of investment funds as well as other securities offerings, regulatory and compliance matters, transactions and other corporate matters.

In addition, Eric advises fund sponsors and placement agents in the structuring, negotiation and capitalization of U.S. and non-U.S. private funds, including private equity funds, real estate funds, credit funds, energy and infrastructure funds, hedge funds, hybrid funds, fund-of-funds, and venture capital funds. He also advises clients on the formation of related advisory and management entities.

About Stroock

Stroock provides strategic transactional, regulatory and litigation advice to advance the business objectives of leading financial institutions, multinational corporations and entrepreneurial businesses in the U.S. and globally. With a rich history dating back 140 years, the firm has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit


With Opportunity Zones (OZs) generating interest since the release of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, OZs encourage investors with capital gains to invest in low-income areas or areas in an industrial setting. This gives communities lacking economic opportunity and business growth a chance to flourish.

This new financial tool enables investors to receive favorable tax treatment for investing in Opportunity Funds. These benefits are subjected to a myriad of rules and companies are encouraged to keep themselves dated for emerging updates in tax regulations and guidance in an effort to avoid possible risks while maximizing these benefits.

Knowledge Group’s panel of distinguished professionals provides the audience with the latest information regarding opportunity zones. Speakers will discuss OZs in great detail and cover how to maximize benefits for your firm.

This live webcast will discuss the following key provisions:

• 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:
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