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Abraham Leitner, Director with Goulston & Storrs Pc, to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Opportunity Zones in 2019: Maximizing Benefits for Your Firm Live Webcast

New York, NY, January 16, 2019 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Abraham Leitner, Director with Goulston & Storrs PC, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “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 Abraham Leitner

Abe Leitner is a tax lawyer who handles complex domestic and cross-border transactions for clients doing business in the U.S. and internationally, including in Canada, Europe and China, as well as in the Middle East. In doing so, he often counsels multinational corporations on cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Abe also frequently structures international joint ventures involving real estate investments in the United States and abroad, and advises real estate investment trusts (REITS) on their tax matters. He also advises private equity funds and other real estate investors in connection with Section 1031 and other efficient exit strategies.

Abe is particularly experienced in advising foreign governments, insurance companies, hedge funds, real estate developers, assisted living providers, manufacturers and high net worth individuals.

Prior to joining Goulston & Storrs, Abe was a Partner at a leading Canadian law firm recognized for its focus on business law, and was based in that firm's New York office. He is also the former Chair of the Young IFA Network Committee, IFA USA.

About Goulston & Storrs PC

Goulston & Storrs is an Am Law 200 law firm, with offices in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. With over 200 lawyers across multiple disciplines, Goulston & Storrs is a real estate powerhouse with leading-edge corporate, capital markets and finance, litigation, and private client and trust practices. Our lawyers employ a proven team approach that values client outcomes over individual recognition. The firm’s dedication to providing prompt, practical legal advice, cost-efficiently and tailored to our clients’ business needs, has resulted in Goulston & Storrs being acknowledged for excellence by Chambers USA, BTI’s A-Team for Client Service, Best Lawyers in America and other leading industry rankings.


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

In the gaining side of investors, this is considered as a new financial tool that enables them to receive favorable tax treatment for investing in Opportunity Funds. However, with these benefits subjected to a myriad of rules, companies must keep themselves dated for emerging updates in tax regulations and guidance, to avoid possible risks while maximizing these benefits.

Listen as a panel of distinguished professionals organized by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with the latest information regarding opportunity zones. Speakers, among other things, will discuss what more there is to know as well as 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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