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Steven Meier, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís The Opportunity Zone Investment Tax Regime


New York, NY, June 29, 2019 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Steven Meier, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP will speak at its webcast entitled, “The Opportunity Zone Investment Tax Regime: Recent Legislative and Regulatory Developments You Should Know.” This event is scheduled for July 9, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET).

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

About Steven Meier
Steven Meier is chair of Seyfarth’s Corporate Department and co-chair of the firm’s Tax Practice. He is a deal lawyer with broad experience in designing and implementing U.S. domestic and cross-border corporate and real estate transactions. Mr. Meier is active in the capital markets industry, where he advises clients in the design, implementation and monetization of traditional and alternative real estate investment programs. His mergers and acquisitions practice involves counseling strategic and financial buyers and entrepreneurs on the corporate and tax aspects of domestic and cross-border business acquisitions and dispositions.

Mr. Meier has been recognized by The Legal 500 for his tax and mergers and acquisitions practices, and he is a frequent speaker on tax and business issues in real estate securities programs and mergers and acquisitions transactions.

About Seyfarth Shaw LLP
At Seyfarth, we are leading the way in delivering legal services more effectively, more efficiently, and more transparently. We are a full-service firm with more than 850 attorneys and 15 offices in the United States, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Melbourne, and Sydney, offering a national platform and an international gateway to serve our clients’ changing business and legal needs in corporate, employee benefits, employment, litigation, and real estate. Seyfarth attorneys provide thoughtful, strategic, practical legal counsel to clients of all sizes across all industries, delivering excellent legal service, sophisticated technology and process improvement solutions. Our clients range from Fortune 100 to midsize companies and include publicly traded and privately held companies and various types of funds.

Abstract
Since its enactment in December 2017, the Opportunity Zone (OZ) tax benefit has emerged as a significant tool in encouraging businesses to invest in economically distressed areas in the U.S. While investors are taking advantage of the tax incentives, the regulatory paradigm is also evolving. In October 2018, proposed regulations were issued to provide guidance on how industry participants can move forward in this new landscape. As of this writing, the proposed rules on the eligibility of a business to take advantage of OZ benefits are already in the final stages of review.

Industry participants and their counsel should be aware of these regulatory developments to mitigate risks as they maximize OZ investment’s potentials.

The panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will offer a discussion of the regulatory and legislative developments in the OZ Investment Tax Regime. This Live Webcast aims to help firms and their counsel better understand the recent trends and developments surrounding this significant topic. Speakers will also present key strategies and tips on how to avoid potential risks and legal pitfalls.

Key topics include:

Opportunity Zone (OZ) Investment – Overview and Statistics
Current Rules and Regulations
Recent Developments
Top Issues
Legislative and Regulatory Outlook
Best Practices

About The Knowledge Group
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 to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/.
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Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
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Therese Lumbao, Director
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