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Qualified Opportunity Zones: Second Round of Proposed Regulations Edition

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  • Description

    The Qualified Opportunity Zone program, introduced as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, is a revolutionary approach to spurring private investment in economically distressed areas. The QOZ initiative allows taxpayers to seize an unprecedented slate of benefits, including complete exclusion of investment profits from income taxation. This presentation will explore how you can take advantage of this historic program and stay in compliance so the stupendous tax advantages don’t fall by the wayside. Join us for an exploration of Qualified Opportunity Zones from the fundamentals to the more advanced concepts.

  • Instructor Bio

    Matthew Rappaport

    Matthew E. Rappaport concentrates his practice in Taxation as it relates to Real Estate, Corporations, Partnerships, and Trusts & Estates. He advises clients regarding tax planning and structuring for generational wealth transfer, commercial real estate enterprises, business transactions, and cross-border considerations. He primarily advises real estate professionals, financial professionals, and closely held business owners. He also functions like a subcontractor for other attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, bankers, and insurance professionals when they encounter matters requiring a threshold level of tax law expertise.

    Mr. Rappaport graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2007, cum laude, with an undergraduate degree in Political Science. His undergraduate thesis was a cross-sectional analysis of the corporate culture of the privately held financial firm Edward Jones. He received his Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 2011. Mr. Rappaport is licensed to practice in New York and is an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He was the Co-Vice Chair of the Tax Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association from June 2015 until June 2016.

    He serves on the Sales, Exchanges, and Basis Committee of the American Bar Association Taxation Section as its liaison to the Young Lawyers Committee and Diversity Committee. Mr. Rappaport has authored articles for the Nassau Lawyer, Thomson Reuters’ Journal of Real Estate Taxation, The Tax Adviser, and the Journal of Taxation of Investments. He has spoken before the American Bar Association about tax planning for real estate development and 1031 exchanges; he has also spoken before the National Conference of CPA Practitioners about estate, gift, and income tax planning. He is a founder of the young professionals networking group Hydra Collective.