3 new hints emerge on final Opportunity Zone rules; beginnings of ‘clear path forward,’ says Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney handling many O-Zone investments

  By Joshua Pollard | Forbes Investors, community advocates and residents across America who have been anxiously awaiting economic revitalization through the Opportunity Zone program have reason to be more optimistic. The government shutdown slowed the progress the IRS had been making toward determining final guidance on the new policy, but important hints are finally emerging on Capitol Hill that …

Can ‘Opportunity Zones’ lift up America’s struggling towns? Excellent ‘chance,’ answers Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney handling many O-Zone investments

Wharton University of Pennsylvania The $1.5 trillion Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law in December 2017, was the subject of heated debate about who mainly benefited from the tax overhaul. But buried in the plan was a provision that The New York Times called “the first new substantial federal attempt to aid [struggling] communities in more than a decade.” The …

Which office markets are best bets for Opportunity Zone investment? Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney handling many O-Zone investments, does the math

By Patricia Kirk | National Real Estate Investor Opportunity Zone investments are a hot topic in the commercial real estate industry right now, but which office markets may be the best targets for this type of strategy? The establishment of Opportunity Zones offers investors a way to defer and reduce taxes on capital gains, while building equity in real estate assets …

Government shutdown stymies Opportunity-Zone investors; many ‘moving forward,’ says Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney handling many O-Zone investments

Regulators not around to clarify urban real-estate tax breaks, frustrating funds that are raising hundreds of millions of dollars By Peter Grant | The Wall Street Journal The government shutdown is putting the brakes on scores of real-estate investors and developers who have been raising hundreds of millions of dollars to take advantage of what could be one of the …

Opportunity Zones hearing canceled amid IRS shutdown; Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney handling many Opportunity Zones, comments

Incentive has drawn significant attention since tax reform; Majority of agency employees remain furloughed An IRS hearing on the highly anticipated opportunity zones tax break has been postponed indefinitely, dealing a blow to investors seeking answers on how to cash in on the new incentive. The IRS announced (REG-115420-18) on Jan. 7 that the public hearing, originally scheduled for Jan. …

How investors can ensure their Opportunity Zone investment is a smart deal; ‘won’t make bad investments good,’ says Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney handling many O-Zones, comments.

By Ellie Perlman | Forbes While the term “Opportunity Zones” may sound familiar now, it’s a relatively new term, and plenty of investors still know little about what they are and how to use them to their benefit. Whether you’re considering your first property investment or your thousandth, it’s smart to understand what they are, and whether this is the …

Council bans development, demolition in east Boulder opportunity zone; Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney handling many Opportunity Zones, comments

  By Shay Castle After an hours-long discussion and with the clock nearing 1 a.m. Wednesday, Boulder City Council voted 6-3 to temporarily ban development of office space and demolition of apartment buildings in a broad eastern swath of the city designated as a federal opportunity zone. Council members Bob Yates, Aaron Brockett and Jill Adler Grano dissented. “With this …

$15 Billion in anticipated Opportunity Zone investment identified by NCSHA; Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney handling many Opportunity Zones, comments on O-Zones wide-ranging investment potential

    By NCSHA WASHINGTON, DC — The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) has released a significantly expanded third edition of its Opportunity Zone Fund Directory featuring 53 Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs) representing nearly $15 billion in anticipated investment in designated high-poverty neighborhoods. NCSHA reviewed public information on these 53 funds and found the following. READ ON: “Although the early …

HUD secretary to lead Opportunity and Revitalization Council; Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney handling many Opportunity Zones, comments

DS News U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was named the chairperson of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council that was established through an Executive Order signed by President Donald Trump on Wednesday. The council, which will consist of 13 federal member agencies will engage with governments at all levels on ways to more effectively use taxpayer dollars to revitalize low-income …