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 …

Proposed Opportunity Zone guidance: Can investors move forward?

By Dan Gauthier, who is a Transactional Attorney at Rose Law Group working on a lot of opportunity zone projects. The following does not represent legal advice. Potential investors have been anxiously awaiting guidance from the Treasury Department on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017’s Opportunity Zones Program (“Program”). The first round of such guidance was issued last Friday …

NAHB asks IRS to clarify key questions on Opportunity Zones; Daniel Gauthier, a Rose Law Group associate focusing on Opportunity Zones, comments

  NAHB Now NAHB has joined the Bipartisan Policy Center and eight other national organizations to ask Acting Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, David Kautter, to issue guidance on key issues facing investors interested in opportunity zones, established as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. These issues include defining qualified investments, clarifying the oversight process for investment funds and …

Arizona Businesses Under Cyberattack

By Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group attorney focusing her practice on cyber security and Dan Gauthier This year, small and medium sized businesses in every state have been exposed to increased security threats, according to a new study by security software company Malwarebytes. These businesses are particularly vulnerable to attack because many do not have a dedicated IT department or IT security staff.  According to the …

Congress considers self-driving vehicle laws

By Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group attorney focusing her practice on cyber security and Dan Gauthier, law clerk The potential consequences from lax cybersecurity have been well documented.  One hypothetical scenario garnering specific attention is a hacker being able to remotely control a “smart” vehicle.  In 2015, for example, a pair of “white hat” hackers – or ethical hackers – remotely controlled a …

How thieves can use your information after a data breach

By Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group attorney focusing her practice on cyber security and Dan Gauthier, law clerk Data breaches have become a frequent occurrence. If your personal information has not been compromised in such a breach, you might know someone whose information has been. Despite the prevalence of such incidents, however, not much is known about what happens to one’s personal information after it …

Google decides to no longer scan emails for advertising

But it doesn’t mean Gmail will be ad-free By Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group attorney focusing her practice on Cyber Security and Dan Gauthier, law clerk Google has decided to stop scanning emails for the purpose of targeted advertising, a practice Google implemented years ago. The decision “brings Gmail ads in line with how we personalize ads for other Google products,” Google executive …

Practical tips for privacy and security

These Five Things Will Make You More Secure By Laruen Reynolds, Rose Law Group attorney focusing her practice on Cyber Security and Dan Gauthier, law clerk Privacy and security are hard to come by these days. We share information at a nauseating rate – nearly ninety percent of the U.S. population uses the Internet and some 300 million photos are …