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. …

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 …

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 …