Real Estate and Sales, Exchanges & Basis

Chair: Stephen Breitstone, Meltzer Lippe Goldstein & Breitstone LLP, Mineola, NY
Real Estate Chair: Ossie Borosh, KPMG LLP, Washington, DC

Nuts and Bolts of Opportunity Zones and Qualified Opportunity Funds.
This panel will cover the law, regulations, and the practical implementation thereof for Opportunity Zones (“OZs”) and Qualified Opportunity Funds (“QOFs”). It is the perfect panel both for those unfamiliar with OZs and QOFs, as well as those who are familiar with the law and regulations but have not practiced in the area. Additionally, seasoned practitioners will benefit from a discussion of the final regulations with respect to OZs.
Moderator: Matthew Rappaport, Falcon Rappaport & Berkman PLLC, Rockville Center, NY
Panelists: Richard Blumenreich, KPMG LLP, Washington, DC; Alan S. Lederman, Gunster, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Leila Vaughan, Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC, Conshohocken, PA; Julie Hanlon-Bolton, Special Counsel, IRS Associate Chief Counsel (Income Tax & Accounting), Washington, DC

Common and Complex Case Studies and Real-World Issues with Opportunity Zones and Qualified Opportunity Funds.
The second hour of this program will focus on issues related to funds, raising capital, and dispositions. This discussion will be valuable both for practitioners just learning about OZs and QOFs and for seasoned professionals, as it will incorporate a discussion of transaction structures. Additionally, there will be a further discussion of the final regulations covering OZs.
Moderator: Tom West, KPMG LLP, Washington, DC
Panelists: Richard Blumenreich, KPMG LLP, Washington, DC; Mark Wilensky, Meltzer Lippe Goldstein & Breitstone LLP, Mineola, NY; Julie Hanlon-Bolton, Special Counsel, IRS Associate Chief Counsel (Income Tax & Accounting), Washington, DC