Chair: Ossie Borosh, KPMG LLP, Washington, DC

Opportunity Zones – Structuring Issues.
This panel will discuss new guidance, various structuring techniques, and planning pitfalls relating to opportunity zones.
Moderator: Tom West, KPMG LLP, Washington, DC
Panelists: Colin Campbell, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Tax Policy, Department of Treasury, Washington, DC (Invited);
Bryan Rimmke, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Tax Policy, Department of Treasury, Washington, DC (Invited); Lisa Starczewski,
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Washington, DC

Joint Venturing with a REIT.
This panel will address the tax issues that arise when a REIT is a partner in a joint venture. The discussion will address the concerns from both the JV partner’s and the REIT’s perspective, including the related party tenant issues for the REIT.
Moderator: Mark Van Deusen, Deloitte Tax LLP, Washington, DC
Panelists: Julanne Allen, PwC, Washington, DC; Cristina Arumi, Hogan Lovells LLP, Washington, DC

Partnership Liabilities under Section 707 and 752.
This panel will discuss recent guidance on the treatment of partnership liabilities under the disguised sale rules and section 752.
Moderator: Jennifer Ray, Deloitte Tax LLP, Washington, DC
Panelists: Audrey Ellis, PwC, Washington, DC; Caroline Hay, IRS Office of Chief Counsel (Passthroughs & Special Industries), Washington, DC;
Richard Lipton, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Chicago, IL