• 48 minutes

Opportunity Zones


Are you aware of the three potential tax benefits that are available?

Opportunity zones were established under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”) IRC Section 1400Z-1 and 1400Z-2. They encouraged private investment in distressed communities throughout the United States and allow taxpayers to defer capital gains incurred from a sale or exchange of an asset to an unrelated third party by investing the gains in a Qualified Opportunity Fund (“QOF”). This video provides a preliminary examination of opportunity zones, discusses tax benefits from investing in opportunity zones, and reviews what a qualified opportunity fund entails.

Runtime: 47 minutes



Lisa Brill

Lisa Brill

Shearman & Sterling LLP

  • Partner and co-head of the Hospitality, Leisure & Gaming Industry Group in the office of Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of Real Estate, including acquisitions and dispositions, joint venture formations and financing transactions and has worked extensively representing both institutional investors and real estate operating companies in the investment, ownership and development of real estate
  • Represents lenders in different types of financing transactions, including mezzanine loans, construction loans, mortgage loans and hotel financings
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous Real Estate subjects
  • Author of several publications related to the areas of Real Estate in publications in The Real Estate Finance Journal and Real Estate Finance & Investment
  • J.D. degree, Georgetown University; A.B. degree, Bowdoin College
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 212-848-4536
Michael Shulman

Michael Shulman

Shearman & Sterling LLP

  • Partner and Tax Team Leader in the office of Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of Tax, including taxation of financial instruments, real estate transactions, and the formation and operations of hedge funds, private equity funds and regulated investment companies
  • Has wide-ranging experience in domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and restructurings and has advised on numerous debt restructuring transactions
  • Author of several publications related to the areas of Tax
  • Chair of the Financial Transactions Committee of the American Bar Association
  • LL.M degree, New York University, School of Law; J.D. degree, Vanderbilt University; B.A. degree, with honors, University of Chicago
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 212-848-8080

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