What is the best way to structure a qualified opportunity fund?
Qualified opportunity funds need to be classified for tax purposes as a corporation or a partnership. The proposed regulations make it clear that a limited liability company is eligible for treatment as a QOF and they may be joint ventures, club deals, or funds formed for one investor (“fund of one”). A QOF may also hold REIT stock issued to the QOF by a REIT that is a qualified opportunity zone business, and a QOF may itself be a REIT. This video reviews entity types, securities laws, investment limitations and terms of a qualified opportunity fund.
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Shearman & Sterling LLP
- Partner and Tax Team Leader in the office of Shearman & Sterling LLP
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- LL.M degree, New York University, School of Law; J.D. degree, Vanderbilt University; B.A. degree, with honors, University of Chicago
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