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Opportunity Zones - A Golden Opportunity?


Incentives for investments in low income communities.

Deferred taxes on capital gains and elimination of taxes on gains from Opportunity Fund investments are intended to attract investors into the Opportunity Zone program. There is growing interest in Opportunity Funds as potential fund developers and investors discover this golden nugget in the tax reform bill. Download this white paper for details on what the Opportunity Zone program is about.



Mary Burke Baker

K&L Gates LLP

Mary Burke Baker is a government affairs counselor in the Washington, D.C. office of K&L Gates. Mary focuses on federal tax matters affecting businesses, including domestic and multinational corporations, all types of pass-through entities, and individuals. Her practice covers tax policy, tax reform, regulatory and other guidance, tax administration, and technical tax issues, with particular emphasis on corporate and pass-through issues, accounting methods, information reporting, Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) compliance, Opportunity Zones (OZs), and emerging cryptocurrency issues.

Olivia S. Byrne

K&L Gates LLP

Olivia S. Byrne is a partner in the Washington D.C. office of K&L Gates, and a member of the firm’s Real Estate Investment, Development, and Finance group.

Ms. Byrne spearheads the firm's U.S. Economic Incentives practice along with the Real Estate and Public Finance practices in the Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Byrne has successfully obtained economic incentives for clients on a national basis and has extensive experience drafting legislation for economic incentives. Her practice involves site location for many different industries, namely technology, broadcasting, wood-based products and biofuels, industrial manufacturing, food processing, auto parts and components, as well as financial services, professional sports arenas and complexes, entertainment facilities, and hotels.

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