Opportunity Zones News

Jay Darby

A Graduate Tax Course in Opportunity Zones, with Jay Darby

What are students learning in the nation’s first LLM-level tax course on Opportunity Zones? Joseph “Jay” Darby is a partner in Sullivan & Worcester’s tax group in Boston and has been a member of the adjunct faculty at Boston University School of Law since 2003. This semester, he is teaching an LLM course at BU

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Forbes OZ 20 Grand Prize Winners

Erie, OPAL, SoLa, Four Points Win Forbes OZ 20 Grand Prizes

The Opportunity Zone Catalyst Grand Prize Winners of the Forbes OZ 20 were announced earlier today at Sorenson Impact Center’s Winter Innovation Summit in Salt Lake City, UT. The City of Erie and Opportunity Alabama emerged as the top two Community Organizations. The SoLa Impact Fund and Four Points Funding were named the top two

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Zale Tabakman

Indoor Vertical Farming in Opportunity Zones, with Zale Tabakman

Why might indoor vertical farming be ideally suited for Opportunity Zones? Zale Tabakman is founder and president of Baltimore-based Local Grown Salads, an indoor vertical farming company that has its own Opportunity Zone fund. Click the play button below to listen to my conversation with Zale. Episode Highlights The benefits of locally grown indoor vertical

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IRS Building

IRS Issues Final Regulations on Opportunity Zones

The long wait is over. IRS has issued final regulations on Qualified Opportunity Funds, nearly two years after the Opportunity Zone initiative was enacted into law as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. Click here to read the complete draft of the final regulations. The final regulations are a modification and merger

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