Affinity Lunch: Transforming Economically Distressed Communities Through Opportunity Zones
October 29, 201812:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Mike Kearney, Michelle Yarbrough Korb, George Barlow, Jr., Steve Napolitano, Jeni Cooper, Joshua D. Cohen
With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act or 2017 (TCJA) late last year, those in the community development sector have been presented with a potentially powerful tool to help boost economically distressed communities nationwide. The Opportunity Zones Program was established to encourage private investments into designated communities through tax benefits related to capital gains. This workshop will introduce this new federal program through a discussion with representatives at the forefront in community development.
Moderator: Mike Kearney, President & CEO, Mullin & Lonergan Associates, Inc.
Speakers: Michelle Yarbrough Korb, Counsel, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney; George Barlow, Jr., CPA/Principal, Novogradac & Company; Steve Napolitano, Senior Vice President, Boston Financial Investment Management ; Jeni Cooper, Vice President, Relationship Manager, The PNC Financial Services Group; Joshua D. Cohen, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP