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Complimentary Webinar – Maximizing Opportunity Zones & Qualified Opportunity Funds

By Hoge Fenton | 11.15.2019 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

Mackrell International Global Legal Network invites you to a complimentary webinar that will explain the Qualified Opportunity Zone program Presented by: Real Estate Attorneys from Hoge Fenton and Carmody Law “Maximizing Opportunity Zones & Qualified Opportunity Funds” Tuesday, December 10, 2019 12 pm EDT | 9 am PDT Click Here to Register Qualified Opportunity Zones were established by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to spur private sector investment in economically-distressed communities by providing preferential tax treatment to investors. Join real estate attorneys from the Mackrell International Legal Network who will provide an overview and address the legal and tax benefits and implications of investing in Opportunity Zones and Funds, including who qualifies, timing of investments, how to best benefit from the program and the soon approaching December 31, 2019 deadline for investors to fully realize deferral benefits for invested capital gains. Presenters will also address: Significant tax benefits of investing in Opportunity Funds Opportunity Funds vs. 1031 Exchange How to become an investor Opportunity Fund Compliance This webinar is for you if you are: An attorney, tax specialist or other professional advising clients involved in QOZs A real estate developer or investor Interested individual investor Involved in economic development Presenters: Sean Cottle Attorney Hoge Fenton San Jose, California sean.cottle@hogefenton.com +1 408.947.2404 Patrick Hanna Attorney Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP Stamford, Connecticut phanna@carmodylaw.com +1 203.252.2667 Wesley Cain Attorney Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP Stamford, Connecticut wcain@carmodylaw.com +1 203.784.3105 Click Here to Register The Fine Print: This webinar […]

Attorney Laura Riparbelli to Speak at the Santa County Legal Professional Association’s “Civil Discovery Practice and Procedures,” on November 19, 2019

By Hoge Fenton | 11.1.2019 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

Join us at our November membership meeting as Attorney Laura Riparbelli will present an informative program on discovery issues, many of which we face on a daily basis, such as the law on unverified discovery responses; responses to requests for production of documents; what to do when the responding party does not produce documents, necessitating a motion to compel, supplemental vs. amended responses, etc., and the all-important service and calendaring deadlines. Register and pay via PayPal* on our “Events” page at http://www.sccolpa.org. OR – RSVP via email at reservations.sccolpa@gmail.com. NOTE: Please put “SCCoLPA Reservations” in the title of your email. Make checks payable to “SCCoLPA.” Cash or checks accepted at the door. No refunds if reservation is canceled within 24 hours of the event. *$3 convenience fee added for PayPal/credit card payments This activity has been approved for minimum continuing legal education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 0.75 hours, of which 0.00 hours will apply to legal ethics, law practice management, prevention, detection, and treatment of substance abuse and emotional distress, or elimination of bias. SCCoLPA certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

Hoge Fenton Shareholder, Sean Cottle to Speak at the SCCBA’s Opportunity Zones and Section 1031 Exchanges Panel on November 19, 2019

By Hoge Fenton | 10.30.2019 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

Qualified Opportunity Zones were created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in order to spur economic development and job creation in distressed communities throughout the country by providing tax benefits when investing eligible capital in these communities. Investors may defer tax on eligible capital gains by making an appropriate investment in a Qualified Opportunity Fund and meeting other requirements. In addition, this new legislation modified the rules for Section 1031 Exchanges. Join the SSCBA Real Property and Business Law Section and its highly knowledgeable and experienced panel for a lively discussion on:  The adoption of this new law and the regulations developed by the IRS to implement it. What are Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs)? What are Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs)? What are the tax benefits relating to a QOF? What types of investments satisfy QOZ requirements? How were Section 1031 Exchanges modified under the new law? How do Opportunity Zone investment opportunities and 1031 Exchange transaction opportunities complement each other? Identifying the types of investment opportunities that qualify for QOF treatment. Guidance for working with local governments on QOF investments. Practical experiences in forming QOF investments. Advising clients on the pros and cons of investing in QOFs and/or Section 1031 Exchanges. Speakers: Sean Cottle, Hoge Fenton Ron Ricard, IPX 1031 Erik Hayden, Urban Catalyst Pricing (Includes Lunch): In-Person: SCCBA Member: $89 SCCBA New Admittee: (Under 5 years in practice) $79 Non-Member Event Attendee: $129 Honorary: $30 Attend Online: SCCBA Member: $95 Non-Member Event Attendee: $135 Registration: https://sccba.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1290851&group=# Schedule: […]

Hoge Fenton Shareholder, Steven Siner to speak at Real Estate Year-End Update on November 14, 2019

By Hoge Fenton | 10.29.2019 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

Hoge Fenton Shareholder Steven Siner will be will be participating on a knowledgeable panel alongside Senior Vice President of Chicago Deferred Exchange Company, Teresa Moss Fluegel, and RINA Tax Partner, Ray Evans, CPA. Make sure you end 2019 on a high note and start planning for 2020. Topics Include: The Federal Gift and Estate Tax exemption is going to be cut in half in a little over 5 years. With property values continuing to grow, some unfortunate potential tax consequences are looming. What are some of the strategies available to take advantage of this short window of opportunity? New Updates from CA Franchise Tax Board: 1031 Exchange Requirements and LLC’s and Partnership Entities Tax planning following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Now that we have had a tax filing season under the new tax law, we will discuss strategies that can we take now and recent IRS guidance to help us plan for the year end. Meet the Panel: Steven D. Siner is a member of the Corporate, Real Estate, and Estates and Trusts groups and has served as Hoge Fenton’s Managing Shareholder. For over 35 years, he has represented companies and individuals in myriad business, real estate, and wealth management matters. His typical clients are high net worth individuals, business owners looking to start, grow, sell, or merge their companies, and owners of commercial properties. Steve’s broad and diverse background ranges from basic and straightforward entity formations to highly sophisticated and complex business and real estate transactions as […]

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