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Benjamin Armour

Ben Armour is a partner in the Corporate Department of our Boston office. His practice focuses on corporate and securities law, representing public and private companies in complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, real estate investment trust (REIT) conversions, SEC reporting and other general corporate and securities matters. Ben counsels clients through all stages of the corporate life cycle – from initial formation and financing through successful initial public offering or acquisition. He is a leader of the firm’s Opportunity Zones practice group, and he advises a range of clients in forming private investment funds, partnerships, joint ventures and other investment structures to take advantage of the U.S. Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017's Opportunity Zone Program. Ben's full biography may be found here: https://www.sandw.com/professionals-Benjamin-Armour.html

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Treasury Department Releases Investor-Friendly Proposed Opportunity Zones Regulations

Posted by Benjamin Armour on Oct 23, 2018 3:02:11 PM

On October 19, 2018, the Treasury Department issued highly-anticipated proposed regulations related to the U.S. Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017's Opportunity Zones Program (the "Proposed Regulations"). Taxpayers and investors have been anxiously awaiting guidance from the Treasury Department before funneling millions of dollars into the previously designated Opportunity Zones. The Proposed Regulations clarify certain fundamental aspects of the Opportunity Zone Program and address specific complex issues.

Ultimately, the Proposed Regulations confirm many of the theories and opinions that Sullivan & Worcester’s Opportunity Zones Practice Group previously advanced and provide several investor-friendly provisions that should dramatically accelerate the creation of Qualified Opportunity Funds ("QOFs") and the deployment of capital into Opportunity Zones. Although the Proposed Regulations are not final, and remain subject to a public comment period and further review by the Treasury Department, taxpayers and investors should feel confident relying on the Proposed Regulations.

The Proposed Regulations confirm several threshold issues, including:

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Treasury Department Forwards Proposed Opportunity Zones Regulations to OMB

Posted by Benjamin Armour on Oct 22, 2018 4:15:00 PM

Client Alert: On September 12, 2018, the Treasury Department announced that its proposed Opportunity Zones Regulations have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget ("OMB") for review. This is the final step before the proposed Opportunity Zone Regulations will be issued to the public for comment.

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Topics: Tax Law, Opportunity Zones

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Sullivan & Worcester's InfO-Zone blog features insight and analysis about Opportunity Zones, written by our multi-disciplinary team of lawyers from our Tax, Real Estate, Affordable Housing and Corporate practice groups. 

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John G. Balboni

John G. Balboni is a partner in our Boston-based Real Estate and Corporate Practice Groups. Mr. Balboni is a member of the firm's Management Committee and co-leader of the firm's Real Estate Group, focusing on debt and equity transactions. His practice in real estate and finance law includes private/preferred equity investing, structured real estate transactions, syndicated real estate projects, real estate crowdfunding, lending matters and fund formation. His clients include hedge funds, insurance companies, family offices, developers, investment banks, local, national and international banks, REITs and other institutional investors.

 

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