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John Gahan

John Gahan is a partner in the firm's Real Estate Department in the Boston office. For the past two decades, John's practice has focused on real estate acquisition, financing, management and development, principally involving the development and management of multi-family housing. At Sullivan & Worcester, John has immersed himself in the firm's Opportunity Zones practice area, moderating and speaking on panels relating to opportunity zone investments. In doing so, John is once again focusing his talent on creative solutions to benefit communities often ignored by investment capital. John's full biography may be found here: https://www.sandw.com/professionals-John-Gahan.html

Recent Posts

The Land of OZ Explained — Understanding the New Opportunity Zone Proposed Regulations

Posted by John Gahan on Nov 2, 2018 5:08:33 PM

Once again our Ozone Working Group knocked it out of the park with close to 100 eager participants at our panel explaining the Treasury’s proposed regulations on Opportunity Zones.

Our guest panelist, Ryan McCormick from the Real Estate Roundtable, a national thought leader and closely connected to those who are responding to the industry, provided valuable insight in what may come next. Ryan will be joining our New York panel next week on November 8.

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Topics: Opportunity Zones, Treas. Regs.

Welcome to the InfO-Zone

Posted by John Gahan on Oct 22, 2018 3:56:29 PM

2017's federal tax legislation introduced "Opportunity Zones," a new community reinvestment tool designed to use tax incentives to drive long-term investment to rural and low-income urban communities throughout the nation. The Opportunity Zone program is the first new national community investment program in over 15 years and has the potential to be the largest economic development program in the U.S. This broad legislation will benefit many stakeholders from individual taxpayers to developers and fund sponsors.

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Topics: Tax Law, Opportunity Zones

About the InfO-Zone Blog

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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The material on this site is for general information only and is not legal advice. No liability is accepted for any loss or damage which may result from reliance on it. Always consult a qualified lawyer about a specific legal problem.


Meet the Editor

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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