Blake Christian, Partner, Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP to Speak at TKG’s Navigating the Proposed Opportunity Zone Regulations Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Blake Christian, Partner, Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP will speak at its webcast entitled, “Navigating the Proposed Opportunity Zone Regulations: What You Should Know and Do in 2020.” This event is scheduled for February 05, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET). End Quote
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    About Blake Christian
    Blake Christian has over 38 years’ experience as a CPA, and has been a Tax Partner at HCVT, LLP (a Top 30 national CPA firm with 12 offices, approximately 700 team members, and over 100 partners and principals) for 27 years. Prior to HCVT Blake was a Tax Partner with KPMG in Los Angeles.

    Blake provides tax and financial consulting and compliance services to clients that include multinational, publicly traded corporations, as well as closely held owner-managed businesses. In addition to corporate, partnership and individual tax compliance and planning, Blake specializes in federal, state and local tax incentive, tax credits, grants and other benefits associated with hiring and investing. As a result of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Blake has also developed a specialty in the new federal Opportunity Zone Program. Blake assists in the federal and state tax analysis and planning for OZ reinvestments, fund formation, management, and compliance. He is frequent speaker and press resource and contributing author to “How to OZ”. He has been involved with establishing over 60 Qualified Opportunity Funds and QOZB’s for clients.

    Blake has served on numerous community boards including, 2008 Chairman, Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and 2011 President, Rotary Club of Long Beach. Blake received the 2016 Community Spirit Award from the Chamber, he was also named one of the Top 10 California Accountants (2014 & 2015), received the 2011 California Public Service Award from the California Society of CPAs. Treasurer of the Park City Egyptian Theater, President of the Mountain Chapter of the UACPAs and a member of the UACPAs Tax Legislation Committee.

    About Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP
    Founded in 1991, HCVT is one of the fastest growing CPA firms in the nation, validating the technical experience of our team and our approach to client service. We provide tax, accounting, business management, and mergers & acquisitions services to private companies, closely-held businesses, public companies, high net worth individuals and family offices. We provide audit and assurance services to privately held businesses, funds, and employee benefit plans. Today, we are the fifth largest CPA firm in Los Angeles with a team of over 600 members, including over 100 partners and principals. We serve our clients from eight offices in Southern California and offices in Walnut Creek, California, Fort Worth, Texas, Park City, Utah, and Phoenix, Arizona. Our national and global reach is extended by our affiliation with Moore Stephens North America, an independent and global accountancy and business advisory association of affiliated CPA and financial services firms throughout the United States and the globe.

    Event Synopsis:
    In 2019, the final regulations for Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOF) issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) were sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for review. The final rulemaking to be published by the Office of the Federal Register is expected to clarify a number of issues including data gathering and reporting, debt-financed distributions, and Section 1231 property.

    In this LIVE Webcast, Blake Christian, CPA (Tax Partner, Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt) will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the first two tranches of the final OZ regulations. He will also offer the best compliance practices and practical tips to maximize opportunities and avoid pitfalls in light of the proposed rules.

    Key topics include:
    • The Final Opportunity Zone Regulations – Key Takeaways
    • Top Issues
    • Opportunities and Challenges
    • Practical Compliance Tips and Strategies
    • What Lies Ahead

    About The Knowledge Group
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:

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