Stephen Wilson, Of Counsel, Withersworldwide to Qualified Opportunity Funds: Trends and Updates to Watch Out For LIVE Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Stephen Wilson, Of Counsel, Withersworldwide will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Qualified Opportunity Funds: Trends and Updates to Watch Out For LIVE Webcast.” End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 17, 2019 - This event is scheduled for Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm ET.

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    About Stephen Wilson
    Steve Wilson has 45 years of continuous experience in transactional real estate law and related business issues. He also has substantial experience in corporate and general business law. He has held the esteemed Martindale-Hubbell "AV" (“preeminent”) peer designation for many years.

    In the superheated West Coast real estate environment, he augments his technical knowledge by providing the business judgment and perspective that a seasoned institutional real estate executive would provide. Much of his current professional focus is on complex, value-added urban mixed-use projects and joint ventures, with recent focus on project planning in Qualified Opportunity Zones. A related longtime focus is assisting nonprofit or charitable organizations (including religious organizations) seeking to monetize their land holdings in a way which incorporates a charitable or public benefit. Steve’s clients routinely comment that he is "their other partner".

    Other significant capabilities include real estate tax issues, entity formation/asset management for portfolio owners, restructuring and securitization of holdings, entitlement work, purchases and sales, commercial leasing and title matters. Many clients are offshore investors who benefit greatly from his guidance. Steve has been an expert witness in two recent, significant jury trials involving real estate issues.

    Steve has traveled widely on business in Asia, and for 10 years led post-Perestroika humanitarian orphanage support work in the Ryazan region of CIS. His humanitarian endeavors have also included Africa and South America. In 2013, he lectured Chambers of Commerce throughout Indonesia on trade with the US. In 2017, he was a member of the San Francisco Mayor’s economic and trade delegation to Vietnam.

    About Withersworldwide

    Founded over 100 years ago, Withers is a leading international law firm for global businesses, their equity and debt stakeholders, and the executives who manage them. The firm is one of the largest tax law firms in the world and consists of over 160 partners supported by more than 1,000 people across 18 strategically located international offices.

    Our Real Estate practice represents investors, developers, landowners, banks, institutions and non-profit organizations who are buying, selling, developing and investing in real estate in Europe, Asia (including Australia, China and Singapore), the Americas (including the Caribbean) and worldwide. We have experience working with a variety of investment vehicles, from open-ended investment companies to limited partnerships, unit trusts and REITs and deal with many major offshore fund jurisdictions. With experience in various aspects of real estate development--from obtaining land use approvals to negotiating design and construction agreements--we advise both landowners and developers in relation to real estate development.

    We have completed commercial, residential and non-profit deals for some of the most prominent individuals and institutions in the world. Whether we’re advising a tenth-generation landowner in England, financing an international school in its expansion in Asia, helping a fund acquire a resort in Australia or structuring an investment in a mixed-use development in San Francisco, our team are discreet, cost-conscious and forward thinking, spotting potential pitfalls before anyone else.

    Earlier this year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released and proposed a new regulation that will provide additional guidance for investors in completely understanding the robust regulatory framework of Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) and Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs). Under the proposed regulations, significant hurdles involving the latest compliance challenges investors and tax practitioners are facing had been removed. The proposed regulations also allow deferral of all or part of gain invested in QOF and to be otherwise included in income.

    Although the proposed regulations addressed most of the hurdles of investing in a qualified opportunity zone, several key questions still remain that posed potential risks and challenges to investors. It is imperative to be in the know with the recent trends and developments in this area of law before committing any actions.

    Join a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they provide the audience with a comprehensive analysis of the significant trends and developments in Qualified Opportunity Funds. The speakers will also provide best practices to avoid potential risk and pitfalls surrounding this significant topic.

    Key topics include:
    • Qualified Opportunity Funds: The Fundamentals
    • Recent Trends and Developments
    • Opportunities and Challenges
    • Practical Tips and Best Practices
    • 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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