Advocacy

2019

Big City Mayors Support Local Economic Development Through Opportunity Zones 
May 6, 2019

Gardner: Opportunity Zones Will Generate Economic Development Across Colorado 
May 2, 2019

Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
May 1, 2019

On Senate Floor, Portman Participates in Colloquy Highlighting Economic Benefits of Opportunity Zones
May 1, 2019 

Remarks by President Trump at the Opportunity Zone Conference with State, Local, Tribal, and Community Leaders
April 17, 2019

Remarks by Vice President Pence After Touring an Opportunity Zone
February 21, 2019

IRS Hearing: Investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds
February 14, 2019

Public Hearing on Proposed Regulations "Investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds"
February 14, 2019
Courtesy of: Tax Analysts (www.taxnotes.com)

Speaker outlines:

1. Joseph Reed
2. Novogradac Opportunity Zones Working Group
3. John Lettieri (link to come)
4. Karl Cureton
5. IIA
6. NCSHA
7. Marion McFadden
8. SBIA
9. Reed M Benet
10. William Michael
11. Adam C. Harden
12. Jill Homan
13. FSIC
14. IPA
15. Frank Altman
16. PSP Advisors
17. SEDE Network
18. Christopher Mackin
19. Steve Glickman
20. Mark Wilensky
21. Regina Staudacher
22. Scott Dacey
23. Todd Leverette

Sen. Coons Calls on Treasury Department to Optimize Opportunity Zone Program’s Impact on Distressed Communities in Delaware, Across the Country
February 5, 2019

Congressional Letter to Treasury on Opportunity Zones
January 24, 2019

Comment Letter on Proposed Regulations Regarding Investments in Qualified Opportunity Funds Under Section 1400Z-2 
American Bar Association, January 10, 2019

2018

Comments on REG-115420-18: Investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds (Guidance Under §1400Z-2)
December 28, 2018

NCSHA Opportunity Zones Letter Calls for Clarification, Flexibility
National Council of State Housing Agencies, October 18, 2018

Joint Letter to OIRA re Opportunity Zones Regulations
September 24, 2018

Letter to the IRS Requesting Opportunity Zones Guidance
Bipartisan Policy Center, September 10, 2018

Letter to Treasury in Support of Opportunity Zones
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, September 7, 2018

The U.S. Impact Investing Alliance Comments on Opportunity Zone Metrics
The U.S. Impact Investing Alliance, September 6, 2018

Request for IRS Guidance for the Implementation of the Opportunity Zones Program
August 23, 2018

Priority Guidance Request on Opportunity Zones
Novogradac Opportunity Zones Working Group, July 16, 2018

Letter to the Treasury Requesting Guidance Under IRC 1400Z-2
Tradepoint Atlantic, May 24, 2018

Recommendations for Guidance on Opportunity Zones
Novogradac Opportunity Zones Working Group, March 9 2018

Coalition Letter on the Implementation of Opportunity Zones
June 18, 2018

Sen. Cory Booker Letter to Treasury Department on Imposing Safeguards to Offset Potential Effects of New Tax Breaks
June 8, 2018

Comment Letter on Opportunity Zone Proposed Regulations
National Multifamily Housing Council/National Apartment Association, December 7, 2018

Comment Letter on Qualified Opportunity Fund Regulations
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, December 6, 2018

Comment Letter Requesting Clarification Regarding Capital Gains and Opportunity Zones
Kutak Rock, November 30, 2018

Comment Letter on Opportunity Zone Funds
Ovation Partners L.P., November 30, 2018

Novogradac Opportunity Zone Working Group Comment Letter Requesting Further OZ Guidance
November 26, 2018

Comment Letter on Comments to the Proposed Regulations under Section 14002-2 (Qualified Opportunity Zones)
Florida Tax Lawyers, November 16, 2018

Comment Letter on the Application of the Opportunity Zones Incentives to Qualified Opportunity Fund Investments in Start-Up Companies
Thompson Hine, November 2, 2018

Opportunity Zones Regulations (Section 13823 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017)
National Housing Conference, August 15, 2018

Guidance Regarding Opportunity Zones under Section 1400Z–2
The Real Estate Roundtable, June 28, 2018

2017

RCAP Endorses Investing In Opportunity Act
October 26, 2017