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Opportunity Zones Luncheon

Wednesday, February 27
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Please join AWB for an informational session about Opportunity Zones! 

This exciting new incentive to encourage economic activity and job creation in low income areas can provide significant tax benefits to investors, reduce the cost of capital for developers and entrepreneurs, and attract investment to areas that might otherwise be overlooked.

All who are interested in unlocking investment potential in low-income communities, including investors, developers, entrepreneurs, fund sponsors, non-profit organizations and economic development authorities, are invited to come and learn the basics about the requirements, mechanics and benefits of the Opportunity Zone incentive.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

11:30 a.m.
Registration Opens
Room TBD
12:00 p.m.
Lunch Begins
Room TBD
  Keynote: Mary Burke Baker, Government Affairs Counselor, K&L Gates  


Presenter: Mary Burke Baker, Government Affairs Counselor, K&L Gates

Baker_MaryBurke high rez (002) Mary Burke Baker is a government affairs counselor in the Washington, D.C. office where she leads the tax policy practice.

Ms. Baker focuses on federal tax matters affecting businesses, including domestic and multinational corporations and all types of pass-through entities, and individuals.

Her practice covers tax policy, tax reform, regulatory and other guidance, tax administration, and technical tax issues, with particular emphasis on corporate and pass-through issues, accounting methods, information reporting, Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) compliance, and emerging cryptocurrency issues. Since enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in December, 2017, Ms. Baker has particularly focused on the Opportunity Zone program and is a frequent speaker on the topic throughout the United States.