Understanding Opportunity Zones
(2 CE credit hours)
This informative Government Affairs Forum is designed for commercial and residential practitioners, developers and investors.
Interested in Central Ohio Economic Development? If you want to know what Opportunity Zones are and how Opportunity Zones are impacting neighborhoods, do not miss this program. The four presenters not only helped author the legislation but have advised central Ohio developers and investors in utilizing opportunity zones to better neighborhoods while bringing relief and jobs to our communities.
Former Congressman Pat Tiberi - President and CEO, Ohio Business Roundtable
- Congressman Tiberi authored the bipartisan legislation, the Investing in Opportunity Act, which was designed to address the lagging investment rate of private-capital dollars into our inner cities and rural communities.
Scott Ziance - Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP
- Scott is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the tax group. He focuses his practice on the utilization of economic development incentives, tax incentives, economic development financing mechanisms, public-private partnerships and special economic development entities to assist developers, operating business and political subdivisions in developing and redeveloping property and creating jobs and economic growth throughout the United States. He also has substantial real property tax valuation experience and significant experience with other aspects of state and local taxation.
Joseph Mann - Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP
- Joseph is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office, a member of the tax group and the head of the federal tax subgroup. He practices generally in the area of federal taxation, including public and private mergers, tax-free and taxable acquisitions and divestitures, partnerships, limited liability companies, S corporations, joint ventures, venture capital, real estate, restructuring, financing and equity transactions. Joseph advises in transactions involving federal New Markets Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits and Qualified Opportunity Zones.
Mark Lundine, Economic Development Administrator, City of Columbus Department of Development
- Mark Lundine is the Economic Development Administrator in the Department of Development. He leads the city's economic development division which is responsible for job creation activities for the city of Columbus. The Division is focused on business expansion and attraction, public infrastructure investments to spur the growth of employment centers and small business investments. The Division has partnered with businesses to grow Columbus economy through job creation commitments of over 121,000 new and retained jobs and $7.3 billion in private sector investments over the last 10 years. In additional, Mr. Lundine helped to grow the city's 3P (public private partnership) program. It is an innovative approach to infrastructure development that creates an efficient, reliable system for executing complex projects involving public and private development partners.