Derek Kershaw, Counsel, Shearman & Sterling LLP to Speak at Trends and Updates in Qualified Opportunity Zones:Critical Tax Considerations for QOF Investments

 The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Derek Kershaw, Counsel, Shearman & Sterling LLP will speak at its webcast entitled, “Trends and Updates in Qualified Opportunity Zones: Critical Tax Considerations for QOF Investments.” This event is scheduled for December 04, 2020, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET).

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About Derek Kershaw
Derek Kershaw is counsel in Shearman & Sterling’s Tax practice. He advises clients on a range of areas of tax law. His practice includes domestic and international transactional work, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and hedge fund investments and structuring, REITs and other pass-through entities, and real estate.

About Shearman & Sterling LLP
From complex cross-border transactions to exclusively local deals, clients rely on Shearman & Sterling’s vast international network to help accomplish their business goals. The firm has approximately 850 lawyers in 24 offices around the world, and its lawyers come from some 70 countries, speak more than 60 languages and practice US, English, EU, French, German, Italian, Hong Kong, OHADA and Saudi law. They also practice Dubai International Financial Centre law and Abu Dhabi Global Market law.

For the past years, the tax incentives provided by qualified opportunity zone (QOZ) investments have greatly helped and benefited investors in qualified opportunity funds (QOFs). However, important regulatory changes have been continuously happening in this area of law. These changes, in addition to the several other developments brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, need to be carefully addressed and considered.

In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with a comprehensive discussion of the latest trends and updates in QOZs. Speakers will also offer best practices considering the recent trends, updates, and the implication of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
• An Overview of Qualified Opportunity Zones
• Recent Trends and Developments
• Implications of COVID-19 Pandemic
• Opportunities and Challenges
• Practical Tips and Best Practices
• What Lies Ahead

About The Knowledge Group
Founded in November 2006, The Knowledge Group has been at the forefront of providing quality continuing education programs for lawyers, accountants, financial executives, risk and compliance specialists, human resources professionals, technology officers, and business consultants in a wide range of industries.

The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education by bringing forth relevant content you can’t get anywhere else.

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