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Jennings Strouss Announces Yuma County Qualified Opportunity Zones Investment and Development Forum

April 9, 2019

Phoenix, AZ (April 10, 2019) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is honored to partner with Arizona Western College, City of San Luis, City of Somerton, City of Yuma, R.L. Jones Customhouse Brokers, Town of Wellton, and Yuma County to present the Yuma County Qualified Opportunity Zones Investment and Development Forum on May 8, 2019 at Arizona Western College (3C Building - Schoening Center, North Wing).

This community forum will address the qualified opportunity zones in Yuma, Arizona. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created the much talked about Opportunity Zones, a new investment tool designed to drive long-term equity capital to low-income communities nationwide.

“We look forward to presenting with the county, cities, and towns in Yuma, Arizona to show the potential for investment and development in their opportunity zones,” said Brett D. Siglin, a corporate and tax attorney at Jennings Strouss who is extensively involved in advising on opportunity zones and opportunity funds. “This will be a fantastic event for the community, investors, landowners, and real estate brokers to learn about opportunity zones, opportunity funds, and the types of projects that are ideal for development in Yuma County.”

Welcome and opening remarks will be given by Mayor Nicholls, City of Yuma, followed by a rapid-fire overview from Yuma County and the cities of San Luis, Somerton, Wellton, and Yuma of their opportunity zones and the types of projects that are prime for those areas.

A panel of key leaders and experts who are actively involved in creating opportunity funds and building projects in opportunity zones will discuss the ins and outs of creating a fund, what it takes to get a project off the ground, and how to build a team geared toward success. Presenters include:

  • Page Misenhimer, CPA, PFS President, Misenhimer, Aivazian & Tennant, P.C. - Moderator
  • Brett D. Siglin, Member, Jennings Strouss
  • Jonae Harrison, Director of Equity and Special Finance Programs, Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
  • Dennis Hoth, CEO, TransEquity Development, Inc.
  • Hector Tapia, Economic Development Director, City of Somerton

The program wraps up with an opportunity to meet with property owners and officials from the county, cities, and towns that are involved in the investment and development of the various Yuma County qualified opportunity zones. Get your questions answered and begin development discussions. In order to maximize the QOZ benefits, you must begin your investment in 2019.

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About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC

For over 75 years, Jennings Strouss has been dedicated to providing clients with strategic legal guidance to help them seize every opportunity. The firm is known for its rich heritage, commitment to community, and long-lasting relationships. We have a deep understanding of business and law. When you work with us, you’ll have a team of legal experts who are dedicated to your vision of success.

Through our offices in Phoenix, Peoria, and Tucson, Arizona, and Washington, D.C., we leverage resources both regionally and nationally to serve our expanding client base. Jennings Strouss is deeply rooted in each of our locations’ legal and business communities, and especially instrumental in helping shape the dynamic growth of Arizona and many of its institutions. The firm takes a pragmatic, results-oriented approach to the law, coupled with a healthy, well-managed, and friendly atmosphere of collaboration. As a full-service law firm, we are ideally equipped to provide legal assistance to entities of all sizes.

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