Taft Chicago partner Kostas Poulakidas has been named a verified Opportunity Zone lawyer by Opportunity Zone Magazine. Poulakidas has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Opportunity Zone attorneys in the United States and speaks frequently on the topic.
Taft brings together experienced professionals from across the firm’s practice areas to provide clients coordinated direction on the federal OZ program. Our attorneys leverage their knowledge of tax, finance, real estate, project finance, private equity, securities and corporate law to advise investors, real estate developers, private equity fund managers and other client in establishing Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds and investing in Qualified Opportunity Zones Businesses.
Poulakidas is co-chair of Taft’s Public Finance and Economic Development practice. He focuses on public/municipal finance, economic development incentives and strategies, tax increment financing (TIF), venture capital, EB5 financing, tax benefits related to Qualified Opportunity Zones, forming Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds for private equity investment, private-public partnerships (P3s), and project finance.