Kostas A. Poulakidas has been recognized by Opportunity Zone Magazine for the second straight year as one of the Top 25 most influential Opportunity Zone attorneys in the country. Candidates were evaluated based on their vision, influence, and industry experience.
Opportunity Zone programs spur economic activity through tax incentives. The programs offer tax benefits for investing in low-income communities through Qualified Opportunity Funds.
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. He is an invited speaker and panelist at seminars and programs devoted to Opportunity Zones.