Taft attorney David Reed moderated a panel discussion on "Opportunity Zones Pertaining to Commercial Real Estate Development," on June 19, hosted by the Dayton Chapter of NAIOP - Commercial Real Estate Development Association. The panelists discussed the definition of an Opportunity Zone (OZ), an OZ fund, what constitutes an OZ property and the criteria for being designated as a QOZ business.
Reed's practice involves a blend of corporate law and real estate with a focus on business transactions, finance, development, land use and governance. He serves as outside general counsel to multiple small and medium-sized companies, which include family-owned and closely-held companies. He represents developers (commercial and residential), property managers, real estate syndications and real estate brokers. He assists clients with real property acquisitions and development, entity structuring, financing review, zoning, annexation, tax increment financing issues, real estate tax valuation complaints and tax exemption applications.