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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes adds opportunity zones to its economic development incentives practice

By June 6, 2019September 30th, 2019Awards and Accomplishments

Kansas City, Mo. – June 3, 2019Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes  adds Opportunity Zones to an already robust practice regarding economic development incentives.

Opportunity Zones were created by the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 to promote development in “economically distressed areas.”  Utilization of the Opportunity Zone benefits may allow new investment in the zones to receive significant preferential income tax treatment.

 Opportunity Zones are the latest tool in the law firm’s practice regarding tax incentive transactions and economic development incentives, joining Tax Increment Financing (TIF); tax credit programs; tax abatement programs; Historical Tax Credits; Low Income Housing Credits; Research Tax Credits; job creation and training programs; Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRB); Municipal Bond Financing; Community Improvement Districts (CID); Transportation Development Districts (TDD); IRC Section 42 financed real estate projects and Like-Kind Exchanges; and women or minority owned businesses.

 With respect to Opportunity Zones, the law firm has experience representing both investors and projects seeking to attract capital.

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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C. serves and protects individuals, companies, estates and livelihoods. Based in Kansas City, the firm offers sophisticated representation for local, regional and national clients in both the private and public sectors. For more information, visit

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