Jean Bertrand is a Senior Counsel in the Tax Department and a member of the Private Funds Group. Jean advises clients on a broad range of domestic and international tax issues. Her practice focuses on hedge and private equity fund formation, investment structuring, cross-border lending transactions and other financings, and providing general tax advice to corporations, partnerships, high-net-worth individuals and families. In addition, Jean has significant experience in advising public charities, private foundations and other tax-exempt organizations on structural and operating matters, including obtaining tax-exempt status, managing unrelated business taxable income, complying with the excess benefit transaction rules, grant-making, fundraising, and structuring investments.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Jean was registered as a certified public accountant in New York and worked for several years as an auditor at a major public accounting firm. Prior to joining the Firm, Jean was a Special Counsel at Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft LLP.
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On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) (H.R. 6201), and on March 27, 2020, he signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) (H.R. 748). This alert summarizes certain loan and tax-related provisions of these new laws that are most … Continue Reading
On December 19, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “Treasury”) issued final regulations (the “Final Regulations”) under section 1400Z-2 of the Internal Revenue Code regarding the opportunity zone program, which was enacted as part of the law commonly referred to as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs … Continue Reading
On May 13, 2019, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and Treasury Department published proposed regulations providing guidance on the rules imposing withholding and reporting requirements under the Code on dispositions of certain partnership interests by non-U.S. persons (the “Proposed Regulations”). The Proposed Regulations expand and in important ways modify earlier Notice 2018-29 on dispositions … Continue Reading
Introduction On April 17, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “Treasury”) issued a second set of proposed regulations (the “Proposed Regulations”) under section 1400Z-2 of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) regarding the qualified opportunity zone program, which was enacted as part of the law commonly … Continue Reading
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted section 1400Z-2 of the Internal Revenue Code, which created the qualified opportunity zone program. The program is designed to encourage investment in distressed communities designated as “qualified opportunity zones” by providing tax incentives to invest in “qualified opportunity funds” (“opportunity funds”) that, in turn, invest directly or indirectly … Continue Reading