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Jamiel E. Poindexter

Jamiel E. Poindexter


Jamiel E. Poindexter is a partner in the Tax Department and a member of the Private Investment Funds Group. He focuses on tax and economic issues associated with the formation of and investments in U.S. and non-U.S. venture capital funds, buyout funds, funds-of-funds, secondary funds, and other investment partnerships.

Jamiel advises U.S. and non-U.S. sponsors and institutional investors on all types of fund-related transactions and operations.

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Summary of the Opportunity Zone Program

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