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Federal Opportunity Zones Conference, Ogeechee Technical College, Statesboro, Georgia

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has been instrumental in sharing information about the Federal Opportunity Zone program in Georgia. Today I was able to attend one of its roadshow conferences in Statesboro, where Commissioner Christopher Nunn, from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and Walter Davis, from Peachtree Providence Partners (and who served as an informal advisor to Senator Tim Scott’s office when the Investing in Opportunity Act was being formulated), and others discussed the benefits of the program and the promises it holds for communities with Opportunity Zones, especially rural communities. A significant portion of Statesboro is within an Opportunity Zone, and the city and community seem well poised to take advantage of the program.

Joey Strength is a partner at HunterMaclean, practicing primarily in real estate and development law, estates and trusts, and business transactions. He is a trusted advisor to his clients, ranging from individuals to publicly traded companies, and provides them with quality legal representation and advice across various areas. Joey strives to understand his clients’ personal and business needs to find creative solutions to their legal problems.

Joey is a proponent of the Opportunity Zone legislation that was included in the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act and has represented HunterMaclean in a national working group of attorneys, accountants, developers, and others who have collaborated to provide input in the regulatory process. He is currently working with a number of clients who are considering how they might benefit from the program and enjoys sharing about the program with others.


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