James Yoakum

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James Yoakum focuses his practice on finance and real estate matters, with an emphasis on commercial mortgage financings, securitization and real estate backed financing facilities.

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The new Opportunity Zones program that came to us in 2017’s major tax reform offers investors the chance to roll the capital gains from the sale of any appreciated property into new investments, located within specially designated areas known as Opportunity Zones, and defer—and potentially partially eliminate— capital gains taxes on such sale. The program is similar to a 1031 Exchange, but with a socially conscious geographic focus, that applies broadly to investments across asset…