**SOLD OUT** Opportunity Zones Luncheon (TULSA)
“Domestic Emerging Markets” are what some are calling the targets of a plan to help distressed America hidden in last years’ tax bill. Forbes reported, “If everything goes right, a big slice of $6.1 trillion of paper profits on America’s balance sheets could go to revitalizing depressed communities.” The area boundaries have been drawn. Where can you fit into these opportunities and what are the rules? Who will control the capital and how can you attract it? All questions we hope to answer in this latest offering from ULI Oklahoma – please join us.
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Jeffrey Hassell has practiced law at GableGotwals since 1987 except for nearly three years as outside and in-house general counsel of The F&M Bank & Trust Company.
Jeff’s clients consist primarily of various businesses, financial institutions, and individual and corporate trustees, all in business and commercial matters such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, commercial finance, project development, project finance, loan workouts, entity structure, business reorganizations, commercial contracts, executive compensation and shareholder relations Jeff represents parties to commercial loan documentation and workouts, purchase and sale transactions involving both real and personal property, formation of joint ventures, loan enforcement and foreclosures.
Jeff is currently chair-elect of the Oklahoma Bar Association Business and Corporate Law section. He has won many honors, including being named as one of The Best Lawyers in America in banking and finance, corporate law, bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights. Jeff has also been very involved in a variety of community organizations – he is past president of the Rotary Club of Tulsa, currently president of the Committee of One Hundred – Tulsa and a board member for Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.
James M. Scears focuses his practice on tax planning for businesses and individuals, tax structuring of business transactions, transfer tax planning, and a wide variety of other federal, state, and local tax issues. James also has experience in representations before the Internal Revenue Service and Oklahoma Tax Commission, estate planning, and other transactional matters covering various corporate and commercial law issues. James previously practiced in the Zurich, Switzerland office of a multinational law firm, where he focused his practice on various international tax and compliance issues for both businesses and individuals.
After graduating from the University of Oklahoma College of Law with honors, James received an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. He then began his career as a law clerk for the Honorable David L. Russell in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.