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John Gahan

For the past two decades, John's practice has focused on real estate acquisition, financing, management and development, principally involving the development and management of multi-family housing. Many of these projects have involved tax credits, including state and federal low-income housing tax credits, state and federal historic credits, "Brownfields" credits and other state credits. Earlier in his career, John was an experienced commercial litigator of eminent domain and other matters involving real estate values as well as employment discrimination and termination issues. He has represented property owners and developers in a broad range of land use matters from permitting a site for a sanitary landfill to trials and appeals of zoning cases. At Sullivan, John has immersed himself in the firm's Opportunity Zones practice area, moderating and speaking on panels relating to opportunity zone investments. In doing so, John is once again focusing his talent on creative solutions to benefit communities often ignored by investment capital.

Recent Posts

Am I Out-of-Bounds?

Posted by John Gahan on May 14, 2019 8:49:59 AM

Every golfer knows there is a penalty attendant to hitting the ball out-of-bounds. In business, as with golf, being "out-of-bounds" when dealing with the Internal Revenue Code has penal consequences too. But there the analogy falters when applied to opportunity zones, because while golfers can see the out-of-bounds markers and the other staked penalty areas, for opportunity zones those stakes are not yet visible.

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Topics: Opportunity Zones

The Land of OZ Explained — Understanding the New Opportunity Zone Proposed Regulations

Posted by John Gahan on Nov 2, 2018 5:08:33 PM

Once again our Ozone Working Group knocked it out of the park with close to 100 eager participants at our panel explaining the Treasury’s proposed regulations on Opportunity Zones.

Our guest panelist, Ryan McCormick from the Real Estate Roundtable, a national thought leader and closely connected to those who are responding to the industry, provided valuable insight in what may come next. Ryan will be joining our New York panel next week on November 8.

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Topics: Opportunity Zones, Treas. Regs.

Welcome to the InfO-Zone

Posted by John Gahan on Oct 22, 2018 3:56:29 PM

2017's federal tax legislation introduced "Opportunity Zones," a new community reinvestment tool designed to use tax incentives to drive long-term investment to rural and low-income urban communities throughout the nation. The Opportunity Zone program is the first new national community investment program in over 15 years and has the potential to be the largest economic development program in the U.S. This broad legislation will benefit many stakeholders from individual taxpayers to developers and fund sponsors.

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Topics: Tax Law, Opportunity Zones

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Sullivan's InfO-Zone blog features insight and analysis about Opportunity Zones, written by our multi-disciplinary team of lawyers from our Tax, Real Estate, Affordable Housing and Corporate practice groups. 

The material on this site is for general information only and is not legal advice. No liability is accepted for any loss or damage which may result from reliance on it. Always consult a qualified lawyer about a specific legal problem.

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