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San Diego to Host Novogradac & Company LLP’s New Markets Tax Credit Conference, January 26-27, 2012

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With all of the uncertainty surrounding the federal deficit and looming cuts, nothing is more important than to present a strong front and increase understanding and awareness of the program.

Novogradac & Company LLP will bring together hundreds of new markets tax credit (NMTC) professionals for its annual New Markets Tax Credit Conference. The event, to be held January 26-27, 2012 at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, Calif., will serve as a forum for group discussions, allowing program participants to add to and improve on their industry knowledge. Conference-goers, from NMTC veterans to program newcomers, will dive into an exploration of industry issues, discover new and innovative ways to develop projects in a fluid environment, analyze legislation, government regulation and IRS guidance and have the opportunity to refine their technical skills, all during the course of the two-day conference.

“This event is designed to increase knowledge and deliver new strategies, and it will provide a strong foundation on which to build projects as well as introduce participants to new industry faces,” says Owen Gray, conference chairman and partner in Novogradac & Company LLP’s San Francisco office. “Now is the best time to meet and mingle with NMTC professionals. With all of the uncertainty surrounding the federal deficit and looming cuts, nothing is more important than to present a strong front and increase understanding and awareness of the program. ”
This year’s conference covers a host of new and timely issues, including pairing the NMTC with other tax credits and structuring deals. Novogradac & Company has crafted a two-track agenda that uncovers the very latest project opportunities. Panel sessions will feature information critical to project planning, including how to attract investors to deals and how to make QLICIs of less than $5 million work. Sessions will examine credit pairings through a close look at Burgess BioPower’s pairing of NMTCs with renewable energy tax credits and an examination of NMTC and historic tax credit transactions. Other hot topics include working with not-for-profits on NMTC projects, some lenders’ lack of interest in NMTCs and Year 7 unwinds.

Additionally, the conference boasts a line-up of the industry’s elite. Conference panelists, prominent experts in the field of community development, will break into comprehensive pieces the latest industry information and will help facilitate the networking necessary to get deals done. Along with the keynote luncheon and two networking breakfasts, attendees can take part in a networking reception that will be held Thursday, January 26 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The conference will also feature a pre-conference workshop: NMTC 101: The Basics to be held Wednesday, January 25, 2011. Separate registration is required and additional fees apply.

The New Markets Tax Credit Conference is co-hosted by Dudley Ventures, Holland & Knight, Nixon Peabody LLP, PNC Bank, SNR Denton, Squire Sanders & Dempsey and U.S. Bank. Sponsors include Bryan Cave LLP, Capital One, ClearEdge Power Inc., Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP, Future Unlimited Law PC, Ginsberg Jacobs LLC, Husch Blackwell LLP, JPMorgan Chase, KeyBank, Lane Powell, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP, Polsinelli Shughart LLP, Smith NMTC Associates LLC, Strategic Development Solutions, United Fund Advisors and Wells Fargo.

Conference details and the complete conference agenda can be found at

Novogradac & Company LLP, a national certified public accounting and consulting firm headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., is consistently named by Accounting Today and Inside Public Accounting as one of the top 100 accounting firms in the country. Inside Public Accounting also named the firm as one of the 25 best managed accounting firms in 2010 and the San Francisco Business Times has recognized it as one of only five companies that for five consecutive years has made its list of the Fastest Growing Companies in the Bay Area.

Novogradac & Company LLP has its headquarters in San Francisco, Calif., with offices in metro Atlanta, Ga., Washington, D.C., Detroit, Mich. and Kansas City, Mo., as well as in Austin, Texas; Boston, Mass.; Dover, Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; Portland, Ore.; New York, N.Y.; and Long Beach, Calif. The firm maintains clients in a broad range of industries with major emphasis in the real estate sector, providing publicly and privately held national and multinational enterprises with a full spectrum of audit, tax, valuation, trust and litigation support, computer consulting and general consulting services.

For more information about Novogradac & Company LLP’s New Markets Tax Credit Conference, call Jane Bowar Zastrow at 415.356.8034, or email at jane.zastrow(at)novoco(dot)com.


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