U.S. Congressman to Address Novogradac & Company LLP’s 9th Annual New Markets Tax Credit Spring Conference

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Ohio Rep. Patrick J. Tiberi to Keynote June 10-11 Event at the Westin City Center, Washington D.C.

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The 9th annual New Markets Tax Credit Spring Conference is an ideal event for all those with a stake or interest in the program to gather and exchange ideas, hone existing skills and develop new ones and to discuss opportunities for 2010 and beyond

Novogradac & Company LLP professionals and other community development experts will make their way to the nation's capital for the firm's 9th annual New Markets Tax Credit Spring Conference. Rep. Patrick J. Tiberi, R-Ohio, who has served five consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, will address conference participants at the event luncheon on Thursday, June 10, 2010.

The New Markets Tax Credit Spring Conference will provide a platform for industry experts to examine the most pressing issues faced by the new markets tax credit (NMTC) industry, explore innovative uses of the credit and allow attendees to gain a greater understanding of the latest actions affecting the NMTC program.

"There's no better place than Washington, D.C. for community development professionals to take heed of the new markets tax credit program's changing rules and regulations, as well as catch up on industry news," says Annette Stevenson, conference chairman and managing partner in the San Francisco office of Novogradac & Company LLP. "The 9th annual New Markets Tax Credit Spring Conference is an ideal event for all those with a stake or interest in the program to gather and exchange ideas, hone existing skills and develop new ones and to discuss opportunities for 2010 and beyond."

Tiberi, who was tapped to serve on the House Ways and Means Committee for the 110th Congress, serves as Ranking Member on the Select Revenue Subcommittee, is a member of the Income Security and Family Support Subcommittee and the Social Security Subcommittee. Prior to joining the House, Tiberi served as the Majority Leader in the Ohio House of Representatives.

Conference participants can also learn from a distinguished group of new markets tax credit professionals who will lead discussions on variety of industry issues. Panelists, chosen for their experience in the field, will guide attendees through the technical aspects of the program, exploring ways in which practitioners can increase NMTCs' value and effectiveness, hone skills and ensure that their projects will be counted among the program's great number of successes.

Among the timely topics to be discussed are pairing NMTCs with governmental funds, including HUD/FHA financing, Recovery Zone bonds, and tax-exempt bonds as leveraged debt; a mid-year review of the program featuring CDFI Fund representatives; strategies for Year 7; practical lessons learned in keeping complex NMTC transactions on track; structuring alternatives that combine wind and solar credits with NTMCs; and, a technical Q&A session at which panelists will seek to answer industry questions and concerns.

The conference will also feature two full-day pre-conference workshops; New Markets Tax Credit Basics and NMTC Compliance will be held June 9. Registration is separate and additional fees apply.

The 9th Annual New Markets Tax Credit Spring Conference is co-hosted by Dudley Ventures, Holland & Knight, Nixon Peabody LLP, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, Squire Sanders, and U.S. Bank. Sponsors include Blank Rome LLP, Butler Snow, Bryan Cave, Capital One, Carroll Community Investments LLC, Enterprise, Ginsberg Jacobs LLC, Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP, JPMorgan Chase, Lowe & Savage, National Trust Community Investment Corporation, Polsinelli Shughart PC, Strategic Development Solutions, SunTrust, United Fund Advisors and Wells Fargo.

Conference details and the complete conference agenda can be found at http://www.novoco.com/events.

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

In addition to its San Francisco headquarters, the firm has offices in metro Atlanta, Ga., Washington, D.C. 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 9th Annual New Markets Tax Credit Spring Conference, contact Jane Bowar Zastrow at 415.356.8034.

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