This short article outlines the requirements for starting an active business in a qualified opportunity zone (“QOZ”).

The US tax legislation that created QOZs was enacted in early 2018, and is intended to encourage long-term investment in economically distressed communities.  The IRS issued two substantive sets of proposed regulations outlining rules for QOZ investments (in

Marta J. Paczkowska, Law Clerk at Cole Schotz, co-authored this blog.

On December 15, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that simplifies New York’s Power of Attorney form and implements penalties for improper rejection of a New York Power of Attorney by third parties.

The new law (A.5630-A/S.3923-A), which goes into effect

To revitalize a state suffering from the economic and personal hardships wrought by the COVID pandemic, New Jersey Governor Murphy signed into law on Jan. 7, 2021, the New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020.  The Act adopts a series of incentives to both encourage businesses to settle in New Jersey and prevent Garden State

In a closely-watched decision, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a beneficiary’s residence within a state alone does not subject a trust to such state’s income tax.  In North Carolina Dept. of Revenue v. Kimberley Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust, No. 18-457 (U.S. Jun. 21, 2019), North Carolina attempted to tax the income