Fred T. Goldberg, Jr.

Fred T. Goldberg, Jr.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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"Treasury Issues Proposed Regulations Defining ‘Real Property’ for REIT Purposes"

On May 9, 2014, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) released proposed regulations defining the term “real property” for purposes of the REIT rules. The proposed regulations, which provide a framework for taxpayers,...more

5/13/2014 - Business Assets Proposed Regulation Real Estate Investments REIT Safe Harbors Solar Panels U.S. Treasury

"Exempt and Nonprofit Organizations Alert: New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act"

The Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 (the Act) (S5845/A8072), which effects the first major overhaul of the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (the NPCL) in four decades, will be signed into law by New York Governor...more

12/17/2013 - Audits Board of Directors Conflicts of Interest Corporate Governance Non-Profits Whistleblowers

"IRS Completes Review of REIT Ruling Standards and Resumes Issuing Rulings"

On November 14, the IRS contacted many firms to let them know that the so-called REIT working group has completed its task. The IRS’s temporary hold on issuing rulings on what constitutes real property for REIT purposes is...more

11/18/2013 - IRS Real Estate Transfers REIT U.S. Treasury

"IRS Appeals Changes Its Policy on Raising New Issues"

The IRS Appeals Division (Appeals) recently released interim guidance for all its officers with respect to the handling of issues raised in Appeals but not challenged during the IRS Examination Division’s (Exam) consideration...more

8/28/2013 - Appeals Enforcement IRS

"New FIRPTA Reform Would Attract Foreign Investment in US REITs"

Yesterday, Reps. Kevin Brady of Texas and Joseph Crowley of New York proposed a major reform to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA). Introduced as H.R. 2870, the Real Estate Investment and Jobs Act of...more

8/1/2013 - FIRPTA Foreign Investment Income Tax Treaty Investment Portfolios REIT

"With Iron Mountain Ruling, IRS Continues Consistent Approach to Defining REIT ‘Real Estate’"

A significant amount of press attention has been given to an unusual press release filed with the SEC yesterday by Iron Mountain regarding its planned conversion to a real estate investment trust (REIT). Iron Mountain said...more

6/8/2013 - IRS Private Letter Rulings REIT SEC

"Exempt and Nonprofit Organizations Alert: IRS Addresses UBTI and Executive Compensation Issues"

IRS Addresses Issues of Unrelated Business Taxable Income and Executive Compensation in Colleges and Universities Compliance Project Report - On April 25, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its Final...more

5/8/2013 - Business Taxes Executive Compensation Exempt Organizations IRS

"Penn National Gaming, Inc. Announces First-Ever Tax-Free PropCo REIT Spin"

Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PNG) announced last evening the first-ever tax-free spin-off of a “PropCo” real estate investment trust (REIT) from a taxable C corporation. PNG intends to separate its real property gaming...more

11/16/2012

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