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What Is the New York Real Estate ‘State of the Market’? Vibrant & Entrepreneurial

By Abe Schlisselfeld  |  November 22, 2019

Marks Paneth’s inaugural New York Real Estate State of the Market Seminar took place this September in front of an energetic crowd at the Harvard Club in Manhattan. 

Who are the Real Winners and Losers of the Reformed Rent Regulation Laws?

By Abe Schlisselfeld  |  August 19, 2019

Abe Schlisselfeld and Maya Khan examine the impact of The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019, a historic piece of legislation that has transformed New York's rent regulation laws.

IRS Issues New Proposed Regulations On Qualified Opportunity Funds

By Alan M. Blecher |  Abe Schlisselfeld |  Michael W. Hurwitz  |  May 29, 2019

On April 17, 2019, the IRS released a second round of proposed regulations regarding investments in Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs). While the Qualified Opportunity Zones provision has garnered the attention of the real estate industry (as well as outside investors and fund managers) since its introduction in 2017, the lack of available guidance had many waiting to act on this potentially groundbreaking tax incentive program.

Tax Alert: IRS Issues New Proposed Regulations on Qualified Opportunity Funds

By Alan M. Blecher |  Abe Schlisselfeld |  Michael W. Hurwitz  |  April 18, 2019

The IRS has released a second round of proposed regulations regarding investments in Qualified Opportunity Funds, addressing a number of the critical issues and providing long-awaited clarity for investors seeking to take advantage of the opportunity zone tax benefits.

2018 Year-End Tax Planning: A Whole New World

By Abe Schlisselfeld  |  November 16, 2018

With the passing of the TCJA almost a year ago, changes like the new 20 percent deduction and qualified opportunity zones make year-end tax planning seem like a whole new world for the real estate industry. 

Tax Reform Provisions Hit Home in the Real Estate Industry

By Abe Schlisselfeld  |  January 15, 2018

Many of the provisions in the new tax law have a significant impact on the real estate industry. Real Estate Tax Partner Abe Schlisselfeld explains how several of these major changes will affect your real estate investments and businesses.


As The New York Commercial Real Estate Boom Continues, Help Investors Avoid These Common Mistakes

By Abe Schlisselfeld  |  April 16, 2014

For commercial real estate investors, the boom mentality continues, and those seeking opportunities continue to flock to New York City. That can spell trouble if they are not prepared for the consequences real estate investment can bring, including results that are hard to foresee.

See Abe's article originally published in The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel April 2014.

VIDEO: Straight Talk for Real Estate Limited Partners

By Abe Schlisselfeld  |  December 1, 2012

Parking your money in commercial real estate in places like New York City is relatively safe -- despite the bumps along the way, it's likely to rebound and grow in value. But if this is your first time, particularly as a limited partner, remember: The relationship is going to end, so make sure you do all the right research and sign all the right documents beforehand so you're protected on the way out.

Property Owners Need to Seize Tax Opportunities Before Provisions Expire

By Abe Schlisselfeld  |  April 1, 2012

New York City commercial real estate is enjoying a significant comeback. Commercial properties were less affected by the economic downturn than residential property or business ventures. Now, as the economy improves and as interest rates remain dramatically low, lenders have regained confidence in the sector. All of that moves commercial real estate farther along the road to recovery.

See Abe's article originally published in The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel April 2012.