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July 2019 Archives

Charleston, WV Opportunity Zones Offer Benefits for Investors and the Community

A drive through Charleston, West Virginia (WV) reveals the investments that are being made to grow business and enhance the local community. Savvy developers and investors who seek to capitalize on and lend to the city's progress now have an additional incentive in the form of tax benefits when efforts are focused in designated Charleston, WV Opportunity Zones.This article is the third in a series of four on the topic of Opportunity Zones in WV. An overview of Opportunity Zone basics was provided in the first blog of the series, while article two focused on development opportunities in Huntington, WV.

Huntington, WV Opportunity Zones: Prime Opportunities for Investment

It is an exciting time for the river city of Huntington, West Virginia. Potential investors can now further West Virginia Governor Jim Justice's vision for a brighter future for the Mountain State by investing in the Huntington, WV Opportunity Zones identified in three census tract areas: Guyandotte, West End Huntington, and Downtown Huntington.General information on West Virginia Opportunity Zones can be found in the first of this four-part series on the subject. This second piece focuses on Huntington, WV Opportunity Zones.

Deportation Estate Planning and Deportation Trusts in WV

Proposed changes in US immigration laws and policies raise questions for many about their legal status in the country. Various federal laws and policies address immigrant status, such as the Dream Act, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The uncertainty regarding potential changes in the law leads to uncertainty for non-citizens living and working in the US.Immigrants in West Virginia (WV) have created meaningful lives rooted in their residency, but the shifts in US immigration policy and laws create an imminent need for deportation estate planning to care for their local family. The estate planning tools available to them include the creation of deportation trusts in West Virginia (WV). An immigrant questioning his or her status in the US would benefit from learning how a deportation trust can help establish a solid plan to protect assets and provide for family should he or she be detained or deported.
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