Honors and Awards

Blank Rome’s Michael I. Sanders Named a 2020 Top 25 Opportunity Zone Influencer

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Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Michael I. Sanders was named a 2020 Top 25 Opportunity Zone Influencer by Opportunity Zone Magazine, a distinction he also received in 2019.

This annual tribute list recognizes the industry's leading and most influential Opportunity Zone professionals in five categories: attorneys, fund managers/developers, tax specialists, policy influencers, and professionals in specialized fields. Candidates were evaluated based on their vision, influence, and industry experience. To learn more, please visit opportunityzone.com/posts/top-25-oz-influencers-2020.

At Blank Rome, Michael leads the Firm’s Washington, D.C., Tax group and heads the Firm’s Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds group, which is composed of a multidisciplinary team of attorneys that helps individuals, corporate investors, and real estate professionals understand the legal requirements and processes to obtain tax credits, as well as techniques to ensure deferral reduction or exclusion of capital gains in Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds. Michael is also a frequent speaker on Opportunity Zone Fund legislation, and helped launch the Firm’s Opportunity Zones Explained series.