Posted on November 17, 2020
Mr. Wachter is recognized for his role as a thought leader in the area of Qualified Opportunity Zone Development, and specifically for his work creating the Flagship Opportunity Zone Development Co. and attracting national and federal funding to Erie.
He regularly advises businesses and stakeholders regarding Opportunity Zone investments and was recently named to the 2020 Top 25 Attorney Influencers by Opportunity Zones Magazine. He also recently participated in an Opportunity Zones roundtable featuring Dr. Ben Carson, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Chair of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council; Joe DeFelice, HUD Regional Administrator; and several other regional governmental representatives from the SBA, EPA, USDA and more.
As a member of the Governmental, Public Finance & Bonds and Business & Tax Practice Groups, and as lead for Knox Law Public Strategies, Mr. Wachter regularly advises governmental, business and nonprofit clients on highly complex legal, regulatory and public policy related matters. He also regularly provides counsel on matters related to the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law to dozens of agencies throughout Western Pennsylvania.
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