Vacation Homes and 1031 Exchanges

David M. Gorenberg, CES® |
Corporate & Institutional
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Vacation Homes and 1031 ExchangesUntil recently, it has been unclear whether IRC Section 1031 applies to the “exchange” of vacation homes. In the absence of binding guidance, taxpayers often referred to a 1981 Private Letter Ruling (PLR) that seemed to indicate exchange treatment was available where the  taxpayer had acquired both the relinquished property and replacement property in hopes of future appreciation.

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Keep Your 1031 Exchange Proceeds Safe

David M. Gorenberg, CES® |
Corporate & Institutional
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The trouble began in 2007. The 1031 Tax Group LLC, a privately-held qualified intermediary based in Richmond, VA, filed for bankruptcy protection. Edward H. Okun is owner and sole “member” of the company. Additionally, 16 other subsidiary firms (in San Jose, Boston, Denver, San Antonio, Tampa and New York), each designated as qualified intermediaries, also sought bankruptcy protection in the filing.

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Renewables’ Starring Role in 2020

Will Marder |
Corporate & Institutional
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The role of renewables continues to grow in the new decade.The power sector, especially renewables, continues to dominate North American infrastructure.Additional research into environmental impact has put a temporary halt on many offshore wind projects.Corporates are directly entering into power purchase agreements (PPAs) with renewable energy providers be­cause they find that it is cheaper than buying through a utility.

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