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Judy Kwok

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Judy helps clients develop and implement tax strategies that optimize their business operations and transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, cross-border transactions, and other commercial deals. She has significant experience handling transactions for financing renewable energy.
 
Prior to joining Mintz, Judy was Vice President, Tax Planning and Tax Counsel for GE Energy Financial Services. In that role, Judy was the principal tax planning and tax transactional lead for underwriting and management of US debt, equity, and leasing investments in a $15 billion energy portfolio covering the renewable and thermal sectors.

Judy’s practice is particularly focused on tax-sensitive partnership structures. She also performs an in-depth examination of tax issues relating to energy credit qualification, debt-equity, Subchapter K, depreciation, leasing, intercompany transactions, and the impact of the 2017 tax reform.

Earlier in her career, Judy was a director at PwC’s National Office in Washington, DC, where she focused on international tax planning. She began her career as an associate in the tax planning practice of a national law firm that advised on some of the first flip-partnership renewable credit deals.
 

Education

  • Harvard Law School (JD)
  • Harvard University (BA)

Viewpoints

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In a May 21 letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, three Republican senators—Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Senator Susan M. Collins (R-ME), and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)—have requested that Treasury modify existing Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) guidance on “start of construction” to provide production tax credit (“PTC”) and investment tax credit (“ITC”) relief to wind and solar projects affected by COVID-19 related disruptions.
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A letter issued by the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Department of the Treasury Thursday suggests that some relief is on the way for a renewables industry that has been battered by the COVID-19 crisis and has expressed concern about fast-approaching tax credit deadlines.
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IRS Issues Guidance for CARES Act Employee Retention Credit

April 3, 2020 | Alert | By Roy Gillig, Judy Kwok

Read about recently issued IRS guidance related to the employee retention credit enacted in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act.
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The CARES Act: A Summary Overview of Federal Tax Changes Affecting Businesses

April 1, 2020 | Alert | By Roy Gillig, Judy Kwok, David Salamon

This alert provides an overview of how the CARES Act, signed on March 27, 2020, eases tax burdens on businesses to increase their short-term liquidity as they deal with impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Mintz Continues to Expand Project Development & Finance Team

June 7, 2019 | Article | By Thomas R. Burton, III, Sahir Surmeli

Mintz Continues to Expand Project Development & Finance Team
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Mintz Member Judy Kwok was quoted in an article published by Utility Dive on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)’ proposed new rules that provide guidance on the 45Q tax credit, which is designed to encourage investment in carbon capture technology.

Events

Mar
18
2020

Party on the Patio with Mintz

At the Solar Power Summit - March 18

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa | VUE Restaurant Patio