Katten attorneys Claudia Callaway, Christina Grigorian, Brandon Hadley and Genus Heidary will present "PACE Financing: Consumer Financial Protections and Tax Considerations" on Wednesday, May 17 at 12:00 p.m. (ET). Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans provide financing options for renewable energy or energy efficiency upgrades to homes and businesses. Although there are PACE-enabling laws in at least 30 states, the legal future of PACE loans will be directed by whether these vehicles are deemed tax assessments as intended, or, in fact, loans, which would prompt certain consumer financial protections.

The program will provide an overview of consumer financial protections and tax considerations related to PACE loans and will touch on:

  • PACE loan structure and oversight, as well as an update on the current Congressional debate
  • Potential applicability of consumer financial protections, including the Truth in Lending Act and Regulation Z, Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Regulation B, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Electronic Funds Transfer Act and Regulation E, and Consumer Leasing Act and Regulation M
  • The Dodd-Frank Act’s Unfair, Deceptive and Abusive Standards
  • Recent IRS and state tax authority advisories implicating PACE loans

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