Deep Dive on TIFs & PILOTs 

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and Payment-in-Lieu-of-Tax (PILOT) are two of the most common economic development public financing tools used in Tennessee. Tax Increment Financing is a public financing method used to promote redevelopment, infrastructure and other community improvement projects based on the property tax increment within a designated TIF District. Payment-in-Lieu-of-Tax (PILOT) is also a popular public financing method used to promote new development where a payment in lieu of tax is made to a government entity to compensate for some or all of the property tax revenue lost.

The Deep Dive on TIFs & PILOTs one-day elective will enable participants to learn step-by-step processes for these two key economic development financing tools. Case studies and group projects will allow for a fun, interactive session that will promote a better overall understanding of the mechanics of TIFs and PILOTs.

This elective is one of a series of economic development courses provided by the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) designed to share best practices and trends with Tennessee’s economic development practitioners, private industry leaders and elected officials.

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Course Fee:

Registration $245 | Early Registration $195 (by: TBA)

The registration fee covers course materials, instruction, selected meals and refreshment breaks. It does not cover hotel and other travel expenses. Registration is limited to 35 participants and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Please remit payment for the course no later than 10 days prior to the course start date.  If payment is not received, you risk having your registration cancelled to make room for those on the waitlist.

Course Times:

Onsite check-in: 9:00 AM
Course: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM 
Lunch Provided

How to Register:

If you need assistance accessing your account, please contact Carol Jones, 615-253-6371 or

You may also register by submitting a Course Registration Form by email. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Cancellations made 7 days or more prior to the course start date will be eligible for a full refund or credit.  Cancellations made less than 7 days will be eligible for credit only for a future course. 

Dress Code:

The attire for the course is business casual.

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Mark Mamantov has developed one of the leading financing and real estate practices in Tennessee, with a special emphasis in public finance. Having practiced in the public finance area for nearly 30 years, Mark has served as bond counsel for more than $3 billion of debt issues and has built a reputation nationally for his experience in tax-exempt finance and economic incentives. His public finance experience encompasses a broad spectrum of financings, including traditional government financing and conduit financing for charitable institutions, low-income housing and manufacturing facilities. As a result, Mark has had the opportunity to work on many of Tennessee's largest bond financings, including public projects such as convention centers, stadiums and arenas; hospital system financings; and public utility system financings.

Mark is a frequent speaker on the topics of public finance and economic incentives and is an active participant at seminars sponsored by the National Association of Bond Lawyers ("NABL"). He has served as chair for all three of NABL's annual seminars, including the Bond Attorneys' Workshop.

In addition to his public finance practice, Mark maintains an active practice representing financial institutions in all types of commercial loans, including large syndicated credit facilities. He is particularly active in East Tennessee, having represented a majority of the national and regional banks with a presence in the area.

Mark frequently represents buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants in real estate matters, assisting with large real estate developments as developer's counsel and representing franchisees and financial institutions in connection with the acquisition and development of locations across East Tennessee. He also serves as local counsel on real estate and financing transactions involving out-of-state entities.