As state leaders attempt to develop guidelines for reopening safely, you may have questions about the requirements for maintaining a safe environment for your business. Specifically, you may be wondering how to document the steps you have taken if someone in your workforce is exposed to COVID-19 and tests positive for the virus. The Occupational…

Uncertainty and unrest have defined 2020. From COVID-19 and record-breaking unemployment to ideological, political, and societal conflicts, business owners have faced significant challenges to their survival and success. Regardless of their current political views or health and financial statuses, business leaders agree that they must navigate this time with care. The decisions that business owners…

On June 5, 2020, President Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (the Flexibility Act) into law, after lawmakers passed it almost unanimously. The original Payment Protection Program (PPP)—a key component of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act signed in March—and the accompanying guidance issued by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and…

In a recent article in Bloomberg, “Rich Americans Seize Historic Chance to Pass on Wealth Tax-Free,” author Ben Steverman applauds rich Americans who are taking advantage of an unprecedented opportunity made possible by the coronavirus pandemic to transfer money to their children and grandchildren tax-free. We recommend rephrasing it to say smart Americans rather than…

Your estate plan, like your home, periodically needs a thorough polishing. Your life circumstances are constantly changing, and an estate plan that perfectly met your needs a couple of years ago may now be cluttered with outdated provisions or documents. With spring upon us, now is the time to dust off your estate plan to…

Many people own property in more than one state—perhaps a vacation home in Florida, a rental property in a former home state, or even a car titled in another state. It is important to think about how that property will be handled as you create an estate plan. It may be necessary for there to…

Coronavirus has been all over the news—and with good reason. For some people, it can turn into a serious illness if contracted. Thankfully, for the great majority of people who have contracted the disease, the symptoms appear to be relatively mild. Nevertheless, it is crucial for everyone, particularly those who are in good health, to…

Attorney – Coleman Taylor Congress approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) and President Donald J. Trump signed it moments ago. You can check yesterday’s post for details of the bill as there were no changes from the Senate’s version. At this early stage this means many of our clients…