CARES Act Sec. 1102 provides that a recipient of a PPP loan may use the loan proceeds to pay payroll costs, certain employee benefits relating to healthcare, interest on mortgage obligations, rent, utilities, and interest on any other existing debt obligations. If a PPP loan recipient uses their PPP loan to pay those costs, they…

Following the first surge of COVID-19 cases in the United States, many businesses financially impacted by the pandemic have applied for federal funds through the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). One key element of the PPP is loan forgiveness, but business owners who received PPP funds must apply for loan forgiveness. If you received…

When it comes to returning to school in the fall, the details may still be unknown. Will students be attending classes in person, or will classes continue to be online? Will college students be allowed on campus, or will they be bunking with mom and dad for the fall semester? One thing is certain: education…

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…

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…

Attorney – Coleman Taylor The Senate voted 96-0 last night on its Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”). This sets the table for the House to vote on the Act, hopefully sooner rather than later. Assuming this, or a substantially similar version of the bill, gets signed into law within the…