Category Archives: COVID-19 Updates

With Emergency Approval of a Vaccine, Will I Have to Vaccinate?

Mar
08
2021

Pfizer-BioNTech (“Pfizer”) and Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have been authorized for emergency use by the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”). Due to the unprecedented speed of the vaccine approvals and release, some people are asking, “is …

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5 Things All Small Businesses Should Know About COVID Relief

Feb
08
2021

Businesses struggling to keep their doors open amid the ongoing public health crisis may not be aware of the financial resources available to them.

Here are Five Things Small Businesses May Not, But Should, Know About Available

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COVID-19 Deal Impacts

Dec
29
2020

In Light of COVID-19 Buying and Selling a Business Now Looks a Little Different

While, earlier in 2020, we saw the number of deals plummet as mergers and acquisitions nearly ground to a halt, we have seen a resurgence of …

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Governor Insists Now is the Time to “Mask Up, PA”

Nov
19
2020

Latest COVID-19 Orders In PA Raise Questions For Business Owners, Colleges And Universities

With the countdown to Turkey Day at just over one week, the governor has issued new restrictions and requirements following record-breaking daily numbers of COVID-19 cases that …

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Can I Sell My Business If I Have A PPP Loan?

Oct
08
2020

What You Need to Know About PPP and Change of Business Ownership

Business Owner and Lender Discuss PPP Loan and Change Of Buiness Ownership

Generally, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) lenders must consent to certain changes in a borrower’s ownership that occur within one year of the …

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Grantor Retained Annuity Trust – June Never Looked So Good

May
28
2020

older couple meeting with attorney to develop estate plan with GRATAll Time Low 7520 “Hurdle” Rate For June Makes The “GRAT” A Very Attractive Estate Planning Strategy

June 2020 is shaping up to be a very attractive month for estate planning. As we maneuver through these uncertain times in light …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch, Estates and Trusts

3 Critical Steps to Reopening Your Business Safely

May
19
2020

office workers wearing masks and gloves to protect from coronavirus

Planning to Protect Workers and Avoid Lawsuits

One of the biggest questions facing businesses of all sizes, across all industries, as we attempt to reopen the economy is: how can I keep my employees safe and reduce the chance of …

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Businesses Violating COVID-19 Orders May Face Criminal and Licensing Sanctions: Part 2

May
14
2020

Fines, Loss of Insurance Coverage Are Possible Penalties for Noncompliant Entities

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In Part I of discussing this issue (PA Businesses Violating COVID-19 Orders May Face Sanctions), information was provided concerning the criminal and licensing consequences that are possible …

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PA Businesses Violating COVID-19 Orders May Face Sanctions

May
12
2020

Criminal and Licensing Sanctions Are Among the Potential Legal Challenges Of Reopening Improperly

empty beauty salon in pa during covid-19

As Pennsylvania’s regions and counties move from the mandatory stay-at-home orders or “phase red” into aggressive mitigation of “phase yellow,” businesses have raised a multitude of …

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Allegheny County Judicial Emergency Extended Until June

May
08
2020

Several General and Practice-Specific Considerations Apply

Allegheny county courthouse pittsburgh pennsylvaniaOn May 6, 2020, the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County extended its judicial emergency through June 1, 2020, consistent with the authority provided in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Order of April …

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