COVID-19 Updates

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

What You Need to Know About PPP and Change of Business 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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June Never Looked So Good for Estate Planning

Jun 08 2020

The all-time low 7520 “hurdle” rate for June has made 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 …

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Allegheny County Judicial Emergency Extended Until June

May 08 2020

Several General and Practice-Specific Considerations Apply On 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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Employees Can’t Choose Unemployment Compensation Over Suitable Work

May 07 2020

Furloughed Workers May Face Fraud Charges For Collecting Unemployment After Receiving Offer to Work As businesses will soon begin to gradually reopen, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Office of Unemployment Compensation’s website  (www.pa.us.gov) tells Employers to notify the …

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Planning, Protection and Finance During A Pandemic

May 06 2020

Webinar Topic: Planning Protection and Finance During a Pandemic DESCRIPTION: Your attorney, insurance agent, and financial advisor always recommend that you plan, plan, plan. But it’s hard to know what to do and when to do it. The COVID-19 global …

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IRS Weighs-in on PPP Loans

May 04 2020
calculate tax deductions for a business with ppp loan

PPP Borrowers Cannot Deduct Expenses Paid With Forgiven PPP Loan Proceeds On May 1, the IRS released guidance addressing the deductibility of the expenses paid by businesses receiving a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. While the CARES Act provides that …

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Governor Wolf’s Three Phase Plan To Reopen Pennsylvania

May 01 2020

What Everyone Needs To Know Right Now Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has laid out a Three-Phase Plan for Pennsylvania (“the Plan”) to gradually reopen businesses and public spaces in the wake of his COVID-19 “stay at home” order. All of …

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Read the Terms of Service on Social Media Sites

Apr 29 2020
woman taking selfie to post on social media sites

By Posting to A Social Media Site, You Agree to the Terms of Service While social media was prevalent before the COVID-19 crisis, it is even more vital now as our only means of interacting with friends/family, current customers, and …

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Pennsylvania Courts Begin The Process Of Reopening

Apr 29 2020

Lower COVID-19 Infection Rate Will Allow Some Courts To Open Soon – Others Have Weeks To Go On April 28, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its newest order concerning the state of the Commonwealth’s judicial system during the COVID-19 …

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