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  • COVID-19: Economic Stimulus and SBA Loans

    March 27, 2020 |

    A summary of information on the various Small Business Association (SBA) loans that are available under the new federal economic stimulus package.

  • Selling in Times of Uncertainty

    March 26, 2020 |

    The natural instinct during times of chaos is to move into a place of scarcity. The single best gift you can offer clients is courage and confidence about the path forward.

  • Conducting Internal Investigations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    March 25, 2020 |

    In times of crisis, criminal activity — particularly crimes involving theft and fraud — tend to spike. There is no reason to believe that the Covid-19 pandemic and the unrest in the financial markets will be any different. An important difference for company counsel, however, will be in how the malfeasance, negligence or wrongdoing can be investigated.

  • Force Majeure and the Doctrine of Impossibility

    March 25, 2020 |

    The COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in landlords and tenants closely reviewing a clause in their lease that was long considered unimportant boilerplate. Yes, we are referring to the "force majeure" provision.

  • Sales Speak: Selling in Times of Uncertainty

    March 20, 2020 |

    The natural instinct during times of chaos is to move into a place of scarcity. The single best gift you can offer clients is courage and confidence about the path forward.

  • Tips to Minimize Landlord's Exposure When a Commercial Tenant Files Bankruptcy

    March 01, 2020 |

    Landlords often have clues that a tenant is going to be filing for bankruptcy, rental payments are consistently late several months in a row and the tenant falls more than a month behind on the rent. But, it can still be shocking when a landlord receives a legal notice in the mail, instead of a rent check.

  • Discharge of Student Loan Debt OK'd Under Brunner Standard

    March 01, 2020 |

    In January, a Southern District of New York U.S. Bankruptcy Chief Judge entered a decision granting summary judgment to a pro se debtor, finding that he debtor had satisfied the "undue hardship" standard set forth in Section 523(a)(8) of the Bankruptcy Code, and ordering the discharge of the student loan debt of more than $220,000.

  • Defining Reasonable Care for the Protection of Personal Data

    March 01, 2020 |

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court enlivened the Thanksgiving holidays of privacy lawyers in 2018 with its decision in Dittman v. UPMC, which held that an employer has a legal duty to exercise reasonable care to safeguard employees' personal information. While the scope of the decision technically was confined to the employer-employee relationship, the court's reasoning implies that such a duty of reasonable care may arise in any scenario where one party engages in the collection of personal information.