The other day, we had a client who was able to save thousands of dollars on his legal bill, and we couldn't have been happier about it. Here is how he did it: We had a court filing to do that required many people at his company to get involved. We didn't know what everyone knew or what they...
April 19, 2020 · securities,fraud,promissory note,exchange,15 USC 78c
"Do the words 'nine months' mean nine months?" For more than 40 years, the SEC and the courts have construed a major exemption in the securities laws to extend only to regular commercial paper. But in a recent opinion by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young (D-Mass.), the judge opined...
April 1, 2020 · coronavirus,small business,non-profit,forgiveable loan
The $2 trillion CARES Act signed into law last month is intended to help people and businesses stay afloat during the Coronavirus crisis. There is a lot to parse through in the 880-page law, but here is a quick guide for businesses and non-profits to get the help they need: Who can apply The...
March 30, 2020 · coronavirus,contracts,force majeure,liability
Our new book, Law in the Time of Coronavirus, (available for free here), is now out as an audiobook. You can download it for free here and a second version here. And if you tune in around Minute 3:00 on the second version, you can catch Cornell Dolan, P.C. as a hot new dance hit. Huge thanks to...
March 27, 2020 · coronavirus,securities fraud,litigation,SEC
Covid-19, or Coronavirus, poses serious challenges to businesses. We talk about some of them here. But the coronavirus crisis will also likely open up many avenues for fraud. After all, when the chips are down like this, the temptation to hide threats and bad results, or overpromise investors,...
Covid-19, or Coronavirus, is changing our lives. As businesses struggle to stay ahead of the pandemic, they need to consider how the law governs their problems. What about torts? How can you protect yourself? How liable is your business if someone with coronavirus has been in your...
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