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New Kentucky Law Protects Businesses from COVID-19 Liability

Posted In Corporate, COVID-19, Employment Law

Kentucky recently joined a growing group of states who have passed measures to protect private businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits. Senate Bill 5 cleared the Kentucky Senate in early March and the House soon thereafter. It became law on Monday, April 11, without the Governor’s signature. More >

New Guidance on Change of Ownership Issues for PPP Loans

Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, small businesses around the nation have received Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans to stay afloat during the pandemic, but the rules regarding these disbursements haven’t always been so clear. On October 2, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued guidance to all SBA employees and PPP lenders to clarify the requirements around the ownership of businesses receiving PPP loans. More >

Federal Reserve Announces Expansion of Main Street Lending Program

The Federal Reserve expanded the Main Street Lending Program on Monday, June 8, 2020. The expansion allows for more small and medium-sized businesses to receive support during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Main Street Lending Program was established to support lending to businesses who were in sound financial condition before the pandemic began. More >

Best Practices for Transitioning to the Virtual Workplace

Posted In Corporate, COVID-19, remote work

Over the past few months, most businesses have been forced to adapt the way they operate due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A common adaptation has been to move toward a virtual business – for both services and employees. This transition brings a host of new concerns related to cybersecurity and the protection of client, employee, and organization information. More >

An ADA Compliant Website Has Never Been More Important

Now, more than ever, a business’s website is its storefront. This was the emerging trend even before the public health and safety of our country required Americans to stay home. And shop from home. And conduct business from home. More >

New Program Provides Relief for Mid-Size Businesses (and Small Businesses, too!)

Posted In CARES Act, Corporate

With the expansion of Small Business Administration loans available under the CARES Act – the Paycheck Protection Program and expanded EIDL program – many small business owners sought and found much-needed relief, but mid-size businesses were excluded from these programs by virtue of their size. The Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department have now revised the Main Street Lending Program, which includes mid-size employers. This program is effective immediately and runs through September 30th, providing up to $600 billion in loans. We’ve summarized the key points, available below: More >

The CARES Act – What You Need to Know about Relief Now Available for Businesses

With the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, businesses received a dose of much-needed relief in the form of tax payment deferrals and loan programs. In this post, we’ll take a look at both the previously established EIDL Program and the Paycheck Protection Program. More >

Why Choose a Business Entity?

Posted In Business Entities, Corporate

As attorneys, we talk a lot about the considerations that go into choosing a business entity for your business, but what may not always be clear are the reasons for choosing to organize or incorporate your business in the first place. After all, you don’t need* to organize or incorporate your business at all! That’s right – it is possible to be in business without choosing to structure your business as one entity or another, but even that is a choice, and it’s called a “sole proprietorship.” So, if you’re already set up as a sole proprietorship just by existing and operating a business, why choose another form? While there are plenty of reasons to do so, one stands head and shoulders above the rest: More >

Downtown Property Owners and Businesses: You May Be Eligible for This Grant

Posted In Corporate

There’s great news in the air for downtown property owners. The Downtown Lexington Partnership and the Downtown Lexington Management District have created a matching grant program that provides assistance to small businesses and those with property in the downtown district to improve those properties. More >

SEC Crowdfunding Rules - Another Vehicle for Capital?

Posted In Corporate, SEC Crowdfunding Rules

On Monday, May 16th, 2016, SEC regulations allowing companies to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding came into effect, opening the world of capital formation to newer investors under provisions in the JOBS Act of 2012. These regulations were a long time coming for the SEC, and the results will soon be visible as a new line of private equity fundraising comes into view. More >

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