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Ulmer & Berne attorneys are committed to helping you and your business navigate these uncertain and challenging times. We’ve created this news hub to make it easy for you to find applicable legal insights related to the coronavirus crisis in the areas of real estate, tax, employment & labor, insurance, immigration, healthcare, and more. As the situation develops, our attorneys will deliver ongoing updates, information, and further interpretation to pending legislation and enacted laws. Because the COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly, please consult with your Ulmer attorney for the latest developments and specific counsel as your questions or issues arise.


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The CARES Act Update – PPP Flexibility Act of 2020

June 9, 2020 – Late last week Congress approved and the President signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (“Flexibility Act”). This new bill attempts to address some of the more troubling requirements when applying the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) to actual business situations. PPP was created by…

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Hillary Maynard Published in Bloomberg Law

More than 200 “COVID” and “CORONA”-formative applications have been filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to date. More humorous attempts to register the term include eight applications for “QUARANTINI” in connection with goods and services ranging from alcoholic beverages and vitamin and mineral supplements to downloadable podcasts.…

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USCIS to Resume Premium Processing for H-1B Specialty Occupation and I-140 Immigrant Visa…

May 29, 2020 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it will resume premium processing for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, in phases throughout the month of June. Effective June 1, 2020, USCIS will accept Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for all eligible Form I-140 petitions. Effective June 8, 2020, USCIS…

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PPP Loan Forgiveness – Some Answers, Difficult Questions

When it comes to PPP loan forgiveness, there are still many difficult questions that need to be answered. Join Ulmer Partners Alan W. Scheufler and Bradley D. Kaplan, and Marcum Managing Director Dawn Minotas for a live webinar to discuss the problems and issues borrowers need to know. During the webinar, presenters…

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Litigation Challenges in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we navigate court closures, postponements, re-openings, and electronic proceedings, the future holds a gamut of claims and potential litigation. Join Ulmer Partner Jeffrey S. Dunlap for a webinar, during which Jeff will discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on litigation, including: • Anticipated claims resulting from the coronavirus…

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FINRA Addresses Online Fraud In The Face Of COVID-19

From Ulmer’s Broker-Dealer Law Corner Blog By Frances Floriano Goins I am fairly certain that at least every once in a while, you appreciate hearing from someone a bit less snarky than me.  If so, then you’re in luck!  Please enjoy this post from my partner, and my co-leader of Ulmer’s…

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