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COVID-19: New Guidance on Liquidity Requirements for PPP Loans

By: Barry Weiskopf and Lauren Ellison
May 13, 2020
On April 29, 2020, the SBA released guidance addressing whether businesses owned by private companies with adequate sources of liquidity to support the business’ ongoing operations qualify for a Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan.  In its guidance, the SBA stated that businesses tha... Read more >

COVID-19: Major Mid-Stream Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program

By: Lauren Ellison and Barry Weiskopf
May 5, 2020
The Small Business Administration (SBA), the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”), and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) continue to provide guidance regarding how they will administer, oversee, and treat loans issued in connection with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), some ... Read more >

COVID-19: Force Majeure Clauses and What They Mean to You

By: Lauren Ellison
April 24, 2020
As businesses strive to stay afloat in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are looking to existing contractual obligations to determine how and when they will be required to perform, and what they will be on the hook for in the event they are unable to do so. Force majeure clauses... Read more >

COVID-19: What Borrowers Need to do after Receiving PPP Loan Proceeds

By: Emerson L. Dorsey and Barry Weiskopf
April 16, 2020
With many Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) borrowers having received their loan proceeds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), or receiving them soon, what should borrowers do after receiving their loan? Spend the Loan Proceeds on Permissible Items... Read more >

Veto Override: New "Ban the Box" Legislation Takes Effect February 29, 2020

By: Melissa Calhoon Jones
February 24, 2020
On January 30, 2020, the Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Hogan’s veto of a 2019 bill prohibiting Maryland employers with 15 or more full-time employees from making criminal history inquiries before the first in-person interview.  This new law will take effect on February ... Read more >

Proposed Family Law Bills in the 2020 Session of the General Assembly

By: Ferrier R. Stillman and Kerianne P. Kemmerzell
February 5, 2020
Two bills, which affect child support, divorcing couples, and the practice of family law, will be considered in the 2020 Session of the Maryland General Assembly. The first bill, if passed, would authorize the court to grant a divorce on the grounds of “separation of affection” if the parties... Read more >

Should They Stay or Should They Go?

By: Danielle H. Russell
January 17, 2020
The New Requirements for Involuntary Discharges in Maryland Skilled Nursing Facilities. Beginning October 1, 2019, nursing facilities in Maryland have been subject to additional statutory requirements and restrictions on the involuntary discharge of a resident.  Non-compliance with these req... Read more >