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Grassi: Nonprofit Checklist for COVID-19 Response

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

In times of crisis, nonprofits are often on the front lines helping communities cope and recover. The COVID-19 pandemic finds many of these same organizations sidelined due to mandatory closures, statewide quarantines, decreased donations and their own concerns for employee safety. As your nonprofit plans its response efforts to recover from the loss of programming, […]

Shearman: ESMA’s Post-Brexit Regime for UK Investment Firms – “Equivalence” or Direct Regulation?

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

The European Union’s financial regulatory regime for third-country access in many sectors relies on a framework of “equivalence,” whereby institutions based in approved non-EU countries with similar standards may have varying degrees of access to EU markets or investors, depending on the extent to which their laws and regulations achieve equivalent outcomes to those of […]

Portolano: Artificial Intelligence can Support Risk Analysis of Contracts and Definition of Mitigating Actions

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

In the current COVID-19 context (“coronavirus,” for simplicity), companies should map their contractual rights and obligations to determine whether risks exist and, if so, what mitigation actions could be put in place. This risk analysis can be made in a very short time (that is, a few hours or even less than an hour) with […]

JDMA: Physical Distancing with Social Connection

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

#SocialDistancing is a term that government and health authorities came up with to drive home the idea that people must self-isolate in order to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. But social distancing is not precisely what we are doing… and that is not a bad thing. What we are doing is physically distancing while socially connecting. […]

RavenPack Launches Free Coronavirus News Monitor to Help Data-Driven Professionals Face the Challenging New Market Conditions

Monday, March 30th, 2020

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, RavenPack, a leading provider of big data analytics, has launched a live and interactive website to help navigate the oceans of information currently available on the novel coronavirus and its impact on world affairs. The free Coronavirus News Monitor can be accessed on https://coronavirus.ravenpack.com/ CONTINUE READING… Compliments of RavenPack International […]

ThompsonHine: CARES Act, Implications for Businesses

Monday, March 30th, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), a roughly $2 trillion coronavirus response bill signed into law yesterday, is intended to provide widespread emergency relief for Americans and the country’s economy. In addition to its benefits for individuals, the bill provides aid for small businesses, large corporations, hospitals and public health agencies, […]

MarksPaneth: CARES Act, Individual and Business Relief Provisions

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Rebates Tax Relief to U.S. Individual Taxpayers Recovery Rebates The CARES Act provides cash to eligible individuals and families through a process known as “recovery rebates.” The rebate amount for individual taxpayers is $1,200 and married couples filing jointly will receive a maximum of $2,400. There is also an additional rebate of $500 for each […]

COVID-19: Working From Home

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Unprepared for the unimaginable – temporary disruption COVID-19 has forced millions of people in the US alone out of work already. Many millions still in work now do so from home, or try to, often for the first time. Given how highly unusual this situation is and the very real and understandable fear and uncertainty […]

Will We Open Up The Country Before It’s Ready?

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

The President has stated that “The cure can’t be worse than the problem.”  He said that he would like to start opening up the country to business as soon as Easter Sunday. However, the virus has already spread to all 50 states. The current thinking is to designate areas based on risk so that areas […]

GillonTax: 10 Things to Know about Corporate Tax Issues Relating to COVID-19

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Please see below an update to the corporate tax issues for European businesses in response to COVID-19. 1. Federal – Calendar 2019 Tax Filings Originally Due April 15 Can Now be Filed by July 15 2. 2019 Payment Deadline for 2019 Extended to July 15 3. 1st Quarter Payments Due April 15 Pushed to July […]