COVID-19 Resources

Recently, the Merit Shop Contractor magazine featured an article by Attorney Steve Slawinski entitled “Dispute Resolution: Mediation and Arbitration in Today’s Construction World.” In this article, Attorney Slawinski describes and explains mediation and arbitration, detailing the differences between the two and ultimately how they work. Read the full article here.

With the ongoing economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, construction lien rights have become more vital than ever to businesses in the construction industry. To help navigate through this topic, Attorney Steve Slawinski recently authored an article entitled “101: Wisconsin’s Construction Lien Law,” which appeared in the State Bar of Wisconsin Construction Blog. In the […]

Recognizing the need to help clarify some of the potential questions posed from the new law, Attorneys Britany Morrison and Ryan Onosko recently presented an informational webinar entitled, “PPP Rules Under the New Flexibility Act & Loan Forgiveness FAQS.” In the webinar they discuss the new rules under the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of […]

An article by Attorneys Grant Killoran, Joe Newbold, and Erica Reib entitled “The New Wave of Litigation: An Early Report on COVID-19 Claims” is featured as the cover story in the June edition of the State Bar of Wisconsin publication Wisconsin Lawyer. In their article they analyze the claims being filed relating to the ongoing […]

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that estimated tax payments for tax year 2020, originally due April 15 and June 15, are now due July 15 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Therefore, any individual or corporation that has a quarterly estimated tax payment due has until July 15 to make that payment without penalty. This […]

Today President Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “Act”) to amend certain provisions of the CARES Act related to the forgiveness of loans under the Paycheck Protection Program  (“PPP”) and for a number of other purposes. Here are some of the key takeaways: Deadline to Use the Loan Proceeds: Borrowers […]

Attorney Jim DeJong will be featured on Money Sense presented by Ellenbecker Investment Group on WISN AM 1130. On the show, Jim provides an overview of the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the M&A market. He discusses what a business owner planning to sell a business should be doing now to prepare the business to attract qualified […]

On Friday, the SBA published its Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application, which includes instructions for completing the application.  The application can be found here.  Of note, the application contains further information with respect to the timing of paying and incurring payroll costs as that relates to calculating the amount eligible for forgiveness.  Additionally, the […]

This morning, the SBA issued much anticipated additional guidance with respect to the Paycheck Protection Program’s repayment safe harbor.  The new guidance provides significant clarity with respect to how the SBA will evaluate whether a borrower made the following certification in good faith when submitting its loan application: “Current economic uncertainty makes this loan request […]

Attorney Joseph Gumina, chair of O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C.’s labor and employment law group, was recently featured in the Super Lawyers article “Can I Lay Off My Furloughed Employees?”. In the article, Gumina shares advice regarding legal considerations employers need to be aware of when considering laying off furloughed employees during these […]

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