Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Michael J. Kelly and Terrence J. Sheahan have been named Co-Leaders of the Litigation Practice Group, Kimberly A. Beis has been named Co-Leader of the Intellectual Property Practice Group, Marc B. Zimmerman has been named Leader of the Labor and Employment Practice Group and Katheleen A. Ehrhart and Steven D. Pearson have been named Co-Leaders of the Insurance Brokerage Group.
Estate Planning in the first quarter of 2021 provides continuing opportunities for clients seeking to preserve and transfer wealth while minimizing or avoiding gift taxes. This Client Alert provides information on three hot topics
In late December of 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “CAA”) was signed into law which contains approximately $900 billion in additional coronavirus (COVID-19) relief funding programs. Among those programs is an additional $284 billion in additional aid to small businesses to be allocated via a second round of Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans. These new loans will be made available both to qualifying new borrowers and borrowers who have previously received a PPP loan. Learn more in this Client Alert written by Partner Anthony Zeoli.
As an update to prior Freeborn alerts (available here and here), the United States Copyright Office announced on January 7, 2021, that it is extending certain timing adjustments due to the pandemic through March 9, 2021. Under the Copyright Act, a copyright owner generally is eligible to recover attorney’s fees and costs and statutory damages (“Remedies”) in an infringement action only if the work is registered prior to the infringement or within three months of the work’s first publication. The effective date of registration is the date when the Copyright Office receives the application
Freeborn Partner and Leader of the Environment and Energy Practice Group, Philip Comella, was recently interviewed by Waste 360 for an article entitled, "What Landfill Operators Should Know About Nuisance Law." Phil shares that the main defense for operators who receive complaints or face charges is to show they comply with their permits and that they act reasonably in controlling odors. He states that internal inspections are also key to an operator’s defense against claims. To learn more or read the full article, click here.
Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Sarah A. Gottlieb, an Associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, has received the Federal Bar Association President’s Award from the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA).
Under the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”), PPP loan borrowers are, and always have been, required to certify that the requested PPP loan funds are necessary to support their “ongoing operations” in light of the economic uncertainties created by COVID-19. However, since the inception of the program there has been a lot of ambiguity as to how, and as of when, a particular borrower’s need is to be assessed for purposes of being able to make such certification. That ambiguity recently increased significantly when the Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) started sending out a “Loan
CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew J. O’Hara, a Partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and Co-Leader of the Complex Litigation Group, has been named a BTI Client Service All-Star MVP 2020 by BTI Consulting Group. This year, corporate counsel clients identified 475 attorneys in the U.S. and beyond, among 650 law firms serving large organizations, to be named BTI Client Service All-Stars who stand above all the others in delivering the absolute best in client service. Matt was one of only 61 attorneys named an All-Star MVP for having earned this