With the rise of the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the end of economic assistance from programs such as the Paycheck Protection Program and the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, the negative economic effects caused by the pandemic are still being felt by many small businesses. In light of the hardships these businesses continue to face due to the pandemic, the U.S. Small Business Administration (the
CHICAGO –Partner Erin McAdams Franzblau has been installed as the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s Treasurer and Officer on the organization’s Executive Board. The installation took place during the Chicago Chapter’s Annual Meeting on October 6th, and Erin was sworn into her new roles by the Honorable Rebecca Pallmeyer, Chief Judge of the Northern District of Illinois.
Estate Planning in the third quarter of 2021 is driven by the advance in Congress of legislation that would substantially curtail some of the most powerful techniques for reducing gift and estate taxes. This legislation would need to pass through the Congressional reconciliation process. This Client Alert written by Partner Michael D. Whitty provides information on three hot topics:
Freeborn Partner and Leader of the Environment and Energy Practice Group, Philip Comella, was recently interviewed on the Federal News Network's podcast, Federal Drive with Tom Temin. In the interview, Phil discusses the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Superfund system, and how it’s a "bad idea" to remediate the environmental hazards of PFAS [per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances] and PFOS
Freeborn attorney and member of the Corporate Practice Group, Andrew Goldstein, authored this client alert entitled, "USPTO Announces Relief for Postal Service Interruptions due to Hurricane Ida." This client alert addresses the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) relief for patent and trademark filers affected by United States Postal Service (USPS) interruptions due to Hurricane Ida
Freeborn Partners and members of the firm's Litigation Practice Group, Robert Stines and Jeremy Richardson, co-authored this client alert entitled, "What to Know About Florida’s Telephone Solicitation Act." This client alert discusses the new Florida Telephone Solicitation Act (FTSA), which became law on July 1, 2021. The FTSA imposes strict “opt-in” requirements and heavy penalties for failure to
Freeborn Partner and member of the firm's Intellectual Property Team, Delphine Knight Brown, recently authored an article for Intellectual Property Magazine entitled, "Covid conundrum." Delphine provides guidance on the competing proposals to waive IP rights related to COVID-19 vaccines that are being considered by the World Trade Organization (WTO). To read the full article, click the PDF below
Freeborn Partner and Co-Head of the Firm’s Antitrust Practice Group David Gustman recently presented a webinar program hosted by World Association of Mining Lawyers entitled, "Managing Antitrust Risk in the Mining and Metals Space: A Conversation on Collaborations, M&A, and More." David, along with two partners from White & Case LLP, addressed antitrust issues affecting a range of business
CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP announces that partner Erin McAdams Franzblau has been appointed as the firm’s Associate General Counsel for Employment Matters, effective September 16, 2021. She serves alongside Freeborn’s long-standing General Counsel, Steven Hartmann.
“We are thrilled to appoint Erin as the firm’s Associate General Counsel for Employment Matters,” said Steven M. Hartmann