Forensic and Litigation

Force Majeure Considerations Relating to COVID-19

While business owners attempt to find creative ways to protect their assets and operate during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, one term that keeps creeping into conversation as it relates to contracts and leases is force majeure. Force majeure is a French phrase meaning a superior force. Sometimes referred to as an “act of God,” force…

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Small Business Forgivable Loan Program Under the CARES Act & Other Relief

The Senate and House have passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which is a stimulus package for the nation and includes several important opportunities for small businesses to receive assistance. The law was signed by the President on Friday, March 27, 2020. In this legislation, there are several relief programs for…

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An Overview on the CARES Act & What It Means For Businesses

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (the “Act”), a $2 trillion stimulus package, has officially been signed into law. The bipartisan deal allocates $2 trillion in an effort to mitigate the fallout from the COVID-19 crisis, including $1.5 trillion in spending and tax cuts and $500 billion in loans—$454 billion of which was…

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An Overview on the CARES Act & What It Means For Individuals

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (the “Act”), a $2 trillion stimulus package, has officially been signed into law. The bipartisan deal allocates $2 trillion in an effort to mitigate the fallout from the COVID-19 crisis, including $1.5 trillion in spending and tax cuts and $500 billion in loans—$454 billion of which was…

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Tax Notice 2020-18: What You Need to Know

This week in Notice 2020-18, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced special federal income tax return filing and payment relief in response to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.  This notice expands on and supersedes 2020-17 issued on March 18, 2020.  Just as news of the virus changes frequently, so does the…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact, Risk & Response Toolkit

Due to the rapid acceleration of the COVID-19 pandemic, countless organizations are putting together strategic plans in order to alleviate the potential effects on their operations, while continuing to meet the needs of their customers and constituents. As of right now, it is too premature to be able to evaluate the final outcomes this pandemic…

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Business Sustainability Checklist for Nonprofit Organizations During Crisis

During an unprecedented crisis such as the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, an organization’s greatest chances of survival dramatically improve if it takes proactive measures to preserve cash immediately instead of taking a purely reactive “wait and see” mentality. The expression “cash is king” refers to the importance of cash flow in the overall fiscal health of a business.  This…

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Business Sustainability Checklist for Organizations During Crisis

During an unprecedented crisis such as the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, a business’s greatest chances of survival dramatically improve if it takes proactive measures to preserve cash immediately instead of taking a purely reactive “wait and see” mentality. The expression “cash is king” refers to the importance of cash flow in the overall fiscal health of a business.  This…

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The Emergence of 5G Wireless Communications: Why You Should Be Concerned

This article was featured in The Legal Intelligencer and on Law.com. Devices and Data in Leaps and Bounds The 1980s witnessed the world’s entry into data movement, as defined by generational wireless infrastructure. This first generation, or 1G, was the backbone that powered the brick-sized, hand-held, mobile devices with extending antennas, bag phones and the…

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Protecting Loans and Collateral: A Forensic Refresher

Lenders, usually through their legal counsel and/or compliance and risk departments, retain forensic accountants to uncover hidden assets when faced with a borrower’s default and failure to comply with stipulated loan obligations.  Such loans are generally collateralized through the borrower’s pledge of real estate, accounts receivable, inventory and other business or personal assets. Attempts to…

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