PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTIAL FORECLOSURE AND EVICTION STAY

Citing the potential health risk created by the displacement of individuals from their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Wolf issued an Order on May 7, 2020 staying the issuance of statutorily required pre-foreclosure notices. Similarly, Governor Wolf’s Order extends time periods for notices required prior to the initiation of residential eviction proceedings. Click here […]

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CALLING ALL THOSE RECEIVING GOVERNMENT BENEFITS WITH DEPENDENTS – FILING DEADLINE IS MAY 5, 2020

In a world rife with continued uncertainty and economic turmoil, the IRS has reminded those receiving government benefits with dependents that they may be entitled to additional $500 payments per qualifying child if they apply by today, May 5, 2020. All they need to do– is ask. Individuals receiving Social Security retirement, survivor or disability […]

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Nursing Home Lawsuits in Pennsylvania

The new coronavirus has drastically impacted people across the United States, and the world. Unfortunately, among those impacted are individuals currently residing in nursing homes. Since nursing homes are so crowded, understaffed, and more, many people are contracting the virus in these enclosed, clustered spaces. Because of this, many families across the state of Pennsylvania […]

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WILL THE PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATURE REQUIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES TO PROVIDE BUSINESS INTERRUPTION COVERAGE?

It is now a little more than 6 weeks since Governor Wolf ordered the closure of all non-life-sustaining businesses on March 19, 2020.  Since then, many small businesses have notified their insurance carriers of their business interruption claims for loss of business income and expense.  The insurance companies are uniformly denying these claims based, in […]

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PPP LOANS AND THE $2 MILLION AUDIT: NOT ALL IS FORGIVEN

As we previously wrote, the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) is intended to be a lifeline for small businesses suffering during the coronavirus crisis. The focus of that article was to highlight the need for proper underwriting to address possible fraud.  This entry builds upon the prior writing and addresses the Treasury Department’s latest effort to […]

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APRIL 24, 2020 – PPP UPDATES

There have been two new major developments in the Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”). President Trump just signed a bill into law approving additional funds for the PPP and the SBA has issued new guidelines for the PPP. I. Since the $349 billion of loans to small businesses was quickly exhausted, the Senate and the House […]

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U.S. Senate Approves Additional 320 Billion To Paycheck Protection Program

ATTENTION SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS: A SECOND BITE OF THE (PPP) APPLE On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, the U. S. Senate passed an interim funding bill which provides for additional forgivable loans to businesses and non-profit organizations. The bill includes $320B for the popular Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). The original funding for the PPP in the […]

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Why You Need to Create an Estate Plan For Uncertain Times

There are few things more important in life than creating a comprehensive estate plan. Times like these show us just how important it truly is to prepare for the unexpected. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Pennsylvania estate planning attorneys to learn more. What are some of the most important estate planning […]

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FRAUD vs. UNDERWRITING: AVOIDING PPP LENDER LIABILITY

The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) is a crucial lifeline for small businesses suffering during the coronavirus crisis. As such, participating lenders face a tidal wave of desperate small business owners seeking to keep their businesses afloat. As many lenders will attest, the absence of guidance from the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) resulted in chaotic implementation […]

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THE DENIAL OF YOUR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE CLAIM MAY NOT BE JUSTIFIED UNDER THE LAW

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cash flow of your business has diminished or all but disappeared.  You do not know if your business will survive the pandemic and resume normal operations.  In an effort to replace the revenue your business has lost, you filed a claim for business interruption losses with your business’ insurance […]

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