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September 2020

Land Use Considerations for Converting Vacant Retail Space for Distribution Spaces

The continued decline of big box retailers, particularly in the wake of COVID-19, has left large spaces in malls and shopping plazas vacant. In the wake of the increasing availability of spaces with large footprints, there has been a growing trend towards …

Hartford Law Firms See Spike in COVID-19-related Business

This article was originally featured in the September 21, 2020 issue of the Hartford Business Journal. To view the original, please click here.As business slowed down at companies across Greater Hartford in mid-March due to COVID-19-related shutdowns, it p…

SEC Issues Final Rule Amending Definition of “Accredited Investor”

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has issued a final rule (the “Rule") revising the definition of “accredited investor” under Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “1933 Act”) [Click for link], which defi…

August 2020

DOL Updates FAQs on FFCRA Back to School Issues

Since posting its original guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in March, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has continued to update its Questions and Answers. Most recently, the DOL provided FAQs addressing a variety of issues r…

Right of Publicity Laws: New Hampshire

A Q&A guide to New Hampshire right of publicity laws. This Q&A addresses the types of persons and aspects of identity protected by the right of publicity, remedies for violations of the right, defenses to right of publicity claims, personal jurisdi…

SBA Creates Exception to Owner-Employee Compensation Rule, Clarifies Eligibility of Certain Nonpayroll Costs for Forgiveness

On August 24, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) released a new Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) interim final rule to create a new exception to the owner-employee compensation rule and to clarify whether certain nonpayroll costs are elig…