March 2020

Extension of April 15th Tax Payment and Filing Deadline in Response to COVID-19

On March 21, 2020, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the Federal income tax filing and payment due date will be automatically extended until July 15, 2020.Any individual, trust, estate, corporation, or unincorporated…

Law Enforcement Actions in the Wake of COVID-19

The Department of Justice, State Attorney Generals and federal and state regulators will be vigilant and aggressive in identifying, investigating and prosecuting fraud. Industries that are involved in government contracting and receive federal and state…

President Trump Signs “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (H.R. 6201)

On March 25, 2020 the DOL's Wage and Hour Division issued it's first round of guidance.On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” which passed by a majority of votes in both houses of Co…

December 2019

Hinckley Allen Represents Hartford Courant in First Amendment Case

Hinckley Allen attorney William S. Fish, Jr. along with the Hartford Courant and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, recently filed suit in U.S. District Court in regards to a new Connecticut law that may violate speech and open government ri…

November 2019

Proposed SEC Exemptive Order Provides Limited Municipal Advisor Relief

Last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a proposed exemptive order (Release No. 34-87204) that would permit a registered municipal advisor, acting on behalf of a municipal issuer or obligated person, to solicit certain institutional…

Selecting Distinctive, Registerable & “Ownable” Brand Names

Selecting a brand name for a company or its products or services is often one of the most challenging and complex initiatives that a company can undertake. At the heart of the issue is the desire to create a name that is distinctive and “ownable,” whil…