SEC Adopts Temporary Rules to Loosen Crowdfunding Regulation in Light of COVID-19

 In recognition of the particular effect of COVID-19 on small businesses, the SEC issued temporary rules earlier this month to allow small businesses greater access to interstate crowdfunding. The federal requirements for crowdfunding, called Regulation Crowdfunding or Regulation CF, had slow approval processes and arduous requirements which made it difficult for small businesses to access …

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COVID-19: News and Resources Main Page

We know this is a highly unsettled and uncertain time. We are all grasping for clarity and comfort as we self-quarantine and check in (virtually) on loved ones and colleagues.  Know that our remote-first team is fully operational and here to support our clients in whatever way we can. We will be regularly compiling relevant …

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COVID-19: Useful Resources

General Information and Business Support National Assistance Small Business Association Disaster Assistance Loans: Application (applicable if your area has been declared eligible for disaster loan assistance) SBA Express Bridge Loan Program Small Business Association Local Assistance Directory Small Business Association Funding and Lender Match programs Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers Tax deferral for individual and non-corporate tax filers from April 15 to July …

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COVID-19: Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family and Medical Leave

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December …

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COVID-19: Invisible Frontline

We are now over a month into the COVID crisis.  While the disease is new and hard to deal with, what is not new is the social inequities that have only grown during this crisis. This disease has really highlighted the horrific ways in which our country has treated low wage workers, gig workers, and …

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COVID-19: MA Eviction and Mortgage Relief Update

Massachusetts is one step (or, well, one signature) away from providing massive relief to  commercial and residential tenants. Since our last update, the Massachusetts senate and the house have passed different versions and those versions went into conferencing. The House has released the compromise bill H.4647 which many expect to be signed by the Governor.  …

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COVID-19: Presentation on Adaptations, Relief Programs, and Resources for Small and Medium Businesses, Nonprofits, and Freelancers

Jason and Francisca presented to the Boulder County Bar Association on COVID-19 Programs and Resources for Small and Medium Businesses, Nonprofits, and Freelancers. In this presentation, they discussed the most important relief granted to small-and medium-sized businesses, nonprofits, and freelancers by the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Families First Coronavirus …

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COVID-19: Paycheck Protection Program Loan

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (also known as the “CARES Act”) was enacted on March 27, 2020. A key program, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), is a loan designed to enable small and medium-sized businesses to keep workers paid and employed. The Department of Treasury and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) …

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