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September 1, 2020

SEC Expands Definition of “Accredited Investor”

On Aug. 26, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted amendments to the “accredited investor” definition, one of the principal tests for determining who is eligible to participate in our private capital markets. This amendment significantly expands what persons and entities may qualify as "accredited investors" under Rule 501(a) of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933. Background Under the federal securities laws, a company that offers or sells its securities must register its securities with the SEC…


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July 7, 2020

Face Mask Requirements

This briefing is not intended to and does not constitute legal or medical advice. Questions concerning how the law applies to your specific factual circumstance should be directed to one of our attorneys at the firm. Kansas City Order On June 26, 2020, Kansas City mayor Quinton Lucas announced the latest amendment and update to the COVID-19 emergency response (“9th Amended Order”). This 9th Amended Order went into effect as of Monday, June 29, 2020, and will remain in effect…


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April 4, 2020

COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Legal Update: CARES Act

This briefing is not intended to and does not constitute legal or medical advice. Questions concerning how the law applies to your specific factual circumstance should be directed to one of our attorneys at the firm. On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) was signed into law. The law provides assistance through a $2.2 trillion emergency economic relief package that will provide to American citizens, and various businesses and government entities, who have…


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April 2, 2020

COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Legal Update: DOL Small Employer Rule

This briefing is not intended to and does not constitute legal or medical advice. Questions concerning how the law applies to your specific factual circumstance should be directed to one of our attorneys at the firm. On March 18, 2020, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA") was signed into law. The FFCRA contains two separate acts that provide paid leave for absences resulting from coronavirus ("COVID-19"): the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid…


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March 31, 2020

COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Legal Update – DOL Small Employer Exemption

This briefing is not intended to and does not constitute legal or medical advice. Questions concerning how the law applies to your specific factual circumstance should be directed to one of our attorneys at the firm. On March 18, 2020, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA") was signed into law.  The FFCRA contains two separate acts that provide paid leave for absences resulting from coronavirus ("COVID-19"):  the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid…


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March 26, 2020

COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Legal Update: DOL Issues Model Notice

This briefing is not intended to and does not constitute legal or medical advice. Questions concerning how the law applies to your specific factual circumstance should be directed to one of our attorneys at the firm. On March 18, 2020, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA") was signed into law.  The FFCRA contains two separate acts that provide paid leave for absences resulting from coronavirus ("COVID-19"): the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid…


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March 25, 2020

COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Legal Update: DOL Issues Guidance for Paid Leave

Yesterday, March 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published guidance to provide information to employees and employers regarding the paid leave requirements extended by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The published guidance was provided in three separate documents: a Fact Sheet for Employees, a Fact Sheet for Employers, and a Questions and Answers document. These documents addresses critical questions, such as how an employer must count the number of their employees to…


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March 23, 2020

COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Legal Update: FAQs for Employers

This briefing is not intended to and does not constitute legal or medical advice. Questions concerning how the law applies to your specific factual circumstance should be directed to one of our attorneys at the firm. On March 18, 2020, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA") was signed into law.  The FFCRA contains two separate acts that provide paid leave for absences resulting from coronavirus ("COVID-19"):  the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid…


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March 18, 2020

COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) LEGAL UPDATE: PREPARING FOR DISTRESSED ASSETS

This briefing is not intended to and does not constitute legal advice. Questions concerning how the law applies to your specific factual circumstance should be directed to one of our attorneys at the firm. A quick scroll through today’s headlines reveals the far-reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy. The pandemic’s reach is wide-ranging, impacting both global stock markets and main street businesses alike. Your business, whether a startup or an established multi-generational company, faces unique challenges…


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March 18, 2020

COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) LEGAL UPDATE: FAQs FOR BUSINESSES

COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) LEGAL UPDATE: FAQs FOR BUSINESSES This briefing is not intended to and does not constitute legal or medical advice. Questions concerning how the law applies to your specific factual circumstance should be directed to one of our attorneys at the firm. What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is a respiratory virus that causes illness ranging from mild to severe and, in some cases, can be fatal. Symptoms typically include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Some people infected with the…


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