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CARES Act of 2020 Summary (Downloadable PDF)

On March 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. With that act, over $2 trillion in emergency assistance and healthcare response for individuals, families and businesses will soon be available. For businesses and non-profits, the law makes available new loans, grants, tax…

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Coronavirus Stimulus Bill: Key Provisions in the CARES Act

The coronavirus stimulus bill, now known as the CARES Act, is designed to shore up an economy that has been quickly devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's what's in it. The largest economic stimulus bill in the history of the United States inches closer to finalization as lawmakers respond to…

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Quick Guide to Employer Options During COVID-19 Pandemic

On top of maintaining employee health and safety—while trying to hold on to customers—many employers are seeking guidance as to the available options they can consider during potential business interruption caused by COVID-19. Below is a non-exhaustive list of options that an employer may wish to explore to make the…

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Early Details of the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

Details of the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill negotiated between the Senate and White House early this morning are now coming to light. Here's what we know. "Ladies and gentlemen, we are done," White House legislative affairs director Eric Ueland said right before 1 a.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2020, after leaving…

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COVID-19 Relief Bill Impacts Employers

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that many of you are considering what options are available to you as an employer. Below is some important information on recent legislation, which we are happy to discuss with you at any time. Earlier today President Trump signed into law…

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Trademark Clearance: What Every Brewery Must Know

McLaughlin, PC has developed a streamlined process for handling trademark clearance that involves clients doing some of the research themselves, helping to reduce legal fees.  Matthew McLaughlin explained the firm's trademark clearance process in the second article of a four-part series he wrote for the University of Vermont’s Continuing and…

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B.R. Distilling: Surfing the Craft Whiskey Boom to High Growth

B.R. Distilling Company's CEO McCauley Williams sees great growth potential in their American whiskey startup out of Memphis, Tennessee. The career change that McCauley Williams made in his late 20s would likely send a mother’s heart into palpitations. But his switch from a mergers-and-acquisitions attorney at a prestigious law firm…

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Women in Brewing: Lisa Miller

Despite the gains women have made in brewing, Lisa Miller believes it is still very much a man’s world. When the CEO of Natchez Brewing Company is with her husband Pat, the head brewer, at events, he gets addressed first 99 percent of the time because others assume he is…

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What to Consider Before Expanding Your Craft Brewery

Before expanding your craft brewery, what items do you need on your checklist? Matthew McLaughlin explores the steps in an article written with Kate Lumpkin of Live Oak Bank. The meteoric rise of craft breweries has resulted in a corresponding rise in competition. Our own Matthew McLaughlin addressed that growth…

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