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Under the CARES Act, Qualifying Businesses Can Obtain Forgivable Loans to Cover Eligible Expenses

By: Scott Emery , Eric Friske | April 1, 2020

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. The CARES Act includes a range of provisions intended to provide financial relief to individuals, families, and businesses in response to the economic fall-out of the coronavirus pandemic. A key component of the Act, designed to incentivize […]

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Contractual Obligations During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Avoidance, Enforcement, and Renegotiation

By: David Bradley Olsen , Eric Friske | March 30, 2020

As coronavirus-related quarantines, government shutdowns, and widespread layoffs bring the world economy to a halt, some businesses may be unable to meet their existing contractual obligations, and others may be stuck with contracts that no longer serve any purpose. To survive in this rapidly changing and uncertain environment, business owners and executives need to understand […]


Coronavirus Threat Should Prompt Action on Key Estate Planning Documents

By: Brigitt Orfield , Lloyd Stern , Maria Pitner | March 27, 2020

As the world navigates the onset of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and volatile financial markets, it is understandable to be anxious about the uncertainty that lies ahead. During this difficult time, the Henson Efron Estate Planning team is here to help you get peace of mind that your affairs are in order and you are prepared for […]

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Managing Co-Parenting Time Schedules During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Clarification of What’s Allowed Under the Just Released Minnesota Executive Order 20-20

By: Kathryn (Katy) Graves | March 26, 2020

On March 25, 2020, Governor Walz issued Emergency Executive Order 20-20 directing most residents of the State of Minnesota to “stay at home or their place of residence” beginning March 27, 2020, at 11:59 pm through April 10, 2020, at 5:00 pm. Many of our family law clients have asked how the “stay at home” order […]


Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What employers and employees need to know about emergency paid sick leave and family leave.

By: John Bisanz, Jr. , Eric Friske | March 24, 2020

As the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic rapidly alters the way many Americans work and live, certain employers will now need to be prepared for significant paid sick and family leave changes going into effect in less than two weeks. The recently enacted “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (FFCRA), which goes into effect on April 2, […]

Does your business have insurance coverage for losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic?

Coronavirus and Insurance Coverage: Does your business have insurance coverage for losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic?

By: David Bradley Olsen , Scott Neilson , Court Anderson , Eric Friske | March 20, 2020

Insurance policies contain countless provisions that provide or exclude coverage for events that most people would never anticipate. The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is one of those unanticipated events, and businesses are advised to carefully review their insurance policies for possible coverage. As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the world, the disease outbreak has disrupted […]