March 25 2020
by Andrew D. McCarthy
On Wednesday, March 25, the Senate and the White House reached a deal regarding a $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus package.
The Senate plans to vote on the legislation on March 25. Then the House will need to pass it before it goes to the President to sign it into law. For the House to pass it quickly on Wednesday, the vote would need to happen by a voice vote without any objections from any member of the House,
March 24 2020
by Andrew D. McCarthy
and Jim Clarke
As COVID-19 imposes challenges on our communities, Weintraub is tracking developments to help you deal with the pandemic’s business and legal implications.
I. SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing low-interest working capital loans of up to $2 million to small businesses and nonprofits affected by COVID-19 in presidential and SBA-declared disaster areas. Borrowers can use the loans to cover accounts payable,
March 23 2020
by Josh H. Escovedo
As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, on March 16, 2020, Governor Newsom issued an executive order authorizing local governments to halt evictions, slow foreclosures, and protect against utility shutoffs. In response, numerous California municipalities have passed emergency orders enacting moratoriums on evictions. These orders vary from entity to entity, with some protecting only residential tenants, and others including commercial tenants. The orders also vary from entity to entity to the extent that some constitute a blanket moratorium,
October 23 2019
by Daniel C. Kim
The Trusts & Estates Law Blog
California Trusts and Estates Quarterly
This article was first published in Volume 25, Issue 3, 2019 of the California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, reprinted by permission.
Those of us who watched AMC’s hit drama “Breaking Bad” may recall the scene in the pilot episode where Walt and Jesse set out to dissolve a dead body in hydrofluoric acid. Jesse neglects to take Walt’s (the chemistry teacher’s) advice to dissolve the body in a plastic container and instead uses a bathtub,
August 6 2019
by Aman Badyal
Opportunity Zones (or OZs) may be the most talked-about provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. There are many twists and turns on the yellow brick road to completing an OZ project. This article sets forth the underlying rationale of the OZ program, its principal tax benefits, an overview of the basic requirements for making an eligible investment, and certain common problems encountered by taxpayers seeking to take advantage of OZs. In particular,