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May

20

Residential Real Estate Closing Process By R. Keith Gordon

The purchase of a home, is quite often, the first real exposure most people have to complex loan and purchase contracts.  The process while simple on its surface seems fairly straightforward, we consistently receive calls from individuals that have questions concerning the purchase, funding, or closing process. Please see below some of the common concerns […]

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May

15

Governor Lee Extends Executive Orders No. 36 and 37 for Continued COVID-19 Relief by Gloria D. Crawford

Earlier this week Governor Lee extended Executive Orders Nos. 36 and 37, which serve to allow the state government to continue to operate in a State of Emergency during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Parts of Executive Order No. 36 relax certain guidelines for healthcare providers to allow providers to continue to focus on treating patients […]

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Apr

30

Employees Refusing to Return to Work and Unemployment by Gaylord Gardner

With many Tennessee businesses preparing to open, a number of business owners are experiencing an unexpected response from their furloughed employees: their furloughed employees do not want to return to work and wish to continue receiving unemployment benefits.   Under the CARES Act, employees receiving unemployment are receiving an extra $600 a week in addition to […]

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Apr

27

The Tennessee Pledge and How It Works by Gloria D. Crawford

Starting today, in 89 of Tennessee’s 95 counties, businesses can and will begin re-opening in adherence with the state government’s Tennessee Pledge (“the Pledge”).* The Pledge includes CDC-based guidelines and new state protocols. It aims to provide methods for businesses to safely re-open up to the public during the pandemic. The Pledge also applies to essential […]

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Apr

24

Tax Relief in the CARES Act – Part 1

By now, many are aware of numerous programs offering loans and grants to small businesses and independent contractors in the CARES Act (the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act”). There is also substantial tax relief available to businesses and individuals in the CARES Act. Over the next few days our firm will be posting […]

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Apr

16

Options to Obtain Medications for Free or a Reduced-Cost in the Pandemic by Gloria D. Crawford

With layoffs continuing across the country, Americans are forced to make tough financial decisions. The good news is that there are options available for patients to obtain their medications for a reduced price, or in some cases, for free. Here are some programs that may be helpful: The Behavioral Health Safety Net of Tennessee & […]

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Apr

14

COVID-19 Unemployment Frequently Asked Questions

Recently, our firm has received several “lawyers near me” inquiries about whether our attorneys can assist persons filing unemployment claims as a result of the pandemic. In an effort to assist clients and potential clients as quickly as possible, we have compiled this list of frequently asked questions. Q: I was recently laid off; how […]

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Apr

10

Remote Signing of Wills: Executing Your Will During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Brittney R. Mulvaney

On April 9, 2020, Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 26 regarding remote witnessing and notarization of estate planning documents. The Executive Order sets out requirements for proper remote witnessing and notarization of legal documents, which will allow individuals to continue social distancing and/or sheltering in place during the pandemic. A couple of these […]

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Apr

8

The Importance of Advance Care Directives During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Brittney R. Mulvaney

Every year millions of Americans become incapacitated due to an illness, injury, or as a part of the aging process. If you or a loved one is ever incapacitated, who will make medical treatment decisions? Who has the authority to decide what care you will receive? An advance care directive is a document that expresses […]

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Mar

30

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

The CARES Act signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020, gives important relief to small businesses effective by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our attorneys have read the Act and are available to guide you through the relevant relief options available for your business. Some of the most important and immediate relief available are […]

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Mar

27

The CARES Act and Its Impact on Healthcare Providers by Gloria D. Crawford

Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The purpose of the CARES Act is to offer financial relief to businesses and families being impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. The CARES Act focuses on solving the numerous problems caused by the virus such as unemployment benefits, offering stimulus payments to qualifying individuals, […]

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Mar

26

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Update and Notice by Gaylord Gardner

The U.S. Department of Labor has recently provided a question and answer page regarding the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act which goes into effect on April 1, 2020 which provides employees of businesses under 500 employees with new paid sick leave for COVID-19 related leave through December 31, 2020.  The question and answer page […]

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