Larkin Hoffman Briefings

Larkin Hoffman Briefings

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Welcome to Larkin Hoffman series of podcasts discussing issues affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Our attorneys will address corporate, employment, real estate, construction, franchise, bankruptcy, insurance, litigation, and other matters in this series. The podcasts are 15 minutes long and can be heard at your convenience. Over the next few weeks, there will be several podcasts on developing matters.


Still no deal after second special session; legislature looks towards August primary
Aug 3 • 37 min
This week Margaret Vesel and Matthew Bergeron recap the Minnesota legislature‘s second special session and the ongoing negotiations over a capital investment bill, a tax bill, and a supplemental appropriations package. They also turn their attention…
A Summer of Special Sessions: Is July’s Special Session the Last Chance for a Deal on Bonding, COVID-19 Relief & Police Reform?
Jul 8 • 25 min
Margaret Vesel and Matthew Bergeron recap the Minnesota Legislature’s week-long June special session and preview the upcoming special session scheduled for July 13, 2020. They discuss the ongoing negotiations over law enforcement reform, capital…
Todd Freeman Explains New SBA Enhancements on Loan Forgiveness for Most PPP Borrowers
Jun 24 • 13 min
On June 16th, SBA release an updated loan forgiveness application that reflected provisions of the PPP Flexibility Act. This guidance indicates a significant change in how borrowers may qualify for loan forgiveness and criteria in selecting the 8-week vs…
CapWatch: Minnesota’s Special Session Begins Without an End in Sight
Jun 15 • 23 min
Margaret Vesel and Matthew Bergeron discuss the start of the Minnesota Legislature’s unique special session, including legislative votes to end Gov. Walz’s COVID-19 peacetime emergency and the myriad of policy and spending issues to be addressed in the…
Welcome to the CapWatch Podcast
Jun 15 • 17 min
Larkin Hoffman’s Director of Government Relations Margaret Vesel and attorney Matthew Bergeron sit down to discuss the end of Minnesota’s 2020 legislative session and preview the likely special session coming in June. They discuss the political dynamics…
Todd Freeman and Dan Kadlec Explain How the Recent PPP Flexibility Act Affects You
Jun 8 • 20 min
The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 was enacted on June 4th as a means of providing relief to PPP borrowers as to requirements that were considered to be onerous. The podcast will review the provisions of the Act and identify potential…
Paul Smith and Chris Yetka Discuss Why Covid-19 Losses May Well Be Covered under Your Business Interruption Insurance Policies
May 26 • 17 min
COVID-19 and the stay at home mandates have had a devastating impact on the business community. Many business owners are looking to their business interruption and other insurance to cover the losses but finding insurers are asserting various coverage…
Phyllis Karasov and Dan Ballintine Discuss Re-opening a “Safe” Workplace: OSHA, ADA and More
May 26 • 19 min
Employers are legally required to make their workplaces “safe” for their employees and customers. What does “safe” mean, given that no employer can guarantee a virus-free workplace? What are the rules on screening employees, taking temperatures, and…
Todd Freeman Explains the Favorable (along with some troubling) Updated Guidance from the SBA on the Forgiveness of PPP Loans
May 20 • 21 min
On May 18th, the SBA issued guidance on PPP loan forgiveness in the form of an application for such forgiveness. This podcast reviews and analyzes this guidance describing both opportunities and pitfalls. The SBA just released an application for loan…
Re-Opening A Business the Right Way: Tips to Avoid Pitfalls
May 7 • 18 min
Phyllis Karasov and Dan Ballintine discuss the matters employers need to consider when re-opening businesses after the Covid-19 shutdowns. Recalling only some employees, screening employees before they enter the workplace and dealing with employees who…
Navigating State and Local Governments During a Pandemic: How Continuing Government Action on Major Issues Can Impact Your Investments
Apr 30 • 14 min
Peter Coyle and Jacob Steen discuss the land use, government relations and regulatory environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. They share examples of how Larkin Hoffman has been able to assist clients in overcoming the unique challenges presented by a…
Unemployment and a Returning Workforce: How the CARES Act Can Increase Unemployment Benefits
Apr 29 • 23 min
Many employers are recognizing the financial strain on their employees as they begin to plan for their businesses’ future in these unprecedented times. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) contains a number of provisions that…
Phyllis Karasov and Mary Komornicka Discuss Employee Benefit Features in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
Apr 24 • 17 min
Larkin Hoffman employment law specialist Phyllis Karasov and employee benefits specialist Mary Komornicka discuss the new employee benefit features in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in our latest COVID-19 Briefing series…
Tom Flynn and Patrick Cole Discuss Bankruptcy and Business Contingency Planning
Apr 23 • 15 min
Could changes to Chapter 11 bankruptcy be the answer to many businesses’ financial worries in our COVID-19 world? Attorneys Tom Flynn and Patrick Cole explain what your options for financial relief are under the law in the latest edition of the Larkin…
Phyllis Karasov and Dan Ballintine Discuss Difficult Questions Facing Employers Under the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act
Apr 20 • 21 min
In this podcast, Larkin Hoffman employment law specialists Phyllis Karasov and Dan Ballintine answer some of the tough questions employers face under the new Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (“FFCRA”). Under the FFCRA, employers with fewer than 500…
Todd Freeman and Dan Kadlec Provide Guidance on Managing PPP Proceeds to Maximize Loan Forgiveness
Apr 16 • 26 min
Your business has successfully applied for a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program. You either have received the loan proceeds or are awaiting receipt of the proceeds. This podcast addresses the management of the proceeds to ensure proper use of them…
Bill Griffith and Tim Rye Discuss Land Use and Real Estate Issues Affected by the COVID-19 Crisis
Apr 9 • 15 min
Bill Griffith and Tim Rye discuss Land Use and Real Estate Issues Affected by the pandemic. In particular, they will address The pandemic’s impact on value for property taxes The timing of property tax payments, appeals and extensions The timing for…