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ALBANY, N.Y. (January 20, 2021) – Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, has announced six new partners: Erin Callahan, Rochelle Cavanagh, Jon Crain, Cianna Freeman-Tolbert, Charles Gottlieb and Daniel Hubbell.“We’re delighted to welcome such a highly talented group of lawyers to our partnership,” said John Henry, Co-Managing Partner. “Each of our new partners have distinguished themselves as attorneys and will continue to [...]

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP, the largest and most well-respected law firm in the Capital Region, is pleased to congratulate four of its partners who have been named Lawyers of the Year in the 27th edition of Best Lawyers in America. The designation is based on extremely high feedback among peers in the legal profession, as only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with the distinguished award.Best Lawyers was created to serve as a valuable [...]

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PPP Loans - Flexibility Amendment.pdfThe federal government enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which is designed to provide financial relief to American businesses in response to the economic fallout from the efforts to stem the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. One of the core pieces of the CARES Act is the provision of hundreds of billions of dollars for small businesses through federally-backed loans under an expanded Small Business Administration (SBA) [...]

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Plan Now For Reopening to Avoid Employee Claims Later.pdfOn May 4, 2020, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed that as regions begin to reopen, businesses must have a reopening plan that will include certain measures to help lower the risk of the spread of COVID-19 infections. The reopening plan must address: An adjustment of workplace hours and arrangements, if needed, to reduce workplace density; The implementation of workplace social distancing measures; The [...]

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Received PPP Funding - Now What.pdfWith PPP funds now issued, employers are starting to bring employees back to work. This process is not always easy, however, and many employers are faced with the possibility that employees will refuse to return to the workplace. So, what to do if an individual refuses to come back to work? What impact will that refusal have on an employer’s PPP loan forgiveness? On May 3, 2020, the Department of Treasury confirmed that while employers must meet the [...]

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