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Introducing Virtual Hearing Officer Conference (VHOC) System Photo

Introducing Virtual Hearing Officer Conference (VHOC) System

April 16, 2020 Committees

Dear Colleagues,  I hope you and your families are safe and healthy during this time. Over the past couple of weeks, we have been in communication with Judge Scott Schlegel, Judge Lee Faulkner, and Hearing Officer Lisa Matthews of the … Read More »

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CARES Act Temporarily Amends Bankruptcy Code

April 15, 2020 Committees

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), a $2.2 trillion stimulus package intended to help stabilize the U.S. economy in connection with the shutdown caused b… Read More »

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Security Issues Involved with Working at Home

April 8, 2020 Committees

INTRODUCTION I was asked last week to discuss the security issues involved with working at home in this new era of social distancing. To help answer the question, I called Craig Beyer of Optiable ( https://optiable.com ) in Baton Rouge. Craig is a… Read More »

An Overview of COVID-19 Federal Legislative Response Photo

An Overview of COVID-19 Federal Legislative Response

April 2, 2020 Committees

Congress has passed several pieces of legislation to assist individuals and businesses affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The Families First Coronavirus Response Act The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)… Read More »

Key Considerations For Louisiana Contract Parties In The Face Of Covid-19-Related Failures to Perform Photo

Key Considerations For Louisiana Contract Parties In The Face Of Covid-19-Related Failures to Perform

April 1, 2020 Committees

OVERVIEW The COVID-19 pandemic's rapid onset has dramatically disrupted almost every aspect of our lives. In a matter of days, vibrant springtime plans of festivals, conferences, weddings, vacations, and social gatherings have been replaced wi… Read More »

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Tax Relief

March 30, 2020 Committees

Want a down and dirty cheat sheet on federal and Louisiana state tax relief in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)?  Like all things tax related, there are lots of nuances, but here’s the skinny. IRS extends time to file tax retur… Read More »

Free Webinar! Coronavirus: Issues Affecting the Oil and Gas Industry Photo

Free Webinar! Coronavirus: Issues Affecting the Oil and Gas Industry

March 27, 2020 Committees

A Message from the Oil and Gas Committee Chair Colleen C. Jarrott These are unprecedented times for the oil & gas industry i… Read More »

What is your response to Covid-19? A Perspective from a Solo/Small Firm Practitioner Photo

What is your response to Covid-19? A Perspective from a Solo/Small Firm Practitioner

March 18, 2020 Committees

No one can deny that the pandemic we are experiencing is unprecedented. The slowdown in the economy will have serious effects on most of us. Each will have to navigate their economic path with restraint and common sense.  Keep your ears open for… Read More »

Navigating Coronavirus Through the Myriad of Employment Laws: Legal Issues Employers Need to Consider Photo

Navigating Coronavirus Through the Myriad of Employment Laws: Legal Issues Employers Need to Consider

March 12, 2020 Committees

The recent uptick in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases — both abroad and in the United States — should be on every employer’s radar. The time for planning is now. Being prepared for an outbreak (or even worse, a pandemic) tr… Read More »

Coronavirus: Its Impact on Chapter 11 Cases Photo

Coronavirus: Its Impact on Chapter 11 Cases

March 11, 2020 Committees

How might the Coronavirus impact Chapter 11 cases to create a “new normal”? Will a new global health situation provide a better chance at reorganization versus company fire sales? Read on to see what the author presents as a unique creati… Read More »