Lewis Rice Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

The legal and business challenges raised by the unpredictable and evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to change on a near hourly basis. To stay abreast of the emerging issues, Lewis Rice has formed a COVID-19 Task Force, which brings together subject matter authorities from various practice areas within the Firm who stand ready to assist our clients as they navigate these complex challenges. Our attorneys are closely monitoring these developments as they occur and will make regular updates to our resource center. Click here to subscribe to receive our alerts via e-mail or to manage your subscription.

COVID-19 Resource Library

Lewis Rice regularly publishes new COVID-19 alerts. Featured at the top of this resource list are collections of our most read alerts. Below the line break is a library of COVID-19 guidance from a variety of practice groups. Click here to subscribe to receive our alerts via e-mail or to manage your subscription.

Tax

11.24.20 | Buyers May Be Eligible for the Employee Retention Credit Even If They Acquire Equity or Assets of PPP Loan Borrowers

11.24.20 | Additional IRS Guidance on Business Expenses Funded by Paycheck Protection Program Loans

9.01.20 | IRS Notice 2020-65 Provides Limited Guidance on Presidential Memorandum Permitting Payroll Tax Deferral

5.27.20 | Key Guidance on Claiming the Employee Retention Credit under the CARES Act

5.27.20 | No Deduction for Business Expenses Paid Out of Forgivable Payroll Protection Program Loans

4.16.20 | Congress Provides Financial Relief for Taxpayers During Coronavirus Outbreak

4.15.20 | IRS Gives Taxpayers 3-Month Extension to Make Tax Payments and File Tax Returns

4.10.20 | New Tax Credits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

SBA Loans

10.05.20 | SBA Issues New Procedures and Requirements for M&A Transactions Involving PPP Loans

8.25.20 | SBA Issues New PPP Rule on Owner-Employee Compensation and Nonpayroll Costs

8.05.20 | New FAQs on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Issued

6.18.20 | New Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Applications and Interim Final Rule Issued

6.04.20 | The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Makes Significant Changes to the PPP

5.26.20 | Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Review Procedures: What Borrowers and Lenders Need to Know

5.26.20 | Interim Final Rule on Forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans Issued

5.18.20 | Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application Issued – How Borrowers Ask for Forgiveness

5.13.20 | Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) FAQ Updated with Guidance on Necessity Certification and Eligibility

4.23.20 | Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) FAQ Updated to Address Certification Liability – Applicants and Borrowers Should Beware

4.15.20 | SBA Paycheck Protection Program Rule: Guidance for Self-Employed Individuals

4.09.20 | Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Independent Contractors

4.07.20 | SBA Paycheck Protection Program Frequently Asked Questions Updated to Address Key Issues

4.03.20 | SBA Paycheck Protection Program Rule Issued: What Lenders Need to Know

4.03.20 | SBA Paycheck Protection Program Rule Issued: What Borrowers Need to Know

4.01.20 | Treasury Department Issues Initial Guidance on SBA Paycheck Protection Program

3.26.20 | The SBA Paycheck Protection Loan Program

3.24.20 | COVID-19 and the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

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Coronavirus Response Act | Employment

9.15.20 | Revised DOL Rule Means More Health Care Workers Are Eligible for Paid Coronavirus-Related Leave

7.02.20 | St. Louis City and County Issue Orders Requiring Face Coverings

6.29.20 | St. Louis County Updates Re-Opening Orders and Issues New Guidelines

6.12.20 | Local Public Health Orders to Continue Limiting Business Activities after Missouri’s Statewide Restrictions End on June 16, 2020

6.03.20 | St. Louis County Amends Guidelines and Re-Opening Orders in Effort to Further Ease Restrictions on Individuals and Businesses

5.13.20 | Central Issues with Re-Opening Orders for City and County of St. Louis for Employers to Consider

5.08.20 | Webinar recording | Reopening During COVID-19: Questions Employers Must Consider before Bringing Employees Back to Work

5.01.20 | Reopening During COVID-19: Questions Employers Must Consider before Bringing Employees Back To Work

4.06.20 | Department of Labor Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Takeaways Part Two

4.03.20 | Department of Labor Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Takeaways Part One

3.18.20 | Coronavirus Response Act – What Employers Need to Know

3.17.20 | Interview, KMOX | Coronavirus Advice from Doctors and Professors in Law

3.10.20 | Coronavirus Toolkit for Employers

Click here for more employer resources.

CARES Act

6.25.20 | Further COVID-19 Disclosure Guidance from the SEC

5.22.20 | New Regulatory Guidance for Benefits Plans in Light of COVID-19

3.27.20 | Key Points: The CARES Act – a $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Rescue Package

4.16.20 | Congress Provides Financial Relief for Taxpayers During Coronavirus Outbreak

4.10.20 | Banking Regulators Continue to Provide COVID-19 Relief

4.01.20 | CARES Act Enhances Eligibility for Small Businesses to Declare Bankruptcy

4.01.20 | Your U.S. Patent and Trademark Deadlines May Change Based on COVID-19

3.30.20 | Banking Regulatory Relief Provisions under the CARES Act

3.27.20 | New Benefits Rules for Retirement and Welfare Plans in Response to the Coronavirus

Contracts & Force Majeure

8.31.20 | Illinois Bankruptcy Court Finds that Governmental Shutdown Order Triggered Force Majeure Clause for Restaurant Tenant

3.16.20 | Insurance Coverage for the Coronavirus

3.12.20 | Force Majeure and Other Contractual Considerations in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Bankruptcy & Workouts

4.01.20 | CARES Act Enhances Eligibility for Small Businesses to Declare Bankruptcy

3.18.20 | Insolvency Guide for Lenders, Landlords, Lessees, and Others Dealing with the COVID-19 Crisis


Advertising & Social Media

3.19.20 | Restaurants Grapple with State and Local COVID-19 Orders

3.9.20 | The FTC and FDA Warn Companies: Stop Making Coronavirus Claims

Banking & Financial

8.12.20 | FFIEC Issues Statement on Additional Pandemic-Related Loan Accommodations

6.26.20 | Community Banks: The Fed’s New Dividend Limits Don’t Apply to You – Or Do They?

4.28.20 | Remote Notarization in Missouri and Illinois During the COVID-19 Pandemic

4.10.20 | Banking Regulators Continue to Provide COVID-19 Relief

4.07.20 | Banking Agencies Issue CARES Act Guidance and Capital Rules

3.25.20 | Federal Reserve to Limit Supervisory Activities during Pandemic

3.23.20 | Banking Agencies Provide Guidance for Banks Working with Customers Affected by COVID-19

Construction Law

3.19.20 | If You Use an AIA Form, Is Your Timely Performance Excused Because of COVID-19?

Corporate

4.28.20 | Remote Notarization in Missouri and Illinois During the COVID-19 Pandemic

3.20.20 | Shareholder Meetings in the Pandemic

Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

3.17.20 | Cybersecurity Concerns When Utilizing Coronavirus Work-From-Home Protocols

Eminent Domain

5.01.20 | Do Businesses Deemed “Non-Essential” Have Any Recourse under the United States Constitution?

Environmental, Chemical & Toxic Tort

4.07.20 | U.S. EPA Issues Enforcement Discretion Policy in Response to COVID-19

Estate Planning

4.27.20 | Remote Document Execution and Other Tax Matters Related to the Coronavirus Crisis

Government Solutions & Administrative Law

3.18.20 | Local Government Responses to Coronavirus: Missouri Takes Action

Health Care

For the latest guidance on issues relating to telehealth services, Stark regulations, and HIPAA compliance, as well as helpful links to federal resources, Missouri and Illinois statutes and regulations, visit the Health Care (COVID-19) Resource Center.

4.07.20 | Health Care Providers Given Extra Flexibility under Stark Law in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic

3.20.20 | Federal Government Encourages Provision of Telehealth Services During Crisis

3.20.20 | Waivers of Federal Health Care Program Restrictions to Aid Providers in Responding to COVID-19 Pandemic

Immigration

7.08.20 | Foreign Students and Remote Learning: What Universities and Schools Need to Know Now

6.23.20 | Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Certain Employment-Based Nonimmigrant Workers

3.16.20 | Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Immigration Compliance and Travel Restrictions

Intellectual Property

5.28.20 | Intellectual Property Extensions Due to COVID-19 Ending in Many Countries Raising Concerns of a Potential Flood of Filings for Patent and Trademark Owners to Navigate

4.02.20 | Your U.S. Patent and Trademark Deadlines May Change Based on COVID-19

3.25.20 | COVID-19 and Intellectual Property

Media & Communications

3.17.20 | Court Access Restrictions Related to COVID-19

Pension & Employee Benefits

5.22.20 | New Regulatory Guidance for Benefits Plans in Light of COVID-19

3.27.20 | New Benefits Rules for Retirement and Welfare Plans in Response to the Coronavirus

Public Finance

3.24.20 | COVID-19 Event Notices by Public Finance Participants

Real Estate

8.31.20 | Illinois Bankruptcy Court Finds that Governmental Shutdown Order Triggered Force Majeure Clause for Restaurant Tenant

Veteran, Women, and Minority-Owned Business Enterprises

8.04.20 | COVID-19 Silver Lining for Veteran, Women, and Minority Business Certifications


Local Resources

St. Louis City Coronavirus Information

St. Louis County CARES

St.  Charles County Coronavirus Information

St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency

Madison County Health Department COVID Updates

Federal Resources 

Coronavirus Guidelines for America

State Actions to Address Coronavirus

World Health Organization Novel Coronavirus Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Guidance Documents

Local Orders

11.12.20 | City of St. Louis Health Commissioner's Orders

11.12.20 | St. Louis County Quarantine and Isolation Order

11.12.20 | St. Louis County Face Mask Order 

11.12.20 | St. Louis County Safer at Home Order 

4.28.20 | Missouri Issues Stay at Home Order

4.16.20 | St. Louis Leaders Enact Stay at Home Orders

3.24.20 | Kansas City Area Enacts Slew of Stay at Home Orders

3.21.20 | Illinois Governor Pritzker Issues Shelter in Place Order