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What to Do Now With Your CARES Act PPP Loan

  :הבהרות בדבר הסיכונים הכרוכים בקבלת הלוואה תחת התכנית להגנת שכר The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP Loans) במהלך עשרת הימים האחרונים התפרסמו מספר הנחיות אשר, יחד עם התבטאויות של בכירים בממשל האמריקני, מעבירות את המסר לפיו הפיקוח על קבלת הלוואות תחת ה- Paycheck Protection Program יתהדק.  ההנחיות מנוסחות באופן המותיר לא מעט אי בהירות לגבי … Continue Reading

Agriculture Provisions in the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020, includes several provisions offering support for U.S. agribusiness, ranchers, and farmers. Overall the legislation includes roughly $49 billion in funding for crop and livestock producers, nutrition assistance, and support for local producers … Continue Reading

Risk Allocation for Economic Losses from Coronavirus Disease 2019

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is causing unprecedented disruptions to the U.S. economy. Government officials and health professionals are predicting that these disruptions could continue through September. Businesses are having to face the challenges of operating remotely; many are cancelling non-essential travel – hampering long-planned meetings and conventions. Global supply chains are impeded as countries work … Continue Reading

Iran Sanctions ‘Snapback’ Finalized Nov. 5, 2018

As reported in our previous GT Alerts, on May 8, 2018, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and on June 27, 2018, OFAC issued amended regulations and general licenses implementing the withdrawal. The Office of Foreign Assets Control’s (OFAC) re-imposition of Iran … Continue Reading

The Impact Of The FY 2019 NDAA On Federal Procurement Law – Greenberg Traurig Article

Michael J. Schaengold, Melissa Prusock, and Danielle K. Muenzfeld, all resident in Greenberg Traurig’s Washington D.C. office, co-authored an article titled “The Impact Of The FY 2019 NDAA On Federal Procurement Law” which was published in The Government Contractor (Thomson Reuters). This article, comprehensively examines the significant Federal procurement law changes contained in the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig FCPA and Anti-Corruption Seminar Brings Together Israeli Industry Professionals

Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office recently held a joint seminar with Deloitte, titled “Foreign Corrupt Practice Act and anti-corruption – Present Trends and Future Solutions”. The seminar’s aim was sharing recent and future trends in this field, with professionals from leading Israeli companies of different sectors such as water-tech, military and defense, cyber security, online technology and more. The evening was opened with Joey … Continue Reading

Post PASPA: An Examination of Sports Betting in America

Background The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations held a hearing yesterday titled, “Post PASPA: An Examination of Sports Betting in America.” Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) heard testimony from the following witnesses: 1) Jocelyn Moore, executive vice president for communications and public affairs, National Football League; 2) Les Bernal, national … Continue Reading

2016 Federal Election Overview and Congressional Outlook

NOTE: This information is correct as of 1 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. While all the returns have not yet been certified, there is no question that it was a big night for President-elect Donald Trump.  Just as he has done throughout the entirety of the campaign, President-elect Trump stunned political analysts last night … Continue Reading

USCIS Proposes International Entrepreneur Rule to Spur Innovation and Job Creation

While the EB-5 visa has proven popular with a number of Israeli investors who have obtained a green card using the EB-5 program, options U.S. immigration visas for Israeli entrepreneurs who do not qualify for the EB-5 visa remain limited. The following post, originally published on the Inside Business Immigration blog and written by Matthew Virkstis, … Continue Reading
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