These Are the Major Life Events that Trigger an Estate Plan

by Sean Farrell

When should I think about my estate plan? As a new attorney, I sometimes even find myself asking this question. When many people think about estate plans, they think of appointing guardians for their kids and what treasured personal items they want their family members to have. While these are significant parts of estate planning for many people, there are lots of other important estate planning questions we should consider throughout our lives.

One question we should all start considering as young adults and continue to reflect on as we age is "Who do I want to help care for me if something happens to my health?" Financial power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, and HIPAA releases are all documents we should consider having throughout our lives. As much as we don't like to think about bad things happening to us, it's important to consider what will happen if we can't make decisions for ourselves. Together, these documents help ensure we're cared for if we're unable to do so for a period of time.

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SBA Restricts PPP Loan Applications for Employers with 20 Employees for 5 More Days

by Karen Young

https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources#section-header-3

President Biden announced restrictions to the SBA’s PPP 2.0 loan applications to benefit small businesses and non-profit organizations with fewer than 20 employees and sole proprietorships for a 2-week period from Wednesday, February 24, 2021 through March 9, 2021. On March 10, 2021, employers with over 20 employees will be able to again apply for PPP 2.0 funding until the expiration of this installment of funding on March 31, 2021.

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Gutwein Law Adds Ross T. Yates to Evansville Office

by Gutwein Law

Evansville, IN – February 5, 2021 – Gutwein Law, a full-service business law firm focused on helping innovative companies grow through high-level legal counsel, is expanding its presence in Evansville, Indiana. The firm recently added Ross T. Yates, a corporate attorney with deep experience in the healthcare industry, to its team. Ross represents sophisticated businesses, healthcare providers, private equity sponsors, venture capital funds, family offices, entrepreneurs, and investors in complex transactions.

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PPP Round 2: Who’s Eligible & The Summary of Terms

by Karen Young

If your business or nonprofit did not get funds from the first round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and maybe even if it did, you could get another bite at the apple. Your business/nonprofit may also be eligible to re-apply in the next round if you were rejected in the first round OR if you used up your first PPP loan (with some exceptions) if you can prove that your receipts are down at least 25% in at least one equivalent quarter from 2019 and 2020.

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The New Definition of "Accredited Investor" Is...

by Sean Farrell

In August 2020, the SEC amended its definition of “accredited investor,” expanding the list of individuals eligible to invest in companies via private offerings under Regulation D.

The “accredited investor” definition is important for companies who intend to file safe harbor exemptions for private offerings under Regulation D, including under Rules 506(b) and 506(c). For more information on these exemptions, please see our previous blog post on this topic. Until the recent amendment, an individual did not qualify as an “accredited investor” unless that individual had either (i) an income exceeding $200,000 in the two most recent years (or $300,000 jointly with a spouse); or (ii) had an individual net worth (or joint net worth with spouse) exceeding $1,000,000 at the time of the purchase (excluding the value of the individual’s private residence).

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