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PPP Loans and M&A

Small business owners considering selling their business should be aware of the Procedural Notice No. 5000-20057 (the “Notice”) issued by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) on October 2, 2020. According to the Notice, prior to selling more

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The Dawn of the New NAFTA

July 1, 2020 marks the beginning of a new era of free trade in North America under the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement ("USMCA").

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Business interruption insurance claims During COVID-19

In dealing with the financial impact of COVID-19, many businesses are looking to their insurance companies for assistance. Commercial insurance policies can cover certain events that cause temporary interruption in the normal course of business,

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Are You on Top of Your Corporate Record Keeping?

It's hard work being a business owner and after the initial formation, many business owners tuck their corporate records into a file cabinet and focus on building their business. However, whether you own a corporation, LLC, or partnership, it’s

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How Data Privacy Has Changed Since the GDPR Took Effect

It’s been just about a year since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect amidst a flurry of predictions that the global data privacy landscape would dramatically change. So, has it? Well, not quite… yet,

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Ask the Attorney - Data Privacy Regulations in the US

Q: I keep hearing about various data privacy regulations being passed, but my company does not do business overseas. Should I still be thinking about doing anything, and if so, why?

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Inadvertently Destroying Evidence: A Risk to Avoid

Spoliation of evidence is the willful destruction of key evidence, in the face of current or potential litigation. In Ohio, a party damaged by spoliation has two avenues for relief: 1) seek sanctions in the pending lawsuit, or 2) file a separate

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Ask the Attorney: Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

Q: Since medical marijuana is now legal in Ohio, as an employer, can I enforce our drug-free workplace policy against employees who are impaired at work even though they are lawfully using it?

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Breaking the Stereotype: Medical Marijuana

The war on marijuana began in the 1960s and culminated in the Drug Abuse and Prevention Act of 1970 signed by Richard Nixon. Today the drug remains a Schedule I drug, alongside heroin, cocaine and LSD, pursuant to the federal Controlled Substances

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Medical Marijuana in Ohio: Where are We Now?

More than a year has passed since Governor Kasich signed House Bill 523, legalizing medical marijuana (MMJ) in Ohio and making our state the 25th to adopt such a program. At the time, those interested in getting involved — as a cultivator,

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