COVID-19 Resource Center

  

As the effects of COVID-19 unfold, Liskow & Lewis continues to serve clients as they navigate unprecedented conditions. This page will serve as a source of information regarding the effects Coronavirus may have on your industry. Given the evolving nature of this pandemic, information on this page will be continuously updated.

Our Liskow team members are working to stay abreast of the latest legal, regulatory, and program developments relating to COVID-19. We are counseling clients on a number of fronts related to the outbreak, including issues related to business interruption, insurance, federal, state and local tax issues, SEC regulatory issues, banking, SBA and Treasury loan programs, force majeure clauses, labor and employment, bankruptcy, state and local regulation, and maritime issues.  We have established a COVID-19 Team composed of leading lawyers from our practice areas to share information and to coordinate our responses.  Below is a list of our COVID-19 Team Members organized by area of expertise.

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COVID-19 Updates

7.2.20
Additional Guidance for Coronavirus-Related Distributions and Loans Under the CARES Act

6.9.20
Changes to PPP Loans by the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020

5.26.20
Guidance and Relief for Retirement Plans Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

5.20.20
OSHA Addresses Reporting COVID-19 Cases as Job-Related and In-Person Workplace Inspections

5.19.20
Applying for Loan Forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

5.5.20
IRS Updates Guidance on Temporary Procedures to Fax Forms 1139 and 1045 to Obtain Quick Tentative Refunds due to NOL Carrybacks and Accelerated Use of AMT Carryforward Credits

4.30.20
Louisiana State Mineral and Energy Board Approves Resolutions Providing Relief for State Lessees

4.23.20
EEOC Authorizes Testing of Employees for COVID-19

4.20.20
Main Street Lending Programs

4.17.20
New IRS Guidance on Obtaining Refunds for Net Operating Loss Carrybacks, Corporate AMT Carryforward Credits and Filing Amended Returns for Partnerships

4.16.20
Families First Coronavirus Response Act Summary

4.7.20
COVID-19 Lending Resources

4.7.20
Emerging on the Other Side of the Coronavirus Pandemic: Raising Structured Capital for Small and Mid-Size Businesses

4.3.20
Applying for a Loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

4.3.20
Small and Mid-Size Business Lending Programs under the CARES Act

3.31.20
COVID-19 Federal Legislative Response

3.31.20
CARES Act Makes Significant Changes to Four Key Business Tax Provisions Enacted in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

3.31.20
CARES Act - Relief for Retirement Plan Participants

3.31.20
CARES Act – Other Employee Benefit Plan Provisions

3.31.20
Liskow & Lewis CARES Act Tax Analysis – Part II

3.30.20
Louisiana and Texas COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Orders and Effects on State Courts

3.28.20
CARES Act Makes Significant Changes to Four Key Business Tax Provisions Enacted in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

3.27.20
Commissioner of Conservation Issues Letter Addressing Emergency Measures to Help Louisiana Oil and Gas Industry

3.27.20
COVID-19 as a Force Majeure? The Texas and Louisiana Perspectives

3.26.20
Maritime Industry COVID 19 Update

3.26.20
SEC Gives Advisers Additional COVID-19 Regulatory Relief

3.25.20
Key Issues in OTC Derivatives Contracts as COVID-19 Disrupts Global Financial Markets

3.17.20
SEC Gives Advisers COVID-19 Regulatory Relief

COVID-19 Team Members

Please click the team member’s name for contact and biographical information.

Bankruptcy Michael Rubenstein

Business Disruption and Contract Interpretation – Neil Abramson, David Leefe, Rob McNeal and Charles Wilmore

Construction (Contractual Interpretation and Enforcement) – Paul Kitziger and Shannon Holtzman

Corporate/SEC Compliance Matters Trey Reymond, John Anjier and Nina Skinner

Disaster/Incident Investigation, Response, and Mitigation – Neil Abramson, David Leefe, Rob McNeal and Charles Wilmore

Determination of Critical Infrastructure or Essential Infrastructure – Greg Johnson and Lou Buatt

Emergency Paid Sick Leave Thomas McGoey and Kindall James

Emergency Family and Medical Leave – Thomas McGoey and Kindall James

Employee Benefits Concerns Randye Snyder, Robbie Mashburn and Regan Canfill

Employment Law Aspects of Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Thomas McGoey and Kindall James

Environmental Compliance Obligations – Lou Buatt and Greg Johnson

Financing (Contractual Interpretations, Waivers and Enforcement, Payment Deferrals, Forbearance and Foreclosures) Billy Domingue, Blake Bennett and Marilyn Maloney

Governmental and Agency Guidance Issues – Neil Abramson, David Leefe, Rob McNeal and Charles Wilmore

Governmental Emergency Relief Lending Programs including SBA Disaster Loans – Nina Skinner, John Anjier, and Trey Reymond

Insurance Coverage Issues – Neil Abramson, David Leefe, Rob McNeal and Charles Wilmore

Insurance Interpretation and Claim Related Concerns (Business Interruption, Loss Rent) – Bill Pugh and John Almy

LDEQ’s Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order – Greg Johnson and Lou Buatt

Offshore Regulatory Compliance Obligations – Steve Wiegand

Oil & Gas (Shut-In and Production Interruptions) – Rob Theriot, Jana Grauberger, Jeff Lieberman

Oil Well Lien Act Issues April Rolen Ogden and Michael Rubenstein

Real Estate Related Concerns (Contractual Interpretation and Enforcement, Tenant Relief, etc.) – Paul Kitziger, David WeinerJulie Chauvin, and James Brown

Real Estate Related Concerns (Premises Liability and Protective Measures) – James Brown

SBA and Treasury Loan Programs John Anjier, Nina Skinner, and C.J. Miller

Suspensions of Operations and Suspensions of Production for Offshore Federal Oil and Gas Leases – Steve Wiegand

Tax (Reporting and Filing Requirements, Governmental Tax Relief Programs) – Bob Angelico and Jim Exnicios

Title Insurance Matters (Insured Closings, Access to Public Records, Title Company Requirements) – James Breaux

Vessel Operations – David Reisman and Ray Waid

Wills/Estate Planning – Julie Chauvin

Other COVID-19 Resources

Courts

Eastern District of Louisiana

Eastern District of Texas

Louisiana Supreme Court

Middle District of Louisiana

Northern District of Texas

Southern District of Texas

Texas Supreme Court

Western District of Louisiana

Western District of Texas

Programs/Organizations

Greater Houston Partnership

Houston Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

Legislation and Regulations

CARES Act – Other Employee Benefit Plan Provisions

CARES Act Makes Significant Changes to Four Key Business Tax Provisions Enacted in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

CARES Act - Relief for Retirement Plan Participants

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Summary (as of DOL’s 3/28/20 Guidance)

SBA PPP and CARES Act - The U.S. Treasury Department has a helpful web page with links to all of the guidance issued on the CARES Act and the PPP.

SBA PPP and CARES Act - Interim final rule on the affiliate issues, which, interestingly only addressed an expansion of the statutory waiver of affiliate rules to nonprofit religious organizations (with little other guidance).

SBA PPP and CARES Act - Frequently Asked Questions containing the Treasury Department and SBA’s interpretation of the law and regulations relating to the SBA and Treasury programs.  

Small and Mid-Size Business Lending Programs under the CARES Act

Coronavirus Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Worldometer

Other

SBA: Affiliation Compliance

SBA: Affiliation Overview

SBA Size Standards

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