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COVID-19: CARES Act & The Paycheck Protection Program

For small businesses, the highlight of the available relief under the CARES Act is what is called the "Paycheck Protection Program."   On Friday, March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security - the "CARES Act" - became law and is…

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Paycheck Protection Program Loan Best Practices For Businesses

As your business awaits the opening bell for Banks and Lenders to begin accepting Paycheck Protection Program Loan Applications, it is important to consider the business implications of taking the loan (Get the PPP Application here).  Here are a few…

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CARES ACT – Paycheck Protection Program Application

On April 3, the U.S. Treasury released the updated Paycheck Protection Program Application. You can download the PPP Application HERE. The PPP Application is very straight forward.  If you plan to apply for a PPP loan, we suggest working through this Application and…

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Coronavirus, The Wine Industry and Force Majeure Clauses

In the wine industry, it remains to be seen how coronavirus will impact businesses domestically and internationally, and the extent to which "force majeure clauses" in contracts may provide relief to impacted businesses. With much of Italy currently on "lockdown,"…

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Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable In Colorado?

We are regularly asked by businesses and individuals: Are Non-Compete Agreements enforceable in Colorado.  The answer is not so simple.  Many employees believe, erroneously, that Colorado Non-Competes are not enforceable.  In fact, Non-Competes in Colorado are enforceable in certain situations. …

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Is Your Business A Franchise By Accident?

Ohio and Colorado Franchise Law Franchises are highly regulated under federal law and the law of many states. Colorado does not generally regulate franchise relationships.  In fact, the Colorado's Attorney General's consumer protection webpage states flatly, concerning Colorado franchise law,: "Franchises…

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