COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act of 2021: Debt limit increased to $7.5M for another year

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COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act of 2021: Debt limit increased to $7.5M for another year

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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McDonald Hopkins welcomes experienced business attorney Andrew Kulpa as member in Detroit

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Andrew M. Kulpa has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC as a member in its Detroit office, where he will add his extensive experience providing day-to-day legal counsel and investment transaction insight to the firm’s Business Department.

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President Biden introduces behemoth infrastructure plan

Monday, April 12, 2021

On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, President Joe Biden introduced a “once-in-a-generation” proposal, called the American Jobs Plan, to completely overhaul the current infrastructure system, including the speed of our internet, how electricity is generated, the types of vehicles we drive, the quality of water, and the condition of the roads, bridges and highway systems Americans utilize every day. The $2 trillion package, which is expected to be paid for within 15 years, would be funded through increased taxes on certain corporations. 

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Updated Ohio public health order reasserts the need for facial coverings

Monday, April 12, 2021

Although many states have lifted the requirement to wear facial coverings, the state of Ohio has continued to assert the importance of wearing a facial covering and following COVID-19 protocols, with the Ohio Department of Health recently reasserting the requirement that all individuals in Ohio continue to wear facial coverings and follow social distancing protocol.

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Providers have at least a year to prepare for affiliation disclosures to CMS – Use this time wisely!

Thursday, April 8, 2021

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently alerted all current and prospective providers and suppliers that they will issue affiliation disclosure requests on a discretionary basis. While in general practice CMS states it will not request affiliation disclosures until Form CMS-855 is revised, they do have the authority to request this information at any time if CMS becomes aware of a “potentially problematic affiliation.” CMS also notes that due to the public health emergency it does not plan to begin updating the Form CMS-855 until at least March 2022.

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Despite contractual provisions to the contrary, Third Circuit disallows triangular setoffs in bankruptcy

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

While triangular setoffs are permissible under state law – and parties should freely contract among themselves to promote efficiency in their business relationships – you should keep a critical eye on the impact of those relationships should one of the parties need to seek bankruptcy protection.

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Innovation strategies in the medical device industry recap

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

A short recap of the third installment of McDonald Hopkins' inaugural IP+ Innovation Webinar Series, which featured a panel of leaders in the medical device industry discussing how they managed to stay innovative during the COVID pandemic and what challenges and opportunities they feel will materialize post pandemic.

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Erskine selected for inclusion into NBL Top 40 Under 40 Black Lawyers in Florida

Monday, April 5, 2021

McDonald Hopkins attorney Carla Erskine has been selected for inclusion into The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Black Lawyers in Florida.

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Private Equity in 2021: Pragmatic recommendations for eye care practice owners and providers

Monday, April 5, 2021

In a recent article for Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today, McDonald Hopkins' Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak provides insight on the eye care sector of the healthcare PE market and on how eye care practice owners can prepare their practice for a potential future transaction with eight key recommendations. 

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McDonald Hopkins welcomes experienced trademark attorney Suzanne Ketler as member in Cleveland

Monday, April 5, 2021

Suzanne K. Ketler has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC as a member in its Cleveland office, where she will add her extensive experience as a trademark attorney to the firm’s Intellectual Property Department.

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Gov. DeWine signs bill reducing statute of limitations for breach of contract claims

Friday, April 2, 2021

Ohio Senate Bill 13, recently signed into law by Ohio Gov. Mike Dewine, reduces the statute of limitations for breach of written contract actions from eight years to six years, and for breach of oral contract actions from six years to four years.  

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