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Monthly Archives: September 2020

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Maryland Comptroller Proposes $500 Million Rainy Day Fund to Help Small Businesses Get Through the Pandemic

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

As the pandemic stretches into the back-to-school season, and as going back to school just means another few months of attending virtual class meetings and completing assignments online, Maryland retail businesses are struggling. Customers would love to shop, but is it worth the risk of being exposed to COVID-19, and more importantly, where will… Read More »

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Should You Apply for Loan Forgiveness for Your PPP Loan or EIDL Advance?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) are emergency measures to help small businesses stay solvent during the COVID-19 pandemic. When both initiatives were created, we were optimistic that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic would be over by the end of the summer. Now that schools in the Washington… Read More »

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Certificates of Good Standing for Maryland Businesses: Don’t Let the Scam Fool You

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Fraud and misinformation thrive in uncertain times, and the age of the COVID-19 pandemic certainly qualifies. Small business owners are fearing a dismal future and receiving conflicting information about what is next regarding being open for business, rent payments on commercial properties, tax deductions, and business loans. The unwritten rule of survival for small… Read More »

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Does a Handshake Count as a Legally Enforceable Contract?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

TV shows about legal disputes often leave viewers with the impression that the only difference between an empty promise and a legally enforceable contract is that the latter is written and signed, whereas the former is merely spoken. You would think that all business agreements are no better than tall tales exchanged over one… Read More »

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What’s Next for Commercial Landlords in the Washington DC Area?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

As most school districts in the Washington DC area brace themselves for an all-online beginning to the coming school year, workers and employers are adjusting to a new normal. Perhaps the pandemic is making us appreciate in person socializing; you may have even perfected some new recipes that will taste even better when you… Read More »

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