The impacts of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to most industries are far-reaching. Hill Ward Henderson’s COVID-19 Response Team is a cross-disciplinary group of lawyers that is closely monitoring the legal implications the outbreak has on your business.
Our lawyers continue to advise clients on the significant legal challenges facing companies and businesses, and can provide comprehensive guidance in the following areas:
Communication, Crisis Management and Emergency Preparedness
Communication and a timely response to fast moving issues are critical considerations for all businesses. Our attorneys are available round the clock to address questions and to assist in drafting communication to employees, customers and the public as well as preparing and updating emergency preparedness and contingency plans. We are also available to assist in the event your business, work area or job site encounters some type of COVID-19 related issue.
Articles in the National Law Review database by COVID-19 Attorney Response Team
Hill Ward Henderson’s COVID-19 Response Team is recognized as a National Law Review Go-To Thought Leader for their valuable contributions related to the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act), and their examination of the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created by that legislation. Their thoughtful and thorough analysis of the Paycheck Protection Program including eligibility, loan amounts available, terms and conditions, loan forgiveness, the Safe Harbor Necessity Provision of the PPP, and the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act was very well-read and timed to provide clarity and detailed guidance when it was needed most. In addition to information on the PPP, Hill Ward Henderson’s COVID-19 team addressed other pertinent issues of the CARES Act including direct payments to Americans, extended unemployment insurance, possible delay in paying payroll taxes, the emergency use of retirement funds and other details important to both businesses and individuals. Notable contributing attorneys included Kevin H. Sutton, S. Gordon Hill, Zachary W Watt, Matthew F. Hall, Bret Hamlin, and Kirsten L. Vignec.