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Monthly Archives: April 29, 2020

RWL Partner Eric Bryant Successfully Manages Congressional Campaign of Kweisi Mfume

RWL CONGRATULATES ITS PARTNER, ERIC BRYANT, FOR SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN OF KWEISI MFUME

RWL congratulates its partner and Government Relations Division co-chair Eric Bryant for successfully managing the congressional campaign of former U.S. Representative Kweisi Mfume, who won yesterday’s special election to fill the seat vacated by the death of former U.S. Represen...

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Governor Hogan Announces Maryland Roadmap to Recovery

Maryland Governor Hogan Announces Roadmap to Recovery - A Phased Approach to Reopen Maryland's Economy

Today, Governor Larry Hogan announced, “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery”. This plan (https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MD_Strong.pdf) articulates the Administration’s guidance for a phased reopening of Maryland’s economy.  T...

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RWL Partner Barry L. Gogel Honored by The Daily Record as a 2020 Leadership in Law Honoree

RWL is proud to announce that Firm partner Barry L. Gogel has been honored by The Daily Record as one of its 2020 Leadership in Law honorees.  We congratulate Barry on this prestigious honor. Information about the Daily Record’s Leadership in Law can be found at https://thedailyrecord.com/leadership-in-law/.  This year’s honorees are listed below:

Leadership in Law Honorees

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RWL Partner Scott Livingston to Present Webinar to Associated Builders and Contractors

RWL Partner Scott Livingston will be presenting a webinar on Friday, April 24, 2020 to the Associated Builders and Contractors on the topic of:  “COVID-19 and Protecting Your Profit Margins.”  This live webinar will begin at 9:00 am (ET). For more information regarding the webinar:  https://events.abcbaltimore.org/event/webinar-covid-19-and-pro...

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Maryland Insurance Administration Issues Bulletin Regarding Direction and Recommendations in Wake of COVID-19 Crisis

Yesterday, April 13, 2020, the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) issued a Bulletin to all Property and Casualty insurance companies and producers setting forth direction and recommendations for how to treat certain policyholders in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. See below and MIA Bulletin 20-20-Commercial-Insurance-COVID-19 for...

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Governor Hogan Orders State Spending and Hiring Freeze – State Revenue Drop of $2.8 Billion Expected

Today, Governor Larry Hogan instituted a spending and hiring freeze on all State government agencies, except for COVID-19 related expenditures and payroll. The Governor stated that the entire rainy-day fund (projected to contain $1.3 billion) may be expended on expenditures and efforts related to COVID-19 and to cover the revenue shortfall. Earlier today, Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot announced tha...

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Governor Hogan Issues COVID-19 A-to-Z Resource Guide and FAQs

In RWL’s continuing efforts to provide our clients, colleagues and the greater community with real-time information, we are providing here the COVID-19 A-to-Z Resource Guide and FAQs issued by Governor Hogan last evening.  The Guide and FAQs can also be accessed at https://governor.maryland.gov/marylandunites/. Needless to say, the RWL COVID-19 Subgroup would be pleased to provide you...

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RWL Files Class Action Against Bank of America For Discriminatory Denial of Qualified Small Businesses’ Access to PPP Loan Program

Today, RWL filed a class action against Bank of America for prioritizing access to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to its lending clients and denying access to its depository clients and other small businesses at large.  A copy of the lawsuit as filed is attached here: 04-03-20 Complaint (Profiles, Inc.).  In these critical times, there is n...

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SBA RELEASES PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM GUIDANCE

  In RWL’s continuing efforts to provide our clients, colleagues and the greater community with real-time information, the U.S. Small Business Administration just released its guidance for those who are interested in accessing the Paycheck Protection Program under the CARES Act.  SBA - Paycheck Protection Program - Interim Final Rule Additional ...

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CARES Act Sample PPP Application and Guidance and Additional Information on State Programs

In our continuing effort to keep you informed on a real-time basis below please find a link to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s webpage which includes the CARES Act Payroll Protection Program (PPP) sample application and overview of the program.  We are also including additional links from Maryland with respect to a number of other programs.   U.S. Department of Treasury – CARES Act PPP Sample Application and Guidance: Read More