Commercial Bankruptcies are Increasing Around the Country

What does that mean for property owners and businesses in South Carolina? According to the American Bankruptcy Institute, filings under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code are up twenty-six percent (26%) in the first six months of 2020 compared to the same six months in 2019. Venerable brands such as Brooks Brothers, J.C. Penney, J. […]

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COVID-19 and small business UPDATE: Critical changes to PPP passed by senate

On Wednesday, June 3, the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “Flexibility Act”), which was passed by the House on May 28. The Flexibility Act includes key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), created by the CARES Act, that will allow small businesses more flexibility in the use of […]

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COVID-19 and the new remote deposition: Tips for success

If someone told me three weeks ago I would be taking depositions over the phone from my kitchen table while attempting to get my dogs not to bark, I would have stared at them like they were crazy. Over the last few weeks the world as a whole, to include the practice of law, has […]

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COVID-19 and civil litigation in South Carolina

On April 3, 2020, the Supreme Court of South Carolina issued an order concerning the operation of trial courts during the coronavirus emergency (the “COVID-19 Order” or the “Order”). See In re Operation of Trial Courts During the Coronavirus Emergency, Order No. 2020-04-03-01 (S.C. Sup. Ct. filed Apr. 3, 2020).  The Order augments the controlling […]

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COVID-19 and small business, part III: The CARES Act – what it means for small business

Part III: COVID-19 Small Business Series As addressed in earlier installments to this series, Congress and the current administration have worked diligently, and somewhat frantically, to address the serious economic burdens associated with the Coronavirus pandemic.  In addition to the obvious health concerns and ongoing overload of the healthcare system, businesses, large and small, and […]

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