CARES Act Relief for Small Businesses
Season 1, Ep. 15
Rich Schoenstein talks with Eli Rudolph and Simon Malinowski about financial relief available under the CARES Act, including PPP and EIDL loans, the eligibility guidelines, the ongoing requirements for companies who receive them, and forbearance guidance that is still awaited.
Season 1, Ep. 14
Rich Schoenstein and Bill Weisner from the Commercial Real Estate Group talk about the pending replacement of LIBOR as a benchmark or reference rate for determining interest rates on floating rate commercial loans and other financial products, including the process and the related challenges.
Patenting Natural Ingredients
Season 1, Ep. 13
Rich Schoenstein and Rachel Lin talk about the circumstances under which a patent might be obtained for products containing or based on natural ingredients.
Bankruptcy Basics and Recent Developments
Season 1, Ep. 12
Rich Schoenstein and Scott Markowitz, Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Group - talk about the underpinnings of U.S. Bankruptcy law, the distinction between liquidation and reorganization, recent developments in the areas of student loans and small business reorganization, and how and why the system can be justified.A bankruptcy hodgepodge.
H-1B Visas – New Process and New (Upcoming) Deadlines
Season 1, Ep. 11
Immigration partner Roxanne Levine and Rich Schoenstein chat about the new filing process for H-1B visas – which provide a nonimmigrant temporary visa category for certain foreign nationals that will be working in the United States – how the process has changed and the new preregistration period coming up in March.
Do Gift Cards Keep on Giving? How the law affects the consumer, the retailer and the state.
Season 1, Ep. 10
Rich Schoenstein and International/Retail partner Gina Piazza talk about gift cards, whether and when they expire, the related obligations of retailers and how unused balances might constitute “abandoned property” that must be turned over to the state.
The Concession Model in Department Stores
Season 1, Ep. 9
Rich Schoenstein and Giuliano Iannaccone - Chair of the International and Retail Groups - talk about how retail brands and department stores are utilizing a concession model to attract shoppers, the benefits for both the brands and the stores entering into concession agreements and the legal challenges associated with such a model.