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“Series” Limited Liability Companies Will Offer More Options to Ohio Businesses

“Series” Limited Liability Companies Will Offer More Options to Ohio Businesses

Ohio has adopted a modified Limited Liability Company law which becomes effective on January 1, 2022 for all Ohio LLCs and foreign LLCs doing business in Ohio (Senate Bill 276). One of the most important features of the new law is facilitation of the formation of so-called “series” LLCs. One benefit of a series LLC is that […]

Your Ohio For-Profit Corporation Can Now Do Good; The Benefit Corporation

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Your Ohio For-Profit Corporation Can Now Do Good; The Benefit Corporation

Historically and legally, for-profit corporations have been restricted in pursuing social goals because, generally, corporate leadership was fiduciarily obligated to pursue wealth for its owners and shareholders. With Governor DeWine’s signing of Senate Bill 21 on December 21, 2020, Ohio Corporation Law now permits the formation of a “Benefit Corporation” which can pursue both profit and beneficial […]

Congress Trumps IRS and Confirms Tax Deductions for Expenses Paid with PPP Loans

On December 21, 2020, the United States Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”). President Trump is expected to sign the Act. Significantly, the Act specifies that business expenses paid with forgiven Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans are tax-deductible. This supersedes IRS guidance that such expenses could not be deducted if the taxpayer […]

Weston Hurd Recognized in U.S. News/Best Lawyers® as a 2021 “Best Law Firm”

Weston Hurd Recognized in U.S. News/Best Lawyers® as a 2021 “Best Law Firm”

Weston Hurd LLP is pleased to announce that its Cleveland and Columbus offices are recognized in the U.S. News/Best Lawyers® 2021 “Best Law Firms” list in both national and metropolitan categories. According to U.S. News/Best Lawyers®, achieving a “Best Law Firms” ranking involves a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations as […]

Additional COVID Immunity Protections in Ohio

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Additional COVID Immunity Protections in Ohio

Ohio’s General Assembly recently enacted two additional civil immunity provisions (House Bill 606 and House Bill 151) in connection with so-called “healthcare isolation centers” and “emergency medical services” in the context of COVID-19. A “healthcare isolation center” is a center monitored by the Ohio Department of Health caring for patients with COVID-19-related infirmities. Civil immunity from suit for these centers is […]

IRS Releases Much Anticipated PPP Deductions Guidance

IRS Releases Much Anticipated PPP Deductions Guidance

On November 18, 2020, the IRS released Rev. Rul. 2020-27 and Rev. Proc. 2020-51 providing desperately needed guidance on the timing issues related to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness and the deductibility of the related PPP expenses. Revenue Ruling 2020-27 In the guidance, the IRS confirms that a taxpayer may not deduct the PPP […]

PPP Update – Selling a Business in the Time of COVID

PPP Update – Selling a Business in the Time of COVID

On October 2, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a much-awaited notice clarifying the procedures for change of ownership for entities that have received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds. The SBA issued a Procedural Notice, detailing required procedures impacting PPP borrowers and lenders if: (i) twenty percent or more of the common stock or other ownership interest […]

New Ohio COVID Immunity Law

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Ohio’s new COVID immunity bill (H.B. 606) became law on Monday, September 14, 2020, and provides broad legal immunity to individuals, schools and businesses from claims in connection with COVID-19. Businesses cannot be liable to employees, patrons or others for claims related to the transmission, exposure and/or contraction of COVID-19.  The new law applies to Ohio entities […]