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Founded in 1983, Freeborn is a leading midsize law firm based in Chicago, with four additional offices in New York City; Richmond, Va.; Springfield…

Freeborn & Peters | USA | 11 Jun 2020

Estate Planning Affected by Recent Events: Planning for Predictable Estate Tax Increases; Tax Repercussions of COVID-19-Driven Workplace Trends: Planning for Section 529 Accounts After COVID-19 Effects on Higher Education

Estate Planning in the first half of 2020 continues to be impacted by recent events, current trends, and contingency planning. This Client Alert…

Freeborn & Peters | USA | 9 Jun 2020

Client Alert: URGENT - New “Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act” Significantly Changes PPP Loan Forgiveness Rules

On June 5, 2020, H.R. 7010, entitled the “Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act” (the “PPPFA”), was signed into law. As discussed in this Client…

Freeborn & Peters | USA | 2 Jun 2020

COVID-19 Contact Tracing: Can it Co-Exist with Personal Privacy?

In short, "contact tracing" is epidemiological sleuthing. The CDC and other health officials say contact tracing is a critical element to mitigating…

Freeborn & Peters | USA | 28 May 2020

Illinois Shelter-in-Place Update and the Restore Illinois Plan

On March 20, 2020, in response to the spread of COVID-19, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10, which required Illinois…

Freeborn & Peters | USA | 26 May 2020

COVID-19 Claims: Single or Multiple Occurrences?

As untold numbers of COVID-19 insurance claims are submitted on a daily basis, insurers and reinsurers must prepare for busy times ahead. The…

Freeborn & Peters | USA | 14 May 2020

Employers Beware! $3.6 Billion in Occupational Fraud to Dramatically Increase During Pandemic

A recent study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners reveals that pre-pandemic losses from Occupational Fraud have now topped $3.6B…

Freeborn & Peters | USA | 1 May 2020

Client Alert: Do I Really “NEED” a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan and, if I Already Got One, Should I Give it Back?

The "Paycheck Protection Program" (PPP) was established as part of Title I of the CARES Act (entitled the "Keeping Workers Paid and Employed Act")…

Freeborn & Peters | USA | 30 Apr 2020

Client Alert: Class Actions Against Property Insurers in the Wake of COVID-19

Several class actions have been filed recently asserting claims for business interruption coverage arising from business closures due to COVID-19…

Freeborn & Peters | USA | 27 Apr 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Willful Trademark Infringement is Not a Prerequisite to the Recovery of Profits (Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil Group, Inc.)

On April 23, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil Group, Inc., resolving a circuit split by…

Freeborn & Peters | USA | 27 Apr 2020

COVID-19: What Will Our Workplaces Look Like When the Economy Reopens?

"Germany Plans to Start Reopening Economy." The April 16, 2020 edition of the Wall Street Journal used this headline to introduce an article about the…
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