Berliner Mauer

When did construction of the Berlin Wall (Berliner Mauer) begin and when was it demolished?

General Colin Powell

The youngest person appointed as chair of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff was General Colin Powell.

George Bernard Shaw

“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.”

Cyberspace Lawyer: The Force (Majeure) is Strong

Honored to have an article I (Joe Rosenbaum) wrote: “Managing Contract Risks & Remedies in a Time of Coronavirus”, published by Thomson Reuters in the June 2020 issue of Cyberspace Lawyer!  Many thanks to the Editor-in-Chief, Michael D. Scott, a long-time professional colleague and good friend!

Since that article was submitted for publication, an interesting new development arose at the end of June which was also posted here on Legal Bytes. A bankruptcy judge in Illinois has opined on at least one instance where a party to a real estate lease agreement can take advantage of such a clause. You can also read that update right here: COVID-19 and Force Majeure: What’s In Your Contract?

 

US Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extended

If you have been following Legal Bytes, then you know we have been following developments related to the various relief, incentive and stimulus programs being enacted and signed into law in the US (See Congress Provides Additional PPP Flexibility which includes links to many of the prior postings).

After Congressional passage of the legislation earlier last week, over this past July 4th weekend, President Donald Trump signed into law an extension of the application period for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) until August 8, 2020 and this morning applications were once again being accepted for the loans.  According to the SBA, there is still over $130 billion available in the fund.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available and as always, if you need more information or assistance you can always contact me, Joe Rosenbaum, or the Rimon Law lawyer with whom you regularly work. Stay safe, stay well!

U.S. Joint Chiefs

Who was the youngest person to be appointed chair of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff?

Thomas Jefferson

“I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

John Hancock

Only John Hancock actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Everyone else signed later.

Elvis Presley

“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.”