CSG RSS Feedhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=39&format=xml&stylesheet=rss2&directive=0&records=20en-us12 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0800firmwisehttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssFamily Law Associate (2+ Years of Experience)http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=110983&format=xml&p=7016<p>Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (&ldquo;CSG&rdquo;) is seeking to hire an experienced full-time attorney in family law to assist clients with divorces, domestic violence, guardianships, prenuptial agreements, adoptions, parental rights and custody, and appellate practice.<br /> <br /> This attorney must be prepared to step in and handle pieces of existing family law cases; as well as handle new cases as part of a team, from initial consultation to trial. The attorney is expected to follow up on leads generated by the firm, as well as to develop their own leads through firm-supported marketing. Qualified candidates will have exceptional research, writing and client-relationship skills. NJ bar required; NY bar a plus.<br /> <br /> This attorney should have a true, long-term interest in family law. Also, they should have an interest in finding a long-term professional home in a firm that employs talented and dedicated professionals.<br /> <br /> Please note: CSG is not accepting recruiter submissions for this position.<br /> <br /> Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by email to <a href="mailto:recruitment@csglaw.com">recruitment@csglaw.com</a>.<br /> <br /> <em>At CSG we are committed to the recruitment, development, and retention of diverse attorneys and staff. The firm&rsquo;s two programs &ndash; the Diversity &amp; Inclusion and Women&rsquo;s Initiatives &ndash; provide opportunities for attorneys and employees to enhance their legal careers through career development, mentoring and networking opportunities both within the firm and throughout the business and legal communities as a whole. CSG is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. Women, Minorities &amp; Veterans are encouraged to apply.</em></p>Available Position - Attorneys12 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=110983&format=xmlPALS: Leaping 3 Common Hurdleshttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=110842&format=xml&p=7016<p>The <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/patricia-costello">Honorable Patricia K. Costello</a> and <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/shirley-u-emehelu">Shirley U. Emehelu</a> will conduct a Practicing Attorneys for Law Students Program, Inc. (&ldquo;PALS&rdquo;) virtual CLE workshop on Tuesday, August 11, from 6:00 &ndash; 7:00 PM. The program entitled, &ldquo;Leaping 3 Common Hurdles,&rdquo; will provide career development skills for attorneys including effective communication with colleagues, adversaries and judges; the ethics underlying the partner-associate relationship; and virtual/in-person courtroom etiquette and protocol. Panelists will also address specific questions and concerns following the presentation.</p> <p>For more information and registration, please visit the <a href="https://www.palsprogram.org/programs/upcoming-events/event/74-cle-workshop-ethics-courtroom-protocol-with-csg">event website</a>.</p>Event11 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=110842&format=xmlReal Estate NJ: Relaxed deadlines could bring new attention, momentum to Opportunity Zone projectshttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=110914&format=xml&p=7016<p><a href="/?t=3&amp;a=18886&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431">Francis J. Giantomasi</a> and <a href="/?t=3&amp;a=19030&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431">Bozena M. Diaz</a> were featured in a <em>Real Estate NJ</em> article discussing the state of New Jersey's Opportunity Zone marketplace in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as recent steps taken by the Internal Revenue Service to sustain the program's momentum and investors' appetite for 1031 exchanges as an alternative amid the uncertainty.</p> <p>To read the full article, please visit <a href="https://re-nj.com/relaxed-deadlines-could-bring-new-attention-momentum-to-opportunity-zone-projects/"><em>Real Estate NJ's</em> website</a>.</p>Publication05 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=110914&format=xmlCOMMERCE Magazine: Managing Risk and Avoiding Liability During COVID-19http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=110917&format=xml&p=7016<p><a href="/?t=3&amp;a=18935&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431">Christopher R. Paldino</a> was featured in a <em>COMMERCE Magazine</em> editorial roundtable posing the question to legal leaders across the State, &quot;How are you advising clients to avoid legal risks during the pandemic? Strategies? Best practices?&quot;</p> <p>In response, Chris says, &quot;As we have seen, each week seems to bring new information and understanding of the ongoing pandemic. It is critical, therefore, that business owners and their advisory teams make every effort to continuously review, implement, and enforce the guidelines and/or requirements published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, World Health Organization, industry-specific publications and State, county and/or local governments to ensure that they are complying with the then-current &ldquo;State-of-the-Art&rdquo; guidance.</p> <p>In addition, business owners are encouraged to document their research and enforcement efforts. By contemporaneously documenting the plans that they have implemented, the basis for those plans and the steps they took to communicate and enforce those plans, business owners will put themselves in a better position to defend against claims that they failed to reasonably prevent or minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.</p> <p>By taking the time to research, document, apply, and enforce the applicable guidelines and safety protocols, business owners will not only take important steps to keep their customers, employees and visitors safe, but will also be setting up their defenses to any potential third-party liability claims.&quot;</p> <p>To read the full article, please visit <a href="https://cianj.sendmymags.com/mag/0922005001596206290/p18"><em>COMMERCE Magazine's</em> website</a>.</p>Publication03 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=110917&format=xmlNew Jersey Board of Public Utilities Extends TREC Programhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=110850&format=xml&p=7016<p>On July 29, 2020, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (the &ldquo;Board&rdquo;) issued an order (&ldquo;Order&rdquo;) extending the Transitional Renewable Energy Certificate (&ldquo;TREC&rdquo;) program. Prior to the Order, all solar energy generating systems registered in the TREC program must achieve commercial operation by April 30, 2021 to qualify for the generation of TRECs. The Order extends the April 30, 2021 deadline to October 30, 2021.&nbsp;As such, all projects that have been registered in the TREC program have until October 30, 2021 to achieve commercial operation.&nbsp;

</p> <p>In addition, the Order clarifies that projects granted conditional certification under subsection (r) will retain the expiration date set forth in the Board order granting the conditional certification, and projects granted conditional certification under subsection (t) prior to April 30, 2020 will have an expiration date of the later of (i) the date set forth in the Board order granting the conditional certification, plus any extensions, or (ii) October 30, 2021. &nbsp;

</p> <p>Further, all projects that register in the TREC program between July 29, 2020 and October 30, 2020 will have an expiration date of October 30, 2021, and all projects registered in the TREC program after October 30, 2020 will have an expiration date that is one (1) year following the notice of conditional registration.

</p> <p>Finally, the Order indicates that the Board may address in a future order any possible extension for projects registering after October 30, 2020, evaluating both the public health crisis as well as the development of the much anticipated successor incentive program.

</p> <p>The Order is terrific news for investors and developers who were facing an upcoming deadline to complete their projects in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.&nbsp;In addition, it gives much needed breathing room to the solar industry and the Board as they develop a long term successor incentive program in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.</p>Client Alert30 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=110850&format=xmlLIFARS/CSG - Giving Diligence its Due: Timeless Strategies for Surviving Changehttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=110689&format=xml&p=7016<p>CSG's <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/michelle-schaap">Michelle A. Schaap</a> will join Ondrej Krehel, CEO and Founder of LIFARS, LLC, and Roota Almeida, CISO with Delta Dental of New Jersey and Connecticut, on Wednesday, July 29, from 3:00 &ndash; 3:45 PM EDT for a virtual discussion around strategy and best practices in the face of the current escalated legal and cyber threat landscape.</p> <p>The program entitled, &ldquo;Giving Diligence its Due: Timeless Strategies for Surviving Change,&rdquo; will cover a range of topics including:</p> <ul> <li> <p>The impact of an increasingly remote workforce on compliance policies and procedures</p> </li> <li> <p>The value of implementing written data protection procedures</p> </li> <li> <p>How to prepare for due diligence questionnaires</p> </li> <li> <p>Cybersecurity frameworks to help ensure compliance with current regulations</p> </li> </ul> <p>To register for this program, please visit the <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/giving-diligence-its-due-timeless-strategies-for-surviving-change-tickets-112722738746?aff=CSG">event website</a>.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://live.csglaw.com/RA534S261/assets/images/CSG_LIFARS.jpg" width="500" vspace="0" hspace="0" height="250" border="0" align="absmiddle" /></p>Event29 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=110689&format=xmlNew Jersey Law Journal: Diversity and Inclusion - What Your Law Firm Can Dohttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=110712&format=xml&p=7016<p><a href="/?t=3&amp;a=19033&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431">Jenny Chung</a>, Associate with CSG's Litigation Group and President of&nbsp;the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, was featured in a <em>New Jersey Law Journal</em> article discussing measures law firms can adopt to achieve a more equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;A diversity and inclusion plan does not have to be complicated,&quot; she points out &ndash; and adds that improved recruiting practices for summer associates, vendor diversity and employee development practices can be a positive step forward.</p> <p>To read the full story, please visit the <a href="https://www.law.com/njlawjournal/2020/07/17/diversity-and-inclusion-what-your-law-firm-can-do/"><em>New Jersey Law Journal's</em> website</a>.</p>Publication17 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=110712&format=xmlISEA 2020 Summit Series - Connected Workers: The Legal and Regulatory Landscapehttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=110638&format=xml&p=7016<p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/michelle-schaap">Michelle A. Schaap</a> participated in the International Safety Equipment Association's 2020 Summit Series on Wednesday, July 15. The webinar entitled, &quot;Connected Workers: The Legal and Regulatory Landscape,&rdquo; covered digital technologies that better connect workers with their occupational environment for productivity, safety and quality gains.</p> <p>For more information on the program, please visit the <a href="https://safetyequipment.org/2020summitseries/">event website</a>.</p>Event15 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=110638&format=xmlAmerica's SBDC New Jersey: Cybersecurity for Small Businesseshttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=109954&format=xml&p=7016<p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/michelle-schaap">Michelle A. Schaap</a> will particpate in an America's SBDC at Rutgers University - Newark webinar on Tuesday, July 14, from 3:00 - 4:30 pm EDT. The program entitled, &quot;Cybersecurity for Small Businesses,&quot; will provide small business management teams and executives with cybersecurity awareness best practices that reinforce a consistent and continuously improving security posture for their organizations.</p> <p>For more information and registration, please visit the <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rnsbdc-cybersecurity-for-small-businesses-webinar-registration-84777298181?aff=efbneb">event website</a>.</p>Event14 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=109954&format=xmlPALS - Navigating Your Career Goals During the Pandemic: Staying Positive and Productivehttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=109854&format=xml&p=7016<p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/shirley-u-emehelu">Shirley U. Emehelu</a> will serve as a panelist during a Practicing Attorneys for Law Students Program, Inc. (&quot;PALS&quot;) virtual meeting on Monday, July 13, at 5:30 pm. The panel discussion entitled, &quot;Navigating Your Career Goals During the Pandemic: Staying Positive and Productive,&quot; will provide students with career development tips in order to maximize their summer and downtime over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> <p>For more information and registration, please visit the <a href="https://www.palsprogram.org/programs/upcoming-events/register/73-panel-discussion-navigating-your-career-goals-during-the-pandemic-staying-positive-and-productive">event website</a>.</p>Event13 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=109854&format=xmlTeam CSG Raises Over $24,000 for the New Jersey Institute for Social Justicehttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=110317&format=xml&p=7016<p>Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (&ldquo;CSG&rdquo;) is proud to announce that Team CSG has raised more than $24,000 for the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (&ldquo;NJISJ&rdquo;), an organization dedicated to promoting social and racial justice through research, public education and the development of pilot programs, legislative strategies and litigation. CSG kicked off the fundraising effort with a $10,000 donation, and the firm&rsquo;s employees joined in to support the initiative as well, ultimately contributing more than $14,000.</p> <p>&ldquo;As a law firm, it is our moral responsibility to address the inequities that impact our neighbors, and we are extraordinarily proud of the dedication and solidarity demonstrated by our employees consistent with that objective,&rdquo; noted <a href="/?t=3&amp;a=18952&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431">Daniel A. Schwartz</a>, CSG&rsquo;s Managing Member, on the fundraising campaign. &ldquo;Beyond this financial contribution, we remain committed to making our workplace, our profession and our community more just and inclusive spaces by taking sustained and steadfast action.&rdquo;</p> <p>Notably, CSG&rsquo;s Diversity &amp; Inclusion Committee, chaired by <a href="/?t=3&amp;a=19337&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431">Shirley U. Emehelu</a>, a Member with the firm&rsquo;s White Collar Criminal Defense &amp; Government Investigations Group, is developing a robust curriculum of internal and external activities to further the Committee and the firm&rsquo;s shared objectives of supporting social justice causes, promoting inclusivity and open dialogue, and fostering employees&rsquo; well-being.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am grateful for the outpouring of support our employees have provided to the rallying cry of our Diversity &amp; Inclusion Committee and the NJISJ, and I am confident that our leadership team&rsquo;s continued sponsorship of these critical initiatives will be a catalyst for forward progress, momentum and change,&rdquo; added Ms. Emehelu.</p> <p>To learn more about the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, please <a href="https://www.njisj.org/">click here</a>.</p>News13 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=110317&format=xmlROI-NJ: N.J.'s solar sector worried about future as incentives transition, but hopeful that clean-energy goals will lead to clarityhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=110415&format=xml&p=7016<p><a href="/?t=3&amp;a=18921&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431">Stephen A. Kisker</a> and <a href="/?t=3&amp;a=18965&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431">John G. Valeri </a>were featured in a <em>ROI-NJ</em> article discussing the current state of New Jersey's solar market &ndash; including the State's transition away from the Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs) program; its temporary successor incentive,&nbsp;Transition Renewable Energy Certificates (TRECs), and the interest it has generated; and what the Murphy administration's renewable energy priorities signal for the sector's future.</p> <p>To read the full story, please visit <a href="https://www.roi-nj.com/2020/07/13/industry/n-j-s-solar-sector-worried-about-future-as-incentives-transition-but-hopeful-that-clean-energy-goals-will-lead-to-clarity/"><em>ROI-NJ's</em> website</a>.</p>Publication13 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=110415&format=xmlACAMS moneylaundering.com: With US Sanctions Evasion Case, UAE Potentially Signals New Era of Cooperationhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=110421&format=xml&p=7016<a href="/?t=3&amp;a=19337&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431">Shirley U. Emehelu</a> was featured in an&nbsp;an <em>ACAMS moneylaundering.com</em> article discussing efforts by the United Arab Emirates&nbsp;to repair its anti-money laundering and sanctions enforcement record by cooperating with the United States in connection with a recently-filed forfeiture action in the District of Alaska.<br /> <br /> To read the full article, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://moneylaundering.com"><em>ACAMS moneylaundering.com's</em> website</a>.<br /> <br type="_moz" />Publication10 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=110421&format=xmlCSG COVID-19 Resource Centerhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=105775&format=xml&p=7016<p><img alt="" src="http://live.csglaw.com/RA534S261/assets/images//COVID-19 Alert.jpg" width="600" vspace="0" hspace="0" height="166" border="0" align="absmiddle" /><em><br /> <br /> Last updated July 8, 2020</em></p> <p><strong>Welcome to the CSG COVID-19 Resource Center.&nbsp;</strong>Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (&ldquo;CSG&rdquo;) has established a multidisciplinary COVID-19 Crisis Management Task Force and this COVID-19 Resource Center to help clients and the business community address the numerous legal, regulatory and commercial implications they are facing now and may experience in the weeks and months ahead.</p> <p>When a crisis occurs, it is imperative to have sound advice to establish best practices and understand how to navigate the new and varied business and legal issues which may arise.</p> <p>The challenges arising from the COVID-19 outbreak are far-reaching: affecting workplace safety and health, employee relations, commercial contracts, supply chains, and business travel &ndash; among a myriad additional critical issues.</p> <p>The CSG COVID-19 Crisis Management Task Force is closely monitoring the evolving and serious series of events arising out of the outbreak and the various federal, state and local responses and stands ready to provide guidance to supplement your ongoing business continuity efforts and address your liability posture.<br /> <br /> Please visit this page regularly for helpful, real-time insight.</p> <p><strong>Back to Business: Navigating the Liability Roadmap<br /> </strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/initial-considerations-for-managing-third-party-liability-in-a-postcovid-world">Initial Considerations for Managing Third Party Liability in a Post-COVID World</a><strong><br /> <br /> </strong></p> <p><strong>Banking &amp; Finance</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/closingaparttogether-best-practices-and-procedures-for-remotely-closing-loan-transactions">Closing-Apart-Together: Best practices and procedures for remotely closing loan transactions</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>COVID-19 Government Relief Programs<br /> <br /> </strong><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/small-business-administration-releases-new-and-improved-paycheck-protection-program-loan-forgiveness-applications">Small Business Administration Releases New and Improved Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Applications</a><strong><br /> <br /> </strong><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/small-business-administration-releases-additional-paycheck-protection-program-guidance">Small Business Administration Releases Additional Paycheck Protection Program Guidance</a><strong><br /> </strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/paycheck-protection-program-flexibility-act-of-2020-heads-to-presidents-desk">Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 Heads to President's Desk</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/applications-will-open-on-june-9-for-phase-2-of-the-njedas-emergency-grant-program"><em><strong><br /> <br /> </strong></em>Applications Will Open on June 9 for Phase 2 of the NJEDA's Emergency Grant Program</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/njeda-announces-50-million-expansion-of-emergency-grant-program-for-small-businesses-and-nonprofits-more-funding-larger-grants-expanded-eligibility"><br /> <br /> NJEDA Announces $50 Million Expansion of Emergency Grant Program for Small Businesses and Non-Profits: More Funding, Larger Grants, Expanded Eligibility</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/small-business-administration-releases-critical-guidance-on-paycheck-protection-program-loan-forgiveness-and-application-review-"><em><strong><br /> <br /> </strong></em>Small Business Administration Releases Critical Guidance on Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness and Application Review</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/sba-finally-releases-loan-forgiveness-applicationfor-paycheck-protection-program"><br /> <br /> SBA Finally Releases Loan Forgiveness Application for Paycheck Protection Program</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/small-business-administration-extends-safe-harbor-deadline-to-return-paycheck-protection-program-funds-to-may-14th"><br /> <br /> Small Business Administration Extends &quot;Safe Harbor&quot; Deadline to Return Paycheck Protection Program Funds to May 14th</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/president-trump-signs-paycheck-protection-program-and-health-care-enhancement-act"><br /> <br /> President Trump Signs Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/the-sba-issues-guidance-on-ppp-loans-for-selfemployed-individuals"><br /> <br /> The SBA Issues Guidance on PPP Loans for Self-Employed Individuals</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/sba-issues-clarification-of-payroll-costs-applicability-of-affiliation-rules-and-answers-other-questions">SBA Issues Clarification of &quot;Payroll Costs,&quot; Applicability of Affiliation Rules and Answers Other Questions<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/paycheck-protection-program-to-begin-april-3rd">Paycheck Protection Program to Begin April 3rd</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/employerprovided-taxfree-disaster-relief-payments">Employer-Provided Tax-Free Disaster Relief Payments</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-economic-assistance-programs-for-new-jersey-businesses-and-nonprofits-impacted-by-covid19">New Economic Assistance Programs for New Jersey Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-york-city-implements-covid19-relief-measures-for-small-businesses">New York City Implements COVID-19 Relief Measures for Small Businesses</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/expansion-of-access-to-small-business-administration-loans-and-forgiveness-of-loans-is-the-cares-act-too-good-to-be-true"><br /> <br /> Expansion of Access to Small Business Administration Loans and Forgiveness of Loans: Is The CARES Act Too Good to be True?</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/sba-economic-injury-disaster-loans-for-small-businesses">SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Small Businesses<br /> <br /> </a></p> <p><strong>Corporate &amp; Securities</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/governor-murphy-announces-plan-to-reopen-new-jersey">Governor Murphy Announces Plan to Reopen New Jersey</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/securities-fraud-in-the-age-of-covid19-now-is-not-the-time-to-relax-compliance-programs-or-internal-controls"><br /> <br /> Securities Fraud in the Age of COVID-19: Now Is Not the Time to Relax Compliance Programs or Internal Controls</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/new-jersey-businesses-required-to-report-ppe-inventory-under-executive-order-no-109"><em><strong><br /> <br /> </strong></em>New Jersey Businesses Required to Report PPE Inventory Under Executive Order No. 109</a><em><strong><br /> <br /> </strong></em><a href="http://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/challenges-raised-by-essential-business-designation">Challenges Raised by &quot;Essential Business&quot; Designation</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/sec-staff-provides-guidance-for-upcoming-shareholders-meetings">SEC Staff Provides Guidance for Upcoming Shareholders' Meetings<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/premerger-notification-office-allows-temporary-efiling-in-response-to-covid19-pandemic">Premerger Notification Office Allows Temporary e-Filing in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic</a>

<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/covid19-and-its-effect-on-contract-performance">COVID-19 and its effect on contract performance<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/sec-announces-filing-extensions-amid-covid19-concerns-">SEC Announces Filing Extensions Amid COVID-19 Concerns</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Environmental</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csgenvirolaw.com/2020/07/epa-sets-termination-date-for-temporary-policy-suspending-certain-monitoring-and-reporting-requirements-due-to-covid-19/"><em><strong>NEW:&nbsp;</strong></em>EPA Sets Termination Date for Temporary Policy Suspending Certain Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Due to COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/nj-governors-executive-order-136-tolls-timeframes-for-dep-review-extends-filing-deadlines"><br /> <br /> NJ Governor's Executive Order 136 Tolls Timeframes for DEP Review &amp; Extends Filing Deadlines</a><a href="http://www.csglaw.com/environmental-concerns-related-to-covid19"><br /> <br /> Environmental Concerns Related to COVID-19</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/new-jersey-board-of-public-utilities-issues-an-emergency-order-in-response-to-covid19">New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Issues an Emergency Order in Response to COVID-19<br /> <br /> </a></p> <p><strong>Family Law </strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/coparenting-with-covid19">Co-Parenting with COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/a-silver-lining-for-family-law-practitioners-and-litigants-in-these-uncertain-times"><em><strong><br /> <br /> </strong></em>A Silver Lining for Family Law Practitioners and Litigants in These Uncertain Times<br /> <br /> </a></p> <p><strong>Food &amp; Beverage</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-jersey-announces-outdoor-dining-protocols-and-process-to-allow-liquor-licensees-to-expand-premises">New Jersey Announces Outdoor Dining Protocols and Process to Allow Liquor Licensees to Expand Premises</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-jersey-residents-can-now-order-a-cocktail-to-go"><br /> <br /> New Jersey Residents Can Now Order a Cocktail To Go</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/in-good-news-for-licensees-and-consumers-bill-would-allow-the-sale-of-mixed-drinks-in-to-go-cups"><br /> <br /> In Good News for Licensees and Consumers, Bill Would Allow the Sale of Mixed Drinks in To Go Cups</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-jersey-division-of-alcoholic-beverage-control-issues-charges-in-covid19-related-violations-of-state-alcohol-laws">New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Issues Charges in COVID-19 Related Violations of State Alcohol Laws</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-jersey-division-of-alcoholic-beverage-control-requires-special-rulings-pursuant-to-njsa-3311239-and-njsa-3311218-to-be-submitted-electronically"><em><strong><br /> <br /> </strong></em>New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Requires Special Rulings Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 33:1-12.39 and N.J.S.A. 33:1-12.18 to be Submitted Electronically</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-jersey-division-of-alcoholic-beverage-control-extends-the-20202021-license-renewal-deadline-to-september-30-2020"><br /> <br /> New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Extends the 2020-2021 License Renewal Deadline to September 30, 2020</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/how-can-liquor-licensees-sell-and-deliver-alcohol-during-the-covid19-shutdown"><br /> <br /> How can liquor licensees sell and deliver alcohol during the COVID-19 shutdown?</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Healthcare &amp; Hospital</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-jersey-issues-guidance-on-resuming-elective-surgeries-and-invasive-procedures">New Jersey Issues Guidance on Resuming Elective Surgeries and Invasive Procedures</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/cms-issues-guidelines-for-resuming-essential-noncovid19-care"><br /> <br /> CMS Issues Guidelines for Resuming Essential Non-COVID-19 Care</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/hhs-to-distribute-30-billion-in-immediate-relief-as-part-of-the-100-billion-public-health-and-social-services-emergency-fund"><br /> <br /> HHS to Distribute $30 Billion in Immediate Relief as Part of the $100 Billion Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/cms-april-3rd-correction-to-previous-telehealth-billing-guidance-modifier-95-required"><br /> <br /> CMS April 3rd Correction to Previous Telehealth Billing Guidance - Modifier 95 Required</a><a href="http://csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/the-cares-act-earmarks-100-billion-for-eligible-health-care-providers"><em><strong><br /> <br /> </strong></em>The CARES Act Earmarks $100 Billion for Eligible Health Care Providers</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-jersey-agencies-loosen-telemedicinetelehealth-restrictions-during-covid19-emergency"><br /> <br /> New Jersey Agencies Loosen Telemedicine/Telehealth Restrictions During COVID-19 Emergency</a><a href="http://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/governor-murphy-issues-executive-order-109-requiring-the-suspension-of-elective-surgeries-and-invasive-procedures"><em><strong><br /> <br /> </strong></em>Governor Murphy Issues Executive Order 109 Requiring the Suspension of Elective Surgeries and Invasive Procedures</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.csglaw.com/cms-covid19-telehealth-waiver-and-associated-announcements-regarding-costsharing-waivers-and-hipaa-enforcement">CMS COVID-19 Telehealth Waiver and Associated Announcements Regarding Cost-Sharing Waivers and HIPAA Enforcement

</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/the-covid19-pandemic-does-hipaa-apply-to-my-business">The COVID-19 Pandemic - Does HIPAA Apply to My Business?</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Immigration</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/evp-modifies-temporary-exemptions-for-nonimmigrant-students-taking-online-courses-during-fall-2020-semester"><em><strong>NEW:&nbsp;</strong></em>SEVP Modifies Temporary Exemptions for Nonimmigrant Students Taking Online Courses During Fall 2020 Semester</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/president-trump-issues-proclamation-to-suspend-entry-for-certain-nonimmigrant-aliens-and-extend-immigrant-visa-restrictions"><em><strong><br /> <br /> </strong></em>President Trump Issues Proclamation to Suspend Entry for Certain Nonimmigrant Aliens and Extend Immigrant Visa Restrictions</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/trumps-executive-order-temporarily-suspends-immigration-for-certain-green-card-categories"><br /> <br /> Trump's Executive Order Temporarily Suspends Immigration for Certain Green Card Categories</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/modifications-in-department-of-homeland-security-and-department-of-state-immigration-services-due-to-covid19"><br /> <br /> Modifications in Department of Homeland Security and Department of State Immigration Services Due to COVID-19<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/covid19-and-immigration-considerations-for-us-employers">COVID-19 and Immigration Considerations for U.S. Employers</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Intellectual Property</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/uspto-announces-further-filing-relief-for-small-and-micro-entities">USPTO Announces Further Filing Relief for Small and Micro Entities</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/uspto-implements-prioritized-examination-program-for-trademark-applications-covering-qualifying-covid19-medical-products-and-services"><strong><em><br /> <br /> </em></strong>USPTO Implements Prioritized Examination Program for Trademark Applications Covering Qualifying COVID-19 Medical Products and Services</a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/uspto-extends-two-month-priority-petition-for-covid19-"><br /> USPTO Extends Two Month Priority Petition for COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/united-states-patent-and-trademark-office-announces-continuing-relief-measures-in-light-of-expiration-of-most-extensions-on-may-31-2020"><br /> <br /> United States Patent And Trademark Office Announces Continuing Relief Measures In Light of Expiration of Most Extensions on May 31, 2020</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/united-states-patent-and-trademark-office-extends-patent-and-trademark-deadlines-if-delay-is-due-to-covid19"><br /> <br /> United States Patent and Trademark Office Extends Patent and Trademark Deadlines If Delay Is Due to COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/united-states-patent-and-trademark-office-announces-certain-fee-waivers-but-does-not-extend-or-waive-deadlines-in-response-to-covid19"><em><strong><br /> <br /> </strong></em>United States&nbsp;Patent and Trademark Office Announces Certain Fee Waivers In Response to COVID-19</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Employment</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/nj-warn-act-amendments-postponed-due-to-covid19-health-crisis">NJ Warn Act Amendments Postponed Due To COVID-19 Health Crisis</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/osha-issues-workplace-posters-to-reduce-risk-of-coronavirus-exposure"><strong><br /> <br /> </strong>OSHA Issues Workplace Posters to Reduce Risk of Coronavirus Exposure</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/department-of-labor-guidance-and-form-notice-issued-for-the-families-first-coronavirus-response-act"><br /> <br /> Department of Labor Guidance and Form Notice Issued for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-jersey-expands-paid-leave-benefits-to-cover-those-impacted-by-covid19"><strong><em><br /> <br /> </em></strong>New Jersey Expands Paid Leave Benefits To Cover Those Impacted By COVID-19</a><strong><em><br /> <br /> </em></strong><a href="http://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/coronavirus-in-the-workplace-recent-osha-guidance">Coronavirus in the Workplace: Recent OSHA Guidance</a><strong><br /> <br /> </strong><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-york-paid-leave-for-quarantined-employees">New York Paid Leave for Quarantined Employees</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/governor-of-new-jersey-issues-stay-at-home-order-closing-all-nonessential-retail-businesses">Governor of New Jersey Issues Stay at Home Order Closing All Non-Essential Retail Businesses<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/complying-with-harassment-discrimination-and-retaliation-laws-and-policies-during-the-covid19-pandemic">Complying With Harassment, Discrimination And Retaliation Laws And Policies During The COVID-19 Pandemic<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/coronavirus-relief-act-signed-into-law-what-employers-need-to-know">Coronavirus Relief Act Signed Into Law: What Employers Need to Know<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/families-first-coronavirus-response-act-what-employers-need-to-know-">Families First Coronavirus Response Act: House Passes Bill Mandating Two Forms of Paid Leave<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/employers-best-practices-for-managing-responses-to-the-coronavirus">Employers' Best Practices for Managing Responses to the Coronavirus</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Litigation</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/various-sectors-affected-by-wave-of-covid19-bills-signed-into-law-on-april-14-by-new-jersey-governor-phil-murphy">Various Sectors Affected by Wave of COVID-19 Bills Signed into Law on April 14 by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/new-jerseys-emergency-pricing-law-triggered-by-the-covid19-crisis-requires-clarity"><em><strong><br /> <br /> </strong></em>New Jersey's Emergency Pricing Law Triggered by the COVID-19 Crisis Requires Clarity<br /> </a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/civil-court-deadlines-and-operations"><br /> Civil Court Deadlines and Operations<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-jersey-governor-phil-murphy-signs-executive-order-106-prohibiting-residential-evictions-amid-covid19-outbreak">New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Signs Executive Order 106, Prohibiting Residential Evictions Amid COVID-19 Outbreak</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Privacy &amp; Data Security</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/covid19-fraud-warnings-from-the-fbi-do-not-let-fear-allow-you-to-be-phished">COVID-19 Fraud Warnings from the FBI: Do Not Let Fear Allow You to be Phished<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/privacy-laws-duty-to-warn-and-communication-considerations-concerning-covid19">Privacy Laws, Duty to Warn and Communication Considerations Concerning COVID-19<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/practical-considerations-for-employers-as-their-workforce-goes-remote-amid-covid19-outbreak">Practical considerations for employers as their workforce goes remote amid COVID-19 outbreak</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Professional Liability</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/attorneys-six-tips-to-protect-yourself-from-malpractice-claims-in-todays-covid19-environment">Attorneys: Six Tips to Protect Yourself from Malpractice Claims in Today's COVID-19 Environment</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/attorney-ethics-considerations-in-the-age-of-coronavirus"><br /> <br /> Attorney Ethics Considerations in the Age of Coronavirus</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Property Taxation &amp; Valuation</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-legislation-establishes-july-1-2020-as-the-filing-deadline-for-all-2020-property-tax-appeals">New Legislation Establishes July 1, 2020 as the Filing Deadline for All 2020 Property Tax Appeals</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/new-jersey-supreme-court-issues-order-extending-filing-deadlines-for-2020-tax-appeals"><br /> <br /> New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Order Extending Filing Deadlines for 2020 Tax Appeals<br /> <br /> </a></p> <p><strong>Qualified Opportunity Zones<br /> </strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/irs-issues-longawaited-coronavirus-relief-for-qualified-opportunity-funds">IRS Issues Long-Awaited Coronavirus Relief for Qualified Opportunity Funds</a><strong><br /> <br /> </strong></p> <p><strong>Real Estate, Development &amp; Land Use</strong><strong> </strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-jersey-begins-reopening-process">New Jersey Begins Re-Opening Process</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/in-continued-effort-to-flatten-the-curve-governor-murphys-executive-order-122-places-restrictions-on-nonessential-construction"><br /> <br /> In Continued Effort to Flatten the Curve, Governor Murphy's Executive Order 122 Places Restrictions on Non-Essential Construction</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/local-planning-boards-and-zoning-boards-of-adjustment-to-conduct-business-as-usual-during-the-covid19-crisis-says-the-njdca-virtually-or-telephonically"><br /> <br /> Local Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Adjustment to Conduct Business as Usual During the COVID-19 Crisis Says the NJDCA - Virtually or Telephonically<br /> <br /> </a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/franchise-secrets-how-franchisees-can-navigate-lease-issues-during-covid19"><em>Franchise Secrets</em>: How Franchisees Can Navigate Lease Issues During COVID-19</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tax</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/expanded-tax-relief-for-tax-filings-payments-and-other-time-sensitive-actions">Expanded Tax Relief for Tax Filings, Payments and Other Time Sensitive Actions</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/treasury-secretary-sets-credit-start-date"><em><strong><br /> <br /> </strong></em>Treasury Secretary Sets Credit Start Date</a><em><strong><br /> <br /> </strong></em><a href="http://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/tax-benefits-available-under-the-2-trillion-coronavirus-relief-package">Tax Benefits Available Under the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/irs-issues-employer-credit-and-tax-extension-guidance">IRS Issues Employer Credit and Tax Extension Guidance</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/irs-new-york-and-new-jersey-all-extend-tax-deadlines">IRS, New York and New Jersey All Extend Tax Deadlines
<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/second-coronavirus-law-provides-tax-credit-for-employers-and-selfemployed">Second Coronavirus Law Provides Tax Credit for Employers and Self-Employed<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/coronavirus-tax-relief-means-millions-of-taxpayers-have-until-july-15th-to-pay-their-taxes">Coronavirus Tax Relief Means Millions of Taxpayers Have Until July 15th to Pay Their Taxes<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/trump-administration-requests-delay-of-tax-filing-deadlines-as-coronavirus-relief-measure">Trump Administration Requests Delay of Tax Filing Deadlines as Coronavirus Relief Measure<br /> </a><strong><br /> </strong></p> <p><strong>Trusts &amp; Estates<br /> </strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/wealth-transfer-planning-opportunities-in-the-current-environment">Wealth Transfer Planning Opportunities in the Current Environment</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/why-clients-are-reviewing-their-estate-plans-now"><br /> <br /> Why Clients are Reviewing their Estate Plans Now<br /> <br /> </a></p> <p><strong>Additional Resources:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html">Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</a></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/s1nACmZPW8S65kpFGLmQT?domain=cdc.gov">CDC's Business Pandemic Planning Checklist</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-issues/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19">U.S. Food &amp; Drug Administration<br /> </a></p> <p><a href="https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/">Occupational Safety and Health Administration<br /> </a></p> <p><a href="https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic">U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division<br /> </a></p> <p><a href="https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/coronavirus/index.html">U.S. Department of Health &amp; Human Services<br /> </a></p> <p><a href="https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus">Internal Revenue Service</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://nj.gov/governor/index.shtml">State of New Jersey</a></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200320j.shtml">Governor Murphy Announces Statewide Stay at Home Order, Closure of All Non-Essential Retail Businesses</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml">State of New Jersey Department of Health</a></p> <p><a href="https://njcourts.gov/pressrel/2020/pr031520a.pdf?c=W2v">New Jersey Courts<br /> </a></p> <p><a href="https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/">New York State Department of Health<br /> </a></p> <p><a href="http://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/providers/health-topics/novel-respiratory-viruses.page">NYC Health</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.njeda.com/about/Public-Information/Coronavirus-Information">NJEDA</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.nj.gov/dca/COVID19.html">State of New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs</a></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://naiopnewjersey.wildapricot.org/resources/DCA%20March%2025%202020%20COVID_Construction%20Guidance_Final%203.25.20.pdf">DCA&nbsp;Guidance on Municipal Reviews &amp; Inspections</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.njchamber.com/">New Jersey Chamber of Commerce</a></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.njchamber.com/news/njchambernow/748-2020-03-18-a-business-leader-s-guide-to-the-coronavirus">A Business Leader&rsquo;s Guide to the Coronavirus</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.booker.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Office%20of%20U.S.%20Sen%20Cory%20Booker_%20A%20Coronavirus%20Pandemic%20Resource%20Guide%20for%20NJ%20(Updated%20April%204,%202020)%20(7).pdf">U.S. Senator Cory Booker's&nbsp;<em>Coronavirus Pandemic Resource Guide for New Jerseyans</em></a><a href="https://www.nj.gov/bpu/newsroom/reports/covid19.html"><br /> <br /> New Jersey Board of Public Utilities</a><a href="http://cv.business.nj.gov"><br /> </a></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.nj.gov/bpu/newsroom/2020/approved/20200313.html">New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Announces Utilities Have Voluntarily Suspended Service Shutoffs in Response to COVID-19</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="http://cv.business.nj.gov">New Jersey Business Action Center</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19">U.S. Small Business Administration</a></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela">Disaster Loan Assistance</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.uspto.gov/coronavirus">United States Patent and Trademark Office</a></p> <hr /> <p><em>This publication contains general information on recent legal developments and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific situation or to create an attorney-client relationship. 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Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.</em></p>Client Alert08 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=105775&format=xmlSEVP Modifies Temporary Exemptions for Nonimmigrant Students Taking Online Courses During Fall 2020 Semesterhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=109849&format=xml&p=7016<p><em>Last udpated July 8, 2020</em></p> <p>On July 6, 2020, the <a href="https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/sevp-modifies-temporary-exemptions-nonimmigrant-students-taking-online-courses-during">Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced modifications</a> to the temporary exemptions put in place to allow for nonimmigrant students taking online classes through their universities due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Fall 2020 semester.</p> <p>Changes to the temporary exemptions to online instruction for the Fall 2020 semester include:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States. The U.S. Department of State will not issue visas to students enrolled in schools and/or programs that are fully online for the fall semester nor will U.S. Customs and Border Protection permit these students to enter the United States. Active students currently in the United States enrolled in such programs must depart the country or take other measures, such as transferring to a school with in-person instruction to remain in lawful status. If not, they may face immigration consequences including, but not limited to, the initiation of removal proceedings.</p> </li> <li> <p>Nonimmigrant F-1 students attending schools operating under normal in-person classes are bound by existing federal regulations. Eligible F students may take a maximum of one class or three credit hours online.</p> </li> <li> <p>Nonimmigrant F-1 students attending schools adopting a hybrid model&mdash;that is, a mixture of online and in person classes&mdash;will be allowed to take more than one class or three credit hours online. These schools must certify to SEVP, through the Form I-20, &ldquo;Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status,&rdquo; that the program is not entirely online, that the student is not taking an entirely online course load this semester, and that the student is taking the minimum number of online classes required to make normal progress in their degree program. The above exemptions do not apply to F-1 students in English language training programs or M-1 students pursing vocational degrees, who are not permitted to enroll in any online courses.</p> </li> </ul> <p>Schools should update their information in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) within 10 days of the change if they begin the fall semester with in-person classes but are later required to switch to only online classes, or a nonimmigrant student changes their course selections, and as a result, ends up taking an entirely online course load. Nonimmigrant students within the United States are not permitted to take a full course of study through online classes. If students find themselves in this situation, they must leave the country or take alternative steps to maintain their nonimmigrant status such as a reduced course load or appropriate medical leave.</p> <p>On July 8, 2020, Harvard and MIT filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security to block implementation of these changes, arguing in their complaint that the guidance &ldquo;leaves hundreds of thousands of international students with no education options in the United States&rdquo; and would &ldquo;undermine the education, safety, and future prospects of their international students and their campus community.&rdquo; They have requested a temporary restraining order to block implementation of the rules.</p> <p>CSG will continue to closely monitor U.S. immigration changes during the COVID-19 response and will provide updates as the situation evolves. Please contact immigration counsel at CSG if you have any further questions.</p> <p>For additional information pertaining to the coronavirus outbreak, please visit <strong><a href="http://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center">CSG's COVID-19 Resource Center</a></strong>.</p> <hr /> <p><em>This publication contains general information on recent legal developments and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific situation or to create an attorney-client relationship. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.</em></p>Client Alert08 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=109849&format=xmlSagacious IP: Why IP Strategy is a Crucial Part of Value Creation for Tech Unicornshttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=109672&format=xml&p=7016<p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/jeffrey-weinick">Jeffrey M. Weinick</a> will participate in a Sagacious IP webinar on Wednesday, July 8, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT. The program entitled, &quot;Why IP Strategy is a Crucial Part of Value Creation for Tech Unicorns,&quot; will outline steps start-up executives can take towards developing a cohesive intellectual property strategy that facilitates enterprise value and growth.</p> <p>For more information and registration details, please visit the <a href="https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8999657012805169933">event website</a>.</p>Event08 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=109672&format=xmlU.S. Patent and Trademark Office Initiates Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Programhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=109792&format=xml&p=7016<p>On July 2, 2020, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (&quot;USPTO&quot;) initiated the Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program for expedited resolution of ex parte appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (&quot;PTAB&quot;). Currently, the average appeal pendency for a normal ex parte appeal is about 15 months. Decisions in ex parte appeals accorded fast-track status under the Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program are expected within six months from the date that the appeal entered into the Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program.</p> <p>To enter into the Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program, appellants must file a petition with a $400 petition fee. The petition may be filed once the PTAB issues a notice that the appeal has been docketed. The number of petitions granted under the Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program is limited to 125 per quarter and a total of 500 per year. The Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program is offered on a temporary basis from July 2, 2020 to July 2, 2021, after which the USPTO may either extend or discontinue the Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program.</p> <p>If you are interested in expediting an appeal under the Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program, please contact one of the attorneys listed below.</p>Client Alert06 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=109792&format=xmlUSPTO Announces Further Filing Relief for Small and Micro Entitieshttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=109763&format=xml&p=7016<p><em>Last updated July 2, 2020</em></p> <p>The United States Patent and Trademark Office (&ldquo;USPTO&rdquo;) has announced additional relief measures due to the coronavirus outbreak. Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (&quot;CARES Act&quot;), the USPTO has been granted authority to waive fees and extend deadlines ordinarily covered by statutes. Using that authority, the USPTO recently issued a number of notices granting extensions to certain PTAB deadlines and waiving fees for various filings. Due to the continuing challenges caused by COVID-19, particularly to small businesses and individual inventors, the USPTO will be providing further relief.</p> <p>On June 29, 2020, the USPTO announced that applicants who qualify as small and micro entities for filing purposes will have the opportunity to extend the deadline for the payment of various fees. The extension applies to basic filing fees, search fees, examination fees, issue fees, and maintenance fees that are due to be paid between March 27, 2020 and September 29, 2020. These fees will be considered timely if paid before September 30, 2020 and accompanied by a statement that the delay in payment is due to the COVID-19 outbreak.</p> <p>Additionally, the fee to file a petition to revive a patent application has been waived in certain circumstances due to a failure to timely file or submit a fee payment. Such petitions must be filed by July 31, 2020, and are also required to be accompanied by a statement that the delay in payment is due to the COVID-19 outbreak</p> <p>The full text of the USPTO statement can be <a href="https://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Patents-Notice-CARES-Act-2020-06.pdf">found here</a>.</p> <p>For more information relating to this announcement or to patent priority claims, please contact one of the authors listed below.</p> <p>For additional information pertaining to the coronavirus outbreak, please visit <strong><a href="http://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center">CSG&rsquo;s COVID-19 Resource Center</a></strong>.</p> <hr /> <p><em>This publication contains general information on recent legal developments and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific situation or to create an attorney-client relationship. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.</em></p>Client Alert02 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=109763&format=xmlSupreme Court Rules "Generic.com" Trademarks Eligible for Federal Registrationhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=109775&format=xml&p=7016<p>On June 30, 2020, the United States Supreme Court rejected a <em>per se</em> rule that marks consisting of a generic word in combination with a domain name (e.g., &ldquo;.com&rdquo;) are automatically generic and ruled that a mark consisting of a generic word combined with &ldquo;.com&rdquo; may be entitled to federal trademark registration if consumers perceive the mark as non-generic.</p> <p>The United States Patent and Trademark Office (&ldquo;USPTO&rdquo;) refused to register the mark BOOKING.COM on the ground that a generic term combined with a generic top-level domain name such as &ldquo;.com&rdquo; is automatically generic as a whole and thus unregistrable. That ruling was ultimately overturned on appeal and made its way to the Supreme Court.</p> <p>By way of background, generic marks are simply the name of the products or services they are used in connection with (e.g., RESTAURANT brand restaurants) and are never protectable or eligible for registration. Similarly, descriptive marks convey an immediate idea of a characteristic of the goods or services they are used in connection with. However, descriptive marks, unlike generic marks, can be eligible for registration provided they have acquired secondary meaning &ndash; i.e., a showing that consumers associate the mark with a single specific source.</p> <p>The Supreme Court found that the mark BOOKING.COM is descriptive, but not generic. The Court noted that &ldquo;[w]hether any &lsquo;generic.com&rsquo; term is generic . . . depends on whether consumers in fact perceive that term as the name of a class or, instead, as a term capable of distinguishing among members of the class.&rdquo; In this case, evidence, including a consumer survey, demonstrated that consumers perceive BOOKING.COM as a brand and as referring to a specific travel arrangement company rather than all travel arrangement companies or services generally. Justice Ginsberg further noted that &ldquo;only one entity can occupy a particular Internet domain name at a time,&rdquo; and that, as such, consumers can understand that a generic.com term refers to a specific website and specific source.</p> <p>The opinion notes the limits on descriptive marks such as BOOKING.COM &ndash; rights in descriptive trademarks are much narrower and weaker than rights in inherently distinctive marks. Indeed, Booking.com acknowledged that its BOOKING.COM mark was relatively weak. However, the fact that a mark is weak does not automatically mean it is not entitled to registration or protection.</p> <p>Going forward, this decision will make it easier for trademark owners to register their marks styled as domain names, even if the mark combines a generic word with a top level domain extension such as &ldquo;.com&rdquo;. However, in order to obtain registration, mark owners need to be able to sufficiently demonstrate that consumers perceive their generic.com marks as a specific brand or identifying a specific source.</p> <p>If you have questions about how this decision may affect you, please contact your CSG attorney or one of the authors below.</p>Client Alert02 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=109775&format=xml