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Registration Still Open for the 2019 Annual Employment Law Conference

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Registration to start at 7:30 am. Reception to follow seminar until 4:45 pm.) Where: Salem Convention Center Why Attend? It’s been an eventful year for Oregon employers. We’ll update you on the latest developments and cover the areas where employers face the greatest risk. Through

Commercial Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filings Are Up; More Filings May Be Yet to Come

By Elayna Z. Matthews, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy and Litigation Attorney The American Bankruptcy Institute (“ABI”) reported today that commercial Chapter 11 business bankruptcy case filings are up 19% from the filings last year for the month of August. The ABI cites increasing trade costs and rising debt loads as continual challenges for businesses to

Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania, et al. – A New Path for Property Owners

By: Jennifer C. Paul, Condemnation & Unconstitutional Takings and Litigation Attorney The recent U.S. Supreme Court Case, Knick v. Twp. of Scott, Pennsylvania, 139 S Ct 2162, 204 L Ed 2d 558 (2019))—opinion issued June 21, 2019—may change the landscape for private property owners bringing claims against the government for unlawful takings of their private

Jennifer Paul’s Top 5 Summer Clerk Tips

By: Jennifer C. Paul, Condemnation & Unconstitutional Takings and Litigation Attorney Tip #1 – Treat your supervising attorneys as “clients.” Depending on your clerkship, you may have varying levels of actual client exposure. In Saalfeld Griggs’ clerk program, we give clerks the opportunity to sit in on client meetings and court hearings when appropriate. Regardless

The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019

President Trump is expected to sign the “Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019” which will add a new option for small business debtors to file bankruptcy under Chapter 11. Small businesses, which are either organized entities (such as corporations or limited liability companies) or individuals operating a business, qualify as small business debtors if the business has no more than $2,725,625.00 of secured and unsecured debts combined at the time the business files bankruptcy. Currently, under Chapter 11, there are different rules for individuals, small business debtors, and regular “big-business” debtors.

2019 Annual Employment Law Conference

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Registration to start at 7:30 am. Reception to follow seminar until 4:45 pm.) Where: Salem Convention Center Why Attend? It’s been an eventful year for Oregon employers. We’ll update you on the latest developments and cover the areas where employers face the greatest risk. Through

HAVEN Act Excludes Certain Veteran Payments from Calculation of Current Monthly Income

By: Joshua D. Feil, Litigation and Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Attorney News Update – On Friday, August 23, 2019, President Donald Trump signed the “Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need Act of 2019” into law. Last week, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the bipartisan Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need Act of 2019 (H.R 2938) (“HAVEN

Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019 Passes House and Senate in Bipartisan Win

By Peggy Richard, Litigation and Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Attorney  News Update – On Friday, August 23, 2019, President Donald Trump signed the “Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019” into law. The recent passage in the House and Senate of the Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019 (H.R. 2336) will allow more farmers to restructure their debt while continuing

American Bankers Association Requests Hemp Industry Guidance, Again

By Elayna Z. Matthews, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy and Litigation Attorney The American Bankers Association (“ABA”) recently urged the United States Senate to promptly issue rules, regulations, and industry guidance to banks and financial institutions that want to bank with and lend to individuals and businesses in the quickly expanding hemp industry, including those growing