HB 4212: Providing Support of Community Focused Emergency Shelters

By Margaret Gander-Vo, Attorney in the Real Estate & Land Use Practice Group The 2020 Legislative Special Session focused largely on addressing the pressing emergencies facing the State. However, several bills that were stalled by the Republican lead walkout in the regular session reemerged and were passed by both houses. One of which is Speaker Kotek’s

Extending the Eviction Moratorium with House Bill 4213

By Daniel Reynolds, Attorney in the Litigation Practice Group On June 30, 2020, Governor Kate Brown signed HB 4213 into law to extend the eviction moratorium during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill prohibits certain notices of termination and evictions during an “emergency period” currently set to end on September 30, 2020. The new law also creates

The Top 10 Things You May Not Know About House Bill 4204

By Shannon Martinez, Attorney in the Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy and Litigation Practice Groups House Bill 4204 (HB 4204) was signed into law on June 30, 2020, after a short, special session of the legislature. House Bill 4204 is known as the “Foreclosure Moratorium;” however, that name is a misnomer because it does a lot

Let’s Talk Reopening: Join Us for a Webinar on Navigating Return to Work Issues

Navigating Return to Work Issues With counties moving to Phase 2, many closed businesses can now reopen and workplaces with remote workers can consider whether and how to bring the team back to the office. Our employment lawyers will discuss how to navigate return to work issues and provide best practices for navigating compliance with

Summary of Key Provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

By Nicole Burke and Caleb Williams, Attorneys in the Business & Taxation Law Practice Group On June 5, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA) was signed into law, providing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers with greater opportunity to have their loan partially or completely forgiven. The PPPFA modifies the Small Business Act and the

A Bankruptcy Response to COVID-19: The Small Business Reorganization Act

By Erich Paetsch, Attorney in the Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy and Litigation Practice Groups In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is drastically impacting the United States we know, many lenders significantly increased loan loss reserves.[1] Recognizing that the economic impact of public health measures has rapidly pushed the United States into a projected recession, lenders

Who CARES: Insolvency and the Payroll Protection Program

This article was originally published in the Oregon State Bar Debtor Creditor Newsletter in the Spring of 2020. By Erich Paetsch, Attorney in the Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy and Litigation Practice Groups The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) became law on March 27, 2020.[1] The largest fiscal stimulus package in the history

CFPB Provides Guidance to Lenders Regarding PPP Loans

By Shannon Raye Martinez, Attorney in the Creditor’s Rights & Bankruptcy and Litigation Practice Groups On May 6, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a policy statement answering three questions relating to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The policy statement clarifies when a creditor is required to provide notice to the loan applicant