Oregon DCBS Guidance to Collection Agencies and Debt Buyers Regarding COVID-19

By Joshua D. Feil, Attorney in the Litigation Practice Group On April 30, 2020, Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services (“DCBS”) published Bulletin No. DFR 2020-2014 (the “Bulletin”) to provide guidance to Oregon-regulated collection agencies and debt purchasers to actively help debtors hit by the economic effects of the novel coronavirus. The Bulletin follows guidance issued at

Business Interruption Coverage in the Age of COVID-19

By Douglas Alexander, Attorney in the Business & Taxation Law Practice Group, and David Briggs, Attorney in the Employment Law and Litigation Practice Groups It seems like each day there is a new twist is issues related to damages being suffered by service providers who have been shut down as a result of the public

Oregon’s DCBS Extends Suspensions of Insurance Cancellations and Non-Renewals

By Joshua D. Feil, Attorney in the Litigation Practice Group Earlier this month, we wrote about Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services (“DCBS”)’s order (“Order”) suspending all cancellations and non-renewals in place as the date of the Order. The Order applies to all types of insurance coverage and provided that it would be in place through

New Funding is Now Available for PPP Loans

By Caleb Williams, Attorney in the Business & Taxation Law Practice Group Congress has approved additional funding for the Paycheck Protection loan program for small businesses. The action allocates an additional $310 billion to the program. The CARES Act, which created the loan program, allocated an initial $349 billion to fund PPP loans. That funding

Oregon’s Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) – Quarterly Payment Due April 30, 2020

By Nicole Burke, Attorney in the Business & Taxation Law Practice Group The first quarterly payment for Oregon’s new Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) is due by April 30, 2020. If you anticipate that your business may have a CAT liability of more than $5,000 for the calendar year, your business must pay this quarterly estimated

Dental & Medical Offices in Oregon to Resume Full Operations

By Douglas Alexander, Attorney in the Business & Taxation Law Practice Group, and David Briggs, Attorney in the Employment Law and Litigation Practice Groups On March 20, 2020, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order No. 20-10 which required that Oregon healthcare providers (including both dental and medical providers) cease providing non-urgent care to their

Top 5 Compliance Tips for the New FFCRA

By Jennifer Paul, Attorney in the Employment Law, Litigation and Condemnation & Unconstitutional Takings Practice Groups Since the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) went into effect on April 1, 2020, there has been a push by government agencies to release regulations and guidance. The initial temporary rule was published on April 6, 2020, and

Appraisal Standards Temporarily Changed by Feds Due to COVID-19

By Shannon Martinez, Attorney in the Creditor’s Rights & Bankruptcy and Litigation Practice Groups On April 14, 2020, the FDIC, OCC and Federal Reserve issued an interim final rule that allows lenders to close certain real estate loans without an appraisal or evaluation. The lender will have 120 days after the loan closing to obtain