SMDK Welcomes Julie E. Firestone

Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Julie E. Firestone has joined the firm as a Principal.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Firestone practiced in the Cleveland and Akron, Ohio areas at Brouse McDowell LPA. Ms. Firestone has extensive experience in administering large and complex decedents’ estates and advising […]

Jeffrey W. Gallup Joins SMDK

Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Jeffrey W. Gallup has joined the firm as a Principal.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gallup was a shareholder with Cavitch, Familo & Durkin Co., L.P.A. Mr. Gallup often serves as outside general counsel to his clients.  He has represented clients in […]

SMDK Welcomes Nathaniel D. Tucker

Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Nathaniel D. Tucker has joined the firm as an associate attorney.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Tucker practiced in the Akron, Ohio area at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Mr. Tucker advises businesses and individuals on tax issues related to […]

Moving Forward… What the American Rescue Plan Means for Your Business

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “ARP Act”) into law.  This $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package is designed to help the country, individuals, and businesses recover from the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The stimulus provisions of the ARP Act include, among other things: Changes […]

Moving Forward… What Congress’s Latest COVID-19 Stimulus Legislation Means For Your Business

On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Appropriations Act”).  Within the $2.3 trillion spending bill, Congress allocated $900 billion in stimulus funds to provide relief to businesses most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The stimulus provisions of the Appropriations Act include: Changes to and expansion of the […]

Moving Forward… Ohio’s Small Business Relief Fund

Governor DeWine recently announced Ohio’s Small Business Relief Fund program for Ohio’s small businesses that have been harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program includes up to $125 million of funding provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Qualified businesses can receive a grant of up to $10,000. Applications for the […]

Moving Forward… New Ohio Law Provides General Immunity Against Many Covid-19 Related Lawsuits

On September 14, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine signed into law Ohio House Bill Number 606 (the “Act”). The aim of the Act is to shield businesses, schools, and first responders from many coronavirus-related civil lawsuits. To that end, the Act provides two types of immunity from COVID-19 related civil suits: 1) temporary civil immunity for […]

Moving Forward… With Getting Your Estate Plan in Place

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for thorough estate planning, while simultaneously making it difficult for clients to get their estate planning documents in place. Our clients and their family members may wish to have new Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, or other estate planning documents prepared, or may wish to have existing estate […]

Moving Forward… Congress Loosens Restrictions on PPP Loan Program: What the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Means for Your Business.

On June 5, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “PPP Flexibility Act”).  The PPP Flexibility Act loosens some of the restrictions on the forgivability of Paycheck Protection Program Loans (“PPP Loans”) that were imposed by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) […]

Moving Forward … What You Need to Know About Ohio SB 310, The Bill The Ohio Legislature is Considering Which Will Distribute Coronavirus Relief Funds to Local Governments

On May 6, 2020, the Ohio Senate passed Senate Bill 310 (the “Bill”), which is currently being considered in committee in the Ohio House of Representatives.  If passed by the House of Representatives and signed by Governor DeWine, the Bill will appropriate funds to municipalities which have been allocated to the state by the federal […]