Moving Forward… What the 2020 CARES Act Means for Your Business: Forgivable Small Business Loans

On March 27, 2020, a $2.2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package titled the CARES Act (the “Act”) became law.  While the Act provides the much-ballyhooed cash payments for individuals, it also contains several provisions to help prevent business closures and lay-offs as the nation grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. Below we discuss how one of these […]

Moving Forward… With Your Commercial Lease

Commercial landlords and tenants find themselves in a dynamic and ever-changing landscape as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent protective measures being taken.  Entire industries have been shuttered pursuant to emergency orders.  The current situation continues to impact both landlords and tenants under commercial leases and both must be proactive in assessing […]

Moving Forward… FFCRA Poster is Now Available

The required poster for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act is now available on the Department of Labor’s website. Every covered employer must post a notice of the FFCRA’s requirements in a conspicuous place on its premises. Additionally, employers may satisfy this requirement by emailing or direct mailing this notice to employees, or posting this notice […]

Moving Forward… A Q&A regarding the FFCRA

The Department of Labor just posted a helpful Q&A regarding the recently enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  Both employers and employees should find the Q&A helpful in answering some common questions regarding the application and execution of the FFCRA. This client alert is intended to summarize significant employment and tax aspects of this […]

Moving Forward… What Does the Ohio Department of Health Director’s Stay at Home Order Mean for Your Business?

On Sunday, March 22, 2020, to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor DeWine announced that Dr. Amy Acton, the Director of the Ohio Department of Health (the “Director”), exercised her authority under Ohio Revised Code Section 3701.13 to issue a quarantine and isolation order, titled “Director’s Stay at Home Order” (the “Order”). WHEN […]

Moving Forward . . . What Employers Need to Know About the FFCRA

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act.”  The new law was intended to provide temporary relief to employees and employers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and includes, among other provisions, the following significant employment and tax provisions: 1.      The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, which […]

SMDK Notice to Clients

Our primary goal at Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. is to deliver Peace of Mind to our clients. In keeping with that goal, we want to advise you of our response to the Coronavirus outbreak. We are closely monitoring the impact of the outbreak on our clients and our firm and are taking all […]

Stephen L. Byron Appointed as North Perry Village Solicitor

On February 6th, 2020 Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. was retained by North Perry Village in Lake County, Ohio, with Stephen L. Byron serving as the Village Solicitor and Laura T. Pizmoht serving as the Assistant Village Solicitor. Mr. Byron is a Principal of Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. where he […]

Thomas A. FitzSimmons Joins SMDK

Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Thomas A. FitzSimmons has joined the firm as Of Counsel.  Mr. FitzSimmons has extensive experience as an attorney and business executive for multiple real estate developers, law firms and an Ohio home rule “Mega Township”.  His practice focuses on all aspects of retail […]

Ronald J. Teplitzky Named President of Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A.

Ron Teplitzky has been named President of Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. (SMDK) to succeed Paul Singerman, who helped found the Firm in 2001 and served as President since then. Mr. Singerman will now become Chairman. Ron Teplitzky, who has been practicing law for more than 30 years, has been with SMDK since […]