Paul J. Singerman Named “2021 Lawyer of the Year in Cleveland” in Real Estate Law by Best Lawyers

Paul J. Singerman has been honored by The Best Lawyers in America© as the 2021 Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year” in Cleveland. Paul was previously named the Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year” in Cleveland in 2019 and has been recognized by Best Lawyers™, the peer-reviewed publication, every year since 2007. Only a single lawyer […]

Congratulations to all of SMDK’s 2021 Best Lawyers

Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. would like to congratulate Troy R. Brown, Gary S. Desberg, Jeffrey A. Gorski, Evan S. Hirsch, Paul J. Singerman, and Ronald J. Teplitzky on being included in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers™ has become universally regarded as the […]

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 […]

Moving Forward… What the Main Street Lending Program Means to Your Business

In mid-April, the Federal Reserve announced that it would provide economic assistance to small and medium-sized businesses under the new Main Street Lending Program (the “Program”). The Program will provide access to credit to certain eligible small and medium-sized businesses that were in sound financial condition prior to the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic […]

Moving Forward… Responsible Restart, Ohio’s Plan to Lift Restrictions on Businesses

On April 27, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine announced the first phase of his plan to lift the restrictions on businesses imposed by the Ohio Department of Health Director’s Stay at Home Order and reopen Ohio’s economy.  This first phase of the reopening will occur in three steps, with each step beginning on a different day […]

Moving Forward . . . Coronavirus and the Courts

As the coronavirus safeguards continue, the courts are seeking to modify their procedures.  There are two distinct court systems in Ohio: the State court system governed by the Ohio Supreme Court and the Federal court system governed by the United States Supreme Court. Ohio Statutory Deadlines are Tolled H.B. 197, which was approved by the […]

Moving Forward… Commercial Evictions and Foreclosures

Executive Order 2020-08D: The Governor’s Request for a 90-day Forbearance on Commercial Evictions and Foreclosures On April 1, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Executive Order 2020-08D in aid of small business tenants and commercial real estate borrowers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing emergency orders. The Order is to remain in effect […]

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 […]