Continuing Legal Education Webinar: Reopening After COVID

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On Thursday May 6, 2021 from 12 – 1 PM, Ray Quinney & Nebeker’s Women Lawyers Group will be hosting a Continuing Legal Education Webinar on reopening businesses after COVID. RQN Panel Presenters: Attorneys Liesel Stevens, Zachary Wiseman and Skye Lazaro. Webinar moderated by Beth Ranschau Topics: Should Employers Mandate a COVID-19 Vaccine For Their… Read more »

Mark Pugsley Obtains Significant Client Reward in Whistleblower Case

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Ray Quinney & Nebeker attorney Mark Pugsley recently represented the Declarant in a whistleblower case filed with the US Department of Justice against Vivint Smart Home Inc. (Vivint) under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA). On January 6, 2021 the Justice Department announced that Vivint had agreed to pay the… Read more »

Ray Quinney & Nebeker Serves as Founding Sponsor to Utah Center for Legal Inclusion

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The Utah Center for Legal Inclusion (UCLI), founded in 2018, provides Utah’s legal employers, businesses, and other organizations tools to tackle hiring, retention, advancement and inclusion challenges for women and other minority attorneys. UCLI launched its Certification Program in 2020. UCLI’s Certification Program helps firms hold themselves accountable to the needs of minority lawyers and… Read more »

Bye Bye to the 2017 Trump Tax Cuts

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There is a new administration in town, and taxpayers can expect significant changes in the tax laws.  With the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package in the rearview mirror and additional spending bills on the road ahead, the Biden Administration is expected, consistent with President Biden’s campaign promises, to raise taxes via the budget reconciliation process. … Read more »

Thirty-Four RQN Attorneys Selected as “Utah Legal Elite”

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Thirty-Four RQN attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion on Utah Business Magazine’s 2021 list of “Utah Legal Elite”. AppellateCarol Funk Banking/FinanceKevin G. GladeMichael D. Mayfield Bankruptcy/WorkoutMichael R. JohnsonDavid H. LeighJames A. Sorenson Civil LitigationJames S. JardineKristine M. LarsenBeth J. RanschauGregory S. RobertsGregg Savage CriminalSkye Lazaro EnvironmentalSteven G. Jones Estate PlanningAngela E. Atkin… Read more »

RQN Celebrates Women’s History Month

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Through talent and determination, women lawyers have transformed the Utah State Bar. In 1872, the Utah State Bar had only two women in its ranks. For the next 100 years, only 91 women were admitted to the Bar. But times were changing in Utah. In 1976, 28 women joined the Utah Bar, finally bringing the… Read more »

In Case You Missed It: Real Estate Educational Webinar

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On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, RQN hosted a Real Estate Webinar: Developing Dirty Dirt – Environmental Due Diligence in Utah for Financing, Acquisition and Development of Brownfield Properties. RQN Panel Presenters: Attorneys Blaine Rawson, Steve Jones and Patrick Reimherr Topics: Environmental Due Diligence – what real estate professionals can do on their own when considering… Read more »

PPP Loan Prosecution Is Here to Stay

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By Skye Lazaro 2/18/21 In passing the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act and related legislation beginning in March 2020, Congress provided for several different types of emergency pandemic relief to be administered by the Small Business Association (SBA) and other federal agencies. These include PPP (the Paycheck Protection Program), EIDL (Economic Injury… Read more »

Should Employers Mandate a COVID-19 Vaccine For Their Employees?

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By Liesel B. Stevens 2/18/21 Based on national surveys, many employers are encouraging their employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine when available. Employers’ encouragement can take many forms, such as providing information about vaccine availability, giving employees time off to get vaccinated, and even offering financial incentives. However, so far, many employers remain reluctant to… Read more »

New OSHA Guidelines: A Roadmap and a Warning to Employers

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By D. Zachary Wiseman 2/18/21 On January 29, 2021 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued new guidelines for COVID-19 safety in the workplace. The guidelines were issued only nine days after President Biden gave the agency two weeks to develop “revised guidance to employers on workplace safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.” While OSHA was… Read more »