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Rimon Law welcomes employment attorney Robert Cocchia as Partner in its San Diego office

News  Robert (Bob) Cocchia Robert (Bob) Cocchia · June 15, 2020
Rimon Law welcomes Robert Cocchia as a Partner on its Employment, Litigation, and Technology teams in the firm’s San Diego Office. Mr. Cocchia joins Rimon from Dentons where he also was Partner. Mr. Cocchia concentrates his practice on employment litigation and employment counseling, consumer class actions, and complex

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New Amendment to PPP Loan Forgiveness terms

Insight Juan Zuniga Juan Zuniga · June 09, 2020
On June 5, 2020, the new Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act (“PPPFA”) entered into law which materially changed certain terms of the Paycheck Protection Program previously created under the CARES Act. The emphasis of the PPPFA is to ease the criteria that small business borrowers must comply with to have their PPP loans forgiven.

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Two Special Trusts to “Stretch” IRAs

Insight Brent Nelson Brent Nelson · June 08, 2020
After the SECURE Act, most IRA beneficiaries are required to withdraw the balance of the account within 10 years after the owner’s death. The details of those rules can be found in Brent's prior post here. In that post, Brent also introduced the concept of using an Accumulation Trust (i.e. a trust as beneficiary of an IRA

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IRS Provides Several Items of Relief Benefiting Qualified Opportunity Funds and their Investors

Insight Debbie A. Klis Debbie A. Klis · June 05, 2020
On June 4, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2020-39 that contains relief for several of the time-sensitive requirements for qualified opportunity funds (QOFs) and for taxpayers who invest capital gains in qualified opportunity zones (QOZs).  The QOZ program designates economically-distressed communities (more than

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Rimon Partner Mark Lee’s article “The past through tomorrow: How would proposed amendments to DMCA change the online economy?” published in the Daily Journal

Insight Mark S. Lee Mark S. Lee · June 03, 2020
A recent report by the Copyright Office includes a series of recommendations on how to reallocate rights and risks in ways some stakeholders like and others do not. Information wants to be free, but intellectual property wants to be protected. The tension between these technological and legal truisms is at the core of the compromises embedded in

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Audit committee self-evaluation process and format (and for boards and other committees)

Insight David W. Tate, Esq. David W. Tate, Esq. · May 29, 2020
A.  Introduction and Overview The following discussion specifically covers audit committee self-evaluations and provides processes that you can use – this discussion can also be used for board and other committee self-evaluations and processes, such as for governance and risk committees. As noted elsewhere in these materials, although

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Rimon Partner Juan Zuniga participates in SDVLP COVID-19 legal advice clinic

Insight Juan Zuniga Juan Zuniga · May 28, 2020
Rimon Partner Juan Zuniga recently participated in the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Progam (SDVLP), COVID-19 Small Business and Nonprofit Brief Legal Advice Clinic, which provides free legal help to eligible small businesses and nonprofits impacted by the pandemic. Participating attorneys provided pro bono legal advice on a variety of

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The entrepreneur’s guide to surviving corona featured in U.S. 1 News

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · May 28, 2020
Remember all those articles about whether venture was overvalued? With blinding speed, they now seem quaint. Bluntly stated, most venture backed companies are in a fight for survival. Although certain areas of life sciences may do somewhat better, I think the impact will be widely felt. Complicating the fight is the fact that no one can predict how

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Rimon Partner challenges inadequacy of mail-in voting procedures

Insight Harvey Sepler Harvey Sepler · May 22, 2020
States around the country are grappling with the issue of balancing the coronavirus and stay-at-home orders with the constitutional right to vote in the upcoming General Election. A growing number of states have “beefed up” their vote-by-mail procedures, while others, like Florida, are reluctant to improve the accessibility of

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Rimon Partner Mark Lee’s first impression ruling on legal fee recoverability covered by Bloomberg and Law.com The Recorder

News Mark S. Lee Mark S. Lee · May 22, 2020
Rimon Partner Mark Lee drafted the briefing and was the architect of the legal strategy that resulted in a ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on the recoverability of legal fees in a declaratory relief action to establish copyright infringement liability and was covered in Bloomberg Law and Law.com The Recorder. In what it called

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