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Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bankruptcy Code generally has been interpreted to require debtors to pay rent obligations on time under unassumed real property leases as those obligations arose post-filing and pre-rejection. This result was driven by 11 U.S.C. § 365(d)(3), which requires the debtor to “timely perform” all obligations until the lease is assumed or rejected, with one narrow exception.
The most important part of the process is assessing the alternative methods to wind down a business, choosing the right approach and executing on the plan.
As financial distress grows due to the pandemic, charitable organizations are faced with two immovable forces–increased demand from hard hit communities and decreased funding due to both the economic hardships facing many donors and the cancellation of most live fundraising events.
On February 22, 2021, Representative Steve Elkins introduced a major new privacy bill (HF 1492) in the Minnesota House of Representatives containing significant privacy obligations for businesses to which it applies.
Biden administration announces several PPP reforms to support the smallest businesses.
Minnesotans whose “home state” is here and who purchase “nonadmitted insurance” directly from insurers not licensed to sell insurance in Minnesota are required to file Form IG255 annually with the Department of Revenue.
Given a global pandemic, civil unrest and a divisive presidential campaign, even the most loyal readers of The Ticker may have struggled to keep track of the SEC’s rulemaking and guidance during what was a very active year for the regulator. Here is a recap of the most significant SEC rulemaking and guidance in 2020, including links to earlier posts.
On February 8, 2021, the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance issued guidance in the form of a sample comment letter to companies seeking to conduct securities offerings amid extreme market and price volatility.
As discussed elsewhere in this edition of The Ticker, companies preparing their Form 10-Ks for the year ended December 31, 2020, will need to comply with several new rules and pieces of SEC guidance.
World’s Largest Asset Manager Urges More Disclosure on Climate Change, Foresees Transition to ‘Net Zero’ Economy
According to BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, climate risk is investment risk. In his most recent annual letter to CEOs of the companies in BlackRock’s portfolio, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink states that “no issue ranks higher than climate change on our clients’ lists of priorities. They ask us about it nearly every day.”