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Business Law

Client Highlight: Interview with Janine Firpo, Board Member of Zebras Unite

An Interview with Janine Firpo, a values-aligned investor, angel investor, and social innovator who is on the Board of Directors of Zebras Unite.
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Protect Your Tax-Exempt Status and Avoid Personal Liability: A Guide for Boards of Directors Considering Compensation of Nonprofit Executives and Other Insiders

Nonprofit organizations need to make special considerations when determining fair and reasonable compensation for nonprofit executives, managers, founders, or board members (“Insiders”).
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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA)

What is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)?  The CARES Act established the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as a temporary expansion of the traditional Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) loan program for small businesses. The $349-billion fund is intended to provide forgivable loans to help small businesses cover the costs of payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or...
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Business Divorce and Fiduciary Duties

Proper Planning to Avoid Disputes Between Business Owners If you enter into a marriage with your own assets, it is considered reasonable and practical for you to ask your future spouse to enter into a premarital agreement even though you both hope and plan for a happy and healthy marriage.  It also seems reasonable and...
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Congratulations on Your PPP Loan! Now What?

Maximizing Forgiveness of Your PPP Loan The second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding is available, so now is a good time to take a closer look at the CARES Act and SBA guidance to understand how to maximize your potential forgiveness.  Please note that the PPP loan provisions of the CARES Act are...
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Contracts and Agreements

Good contracts are like instruction manuals for business relationships. The contract will outline each party’s rights and obligations, and provide a roadmap for how to resolve any disagreement or dispute. Unfortunately, not all contracts are “good contracts,” and even “good contracts” do not (and cannot) anticipate or address every possible risk or outcome. In other...
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Employers

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on businesses and our economy, with many businesses being forced to temporarily adapt or close their doors. As a result, many business owners are trying to figure out how to pay their employees (in addition to rent and many other financial obligations) so they can (eventually) resume...
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Commercial Leases & Real Estate

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on businesses and our economy, with many businesses being forced to close. As a result, many business owners are trying to figure out how to pay their rent (in addition to their employees and many other financial obligations) and stay in their space so they can (eventually)...
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Additional Resources & Information

This page includes links to various government agencies and private companies that have provided useful information and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we have attempted to gather and present useful information and links, it is not possible for us to include all information and resources. Moreover, we are not endorsing any of the...
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We are now a Certified B Corp!

Catalyst Law is thrilled to share that the firm is now a Certified B Corp! We are dedicated to serving our values-driven clients with high-quality and friendly legal services, while at the same time positively contributing to our community, remaining mindful of our impact on the environment, and ensuring that our firm’s practices are consistent...
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Catalyst Law Blog

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.

Kofi Annan

The articles in this blog are intended to help educate you on some common issues people in Oregon face during divorces, custody disputes, and other family law matters.

The information provided is general and is not intended to be legal advice for any specific case. Reading these articles is not a substitute for consulting with a family law attorney.

Latest Articles

Protect Your Tax-Exempt Status and Avoid Personal Liability: A Guide for Boards of Directors Considering Compensation of Nonprofit Executives and Other Insiders
February 18, 2021
8 Tips to Maximize Your Charitable Contributions This Giving Tuesday
December 1, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA)
July 6, 2020
Business Divorce and Fiduciary Duties
June 1, 2020
Congratulations on Your PPP Loan! Now What?
May 1, 2020