Carbon capture is increasingly capturing the attention of investors, and for good reason: Projects to trap and prevent carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere can provide investors with hefty tax credits. Though the credits have been on the books for over a decade, Congress bolstered them two years ago as part of the 2018 Bipartisan…
On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (the “Department”) proposed a rule intended to “provide clear regulatory guideposts for plan fiduciaries in light of recent trends involving environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing.”
Most companies are prepared for the Pavlovian securities fraud suit that follows a precipitous stock price drop.
On April 30, 2020, the IRS released guidance disallowing deductions for otherwise deductible expenses if payment of the expense results in forgiveness of a covered loan under the CARES Act.
On April 2, 2020, the Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) issued an Interim Final Rule (the “Rule”) announcing the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”). The Rule will become effective immediately, but interested parties may submit comments.
Because the unemployment rate has been at record lows for the last decade, it is not surprising that many managers have only a cursory knowledge about how unemployment benefits work.
It was only five days ago that we discussed how employers might soften the blow for employees whose jobs could not be performed from home. Much has happened since then.
On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was signed by President Trump. The CARES Act includes various tax provisions, and this update summarizes some of those key provisions related to employee and retirement benefit plan matters.
The Houston Bar Association recently caught up with V&E’s legendary litigator and former managing partner Harry Reasoner for its “Living History” video series. The project features conversations with senior members of the city’s legal community, giving them a chance to look back and reflect on career highlights. Inspired by this example, we’ve reached out to…
What do you do when an 8-year-old boy with a dream to lift the spirits of kids with cancer comes knocking at your door? At V&E, you say: “How can I help?” David Lauritzen, the son of V&E Associate Director of Facilities and Real Estate Aaron Lauritzen, was diagnosed with cancer when he was just…