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COVID-19 and Construction Firms: Proactive Strategies to Navigate the Crisis

By Construction, Insights

As the coronavirus pandemic began spreading in earnest throughout the U.S. in early 2020, businesses in every industry found themselves impacted to various degrees. Some, like restaurants, airlines and event venues, experienced severe negative effects. Others, like construction, felt minor impacts early on. As the pandemic shows no sign of easing though, it’s becoming apparent that things could get troublesome in the months ahead.

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2020 Estate Planning Update

By High Net Worth Individuals, Individual Tax, Insights, Trusts & Estate Planning

2020 has been a year of unprecedented uncertainty for many individuals and businesses, with the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on the economy, financial markets, industry segments, financial prospects for individual companies and the valuations of asset holdings. More change could be coming this fall, with an election, the prospect of a new administration on the horizon and the uncertainty of future economic conditions.

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Peter Stathopoulos Shares Efforts to Resume Production in Georgia

By Entertainment, Events

Over the past 15 years, Georgia has established itself as a go-to location for production. The coronavirus pandemic, however, has created challenges for the industry and temporarily brought production to a halt. To discuss how studios can successfully restart production in the state, Entertainment Partners and Barnes & Thornburg hosted the webinar, “Georgia on My Mind: Pushing Play on Production in Georgia.”

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Employees and Contractors: The Cost of Proper Classification

By Insights, Tax Controversy

Today’s “gig economy” lends itself to temporary jobs, short-term contracts and flexible work arrangements between businesses and the professionals providing services. Since the beginning of the gig economy following the Great Recession, the number of contract workers has grown to more than one third of the total workforce in the U.S. With an increasingly remote labor force, this growth is expected to continually increase.

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