Jesse D. Hale Re-Appointed to ABA National Post


Jesse D. Hale, a lawyer with Sutin, Thayer & Browne, has been re-appointed to serve as Vice Chair of the Membership Committee of the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association. The committee focuses on recruiting and retaining section members and on the benefits of membership. This is his second term as Vice Chair. Hale is a lawyer…

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Small Business Recovery Loan Fund


The Small Business Recovery Act of 2020 was passed during the special session and signed into law by Governor Lujan Grisham. As a result of the Act: (i) a loan pool of up to $400 million has been established to provide low-interest loans to New Mexico businesses and nonprofits (501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6)) facing financial hardship due to coronavirus-related…

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Stefan R. Chacón Re-Appointed to ABA National Post


Stefan R. Chacón, Counsel, has been re-appointed to serve as Chair of the Healthcare Litigation and Risk Management Interest Group. With more than 1,000 members nationwide, it is the largest interest group within the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section. This is his second term as Chair. Chacón is a lawyer in the firm’s…

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PPP Loan Application and Forgiveness Deadlines Announced


The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has announced lenders may begin submitting applications for Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) Loan forgiveness August 10, 2020. As part of the announcement, the agency confirmed its intention to open a portal specific to loan forgiveness. Only lenders will have access to the portal,…

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IRS Outlines Changes to Health Care Spending


The Internal Revenue Service has advised that new rules under the CARES Act provide flexibility for health care spending that may be helpful in the current environment where more people may need at-home services due to measures to fight COVID-19. Telehealth and High Deductible Health Plans Under the CARES Act, a high deductible health plan (“HDHP”)…

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