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Lien Claim Reminder

Over the past few weeks, we have experienced an uptick in lien claim requests. Since the Great Recession wound down and the revisions to the lien law kicked in, it has been difficult to determine whether the changes to the…

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The Value of Community

This past week served as a reminder of the value of community. First, define community. In this case, there are several communities. There is community within the walls of our office where the five of us are family. Then, there…

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Force Majeure Clauses

A force majeure clause is a clause that relieves the parties to a contract of their contractual obligations when certain circumstances arise that are out of their control, and these circumstances make performance under the contract inadvisable or impracticable.  It…

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Zoom School: Not Just for Kids

Lawyers are required to take continuing education courses every year. September 24 and 25, the North Carolina Bar Association's Construction Law Section is offering its annual meeting and CLE in a new manner. The lawyers of Hannah Sheridan and Cochran…

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Vote!

Hannah Sheridan & Cochran attorneys have noticed a growing public need for information relating to voting in North Carolina.  As a service to our community, we are committed to providing non-partisan North Carolina voting information to our clients, colleagues, and…

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General Contractor Continuing Education Requirements

Beginning January 1, 2020, "As a condition of license renewal, at least one qualifier or qualifying party of a licensee holding a building contractor, residential contractor, or unclassified contractor license classification shall complete, on an annual basis, eight hours of…

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Firm Anniversary

It is almost impossible to believe that seven years ago we opened the doors on that chapter in life that has become Hannah Sheridan and Cochran, LLP. We have experienced highs and lows, but the constant in this adventure has…

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Face Coverings and Construction Sites

On June 24, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 147, extending and amending the Phase 2 Order implemented in Executive Order 141, as well as implementing requirements related to face coverings. Executive Order 147 is in place until 5:00…

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Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020

On June 3, 2020, the US Senate approved the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020. The Act will now go before the President for signature. This blog will highlight some key provisions that individuals/businesses who received loans under the…

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Re-Opening an Office

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have been forced to close their offices and telework to the best of their capabilities. However, with Governor Cooper’s announcement that North Carolina will enter Phase 1 on Friday May 8 at 5 PM,…

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Paycheck Protection Program Update

After the commencement of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the funds were quickly accounted for. Thus, on April 21, the Senate approved House Rule 266 to replenish the PPP with an additional $310 billion. This additional amount will raise the…

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Paycheck Protection Program Interim Final Rule

               On Thursday April 2, 2020, the Treasury Department issued an interim final rule regarding the Paycheck Protection Program. The rule contains important provisions regarding eligibility for this program, as well as general information regarding its logistics.                One key…

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Paycheck Protection Program

               The Paycheck Protection Program is an important initiative created to help small businesses keep employees on payroll during the Coronavirus Pandemic. This program provides loans to businesses with less than five hundred (500) employees to cover payroll costs and…

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New Bill Introduced to Protect Consumer Credit

In the wake of the Coronoavirus (COVID-19) pandemic’s effect on the economy, the United States Senate has taken steps towards protecting consumer credit. In a new bill introduced by Senators Brian Schatz and Sherrod Brown, the Fair Credit Reporting Act…

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A Message to Our Clients

In the ever evolving world in which we are currently living, we at Hannah Sheridan and Cochran decided that we should reach out to let you know that we are working diligently on your legal matters and have plans in…

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