2020 Mountain States Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Crowley Fleck is pleased to announce that 25 attorneys have been included in the 2020 Mountain States Super Lawyers and Rising Stars publication.   Mountain States Super Lawyers: Danielle Coffman - Kalispell, MT - Professional Liability: Defense Michael Dockery – Billings, MT – Business Litigation Michael Green - Helena, MT - Tax Peter Habein –…

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Chambers USA Guide 2020 – Lawyer Rankings

Crowley Fleck is pleased to announce that 21 lawyers have been recognized in the Chambers USA Guide 2020. Corporate/M&A Montana Jason Loble – Band 2 William D. Lamdin III – Band 1 Wyoming James Belcher – Band 1 Labor & Employment Montana Joe Maynard Jr – Band 3 Michael Green – Band 3 Steven Lehman…

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North Dakota Land Board Explains Shut-In Oil Policy

North Dakota Land Board Explains Shut-In Oil Policy - Extension of Time to Respond to Gas Royalty Audits - Delayed Payments of State Royalties. Please see all the information here. North Dakota Land Board Explains Shut-In Oil Policy

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Wyoming Legislative Action Affecting Oil and Gas Operations and Conservation Tax Reduction

2020 Legislation (Pooling Matters and Severance Tax) House Bills 11 and 243 become effective July 1, 2020. House Bill 11 implements significant changes to Wyoming’s oil and gas force pooling statute. House Bill 243 reduces Wyoming’s standard statutory severance tax rate of 6% on crude oil, lease condensate, and natural gas, in certain circumstances. Please…

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CARES Act

The CARES Act, which was passed on Friday March 27, 2020, and signed into law over the weekend, expands the economic relief options available to small businesses and employers. Highlights of the new Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) and updates to the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (“EIDL”) are summarized below. CARES Act

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SBA Small Business Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Small businesses and nonprofits in all 50 states who have experienced a “substantial economic injury” from the COVID19 shutdowns can now apply for an SBA Small Business Economic Injury Disaster Loan (“EIDL”). Guidance from the SBA is ongoing and likely to evolve, so please contact your local SBA representative or your contact at Crowley Fleck…

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Employers are required to post this information for employees to review.…

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