Greg Weinig will present on the 2019 Trust Act: A Primer on What’s New in the First State at the Delaware Banker’s Association 2019 Delaware Trust Conference on October 23, 2019 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront.
Monthly Archives: November 2019
ROYAL OAK, Mich., November 5, 2019– Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that attorney Lisa S. Gretchkowas selected to Crain’s Detroit Business 2019 “Notable Women in Law.” The women featured were selected by a team of editors based on their career accomplishments, track record of success in the field, contributions to their community, and mentorship of others.
Over the last few years, data has become more and more popular a subject, as we try to quantify everything to do with our businesses. “Please don’t make me try to quantify my relationships TOO!” I can hear you opining. But I promise, the goal is a worthwhile one.
What is always our goal when it comes to any business development or relationship development tactic? Maximizing the benefit and maximizing efficiency, right?
In order to do that, it makes sense to implement the use of data, even in your relationship development activities.
Today, a final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) establishing new enforcement initiatives aimed at removing and excluding previously sanctioned entities from Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) goes into effect. Published September 10 with a comment period that also closed today, the new rule expands CMS’s “program integrity enhancement” capabilities by introducing new revocation and denial authorities and increasing reapplication and enrollment bars as part of the Trump Administration’s efforts to reduce spending. While CMS suggests that only “bad actors” will face additional burdens from the regulation, the new policies will have significant impacts on all providers and suppliers participating in Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP.
The Ohio House of Representatives on Oct. 23 introduced House Bill 380, which would extend Ohio’s Prompt Pay Act (R.C. 4311.61) to provide payment protection to general contractors in Ohio.
The act currently protects subcontractors by imposing stiff penalties, including 18 percent interest and attorneys’ fees, against general contractors (or higher tier subcontractors) who do not pay subcontractors within 10 days of receiving payment from the owner for work on construction projects in Ohio.
Click here to learn more about the amended bill, which would extend the protection to general contractors by requiring owners to pay general contractors within 35 days of receiving the contractor’s pay application.
Connolly Gallagher Named Partner, Hank Gallagher Served as Panelist at Delaware Judiciary’s Annual Retreat
Hank Gallagher was a panelist at a presentation to the judges and masters of the Court of Chancery at the Delaware judiciary’s annual retreat on Friday, October 4, 2019, in Rehoboth, Delaware. His presentation included a discussion of the process for considering amendments to Delaware’s General Corporation Law and alternative entity statutes.
Connolly Gallagher Trusts & Estates partner Trisha Hall has been elected to be a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”), a professional organization of approximately 2,500 lawyers who have demonstrated the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors.