The Era of Corona Contract Law is Coming: Negotiating in the Shadow of Force Majeure, Impossibility, Impracticality.

The Era of Corona Contract Law is Coming: Negotiating in the Shadow of Force Majeure, Impossibility, Impracticality.

Executive Summary: The primary focus right now is on health and safety. But when the pandemic ends or slows there will be many commercial claims – disputes about the non-delivery of goods and services. This blog suggests that businesspersons should first consider their attitude in approaching such problems. Times like this call for a certain

The Small Business Administration is Now Accepting Applications from Small Businesses in Missouri and Kansas for Emergency Loans Related to COVID-19

The Small Business Administration is Now Accepting Applications from Small Businesses in Missouri and Kansas for Emergency Loans Related to COVID-19

The SBA has officially declared disasters related to COVID-19 in Missouri and Kansas.  These declarations are statewide—meaning that qualified small businesses throughout the entire states of Missouri and Kansas can now apply for Economy Injury Disaster Loans.  These SBA loans are intended to help small businesses meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot

The Early Bird Gets the Worm: Small Businesses Intending to Seek SBA Disaster Assistance Loans Should Start that Process Now

The Early Bird Gets the Worm: Small Businesses Intending to Seek SBA Disaster Assistance Loans Should Start that Process Now

  The governors of Missouri and Kansas are working hard to establish disaster assistance programs to help small businesses obtain SBA loans for economic injuries caused by COVID-19.  We anticipate these declarations will be made any day.  Once those declarations are made, the SBA will accept statewide applications for SBA loans.  However, there is no

What the COVID-19 Federal Emergency Paid Leave Law Means for Missouri and Kansas Employers, Especially in Light of Local School Closures.

What the COVID-19 Federal Emergency Paid Leave Law Means for Missouri and Kansas Employers, Especially in Light of Local School Closures.

Missouri and Kansas employers are grappling with many issues related to their employees and COVID-19.  These issues have likely been compounded by the recent statewide order in Kansas to close all schools for the remainder of the year and the consequential uncertainty that this presents to those employees with children.  Though Missouri has not taken

Governor Kelly Issues Executive Order on Evictions and Foreclosures in Kansas

Governor Kelly Issues Executive Order on Evictions and Foreclosures in Kansas

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has issued an executive order immediately staying the initiation of all new evictions and foreclosures. The declaration provides in pertinent part: “I hereby direct and order all financial institutions operating in Kansas to temporarily suspend the initiation of any mortgage foreclosure efforts or judicial proceedings and any commercial or residential eviction

Missouri and Kansas Lag Behind on Seeking a Small Business Administration Emergency Loan Disaster Program for COVID-19

Missouri and Kansas Lag Behind on Seeking a Small Business Administration Emergency Loan Disaster Program for COVID-19

Last week, the Administrator of the federal Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued a statement that the SBA would work with state governors to provide targeted, low-interest disaster recovery loans to small businesses that have been severely impacted by COVID-19.  Disaster declarations have already been made for parts of California, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Maine, New Hampshire,

Navigating the Immediate and Novel Legal Issues Raised by COVID-19

Navigating the Immediate and Novel Legal Issues Raised by COVID-19

For small and medium-sized businesses in the Kansas City metropolitan area, the current economic and political landscape regarding COVID-19 is presenting unique problems and extreme financial challenges.  This likely includes concerns about maintaining adequate cash flow and handling employee expectations, safety, workloads, and compensation.  Of course, the unique issues certainly do not end there during

Partner, John Kennyhertz Highlighted on a Table of Experts, in Kansas City Business Journal

Partner, John Kennyhertz Highlighted on a Table of Experts, in Kansas City Business Journal

Kennyhertz Perry attorney and managing partner, John Kennyhertz, recently appeared on a Table of Experts in the Kansas City Business Journal, discussing “Mergers and Acquisitions, and Setting the Stage for Successful Business Transitions”. To read the article in it’s entirety follow the link below: https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/feature/table-of-experts/table-of-experts-mergers-acquisitions-setting-the.html About Kennyhertz Perry’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Area Every year

Does My Startup Need a Lawyer? 

We have all heard stories about a startup that received millions of dollars from an angel investor or a VC firm and then sold their company for even more millions and lived happily ever after, right?

As business lawyers who have decades of experience counseling entrepreneurs, we are here to help you. We are here to make sure you are prepared and protected – to help you deal with the real day-to-day challenges startups face.  We are also here to help you reach your goals of making millions of dollars doing what you love.

Unfortunately, so many of our startup clients come to us too late. Some of the smartest people we represent have been proactive by taking the first steps towards starting a business, but they have not been proactive in finding a lawyer to help them do it the right way. Below are three areas we focus on during an initial consultation with a startup.

Entrepreneurs: Please Hire an Attorney…Even If It’s Not Us

Entrepreneurs: Please Hire an Attorney…Even If It’s Not Us.

When Entrepreneurs set out to build their business they frequently do so in a vacuum and with the excitement of starting something new.  More often than not, they fail to consider potential legal issues they are facing now and down the road, most of which they cannot anticipate during the early stages of forming an entity.