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BrownWinick Offers Resources for Those Affected by COVID-19

BrownWinick COVID-19 Resources

April 4, 2020

With a quickly changing business landscape due to COVID-19, business owners and other community leaders are scrambling to find information to help themselves and their employees during this time. All of us at BrownWinick Law Firm have been creating content that helps to explain the COVID-19 situation and ensure business owners and their employees have as much information at their fingertips to assist them during this time.

BrownWinick COVID-19 Blog Resources

Essential Businesses

Learn how to determine whether your business qualifies as essential or identify “essential business” employees.

COVID-19 Tax Payments + Credits

Find guidance on tax payments, as well as employer payroll tax credits, including required paid sick leave and public health emergency leave.


If your business booked an event prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, how should you go about canceling that event? Can you terminate the contract? Find out whether your contract includes a force majeure provision.

Layoffs, Furloughs, Etc.

After the passing of the CARES Act, the federal government’s third phase of the coronavirus stimulus bill, small businesses may find it difficult to turn a future loan into a grant if they layoff employees or implement pay cuts. React cautiously and wait to see how the CARES Act continues to develop.

Immigration + COVID-19

Learn how COVID-19 is impacting the foreign labor force, including travel restrictions and more.

Notarizing Documents

Remote notarization is now permitted. To qualify, the notary must follow the guidelines listed below:

  • Use a “communication technology” that allows the notary and signatory to communicate by both sight and sound, as well as facilitates communication to those with speech or hearing impairments.
  • Prove Identity.
  • Record the notarial act.
  • Disclose the notarial act was completed remotely.
  • Notify the Iowa Secretary of State before its first remote notarial act.

These are just a few of the recent posts outlining COVID-19 resources from BrownWinick Law Firm. Find more information on business transactions, employment and labor assistance, estate planning, energy and natural resources, government and regulatory items, healthcare, intellectual property, litigation and court proceedings, real estate, construction and environmental information, taxation and technology on BrownWinick’s COVID-19 Resource Page.

You can count on The Partnership to continue to share accurate and fact-based updates as well. See more on COVID-19 here.

Find these tips useful? Find more business tools and information by visiting the Business Resources page.

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