By: Jennifer Jones Thomas

Physicians enrolled in Medicare are all-to-familiar with the constraints of the Stark Law which prohibits physicians from making referrals for designated health services (“DHS”) payable by Medicare when the physician (or immediate family member) has a financial relationship with the entity performing the DHS.  On March 30, 2020, CMS announced a

By Lauren Rucinski

On Monday, March 30, 2020 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued a notice in the Federal Register declaring certain goods as “scarce,” which means it is illegal to hoard those items. The DHHS is acting under authority granted by President Trump under the Defense Production Act of 1950

By Robert Schmidt

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was enacted as HR 6201 and signed into law on March 18th, 2020. The Act consists of three divisions which are relevant to the provision of family and medical and sick leave and providing for tax credits in connection with the mandatory

By Carey J. Messina

Tragedies generally get people thinking about their preparedness or the lack thereof.  This recent pandemic is a perfect case in point.  Yes, Congress is sending cash payments to individuals, but many are concerned about their current personal needs from a planning standpoint.

Do you have a general durable power of attorney

By Angie Adolph

Last week, the Louisiana Tax Commission issued an advisory confirming that the April 1 deadline for filing personal property tax forms with parish assessors was extended until April 13 pursuant to Governor John Bel Edward’s recent Executive Order.    Separately, Orleans Parish Assessor Errol Williams extended the Orleans Parish deadline for filing property

By Forrest Guedry and Ann Rene Hankins

In the midst of the novel COVID-19 pandemic, businesses of all sectors have been impacted in some way.  This includes the legal community as some courts have closed, deadlines have been postponed, legal professionals are working from home, and even new laws are being passed – please see

By Jaye Calhoun, Carey Messina, Kevin Curry, Jason Brown, Angie Adolph, J. Mark Miller, Phyllis Sims, Robert Schmidt, Royce Lanning, and Willie Kolarik

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (Public Law No: 116-136, the “CARES Act”