News Releases

August 11, 2020
Todd Shill Served as Production Counsel on Netflix Groundbreaking Series “Deaf U
Pillar+Aught co-founder Todd Shill served as production counsel on the Netflix series “Deaf U” premiering on October 9, 2020.  The show was produced by Nyle DiMarco and Hot Snakes Media. https://www.tvguide.com/news/the-deaf-u-trailer-your-new-obsession/ https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/04/arts/television/what-to-watch-tv-shows.html https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2020/09/14/fall-tv-preview-7-new-tv-shows-worth-watching/5749899002/ https://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/fall-preview-movies-tv-music/ https://www.indiewire.com/2020/08/deaf-u-deaf-culture-on-display-netflix-series-1234577933/
August 11, 2020
Todd Shill Served as Production Counsel on Discovery Channel Shark Week Show
Pillar+Aught co-founder Todd Shill served as production counsel on the Discovery Channel Shark Week show “Extinct or Alive: Land of the Lost Sharks” premiering on August 11, 2020 at 8 pm EST.  The show was produced by Hot Snakes Media. Shark Week is an annual, week-long programming block on the Discovery Channel.  Since 2010, it […]
June 15, 2020
SUPREME COURT FINDS TITLE VII PROTECTS SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a historic 6-3 decision, held that an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which, among other things, prohibits employment discrimination “because of … sex.” The argument before the Supreme Court in Bostock v. Clayton County, […]
April 2, 2020
COVID-19 Related Regulatory Guidance and Relief Options for Mortgage and Home Equity Lenders
During this unprecedented time of disruption and change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, lending institutions are seeking to provide much needed relief to their customers with respect to their mortgage and other loan payments, but the process is complex.  Regulatory guidance on processing loan modifications and other relief options is being updated almost daily, and […]
March 30, 2020
THE CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT (CARES ACT) SUMMARY
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was passed by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, March 27, 2020 and signed by President Trump later that day. The CARES Act is an 880-page piece of legislation with an estimated $2 Trillion price […]
March 19, 2020
Families First Coronavirus Response Act Summary
CLIENT ALERT “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” into law.  Two major provisions of the FFCRA—each of which are Acts themselves—have a direct and immediate impact on leave issues and the corresponding payment obligations that employers are currently facing.  While the Secretary of […]
March 13, 2020
Pillar+Aught’s COVID-19 FAQ from Employers
Pillar+Aught is receiving numerous calls and emails from employers who have a variety of questions regarding Coronavirus (“COVID-19”), its impact on their workplaces, and possible employment laws that may be implicated. This past week, our Labor & Employment Law group met and put together a FAQ to address the most common questions we are fielding.  […]
January 29, 2020
P+A Legal Update: Pennsylvania’s Gross Receipts Tax Sales for Resale Bulletin
January 29, 2020 Background On January 23, 2020, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (“Revenue”) issued Corporation Tax Bulletin 2020-01 (the “Bulletin”).  The Bulletin addresses the issue of sales for resale in the context of Pennsylvania’s Gross Receipts Tax (“GRT”) and sets forth a procedure by which GRT taxpayers can more easily substantiate their exemption claims. […]
January 22, 2020
Jeffrey E. Kaylor Joins P+A’s Business, Banking and Tax Law Group
P+A is pleased to welcome Jeffrey E. Kaylor to our firm. Jeff is not your typical tax lawyer.  While he has advised private sector clients on matters related to mergers and acquisitions, asset and stock sales, fund formation and debt and equity offerings, he has also acted as counsel to the government with respect to […]
January 21, 2020
KEVIN GOLD COMPLETES 2020 NFL DRAFT CLASS
Pillar+Aught co-founder Kevin Gold, an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, has signed two top players for the upcoming NFL Draft in April. DE/OLB Eli Mencer, who played at the University at Albany, and LS Liam McCullough from Ohio State University, are both potential draft picks. The NFL Draft will take place in Las Vegas on April […]
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