On September 11, 2020, the Virginia State Corporation Commission (the "Commission") issued an Order for Notice and Comment (the "Order") relating to the proposed regulations for the deployment of energy storage in Virginia (the "Proposed Rules").
There have been a number of developments regarding increased export requirements for “emerging” and “foundational” technologies.
Recent Virginia legislation, effective July 1, 2020, provides solar developers with several new tools to consider when seeking land use approval for utility-scale solar projects.
The first tool, “siting agreements,” allows developers and localities to...
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has addressed in regulatory fashion the uncertainty over who is entitled to leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). A New York federal judge created the uncertainty on August 2, 2020 by striking...
Virginia Resources Updated: July 29, 2020
North Carolina Resources Updated: September 4, 2020
COVID-19 Key Resource List (Virginia):
Commonwealth of Virginia Official COVID-19 Website
President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order on August 8, 2020 allowing employers to defer withholding, depositing, and paying certain payroll tax obligations for their employees. On August 28, 2020, the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue...
In the second installment of our video series aimed at helping borrowers in uncertain times, Matt Cheek, chair of Williams Mullen’s Financial Services Industry Group, and Mike Mueller, chair of our Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice,...
On May 28, 2020, the Virginia Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of Rowland v. Town Council of Warrenton, 842 S.E. 398 (2020). The case provides useful insight and practical tools for those navigating the rezoning process in Virginia.
Corporate attorney Carrie Stanton provides several suggestions on what companies can do to make contract negotiations more efficient while also addressing priorities and concerns.
By now, most small business owners and their lenders are acutely aware of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), enacted to provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals and businesses impacted by the...
On July 29, 2020, the Virginia State Corporation Commission (the “Commission”) issued an Order (the “Order”) revising the Regulations Governing Interconnection of Small Electrical Generators, 20 VAC 5-314-10 et seq. (the “Interconnection Regulations”). ...
Part of the 2020 Business Solutions Series presented by by the Hampton Roads Alliance and Williams Mullen
Charles E. “Chuck” James, Jr., co-chair of both the Firearms Industry Group and the White Collar & Investigations Practice at Williams Mullen,...
Patents are a complex subject governed by rapidly evolving statutory, judicial, and administrative regimes. Even sophisticated executives at large companies often have misconceptions about what patents are, how they work and the ways in which they can help (...
Starting August 10, 2020, certain health care providers can act on a welcome announcement from the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) affording additional (or new) opportunities to secure Provider Relief Funding.
On July 30, 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2020-58 (“Notice”) as part of the federal government’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic and mandate “to provide relief from tax deadlines to Americans who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19...