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Family offices are using impact investing strategies and venture philanthropy to make a lasting difference in the world. Unlike traditional investments, impact investments are designed to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impacts alongside financial returns. Venture philanthropy is an approach to philanthropy that applies the principles of venture capital financing to achieve philanthropic

As everyone in the college sports world should now know, college athletes can now be paid for their name, image and likeness (“NIL”). The Supreme Court said so when they ruled against the NCAA in 2021, and forced them to change their rules to let college players earn money on their NIL.  Not everyone is

With the early signing period now open for college football, there is no question that NIL money is having a major impact on college recruiting.  Coaches are being forced to address NIL issues with recruits despite NCAA guidance that says that you can’t use NIL money to recruit a college player. Coaches across the country

On October 26, 2022, the NCAA’s Division I Board of Directors unanimously voted to clarify how schools and collectives can be involved with the name, image and likeness (NIL) activities of enrolled student-athletes.  The Board found it necessary to provide additional guidance to schools and booster organizations on a number of key questions that have

Today, the SBA provided some additional guidance on the certification issues related to Paycheck Protection Loans.  In order to get a loan in the first place Borrowers were required to certify that “[c]urrent economic uncertainty makes this loan request necessary to support the ongoing operations of the Applicant.”  Today, the SBA essentially said that if

As businesses scrambled to get a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) that was created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), they must now decide how to use those proceeds so that they are both consistent with the law and maximize loan forgiveness.
If after getting the loan, you

On Friday, March 20, 2020, JB Pritzker, Governor of Illinois, acting pursuant to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, issued Executive Order 2020-10 (the “Order”), requiring all Illinois residents to stay at home, except as may be permitted under the Order.  All Non-essential business and operations were required to cease, except for certain Minimum Basic