Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP Elects Kathryn C. Nadro to Partnership and Expands Practice Groups With Addition of New Associates | News

Erwin Oropesa

CHICAGO, April 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP (“Sugar Felsenthal“) is pleased to announce that Kathryn (“Katie”) C. Nadro, effective January 1, 2021, has been elevated to the law firm partnership.

“Katie exemplifies the best in lawyering and leadership. She has gone above and beyond expectations in addressing client needs, and she has taken on firm initiatives that enrich and safeguard our ethics and our mastery of the law. We could not be more pleased to call her “our partner,”” states Sugar Felsenthal managing partner, Richard Sugar.

Katie focuses her practice on a diverse array of business matters, including data security and privacy compliance, commercial and business disputes, and employment issues. Katie frequently contributes to thought leadership on data privacy, litigation, and employment-related subjects.

Sugar Felsenthal also continues to expand the firm’s capabilities across the Business & Finance, Estate Planning &

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US conservationists, mining firms vie for Minnesota wilderness | Environment News

Erwin Oropesa

When Steve Piragis and his wife moved to Ely, Minnesota — a town of just over 3,000 people on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness — they were struck by its charm and pristine beauty.

The one-million-acre area straddles the border between the United States and Canada and boasts thousands of lakes, dramatic rock formations, tiny islands and lush forests.

Piragis relocated there in 1975 to work as a biologist with the US Environmental Protection Agency. In 1979, he and his wife started an outfitter company to lead tourists hungry for solitude and natural beauty on camping and canoe trips.

Piragis Northwoods Company has steadily grown ever since, but copper mining interests in the region threaten both the firm’s livelihood and the area’s diverse ecosystem.

Pro-mining advocates say the proposed mines will bring “family-sustaining” jobs and revitalise Minnesota’s Iron Range, which has suffered an economic downturn due

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Good News! Business Owners Who Took PPP Will Get to Deduct Expenses After All

Erwin Oropesa

The 2020 tax season now looks a lot less bleak for those business owners who used Payroll Protection Program (PPP) money to cover their expenses to keep going during the coronavirus pandemic. On Dec. 21, Congress clarified rules on the program’s tax ramifications, leaving thousands of small-business owners the winners.

The months-long battle between the legislators who wrote the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the IRS appears to be over. (To read about the fight and how it affected business owners, check out IRS Leaves Business Owners Who Took PPP in a Tax Quandary.) Both the House and Senate have voted to approve the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.” Now it awaits President Trump’s signature, and while there is renewed wrangling going on about the bill, the dispute is about the amount of the stimulus payments, not the deductibility of business expenses.


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