Texas “Stay-At-Home” Emergency Ordinances

As many of you are aware, numerous Texas cities and larger counties enacted “stay-at-home” emergency ordinances. ALL of these orders have some sort of exemptions, However, the specifics of those exemption varies from county to county. We are on top of this and we are here to help. Each of...

CARES Act Stimulus Plan Update

The CARES Act passed the House earlier today and President Trump just signed it into law. Cokinos | Young is following these developments closely and has broken the CARES Act down into what you need to know. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our team with any questions...

DOL Guidelines & FFCRA Tax Credits

Through the COVID-19 chaos and daily updates of the guidelines, we know you are receiving an overwhelming amount of information to digest. Cokinos | Young is here to help. We have broken it down to the highlights that employers should be aware of below. If you need any help applying these...

Stay-Home Orders for the City of Austin AND Travis County

By Shelly Masters and Nick Gavrizi The City of Austin issued Stay Home-Work Safe Order No. 200200324.007 (the “Austin Order”) which was quickly followed by a Guidance for the Construction Industry on March 24, 2020 (the “Guidance”). On the same day, Travis County issued its own Stay-At-Home Order by the...

Cokinos Cares: Our Firm’s Response to the Coronavirus

We at Cokinos | Young hope that you, your family members, and your loved ones, are doing as well as can be during these difficult times, as the Coronavirus impacts our communities. We want to make sure that we keep our valuable friends and clients aware of how Cokinos |...

Covid-19 and Force Majuere

By now, the majority of Americans have been impacted in some way by the spread of COVID-19.  Restaurants are closed, employees are working from home, projects are postponed and, local, state, and federal governments are implementing emergency measures to combat the spread. As the virus spreads, the private and governmental...

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What does it Mean

Late on March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  Of note for all employers are three particular aspects of the new law: (1) paid sick leave requirements; (2) expanded FMLA benefits, including paid FMLA; and (3) financial assistance to employers to cover the...

Cokinos | Young Recognizes its 2020 Rising Stars

Cokinos | Young is pleased to announce that five of its attorneys have been recognized on the 2020 Texas Rising Stars list of exceptional young attorneys. Rising Stars is a ranking service based on a statewide survey, peer nominations and independent research of Thomson Reuters. Less than 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys are...

James Richards Becomes Board Certified in Construction Law

Cokinos | Young congratulates James Richards (Houston) for recently becoming Board Certified in Construction Law. James is part of a small group of attorneys in the state to pass the construction law exam administered by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization this year. James S. Richards Senior Counsel (Houston) View...

Cokinos | Young San Antonio Office Ranked by San Antonio Business Journal

Congratulations to our San Antonio office for ranking: #2 on San Antonio's Top Construction Law Firms #7 on San Antonio's Largest Litigation Law Firms #15 on San Antonio's Largest Law Firms All of the above ranking lists are published by the San Antonio Business Journal. The SABJ gathers information about...