Leader in the Transactional Field Darrell W. Taylor Joins Cokinos | Young in Houston

We are pleased to welcome Darrell W. Taylor, a recognized leader in the transactional field, to STRUCTURE, Cokinos|Young’s transactional team, where he will be joining our Houston office as Senior Counsel. Darrell is an accomplished and creative transactional attorney, who has served as an adviser and leader in his field for over 30 years. Darrell…

10 Cokinos | Young Lawyers Listed in the 2020 Edition of Texas’ Best Lawyers®

Congratulations to the 10 Cokinos | Young lawyers listed in the 2020 Edition of Texas' Best Lawyers®. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For almost 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in…

Stephanie O’Rourke Featured as a 2020 Best San Antonio Lawyer

Congratulations to Stephanie O'Rourke for being featured as a 2020 Best San Antonio Lawyer by Scene in San Antonio Magazine. Established in 1999, Scene in San Antonio Magazine has been San Antonio's Premier City Publication for over 20 years.  Each year, Scene reviews submissions from peers for the Best Lawyer list and scores them based…

Additional PPP Guidance: Some Clarity on Potential Audits and Penalties

The Small Business Administration (the “SBA”), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, continues to release guidance in attempts to clarify certain provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”), established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”).  On May 13, the SBA updated its existing FAQs to provide…

Texas Alternatives to In-Person Notarization: COVID-19 Orders and Existing Laws

To facilitate social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently issued two executive orders temporarily relaxing requirements for in-person notarization of certain documents.  The first order (the “Estate Planning Order”), issued on April 8, permits the “remote notarization” of certain estate-planning, advance-directive and probate documents.  The second order (the “Real Estate Order”),…

Stephanie O’Rourke Named 2020 Litigator of the Year

The American Institute of Trial Lawyers has named Stephanie O'Rourke Litigator of the Year for 2020 in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments in the field of Civil Litigation.  Lawyers are selected based upon their exemplary work in the legal field, their positive standing with their local licensing authority, and positive reviews from their clients and…

OSHA Releases Additional COVID-19 Guidance for Construction Industry

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) last week provided a list of safety tips for employers to help protect construction workers from exposure to COVID-19. OSHA’s latest guidance encourages employers in the construction industry to allow workers to wear masks over their nose and mouth, as well as training workers on how to properly…

COVID-19 White Paper for Commercial Loans

In response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), lenders around the country are taking steps to respond to the needs of borrowers directly affected by COVID-19. To aid our borrower clients, this article focuses on the potential for an event of default, as well as various talking points with lenders and potential ways to mitigate the…

Potential Financial Assistance for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

By Shelly Masters & Wes Hunnell Two avenues for financial assistance under the March 27, 2020 CARES Act include: the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Loan Facilities Program. Locally, the State of Texas is partnering with Goldman Sachs and LiftFund to provide $50…

COVID-19 White Paper for Commercial Leases

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the virus itself as well as the actions being taken in response to it, have directly impacted the ability of both landlords and tenants to perform their respective obligations under commercial lease agreements.  STRUCTURE Cokinos, the transactional team of Cokinos | Young (principal office in Houston, Texas), under the leadership…