May 22, 2020
A Slow and Steady Path
Dear Friends,

We're on a slow but steady march back to reopening. It's a process that will take time, and many things probably won't fully go back to normal, but there are changes coming to set us back on the path to reality and our regular routines. Restaurants are starting to reopen their patios. The Courts are beginning to restart non-emergency cases, using technology to hear cases virtually rather than holding them in person. The popular Paycheck Protection Program loans have been paid out to many small businesses across the country. As it always seems to, life goes on.

During this time, I urge you to do what you can to maintain your own health and safety and those of the people around you. We're in the home stretch, and we'll get there together soon.

As always, you can reach our office at (770) 425-5573 or by visiting our website at . Head to our Facebook , YouTube , Twitter , Instagram , and LinkedIn accounts to stay on top of how we're serving you and our community during this time, and above all, stay healthy.

Bill Gentry
Gentry Law Firm LLC
PPP Loan Forgiveness
If you're a small business owner, chances are you've applied for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. The good news is that most or all of this loan can be forgiven - if you follow a few key guidelines.

You can find the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application here , the Treasury Department's FAQ here , and my video with further explanation here .
Design and Decorating with Kristin Kong
This week, my associate, Kimi Wise, put on a great webinar with guest of the week Kristin Kong of K Kong Designs ! Kristin walked us through some simple and inexpensive ways to refresh the looks of our homes and shared with us her design vision for the Gentry Law Firm's new office.

You can watch the full video here and take a look at her room inspiration here .
Webinar with Chiropractor Dr. Paul Mattson
For many of us, working from home over the past two months has meant being much less mobile and physically active, and that's taking a toll on our bodies. I've invited local physical therapist, Paul Mattson, to join me for next week's webinar to give us some advice on what we can do to combat the sedentary nature of sheltering in place.

Click here to sign up for this week's webinar on Thursday, May 28th at 1:00 p.m. and here to learn more about Venture Physical Therapy Marietta.
Judicial Emergency Extension
While the Supreme Court of Georgia and Chief Justice Harold Melton have extended the judicial emergency, they are also beginning the slow process of returning the Courts to their normal state. This recent extension has recommended to judges across the state to increase technology use and begin hearing non-emergency cases.

You can check out my latest video on the judicial emergency extension here and you can find the Supreme Court's most recent press release here .
News & Resources
On Thursday, May 21, 2020, the Supreme Court of Georgia will issue orders designed to keep the Court operating to the fullest extent possible during and after the statewide judicial emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Court takes this action recognizing that most of the deadlines imposed by the Court’s rules pertain to the e-filing of written documents rather than proceedings requiring in-person contact.

“We have cases that are ready to move,” Chief Justice Harold D. Melton said. “We have
the capacity to move them safely. So we will. This is what the latest extension of the declaration is trying to accomplish across the state.”

Read more here .