The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 – more commonly known as the Economic Stimulus Package – was part of the federal government’s response to the significant economic downturn of late 2008 and early 2009. The law was passed in February 2009 and was one of President Obama’s first major economic initiatives. The act expanded unemployment benefits, expanded spending on infrastructure, education and health care, and implemented tax cuts – all as means of getting the economy growing again. Money was also earmarked to help develop alternative energy and to support green initiatives. Approximately 20 percent of the more than $780 billiion dollars involved in this act had been provided to businesses for initiatives like these or in the form of tax breaks. Economists are divided on whether the Economic Stimulus was successful in its mission and whether it truly helped us recover from what some have termed the “Great Recession.”
Lead Counsel independently verifies attorneys by conferring with state bar associations and conducting annual reviews to confirm that an attorney practices in their advertised practice areas and possesses a valid bar license for the appropriate jurisdictions.
Attorneys Rated by Super Lawyers®
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. The number provided represents the number of attorneys at the firm that have been selected to the Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists.
Average experience reflects the average number of years that the attorneys at this firm have been licensed to practice law. The experience is based on data from the respective state bar association, where this information is available.