Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

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Related Party Transactions
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions

Note 8 – Related Party Transactions

 

Consulting Expense

 

Effective February 1, 2019, the Company entered into an oral consulting agreement with Mr. Raymond Monteleone, Board Member and Chairman of the Audit Committee, in which Mr. Monteleone received $10,000 per month for advisory services and $5,000 per quarter as Audit Committee Chair in addition to regular quarterly board meeting fees. Effective March 25, 2020, the Company reduced the advisory services to $5,000 per month and the fees per quarter as the Audit Committee Chair to $2,500. For the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company has expensed approximately $30,000, and $35,000 in compensation to Mr. Monteleone, respectively.

 

The Company entered into an oral consulting arrangement with St. Louis Family Office, LLC, controlled by Jimmy St. Louis, former CEO of RMS, in January 2019 in the amount of $10,000 per month plus benefits reimbursement for advisory services. The Company terminated this agreement effective June 30, 2019. For three months ended March 31, 2019, the Company expensed approximately $27,000 in consulting fees to St. Louis Family Office.

 

The Company entered into a consulting agreement with Strategos Public Affairs, LLC (Strategos) on February 15, 2019 for a period of twelve months, unless otherwise terminated by giving thirty days prior written notice. A close family member of the Company’s CEO is a partner in Strategos. The monthly fee started at $4,500 and increased to approximately $7,500 per month. Strategos provided information to key policymakers in the legislature and executive branches of government on the benefits of the cellular therapies offered by LHI, advocated for legislation that supports policies beneficial to patient access and opposed any legislation that negatively impacts the Company’s ability to expand treatment opportunities, and position the Company and its related entities as the expert for information and testimony. The Company terminated this agreement in March 2020. For the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company expensed approximately $15,000 and $0, respectively.

 

Officers and Board Members and Related Expenses

  

In connection with the April Offering, the Company’s CEO William Horne entered into an amendment letter to his employment agreement which provides that his salary will be reduced to $0 per month; provided that on the date that the Company receives FDA approval to commence clinical trials for its products, Mr. Horne’s salary will be increased to a total of $18,750 per month, or $225,000 per annum.

  

For the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company paid $0 in Board of Director fees to Michael Yurkowsky and to Raymond Monteleone.

 

Debt and Other Obligations

 

The short-term notes, related parties are detailed in Note 2 - “Liquidity, Going Concern and Management’s Plans” in this Form 10-Q.