Executive Orders

On March 7, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 202, in which he declared a State disaster emergency for the entire State of New York. Since then, the Governor has issued many related executive orders in which he exercised his authority to temporarily suspend and/or modify various statutes, laws and rules. The effects of these executive orders have been far-reaching, from requiring all “non-essential” businesses to keep 100% of their workforces at home to suspending all public gatherings. We have summarized the executive orders that we believe will have the greatest impact on our clients.

This page was last updated on Nov. 5,  2021.

OSHA Issues Rule Requiring Large Employers to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing (Nov. 4, 2021)

Covid-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 (Jan. 25, 2021)

Staying Transparent, While Staying Apart: Public Bidding Best Practices in the COVID-19 Pandemic (Jan. 15, 2021)

Governor Cuomo Backs Mobile Sports Betting as New Source of Post-COVID Revenue (Jan. 14, 2021)

Is LIBOR Transition On Track for the End of 2021? (Sept. 25, 2020)

New York Commercial Landlords and Practitioners: Maybe There is Hope That New York Courts Will Not Void Leases in The COVID-19 Era (Sept. 24, 2020)

Considerations for Restaurant Operators Offering Outdoor Dining (June 26, 2020)

Breaking News: Governor Cuomo Extends Moratorium on Evictions Through August 20, 2020 (May 7, 2020)

Mechanic’s Liens: How N.Y. Executive Orders Related to COVID-19 Affect Filing, Extension and Discharge (April 20, 2020)

Governor Cuomo Extends Stay-at-Home Order Through May 15 and Implements Other Safety Measures (April 16, 2020)

Empire State Development Corporation Updates Guidance on Essential Businesses (April 9, 2020)

Breaking News: Governor Cuomo Extends Stay-at-Home Order Through April 29th (April 6, 2020)

Addressing Issues Faced by Commercial Landlords and Tenants During the Era of COVID-19 (April 6, 2020)

Basic Legal Considerations for Construction Companies During the Coronavirus Pandemic (April 5, 2020)

Certain Attorneys and Law Firms Permitted to Reopen Offices (March 23, 2020)

New York State COVID-19 Emergency Orders and Guidance as of March 19, 2020 (March 20 2020)

Notarizations Now Permitted by Videoconference Under Executive Order 202.7 (March 20, 2020)