Contract and Business Matters

The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought the business world to an abrupt and unexpected halt. Many have been left to wonder what will become of projects that were in development and contracts that were in the midst of being carried out before the current crisis. In some instances, new laws and regulations may provide a remedy in these situations and, in others, existing legal remedies may be used to achieve relief. Our aim is to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive information available to individuals and businesses across many industries.

This page was last updated on June 7, 2021.

The Southern District of New York, Like the Majority of Courts Considering the Issue, Finds No Business Interruption Coverage for COVID-19 Pandemic Losses (May 12, 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)

Purchasing Real Estate During A Pandemic (Dec. 30, 2020)

Lawmakers Leave No Stone Unturned in Effort to Generate Post-Covid Revenue (Dec. 7, 2020)

Rotten Phisherman (Nov. 30, 2020)

US Small Business Administration Issues Guidance on Change in Ownership of PPP Loan Borrowers (Oct. 7, 2020)

Do I Need a Will? Part 2 (July 30, 2020)

Do I Need A Will? Part I (July 21,2020)

New York State’s Rules for Commencement of Commercial Foreclosures During the Covid-19 Pandemic (July 27, 2020)

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

New York State Phase 3 Re-Opening Guidelines (June 24, 2020)

Remote Execution of Wills and Other Estate Planning Documents(July 7, 2020)

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Launches COVID-19 Response Resource Center (June 4, 2020)

With the CARES Act Extension Expiring For Certain Trademark-Related Deadlines, the U.S.P.T.O. Sets New Guidelines For Trademark Applicants and Registrants Impacted by COVID-19 (May 28, 2020)

Sellers Beware — Early Sell-Side Pitfalls in M&A Transcations (May 19, 2020)

A Crash Course in the Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Application (May 19, 2020)

New Guidance Issued, PPP Loans of $2 Million or More to Face Scrutiny When Forgiveness is Sought (May 13, 2020)

The U.S.P.T.O. Extends Waiver of Trademark-Related Timing Deadlines Under the CARES Act and Provides Other Relief to Trademark Applicants and Owners (May 11, 2020)

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

PPP Updates: IRS Issues Tax Ruling, Treasury Announces Audits and Safe Harbor Period Extended (May 7, 2020)

Legislation Appropriating Additional Funds to the Paycheck Protection Program Passes, But Access to New Applicants Will Be Limited (April 24, 2020)

New York City Council Introduces Rent Relief Legislation (April 24, 2020)

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

Federal Reserve Loans Under Title IV of the CARES Act (April 20, 2020)

COVID-19 Updates for Commercial Landlords and Tenants (April 20, 2020)

Paycheck Protection and EIDL Loan Programs Depleted, Senate Adjourns with No Deal for Additional Funding (April 16, 2020)

U.S. Treasury Posts PPP Interim Final Rule Relating to Self-Employment, Dealing Blow to Partnerships and LLCs (April 15, 2020)

Proposed State Legislation May Offer Retroactive Coverage for Business Interruptions Due to COVID-19 (April 15, 2020)

Beware of Misleading Fee-Requesting Trademark Solicitations (April 14, 2020)

Proposed Legislation Would Extend Moratorium on Evictions, Allow Landlords to Sue for Unpaid Rent (April 11, 2020)

U.S. Treasury Department Issues Guidance on Paycheck Protection Program Loans (April 9, 2020)

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

Perspectives on Alternative Dispute Resolution Amidst the Pandemic (April 5, 2020)

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

How to Become a Paycheck Protection Program Lender (April 4, 2020)

Bankruptcy Courts Embrace “Business Solutions” in Response to COVID-19 Closures (April 3, 2020)

Trademark-Related Timing Deadlines Under the CARES Act (March 31, 2020)

COVID-19: Knowing Your Contract and Getting Ahead of the Curve (March 25, 2020)