Hinckley Allen is providing legal and strategic counsel to our clients in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. We are advising businesses across industries such as labor and employment, construction, health care, banking and financial services, real estate, and many other sectors affected.

Our lawyers are helping clients identify risks, establish and execute contingency plans and are offering guidance on the many legal and business issues they are facing such as:

  • Labor & Employment issues
  • Contractual obligations and dispute resolution
  • Contract interruption and nonperformance issues
  • Force majeure issues
  • Small business loan assistance
  • Insurance claims, coverage and exclusions
  • Health Care
  • Lease-related matters
  • Tenant and customer defaults
  • Loan workouts and modifications
  • Bankruptcy concerns
  • Investigations
  • Privacy matters
  • Anti-discrimination risks and allegations
  • Securities regulation
  • Federal and state legislation and regulations
  • Supply interruption and supply chain management

The following is the most recent information from our attorneys, along with a variety of resources, to aid you and your business.

Guidance & Resources from Hinckley Allen

Labor & Employment

The Labor & Employment team is monitoring an ever-changing landscape as it relates to Federal and State legislation surrounding the impact on employers; and our attorneys are ready to advise you.

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Construction & Public Contracts

As you navigate the significant disruption within the construction industry, our Construction & Public Contracts attorneys are ready to assist.

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Health Care

The health care infrastructure is threatened during these challenging times, and regulators are scrambling to provide relief. Our Health Care and Senior Living lawyers are keeping abreast of all the latest developments and can help guide you. We recommend that all providers and health and senior living employers continue to check regulatory sites for new developments and contact our attorneys.


Corporate & Business

The Corporate & Business team is keeping abreast of all the latest COVID-19 developments and can help guide you. As you continue to navigate the significant disruptions to your industry, our attorneys are ready to assist.

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Government Enforcement & White Collar Defense

With increasing frequency, law enforcement and regulatory agencies are investigating criminal, civil, and regulatory wrongdoing. The Government Enforcement & White Collar Defense team is keeping abreast of all the latest COVID-19 developments and our attorneys are ready to assist.

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Real Estate

Our Real Estate Group is advising clients on important issues related to the impact of COVID-19 on existing contracts and leases and on public hearings and deadlines for development projects. Force majeure clauses in leases and other real estate contracts are of critical importance right now. We are also following current legislation and best practices on the use of e-signatures, e-recording and remote online notarization (RON) which could change the landscape of real estate closings.

The situation and stakeholder responses are changing rapidly so it is important to get up to date information. Our attorneys are ready to provide business and legal advice on these issues.

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Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

U.S. Department of Labor


Federal Tax Information

In order to stay consistent with ongoing legislature, we urge you to continue to reference the information found on the IRS website.

State Websites


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Hinckley Allen's Response to COVID-19

March 14, 2020

Hinckley Allen recognizes the increasing disruptions and anxiety caused by the COVID-19 virus as it continues to spread in the U.S. and across the globe. The Firm is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our people, clients, families, and the …


Federal Reserve Releases Additional Information on the Main Street Lending Program

August 11, 2020

On July 28, 2020, the Federal Reserve extended the expiration of the Main Street Lending Program facilities through December 31, 2020. On July 31, 2020, the Federal Reserve released a revised set of Frequently Asked Questions relating to the Main Street fa…


SBA Releases New FAQs on PPP Loan Forgiveness – Key Takeaways for Borrowers

August 6, 2020

On August 4, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) released a new set of Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) FAQs focused exclusively on loan forgiveness. This new set of FAQs follows the updated PPP loan forgiveness applications and instructio…

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Digital Government: How Israel and Rhode Island Use Government Services During Current Pandemic

August 24, 2020

Partner David Hirsch is moderating a panel discussion about government adoption of digital technologies; including what was done, what worked, what needed to be changed and what the future looks like.Learn more about the event here.The Purpose of The Rho…


WEBINAR: Updates Around Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness

August 20, 2020

As guidance continues to come out regarding PPP and loan forgiveness, it can be challenging for businesses to keep up with the latest news and updates. Partner Stephanie Baton will be hosting a webinar in partnership with blumshapiro, accounting, tax and b…