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

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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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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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.


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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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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News & Insight

Firm News

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 …


SBA Issues New Guidance on First and Second Draw PPP Loans

January 12, 2021

On January 8, 2021, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued two Interim Final Rules containing guidance related to the Economic Aid Act signed into law at the end of last year, which provided funds for new first draw Paycheck Protection Progra…


New Coronavirus Relief Package includes Second Draw PPP Loans and Changes to Existing PPP Loans

December 23, 2020

This alert was updated on December 28, 2020.Late on December 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law a new coronavirus relief bill, which included changes to existing Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans issued under the CARES Act, and the abili…

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WEBINAR: Massachusetts Lawyers - What Employers Need to Know About COVID Vaccination

March 23, 2021

Can/should vaccination be required? If a vaccination policy is in place, how should requests for exemptions be handled? What are the potential ADA issues? How do you address vaccination issues regarding visitors and customers? What are best practices …


WEBINAR: Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly - What Businesses Need to Know about the Paycheck Protection Program

March 11, 2021

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