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April 2020

Massachusetts Bill Eases Permitting Process for Municipalities

On April 3, 2020, Governor Baker signed legislation titled “An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting from COVID-19.”  The bill, among other things[1], makes a number of important changes to the local permitt…

Non-Liquidating Receivership Option for Rhode Island Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 31, 2020, Presiding Justice Alice B. Gibney of the Rhode Island Superior Court promulgated Administrative Order No. 2020-04, which authorized the Superior Court to implement the COVID-19 Non-Liquidating Receivership Program. The program is intende…

SBA Issues Interim Final Rule for Paycheck Protection Program: Key Takeaways for Your Loan Application

Yesterday evening the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued an interim final rule (the “Guidance”) related to the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) under the CARES Act. The Guidance can be found at this link.T…

Tax Breaks and Benefits for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The pandemic of COVID-19 has drastically impacted the United States economy. Over the past few weeks, federal legislation has quickly been enacted to help stimulate the economy and provide much needed cash flow to individuals and businesses. In this alert,…

State Legislatures Considering Bills to Extend Business Interruption Coverage for Coronavirus Losses

The COVID-19 pandemic is having enormous impact on our lives, our companies, our society and our government.Three state legislatures – New Jersey, Ohio and Massachusetts – have each proposed novel bills that would retroactively require companies that p…

March 2020

How to Handle a Bankruptcy Filing By an Owner or Subcontractor

Given the coming economic turbulence stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, general contractors should be prepared with a plan of action in case a project owner or subcontractor files a bankruptcy petition. This article discusses two issues in that regard wh…