November 2020

Federal Reserve Expands Scope of Main Street Lending Program

On October 30, 2020, the Federal Reserve announced amendments to the Main Street Lending Program to offer more targeted support to smaller businesses that continue to be adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Reserve also released revised…

What the Construction Industry Needs to Know to Navigate COVID-19

While stemming this pandemic and ensuring public safety is of the utmost importance, construction industry professionals must also take practical steps to mitigate project impacts and financial harm. Peter J. Martin and Thomas P. Banas examine some of the …

SBA Seeks Approval of New PPP Loan Necessity Questionnaire for Borrowers of $2 Million or More

On October 26, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) sought approval from the Office of Management and Budget to require Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) borrowers who, together with their affiliates, received loans of $2 million or mo…

October 2020

Connecticut Phase 3 Reopening and Potential Municipal Variation

View our original coverage of Connecticut's reopening process here.On October 8, 2020, Connecticut entered Phase 3 of the reopening process since the State closed down earlier this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the newest phase, as a resu…

Land Use and Other Considerations for Addition of Drive-Throughs and Contactless Pick-Up

This article was featured in the New England Real Estate Journal on November 13, 2020.While drive-throughs and express or pick-up parking spaces for retail, grocery, restaurant and other uses have already been expanding, the Covid-19 pandemic has exponenti…

September 2020

Building During a Pandemic and the Potential Pitfalls

This article was originally posted in the New England Real Estate Journal. To view the article, please click here.As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, commercial real estate owners nationwide have been impacted in numerous ways, including pandemic-related…