June 2020

How Businesses Can Convert Real Estate into Cash and Continue to Operate at the Property

The impacts of COVID-19 on businesses are being felt across industries and around the globe. The impacts to many US businesses have been profound and quick access to cash has become of critical importance to many companies. At the same time companies’ ca…

Retailers Must Adapt to Survive

Retailers who can quickly realign their business models to adapt to the restrictions placed on their operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be the ones that best weather this unprecedented storm. In many jurisdictions, restrictions are loosening on a…

April 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Regulations Related to Massachusetts Evictions Act

On April 20, 2020, An Act Providing for a Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures During the COVID-19 Emergency (the “Act”) was enacted in Massachusetts, which puts in place a temporary moratorium on non-essential evictions of residential and small bu…

Massachusetts Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures During COVID-19

On April 20th, Massachusetts Governor Baker signed into law House Bill #4647 (the “Act”), imposing a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the state of emergency concerning COVID-19.The Act applies only to residential tenants and small busine…

Massachusetts Act Regarding a Moratorium on Commercial and Residential Evictions During COVID-19

The Massachusetts House and Senate have reconciled differences between two separate bills proposed regarding a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the state of emergency concerning COVID-19, and on Wednesday April 15th, the House passed House B…

Massachusetts Takes Action to Ease Permitting Process for Municipalities and State Authorities During COVID-19 State of Emergency

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 “Act”).  The Act, among other things, makes a number of changes to the local permi…