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Joshua M. Bowman quoted in MLW on court ruling to grant rent relief to commercial tenant closed by COVID-19 shutdown

By Sherin and Lodgen on February 22, 2021
red sign on a shop window reading "closed due to COVID-19"

Joshua M. Bowman, chair of the firm's Hospitality Practice Group, was quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (MLW) on February 18,... Read More »

Mass. Court Grants Rent Relief to Restaurant Tenant Shut Down by COVID-19 Orders

By Edward M. Bloom on February 18, 2021
Sign on a shop window that reads "Closed Coronavirus"

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many retail tenants have been affected by governmental orders prohibiting or limiting their business operations. Tenants... Read More »

The Second Round of COVID-19 Stimulus: What Hospitality Clients Need To Know

By Joseph Y. Wang on January 5, 2021

On Sunday, December 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”). The Act combines a... Read More »

Massachusetts Restricts Business and Venue Capacities Effective December 26, 2020

By Joseph Y. Wang on December 23, 2020

On December 22, 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issued COVID-19 Order No. 59, which temporarily limits statewide occupancy capacities at... Read More »

U.S. Airlines and Hotels to Receive Long-Awaited Relief as Part of New $900 Billion Aid Package

By Joshua M. Bowman on December 21, 2020

Joshua M. Bowman, chair of the firm’s Hospitality Practice Group, was quoted in a skift.com article, “U.S. Airlines and Hotels... Read More »

Governor Charlie Baker Orders Early Business Closures to Combat COVID-19 Spread

By Joseph Y. Wang on November 3, 2020
Sign on a shop window that reads "Closed Coronavirus"

On November 2, 2020, Governor Charlie Baker issued COVID-19 Order No. 53 requiring, among other things, early closing for certain... Read More »

Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness – New Simplified Application for Loans of $50,000 or Less

By Joseph Y. Wang on October 20, 2020
pink sticky note on a loan application reminding reader to apply for PPP Loan

Earlier this month, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) published new guidelines targeted to making forgiveness applications easier on borrowers who... Read More »

Governor Charlie Baker Extends Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium

By Matthew S. Cote on July 21, 2020
eviction notice on door

On July 21, 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a letter extending certain provisions of the Massachusetts Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium Act (the... Read More »

Deadline to Apply for the Paycheck Protection Program Extended

By Joseph Y. Wang on July 6, 2020
cartoon clock and calendar

On July 4, 2020, President Trump signed an extension to the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”), allowing applicants to apply... Read More »

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act – Needed Changes to CARES Act

By Joshua M. Bowman and Joseph Y. Wang on June 22, 2020
pink sticky note on a loan application reminding reader to apply for PPP Loan

After more than two months of implementation issues, outcry, and adjustments, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of... Read More »