March 2020

CARES Act: A Summary of Key Provisions Affecting the Hospitality Industry

On March 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” also known... Read More »

New Massachusetts Business Interruption Insurance Bill Could Provide Lifeline to Hotels and Restaurants During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Sherin and Lodgen on March 27, 2020
insurance binders next to a worksheet on Business Insurance Planning

Joshua M. Bowman, partner in the firm’s Real Estate and Corporate departments and chair of its Hospitality Practice Group, was... Read More »

Could This Be the Bill That Saves Massachusetts Restaurants?

By Sherin and Lodgen on March 27, 2020
Sign on a shop window that reads "Closed Coronavirus"

Joshua M. Bowman, partner in the firm’s Real Estate and Corporate departments and chair of its Hospitality Practice Group, was... Read More »

New Business Interruption Insurance Bill Filed in Massachusetts

By Joshua M. Bowman on March 26, 2020

On March 24, 2020, in response to the severe financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hotel, restaurant, and retail... Read More »

Hotel and Restaurant Owners: How to Reduce Your Insurance Costs during the COVID-19 Crisis

By Joshua M. Bowman on March 23, 2020

Hotel and restaurant owners who, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, have closed down or are operating only with... Read More »

Force majeure: What owners, operators need to know

By Sherin and Lodgen on March 21, 2020

Joshua M. Bowman, chair of the firm's Hospitality Practice Group, was published in HOTELS Magazine on March 19, 2020. His... Read More »

An Introduction to the Doctrines of Impossibility and Frustration of Purpose

By Joshua M. Bowman on March 18, 2020

Even in its early stages, there is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic and its accompanying social distancing, quarantines, mass-closings... Read More »

Force Majeure Clauses and COVID-19: What Hotel Owners and Operators Need to Know

By Joshua M. Bowman on March 13, 2020

It is now clear that the outbreak of COVID-19 will disrupt the travel industry on a scale possibly without precedent... Read More »