Tag: COVID-19

Joshua M. Bowman quoted in Skift on uphill battle hospitality companies face when suing their insurance providers for denying claims during the pandemic

By Sherin and Lodgen on April 12, 2021
insurance binders next to a worksheet on Business Insurance Planning

Joshua M. Bowman, chair of the firm's Hospitality Practice Group, was quoted in Skift on April 12, 2021. The article,... Read More »

Joshua M. Bowman serves as panelist in BBA webinar on changes to hotel loan drafting brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic

By Sherin and Lodgen on March 11, 2021
Hotel Concierge. Service bell at the hotel

Joshua M. Bowman, chair of the firm's Hospitality Practice Group, served as a panelist during a Boston Bar Association (BBA)... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 – Changes To The CARES Act

By Joshua M. Bowman and Joseph Y. Wang on June 4, 2020

Update: Click here for revisions made by the SBA to the First Interim Final Rule on the Paycheck Protection Program... Read More »