Hospitality Blog

Tag: COVID-19

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Reopening Massachusetts: What Hospitality Businesses Need To Know

05/28/2021   |   BY Joseph Y. Wang

On May 17, 2021, Governor Charlie Baker announced his plan to lift the State of Emergency in Massachusetts by June... Read More »

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Restaurant Revitalization Fund Program – Client Update

04/30/2021   |   BY Joseph Y. Wang

The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) registration for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Program (the “RRF”) opened on Friday, April 30, 2021,... Read More »

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Rent Payments and COVID-19: What Businesses Need to Know

04/27/2021   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Joshua M. Bowman, chair of the firm’s Hospitality Practice Group, served as a panelist at Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s (MLW) April... Read More »

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Commercial Leases and Frustration of Purpose, Impossibility Defenses: Strategies for Landlords and Tenants

04/23/2021   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Joshua M. Bowman, chair of the firm's Hospitality Practice Group, served as a panelist at Strafford Publication's April 15th webinar,... Read More »

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Hospitality Companies Thought Insurance Coverage Would Be There for a Crisis. It Wasn’t

04/12/2021   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

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

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Distressed Hotel Loans: Current Trends, Drafting Tips, and What’s Next

03/11/2021   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

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

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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

02/22/2021   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

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

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

02/18/2021   |   BY Edward M. Bloom

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

01/05/2021   |   BY Joseph Y. Wang

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

12/23/2020   |   BY Joseph Y. Wang

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

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

11/03/2020   |   BY Joseph Y. Wang

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

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

10/20/2020   |   BY Joseph Y. Wang

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