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Feeling the Heat: Restaurants and Bars Must Adapt to Ensure Survival

This is an unprecedented time in our country and in the world. The coronavirus (COVID-19) has shut down large swathes of the economy, with its most direct impact being felt on places where people congregate and socialize. Restaurants and bars are especially feeling the heat, as Americans do their part and increasingly shelter at home. […]

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Borrowing from Retirement Accounts and 401(k) Plans During COVID-19 Economic Crisis

If you or your business has been adversely financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated economic downturn being experienced all across the globe, there may be some available relief. The recently enacted CARES Act revised some of the restrictions ordinarily in place on borrowing and making withdrawals from retirement plan accounts during the […]

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Executive Order: Broward County Realtors

On Monday, March 30, Broward County issued Executive Order 20-04 (effective Tuesday, March 31) to clarify the types of real estate sales and real property title services that are allowed to occur in-person as opposed to remotely or electronically. Per Executive Order 20-04, in-person appraisals, inspections, surveys, or other in person required activities (as expressly required […]

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Association Contracts and the Coronavirus

Despite efforts to contain the spread, the COVID-19 virus is already wreaking havoc on personal life and business dealings here in Florida. But are there legal ramifications for a community association that has a pending construction or renovation contract currently underway? Will the contractor be able to delay the completion of the contract, or even […]

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COVID-19, Coronavirus: The Impact on Open Meetings

Many of our communities have asked whether it is permissible to conduct association business, particularly board meetings at which binding votes are taken, via e-mail or other similar means during the COVID-19, Coronavirus pandemic. The short answer is, no. Community associations are still required to follow open meeting requirements under the law. Governor Murphy’s Executive […]

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COVID-19 | Considerations for Lenders

We understand the global pandemic is affecting lenders in myriad ways, including both in their own businesses as well as their borrowers. Over the past several weeks, we have received countless inquiries from clients regarding the impact COVID-19 has had on their outstanding loans and borrowers. As such, we thought it would be helpful to […]

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