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Murtha Addresses Coronavirus/COVID-19

Murtha Cullina LLP is concerned with the health and safety of our clients. We are actively monitoring the latest news and updates regarding COVID-19. In order to prioritize the health of our clients, we are offering this list of client alerts and practice group contact information. Check back to this page for new and updated information.

 

Client Alerts:

CARES Act:

(May 14, 2020) Updated Summary of CARES Act Alerts

Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights: 

(June 16, 2020) Chapter 11 Reforms Provide Small Business Owners a Faster and Cheaper Way to Keep Control and Reorganize in Troubling Times

Business:

(June 23, 2020) New PPP Forgiveness Applications and Interim Rule Released

(June 5, 2020) Congress Passes Bill to Provide Further Flexibility to PPP Borrowers

(May 14, 2020) Treasury/SBA Extend “Safe Harbor” Period to May 18, 2020

(May 13, 2020) Treasury/SBA Announce Added Protections for Borrowers Who Make Good-Faith “Economic Necessity” Certification under the Paycheck Protection Program

(May 7, 2020) 
Treasury/SBA Extends “Safe Harbor” to May 14, 2020 for Return of PPP Loan Proceeds

(May 6, 2020) PPP Loan Forgiveness - “What if I Offer to Rehire an Employee and They Reject My Offer”?

(April 21, 2020) Overview of the Main Street Lending Programs Under the CARES Act
 

(April 10, 2020) Overview of the Economic Injury Disaster Loans

(April 9, 2020) *UPDATED* CARES Act - Understanding the Requirements and Benefits of the Obtaining Paycheck Protection Program Loans

(March 16, 2020) Coronavirus & Material Adverse Change Clauses in M&A Deal

Community Banking:

(April 3, 2020) Covid-19 Impact On Commercial Foreclosures In Massachusetts And Connecticut

Construction:

(May 18, 2020) Massachusetts Allows All Construction to Proceed Effective May 18, 2020, Provided There’s Compliance with Mandatory Safety Standards

(April 1, 2020) Massachusetts COVID-19 Response: Governor Baker's 3-31-20 Order Narrows Definition of Essential Services to Limit Permitted Construction Activities

(March 26, 2020) Massachusetts COVID-19 Response: Governor Baker Issues Guidance for Construction as “Essential Services”

(March 10, 2020) Construction Group News: Another Thing To Prepare For ... Covid-19's Impact on the Global Supply Chain

Employee Benefits:

(March 31, 2020) IRS Extends the End-Date of the Initial Remedial Amendment Period for 403(b) Retirement Plans from March 31, 2020 to June 30, 2020

(March 29, 2020) President Signs Massive $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Permitting Retirement Plan Distributions and Loan Relief to Participants Affected by COVID-19 as Well as Waivers of 2020 Required Minimum Distributions

Health Care:

(May 1, 2020) Round-Up Of Recent Connecticut Executive Orders Pertaining To Health Care Providers

(April 24, 2020) The Cares Act and Health Care Providers: What You Should Know

(April 1, 2020) In Light of COVID-19, CMS Issues Additional Waivers

(March 30, 2020) CMS Expands Accelerated and Advance Payment Program to Provide Financial Assistance to Medicare Providers During COVID-19 Emergency


(March 25, 2020) DPH Temporarily Allows Out Of State Practitioners To Render Healthcare Services To Connecticut Residents

(March 23, 2020) Temporary Certificate of Need Waivers During Covid-19 Public Health Emergency

Insurance Recovery:

(May 14, 2020) Proposed Legislation Related to Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19

(April 17, 2020) Coronavirus and Business Interruption Insurance: What Does The Physical Loss Or Damage Requirement Mean?

(March 23, 2020) Cajun Conti LLC v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, London: The First of the Coronavirus Insurance Recovery Actions

(March 12, 2020) Insurance Recovery Group News: When The Coronavirus Strikes, Insurance May Help

Intellectual Property:

(May 26, 2020) COVID-19 Patent Applications Offered Prioritized Examination by the U.S. Patent Office

Labor & Employment:

(May 28, 2020) Covid-19 and the Challenges of a Remote Workforce

(May 12, 2020) Connecticut Issues Rules For Reopening of Businesses

(April 27, 2020) EEOC Releases Updated COVID-19 Guidance (Updated as of April 23, 2020)

(April 22, 2020) Department of Labor Updates Families First Coronavirus Response Act Q&A Guidance on Calculating Leave Entitlements

(April 20, 2020) Connecticut Updates Safe Workplace Rules to Require Masks In the Workplace

(April 20, 2020) EEOC Releases Updated COVID-19 Guidance

(April 15, 2020) Connecticut Sexual Harassment Training Deadlines Postponed Due to Pandemic

(April 15, 2020) Cuomo Orders Employers to Provide “Face Coverings” for External-facing Employees

(April 14, 2020) Permanent Paid Sick Leave Coming to New York State in 2021

(April 10, 2020) Connecticut Issues Binding Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employers

(April 4, 2020) DOL Issues Temporary Regulations Detailing FFCRA Paid Leave Rules

(March 31, 2020) Department of Labor Continues to Update FAQ Concerning Families First Coronavirus Response Act

(March 26, 2020) Senate Passes Massive Coronavirus Aid Package; Would Provide Financial Relief for Employers and Employees

(March 25, 2020) DOL Issues FFCRA Rights and Responsibilities Poster

(March 25, 2020) Department of Labor Releases Preliminary Guidance Concerning the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

(March 24, 2020) - IRS and DOL Preview How Employers Can Recoup Costs of Providing Paid Leave to Employees for Coronavirus-Related Absences

(March 23, 2020) Massachusetts Defines Essential Services, Shutters the Rest through April 7, 2020

(March 23, 2020) UPDATE: The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Releases Guidance Concerning Essential Businesses

(March 21, 2020) As Coronavirus Spreads, Governor Lamont Shutters Non-Essential Connecticut Workplaces

(March 20, 2020) Governor Cuomo to Issue Executive Order Requiring New York Workers to Stay Home

(March 19, 2020) New York State Passes Expanded Sick Leave in Battle Against COVID-19

(March 19, 2020) “Families First Coronavirus Relief Act” Expands Family and Medical Leave Act and Mandates Paid Sick Leave

(March 9, 2020) Coronavirus and the Workplace: Practical and Legal Considerations from Murtha Cullina’s Labor & Employment Practice Group

Litigation:

(March 17, 2020) The Contract Implications of COVID-19

Municipal Law:

(April 15, 2020) CARES Act Assistance for Municipalities

Privacy and Cybersecurity:

(May 28, 2020) Covid-19 and the Challenges of a Remote Workforce

Securities:

(April 21, 2020) COVID-19 Orders and Regulatory Guidance Impacting Financial Professionals in the New England Region

(March 20, 2020)  Investment Advisors, Is Your Business Continuity Plan Effective In The Novel Coronavirus World?

Tax:

(June 23, 2020) New PPP Forgiveness Applications and Interim Rule Released

(June 5, 2020) Congress Passes Bill to Provide Further Flexibility to PPP Borrowers

(May 14, 2020) Treasury/SBA Extend “Safe Harbor” Period to May 18, 2020

(May 13, 2020) Treasury/SBA Announce Added Protections for Borrowers Who Make Good-Faith “Economic Necessity” Certification under the Paycheck Protection Program

(May 7, 2020) Treasury/SBA Extends “Safe Harbor” to May 14, 2020 for Return of PPP Loan Proceeds

(May 5, 2020) PPP Loan Forgiveness - “What if I Offer to Rehire an Employee and They Reject My Offer”?

(April 16, 2020)  Third Time's A Charm: IRS and Connecticut Extend Due Dates for Filing Returns and Paying Taxes for Nearly All Taxpayers

(April 13, 2020) The CARES Act: A Summary Of The Federal Tax Relief Provisions

(April 9, 2020) *UPDATED* CARES Act - Understanding the Requirements and Benefits of the Obtaining Paycheck Protection Program Loans

(March 23, 2020) IRS Expands April 15 Federal Tax Filing and Payment Relief - Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts To Follow IRS Lead

(March 19, 2020) IRS Issues Formal Guidance on Postponement of 2019 Income Tax Payments and First Quarter 2020 Estimated Tax Payments


(March 18, 2020) IRS Delays April 15 Tax Payment Deadline By 90 Days

(March 16, 2020) Connecticut Extends Tax Filing Deadlines for Certain Businesses and May Offer Additional Extensions

Tax-Exempt Organizations:

(April 16, 2020) Capturing Opportunities and Avoiding Risks As We Adapt to the COVID-19 Pandemic

(April 1, 2020) CARES Act Relief for Tax-Exempt Organizations

Trusts & Estates:

(May 26, 2020) Turns Out, You Can't Take It With You

(April 28, 2020) Where There's a Massachusetts Will, There's a Way

(April 16, 2020)  Third Time's A Charm: IRS and Connecticut Extend Due Dates for Filing Returns and Paying Taxes for Nearly All Taxpayers

(April 9, 2020) To Withdraw, or Not to Withdraw, is (Temporarily) Not the Question: The CARES Act Relaxes Several Key Retirement Account Rules

(April 8, 2020) We are All in This Together: Signing Your Estate Plan During the Pandemic

(April 3, 2020) Another Day, Another (Welcome) Delay: IRS and Connecticut Extend Due Dates for Filing Gift Tax Returns and Paying Associated Taxes

(March 27, 2020) Estate Planning is On Sale Again!

(March 24, 2020) Estate and Financial Planning in Uncertain Times

 

In The News:

(April 21, 2020, Bloomberg Tax) Small-Business Relief Loans Could Face Some State Tax Hurdles

(March 21, 2020, Hartford Business Journal) Coronavirus: Panel provides guidance
on new leave rules

(March 17, 2020, Bloomberg Tax) Connecticut Extends Business Tax Filing Deadlines

(March 13, 2020, CT Law Tribune) Justice Delayed? Lawyers Brace for Impact of 3-Month
Continuances Amid Coronavirus Precautions

 

Webinars:

(Trusts & Estates - June 26, 2020)
American Law Institute CLE
Estate Planning in Depth
Suzanne Brown Walsh

(Labor & Employment - June 19, 2020)
Connecticut Bar Association
What You Need to Know as Employers Reopen the Workplace
Matthew K. Curtin

(Labor & Employment - June 16, 2020)
Managing the Workplace During the Covid-19: Return to Work Issues 
Patricia E. Reilly, Matthew K. Curtin. Salvatore G. Gangemi

(Business & Tax - June 11, 2020)
PPP Loan Forgiveness-A Detailed Walk Through the Loan Forgiveness Application, and a Summary of Recent Guidance
Marc T. Finer, Mark J. Tarallo

(Business & Tax - May 21, 2020)
Paycheck Protection Program: Focus on Loan Forgiveness
Marc T. Finer, Mark J. Tarallo

(Construction - May 21, 2020)
Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts
Back to Business: Top 10 FAQs on Working During a Pandemic
Andrew G. Wailgum, Sara P. Bryant, Mark J. Tarallo

(Labor & Employment - May 20, 2020)
Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce
Reopening: Legal Liability
Salvatore G. Gangemi

(Tax-Exempt Organizations - May 20, 2020)
TANGO
Surviving the Nonprofit Quarantine!
Edward B. Spinella

(Business & Tax - May 4, 2020)
CBIA
CT Manufacturers Collaborative regarding the Paycheck Protection Program
Marc T. Finer

(Business & Tax - May 4, 2020)
Update on Tax Relief, PPP Loans, and Other Economic Assistance Programs During COVID-19
Marc T. Finer, Mark J. Tarallo

(Labor & Employment - May 1, 2020)
Managing the Workplace During the Covid-19 (Part 2)
Patricia E. Reilly, Matthew K. Curtin. Salvatore G. Gangemi

(Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights - April 17, 2020)
Connecticut Bar Association
COVID-19 and the Contract Issues that Arise
Robert E. Kaelin

(Labor & Employment - April 16, 2020)
Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce
Navigating Coronavirus for CT Local Businesses
Patricia E. Reilly

(Labor & Employment and Municipal - April 8, 2020)
Connecticut Conference of Municipalities
Connecticut At The Moment: The Latest Information on the Coronavirus Response in CT
Matthew K. Curtin, Kari L. Olson

(Labor & Employment - March 27, 2020) 
Managing the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Workplace (Part 1)
Patricia E. Reilly, Matthew K. Curtin. Salvatore G. Gangemi

(Trusts & Estates - March 25, 2020)
InterActive Legal
Practical Planning During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Suzanne Brown Walsh

(Municipal - March 25, 2020)
Connecticut Conference of Municipalities
Covid-19 Executive Orders & Municipal Issues
Kari L. Olson

(Labor & Employment - March 25, 2020)
Connecticut Bar Association
COVID-19 Related Workplace Considerations: A Practical Discussion
Matthew K. Curtin

 

Murtha Cullina has created a COVID-19 Task Force to expedite your obtaining legal advice on the impact of COVID-19 to your business. Please contact one of the Task Force Partners and they will respond to your inquiry or direct you to the person who can do so. 


Heather O. Berchem, Partner
Chair, Long-Term Care

Michael J. Donnelly, Partner
Construction

Marilyn B. Fagelson, Partner
Chair, Insurance Recovery

Marc T. Finer, Partner
Chair, Tax

Elizabeth A. Galletta, Partner
Intellectual Property

Robert E. Kaelin, Partner
Commercial Litigation, Co-Chair, Bankruptcy

Paul E. Knag, Partner
Co-Chair, Health Care

Kari L. Olson, Partner
Chair, Municipal Law

Patricia E. Reilly, Partner
Chair, Labor & Employment

Stephanie Sprague Sobkowiak, Partner
Chair, Regulatory, Co-Chair, Healthcare

Edward B. Spinella, Partner
Chair, Tax-Exempt Organizations

Mark J. Tarallo, Partner
Business and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Emerging Companies

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