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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:


(March 31, 2020) 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


(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 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:

(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:

(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

Labor & Employment:

(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


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


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


(March 31, 2020) 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 1, 2020) CARES Act Relief for Tax-Exempt Organizations

Trusts & Estates:

(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:

(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



(Labor & Employment - March 27, 2020) 
Managing the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Workplace
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

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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