Pandemic Leads Families to Care for Loved Ones at Home [Gray Area of the Law]


  • May 17, 2021
  • /   Shawn Rader
  • /   Gray Area of the Law,Blogs,Senior Housing,Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
elderly woman reading
Attorney Shawn Rader discusses possible considerations for assisted living facilities as more families choose to keep their loved ones at home.

Cheers to SB148: Alcohol-to-Go Made Permanent in Florida


  • May 13, 2021
  • /   Tara Tedrow, Jackie Bozzuto & Ty Pryor
  • /   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Articles,Cannabis & Controlled Substances,Hospitality & Leisure,Hotels & Resorts,Restaurant Services
bartender making cocktails
Want a margarita with your Mexican dinner to-go? Then you’re in luck. What started out as a COVID-era ease on businesses was signed into law today.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Applications Open on Monday, May 3, 2021


  • April 27, 2021
  • /   Jacqueline Bozzuto & Alyson C. Hoffman
  • /   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Hospitality & Leisure,Hotels & Resorts,Restaurant Services
outdoor restaurant
The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) application portal will open for registrations on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 9 a.m. EST. Applications will open on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

SBA Partners with POS Providers to Help Restaurants Apply for RRF Grants


  • April 22, 2021
  • /   Jacqueline Bozzuto & Alyson C. Hoffman
  • /   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Articles,Hospitality & Leisure,Restaurant Services,Hotels & Resorts
restaurant with windows
The Small Business Association (SBA) announced earlier today that Clover, NCR Corporation, Square and Toast will be among the official first round of technology partners for the RRF grant application.

Lowndes Webinar Series - Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis: COVID-19 Vaccines: Your Playbook for HR Compliance in the Workplace


  • April 21, 2021
  • /   
  • /   Events & Presentations,Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Labor & Employment Law
person receiving vaccine
According to a recent survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), only 60% of workers plan to get the COVD-19 vaccine, with another 30% indicating they won’t get the vaccine, even if it means losing their jobs.

SBA Announces New Application Details and Guidelines for the $28.6-billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund


  • April 20, 2021
  • /   Jacqueline Bozzuto & Alyson C. Hoffman
  • /   Articles,Hotels & Resorts,Restaurant Services,Hospitality & Leisure,Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
empty restaurant
On Saturday, April 17, 2021, the Small Business Administration (SBA) provided an update for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) grant application. Although there is no official launch date for the application...

Low Vaccination Rate Among Senior Housing Staff Poses Problems. Are There Any Solutions? [Gray Area of the Law]


  • April 7, 2021
  • /   John Ruffier
  • /   Senior Housing,Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Blogs,Gray Area of the Law
doctor holding vaccine needle
Lowndes Shareholder John Ruffier discusses Florida Trend's report that vaccination rates of staff are lagging across the state and what senior living facility operators can do.

PPP Application Deadline Extended to May 31


  • April 1, 2021
  • /   Mark Heimendinger & Ferran Arimon
  • /   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Articles
white face mask
On Tuesday, President Biden signed an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) into law. The law extends the deadline to apply for a PPP Loan to May 31 (from March 31) and extends the date for loan authorization to June 30

CDC Moratorium on Residential Evictions Continues but Not Without Exception


  • March 31, 2021
  • /   James Walson & Michael Piccolo
  • /   Articles,Real Estate,Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
leasing contract being signed
On March 28, 2021, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended its nationwide moratorium on residential evictions, prohibiting the eviction of residential tenants who qualify under the CDC’s rules.

Governor DeSantis Signs COVID-19 Liability Protection Bill


  • March 30, 2021
  • /   Drew Sorrell
  • /   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Articles
courthouse steps
On Monday, March 29, 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law Senate Bill 72. The new law greatly increases a plaintiff’s burden in both pleading