Construction Contracts in the Age of the Pandemic


  • March 20, 2020
  • /   Michael Gibbons
  • /   Articles,Construction,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
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Developers, contractors and subcontractors are increasingly seeing their ability to perform impacted directly or indirectly by the effects of COVID-19 on the economy.

The Check May Soon Be In the Mail: McConnell Introduces Tax Relief Legislation


  • March 20, 2020
  • /   Amanda Wilson & Ferran Arimon
  • /   Articles,Tax,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
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On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced tax relief legislation, which includes among other benefits, rebate checks to individuals and families.

Tax Day Moved From April 15 to July 15


  • March 20, 2020
  • /   Amanda Wilson & Ferran Arimon
  • /   Articles,Tax,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced, via Twitter, that the Internal Revenue Service is officially moving the tax filing deadline from April 15th to July 15th.

Adequate Assurance: Potential Help in Uncertain Times


  • March 20, 2020
  • /   James O'Brien & Ferran Arimon
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Supply Chain Management
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With the constant barrage of news related to material shortages, workforce challenges and stoppages, shipping interruptions, and financial distress, purchasers of goods are faced with uncertainties related to agreements

An Update from Lowndes CEO & President: A New Kind of Business as Usual


  • March 20, 2020
  • /   William T. Dymond, Jr.
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Featured
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As the incidence and impact of COVID-19 continues to rise, we would like to update you on the additional measures we are taking as a firm to ensure the well-being of our clients, our employees, and our community.

Mandatory Operation Changes for Restaurants and Gyms Due to COVID-19


  • March 20, 2020
  • /   Ferran Arimon & Tara Tedrow
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Hospitality & Leisure,Hotels & Resorts,Restaurant Services
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Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order No. 20-71, which impacts operations across Florida until the expiration of the Governor's March 9th executive order declaring a state of emergency across the state.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Paid Family Leave and Paid Sick Leave Laws: What Employers Need to Know


  • March 19, 2020
  • /   Rachel D. Gebaide & Morey Raiskin
  • /   Articles,Labor & Employment Law,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
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President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act.

HUD and FHA Announce Foreclosure Moratoriums


  • March 19, 2020
  • /   Michael Provenzale
  • /   Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Articles,Banking & Financial Services,Banking & Finance,Real Estate
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Effective immediately, HUD has issued a moratorium on all foreclosures of FHA-insured single family homes for the next sixty days (through May 17, 2020).

Treasury Department Extends Tax Payment Deadlines


  • March 18, 2020
  • /   Ferran Arimon & Amanda Wilson
  • /   Articles,Tax,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
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On Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that the Treasury Department will extend the April 15 tax payment deadline by 90 days with no penalties or interest.

Update: City of Orlando Reverses Ban on Alcohol Sales at Restaurants


  • March 18, 2020
  • /   Ferran Arimon & Tara Tedrow
  • /   Articles,Hospitality & Leisure,Hotels & Resorts,Restaurant Services,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
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Following the lead of Governor DeSantis, Orlando Mayor Dyer retracted the City's prohibition on the sale of all alcohol for on-premises consumption as it relates to restaurants.