Jun. 24, 2020

Guidance for Businesses in Pennsylvania’s “Green Phase”

On June 26, 2020, twelve more counties in Pennsylvania (some of which were hit the hardest by COVID-19) will be moving into the “Green Phase” of Governor Tom Wolf’s process to reopen Pennsylvania. This means all counties, with the exception of Lebanon County, will be “Green.” The Green Phase is the third of three phases […]

Jun. 17, 2020

SBA Simplifies PPP Forgiveness

As many business owners are well aware, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) rules and guidelines regarding loan forgiveness are complex and carry a high compliance burden. In order to obtain PPP loan forgiveness, borrowers are required to complete a rather complicated forgiveness application that is then reviewed by the borrower’s lender. In response to  comments […]

Jun. 4, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (H.R. 7010)

Following significant backlash from business owners, members of Congress, accountants, academics and others, yesterday, Congress passed H.R. 7010, otherwise known as the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, and is expected to be signed into law by the President, today, June 4, 2020.  H.R. 7010 is a bill that modifies the CARES Act in […]

May. 29, 2020

Pennsylvania’s Judicial Emergency to Cease as of June 1

On May 21, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an Order declaring that the previously established judicial emergency in Pennsylvania will cease after June 1, 2020. However, the Court also ordered that previously entered judicial orders in the intermediate appellate courts and local courts shall remain in full force and effect until they expire by […]

May. 28, 2020

As Pennsylvania Re-opens for Business, Additional Guidance for Businesses is Released

As Pennsylvania re-opens for business, with all counties moving to the Yellow Phase by June 5 and some counties already in the Green Phase,  new guidance has been issued for businesses as they move through the phases, in addition to the Business & Building Safety Guidelines. For counties moving into green phase the following guidance […]

May. 27, 2020

Webinar – Commercial Landlord & Lease Issues

The impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt throughout the economy, with a collapse of demand in basically every consumer-facing industry, including restaurants, hotels, airlines, gas stations, and non-grocery retail stores. These problems flow through the economic food chain, with businesses unable to pay landlords. Many businesses have questions about how to handle payments to […]

May. 26, 2020

Summary of Guidance on “To Go” Mixed Drinks for Hotel and Restaurant Licensees

  On May 21, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania signed into law Act 21 of 2020, which allows certain hotel and restaurant licensees to temporarily sell prepared beverages and mixed drinks to go, effective immediately. Entities Covered By Act 21 Hotel and restaurant licensees that have lost at least 25% of […]

May. 20, 2020

Guidance for Real Estate Industry: Resuming Operations in PA

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Tom Wolf, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, issued guidance for businesses in the real estate industry, allowing them to operate during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) restrictions, regardless of their county’s red, yellow or green phase status. Effective May 19, 2020, all businesses in the real estate industry, including: real […]

May. 19, 2020

Webinar – Telemedicine: Is it a Critical Component of the “New Normal”?

These are incredibly challenging times. Soon, practices across the state of Pennsylvania will be expanding their services and facing a “New Normal”. How do you “reopen” for your patients? Your staff? Your families? Yourselves? Maraleen Shields, Shareholder in Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba’s Litigation & Healthcare Groups will join Tonyehn Verkitus, Executive Director of the Lackawanna […]

May. 18, 2020

CARES Act Resource Page

On March 25, 2020, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act offers critical economic stimuli to individuals, businesses and healthcare institutions as a result of the extreme financial strains caused by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. On March 27, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives […]