Business Strategies for Small Businesses

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the United States lost 20.5 million jobs in April, the largest decline since the market crashed in 1929. Major airlines, restaurants and big retailers such as JC Penney found themselves floundering as a result of COVID-19. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,…

Employer Checklist for Post-COVID-19 Considerations in Returning Employees to Work

As New York State begins phasing out its stay-at-home order and permits non-essential businesses to reopen, employers are left with uncertainty surrounding how best to proceed in returning their employees to work amidst numerous legal and logistical challenges. The following is an evolving checklist of considerations for reference to kick-start…

COVID-19, Commercial Contracts and Conditions Precedent

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised many questions concerning the effect of a failure in performance under a commercial contract that directly or indirectly arose from the pandemic.  In this article, I will examine the potential defense that the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the performance of a condition precedent contained in a…

Coronavirus Related Lawsuits: What We Can Expect

It is difficult to estimate the scope or underestimate the myriad ways in which the Covid-19 pandemic will affect litigation in New York.  We will soon see nearly every type of suit impacted by this crisis: employment, landlord-tenant, insurance, foreclosures, labor, contract, and naturally those involving healthcare work.  Indeed, actions…

McNamara Quoted in LIBN’s “Justice Gap”

  https://libn.com/2020/04/24/the-justice-gap/