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Offit Kurman lawyers remain dedicated to supporting our clients during this time of uncertainty.  Offit Kurman created this resource  – dedicated to COVID-19 advice, information, and strategies – to assist clients and others in remaining current with the implications of the changes to our lives and businesses resulting from the virus and government directives. We will continue to keep you up-to-date on new information, thought leadership, practical advice and strategies and the precautions you should be taking over the next few weeks.

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Recent News

How Disaster Loans Become a Disaster

By Stuart B. Newman, Esq. | June 3, 2020

DC Repayment Plan Requirement Discussion & Guidance

By Offit Kurman | June 1, 2020

EEOC Says Employers Cannot Bar Employees with Certain Underlying Conditions from the Workplace Unless they are “Direct Threats”

By Susie Cirilli, Esq. | May 29, 2020

COVID-19 and Commercial Leases: Four Lease Provisions Commercial Landlords Should Consider Modifying or Adding Right Now

By Keith Nichols, Esq. | May 28, 2020

Conversation With HR Leader, Amy Hau, On the Impact COVID-19 Has On Business and Immigration Legal Matters

By Offit Kurman | May 28, 2020

Business Realities and Strategies to Succeed in the “New Normal“

By Offit Kurman | May 27, 2020

Pass or Fail: Guidelines for Testing for COVID-19 in the Workplace

By Theodora Stringham, Esq. | May 27, 2020

M&A Nuggets: Effect of PPP Loan on M&A

By Glenn Solomon Esq. | May 26, 2020

The Coronavirus Support Emergency Amendment Act

By Offit Kurman | May 22, 2020

Best Practice: Employers Should Implement New Policies and Forms During COVID-19 Reopening

By Offit Kurman | May 22, 2020

How is COVID-19 Impacting the Practice of Law?

By Michael Mercurio, Esq. | May 22, 2020

Conversation With HR Leader, LaDonna Ogden, On the Impact COVID-19 On Business and Immigration Legal Matters

By Offit Kurman | May 21, 2020

COVID-19 and Your Custody Concerns

By Elizabeth Hodges, Esq. | May 21, 2020

Long Term Care: A Crisis Within the COVID-19 Crisis | Part 1 – What We Know

By Joseph Kelley, III | May 20, 2020

New Baltimore City Rent Freeze Bill

By Offit Kurman | May 18, 2020

Remote Mediation Using Videoconference Programs

By Marjorie Just, Esq. | May 18, 2020

Free webinar with Offit Kurman and PMA – Collecting Rent During the Covid-19 Crisis

By Offit Kurman | May 15, 2020

Webinar: Collecting Rent During the COVID-19 Crisis

By Offit Kurman | May 15, 2020

Postnuptial Agreements Post COVID-19

By Bettina Hindin, Esq. | May 15, 2020

[WEBINAR] The Current Immigration and Visa System: Challenges For Small Business Owners During the COVID-19 Crisis

By Offit Kurman | May 14, 2020

Getting Back to Work During COVID-19: What’s the New Normal?

By Offit Kurman | May 14, 2020

Government Issues Welcome Guidance Regarding PPP Borrower Certifications

By Andrés Vera, Esq. | May 14, 2020

Sued by Corona: Tips Based on New COVID-19 Lawsuits Filed

By Theodora Stringham, Esq. | May 13, 2020

[Webinar] The CARES Act and Emergency Virginia Legislation Related to COVID-19

By Offit Kurman | May 8, 2020

Webinar: How the Coronavirus Omnibus Amendment Act of 2020 Affects You

By Offit Kurman | May 8, 2020

Divorce Rates Skyrocket in China During Coronavirus Lockdown – Will The Trend Also Occur In The United States

By Megan Smith, Esq. | May 8, 2020

[Webinar] How To Address Delays in Processing of Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visas

By Offit Kurman | May 7, 2020

COVID-19 and Commercial Real Estate

By Offit Kurman | May 7, 2020

UPDATE: Did Your Business Need a PPP Loan? Borrowers May Return Funds by May 14 Without Fear of Civil or Criminal Enforcement

By Offit Kurman | May 6, 2020

Replenished Small Business Loan Programs to Help You Weather a Stalled Economy

By Andrés Vera, Esq. | May 5, 2020

[Webinar] New and Pending Rent Increase Laws in Maryland and Handling Nonpayment of Rent During COVID-19

By Offit Kurman | May 4, 2020

Emergency COVID-19 Legislation Impacting Landlords Passes in Virginia

By Crystal Kramer, Esq. | May 3, 2020

[Webinar] Virginia Property Management During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

By Offit Kurman | May 1, 2020

Keeping up with COVID-19: Practical Pointers for Business Owners to Navigate the Pandemic

By Offit Kurman | May 1, 2020

You Are Five Steps Away From (Finally) Getting an Estate Plan

By Raj Goel, Esq. | May 1, 2020

[Webinar] Visa Options for Models, Scientists, Athletes and Other Stars

By Offit Kurman | April 30, 2020

Legal Update: New HUD Guidance on the CARES Act

By Offit Kurman | April 29, 2020

Additional COVID-19 Funding Approved – Three Takeaways

By Theodora Stringham, Esq. | April 29, 2020

Webinar: New HUD Guidance on the CARES Act – Implications and Advice.

By Offit Kurman | April 29, 2020

Navigating the New Coronavirus Laws Part 3 – Implementing COVID-19 Policies

By Offit Kurman | April 28, 2020

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Upcoming Presentations

Conversation With HR Leader, Nancy Griffith, On the Impact COVID-19 Has On Business and Immigration Legal Matters

June 4th
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Best Practices For Landlords and Property Managers During Reopening In D.C.

DATE & TIME Friday, June 5th, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 11:00a.m. Register As the District of Columbia and surrounding areas…

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Webinar: A Changed World: Reopening and Returning from COVID-19

DATE & TIME Thursday, June 11th, 20201:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Register Although most Lenders continued to function at high…

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Getting Back to Work During COVID-19: The New Normal from an Employment Attorney’s Perspective

DATE & TIME Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Register This live webinar is eligible for 1…

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Resources

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Remote Rundown

Hosted by Labor and Employment Attorneys Sarah Sawyer, Russell Berger, and Veronica Yu – and moderated by our Director of Business Development, Jim Ries – the Remote Rundown is an episodic series focusing on conversation surrounding the latest and most relevant employment issues relating to COVID-19 and practical advice for business owners and employers in Maryland.

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What We Know Now

Offit Kurman Attorneys, Katharine Batista and Russell Berger, provide a rundown on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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Summary of Benefits for Consumers with Federally Backed Mortgages

Offit Kurman Attorney, Steve Metz, gives a summary of benefits for consumers with federally backed mortgages.

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CARES Act: Six Questions About the Employee Retention Credit

Offit Kurman Attorneys, Russell Berger and Gabriel Celii, answer your six questions about the Employee Retention Credit, a benefit of the recently passed, CARES Act.

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Summary of Unemployment Compensation Expansion in CARES

On March 25, 2020, Congress came to an agreement on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). Below is a summary of the expanded unemployment compensation assistance the new law offers.

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New Poster Required for Coronavirus Law

The law requires that no later than April 1, 2020 covered employers publish/post the requisite notice poster to employees. Covered employers include businesses and some government entities with less than 500 employees.

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The CARES Act for Taxpayers

Offit Kurman Attorneys, Steve Lueker, Diane Kotkin, Russell Berger, and Glenn Solomon share their quick taxpayers guide for the CARES Act.

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CARES Act: COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Offit Kurman Attorneys, Thomas Hicks and Glenn Solomon, break down the Economic Injury Disaster Loan in this quick guide.

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Offit Kurman Guide to the CARES Act

Offit Kurman is pleased to present this detailed summary of pertinent provisions of the CARES Act, landmark legislation designed to help businesses and individuals deal with the impact of COVID-19. This summary is intended as a guide. Please note that regulations and guidance under the CARES Act are being published almost hourly by the applicable government agencies, and so information in this summary may have already changed since being published. It is therefore important that you consult with your advisors to inquire about any updates on the Act as well as your specific situation. Offit Kurman is ready and able to assist you.

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Facts About the CARES Act

On Friday, March 27th, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) officially became the largest financial assistance bill enacted by Congress. The Act includes provisions to help small businesses as they work to survive through the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. 

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Family First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18, 2020 President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This law, among other efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, provides for an expansion of the Family Medical Leave Act as well as the creation of Emergency Paid Sick Leave. Employers with fewer than 500 employees will need to adopt policies and practices compliant with the many nuances of the new law, as illustrated below.

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