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Latest Updates:

The Main Street Lending Program – An Alternative to PPP
Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

The Main Street Lending Program (“MSLP”) is the second COVID-19 loan program being offered to small- to medium-sized businesses that were in sound financial condition prior to the onset of the pandemic, but were either unable to take advantage of the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) or are in need of additional funding after already receiving a PPP loan.  There is one critical difference between the MSLP and PPP however; the MSLP loan is not forgivable and must be repaid.
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Hurwitz & Fine's COVID-19 Legal Alert: Medical & Nursing Home Liability
Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Our latest Medical & Nursing Home Liability Legal Alert features updates on:
➡️ Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Rolling Back Nursing Home Immunity
➡️ Government to Send Testing Kits to All Nursing Homes
➡️ Brace for COVID-19 Litigation

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COVID-19 Business Interruption Complaint Survey
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Hurwitz & Fine’s Coverage Team has compiled a survey of known COVID-19 business interruption complaints filed to date.

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Hurwitz & Fine's COVID-19 Legal Alert: Medical & Nursing Home Liability

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Our latest Medical & Nursing Home Liability Legal Alert features updates on:
➡️ NY Legislature Approves Measure to Trim Liability Immunity for Nursing Homes and Hospitals
➡️ Costs for COVID Tests – The Buck Stops Where?

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New York’s Travel Advisory: What It Means for Employers
Friday, July 10th, 2020

New York Governor Cuomo recently issued Executive Order 205, which requires certain individuals to quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in New York if they are traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19

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Has Your Business Updated Its Office Safety Plans Based on the Latest NYS Guidance?
Thursday, July 9th, 2020

This alert summarizes some of the key differences between the office-based guidance issued on May 28 and the updated guidance on June 26.  Businesses should check the date at the top of the guidance to determine when it was last updated for their industry.

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Step Out Buffalo Business: 5 Things Employers Should (But Might Not) Know About Reopening in WNY
Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Attorney Katherine L. Wood was featured as a guest contributor to Step Out Buffalo Business's Business Blog on July 8, 2020.

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Hurwitz & Fine Insurance Coverage Group Quoted in Multiple Industry Publications for Analysis of First COVID-19 Decision Nationwide
Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Hurwitz & Fine's Insurance Coverage team was quoted in Claims Journal and Insurance Journal on July 7, 2020 for its analysis of the first COVID-19 decision last week by a trial court judge in Lansing, Michigan.

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Best's Insurance News & Analysis: "Judge Siding With Insurer in COVID-19 BI Case Is a ‘Big Win,’ Attorneys Say"
Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Attorney Lee S. Siegel was quoted in the Best's Insurance News & Analysis July 6, 2020 article.

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COVID-19 Business Interruption Coverage Legislative Summary
Monday, July 6th, 2020

The Hurwitz & Fine Coverage Team prepared a consolidated resource document comprised of legislative summaries for all proposed state and federal legislation to date concerning COVID-19 business interruption coverage.

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Hurwitz & Fine's COVID-19 Legal Response Team was created to provide legal advice and counseling our clients are seeking during this time. Our approach is an interdisciplinary model comprised of lawyers from various firm practice groups. For more information, click here.
 
For business services related concerns, please contact any of the members of our Business team:

Kevin J. Zanner
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Evan Y. Bussiere
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Nicholas A. Pusateri
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For all your COVID-19 coverage concerns, including business interruption and first-party property issues; and general, professional, and management liability; please contact our Insurance Coverage team:

Steven E. Peiper
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Dan D. Kohane
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Lee S. Siegel
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Brian D. Barnas

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Ryan P. Maxwell
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For employer related concerns, please contact any of the members of our Labor & Employment team:

Ann E. Evanko
[email protected]

 

Andrea Schillaci
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Joseph S. Brown
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Amber E. Storr
[email protected]

 

Katherine L. Wood
[email protected]


 

For hospital & nursing home liability related concerns, please contact any of the members of our Medical Malpractice & Nursing Home Liability team:

V. Christopher Potenza
[email protected]

 

Patrick B. Curran
[email protected]

 

Stephanie L. McCance
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