Coronavirus, Contracts, and Force Majeure

April 25, 2020Michael Salad, Esq. | Craig Panholzer, Esq. The coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic has prevented businesses around the world from operating and fulfilling contractual obligations. Governments across the globe imposed unprecedented travel, movement, and large-gathering restrictions. Many states within the United States prohibited dine-in service at restaurants and shuttered public schools.  Businesses of all sizes […]

Relief for Independent Contractors and the Self-Employed

April 10, 2020 Michael Salad, Esq. | Craig Panholzer, Esq. On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act.  The CARES Act includes the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), which is offering $349 billion in forgivable loans through the United States Small Business Administration that small […]

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

April 5, 2020 Michael L. Salad, Esq. | Craig Panholzer, Esq. Many Floridians, including small business owners, were hoping that business as usual would return sooner rather than later. That hope all but diminished last Wednesday when Governor Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor DeSantis also announced that […]