With stay at home orders mandating businesses to stay closed, and falling consumer demand, retailers have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic and its seemingly endless fallout. It is no surprise that, as a result, a number of major retailers have filed for bankruptcy – such as Neiman Marcus, J. Crew, JCPenney and True Religion Apparel. When a debtor files Chapter 11 bankruptcy, however, the issue is whether to end the relationship or continue doing business. Read More
Carolina Pineda will be hosting the webinar “Crisis Management and US Legal Landscape” before the American Colombian Chamber of Commerce, discussing the current state of affairs in the United States, as well as key legal issues for Colombian companies that have either set up shop abroad or are considering expanding to the United States. The webinar will be taking place May 29th, 2020, at 10:30 EDT. Read More
Donna Frosco, Partner
May 20, 2020
Multinational and foreign business and non-profit entities conducting business in the United States may find the layers of regulations inherent in the United States’ federal/state/local regulatory scheme rather complex in “normal” times. For that reason, Dunnington created a “Doing Business in the United States” brochure which you can find here.
However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, things have become even more complicated. To help foreign entities with U.S. operations identify issues states-side business units may face in these unprecedented times, we offer the following questions for consideration and provide information, examples and resources which may be helpful in assessing your particular circumstances. Read More
On April 16, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo extended “New York on PAUSE” to May 15, 2020. Given current circumstances, social distancing and remote work is expected to continue into the future to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Yet, despite the current and potential future constrictions, business must continue. To do so, documents—contracts, legal papers, and others—are required and they still require signatures. Electronic signatures provide an alternative to handwritten signatures. If you are not familiar with electronic signatures—now may be the time to become acquainted. Read More
Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP
Dear Clients and Colleagues:
Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP is dedicated to protecting the continued health, safety and well-being of our entire staff while we continue to provide services to you. First and foremost, our thoughts are with all those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, and the medical professionals relentlessly working around the clock to fight this new global pandemic. Read More
Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19: Needed Guidance For Commercial Property Insurance Policyholders Forthcoming From the New York Department of Financial Services
On March 10, 2020, the New York Department of Financial Services used its powers under Section 308 of the New York Insurance Law to compel every property/casualty insurer in the state to answer, by March 18, 2020 urgent questions that policyholders have and to provide detailed information on its business interruption insurance coverage both to the DFS and to individual policyholders. Read More
WHEN: September 17, 2019 6:00 PM
WHERE: 230 Park Avenue, 21st Floor
NEW YORK–Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP, a full-service New York City-based law firm serving the international community announced today the publication of Doing Business in the United States, a guide to assist business leaders, startups and individuals in navigating the most important business law issues facing foreign investors and entrepreneurs in the coming years. The launch will be celebrated with an event for journalist members of the Foreign Press Association.
Robert N. Swetnick, Partner
Carolina Pineda Martinez, Special Counsel
June 20, 2019
There are multiple considerations to take into account when importing alcohol into the U.S., many of which may become a major pitfall if not addressed in due time. In this article we will explain how to import alcohol into the U.S. so that the process can be seamless and you may start your business as soon as possible! Read More
A Quick Aid for U.S. Practitioners
By Anna-Katharina Hoffmann, LL.M.
In the United States, attorneys, business owners, and trusts and estates practitioners who deal in transnational contracts, disputes, business deals and tax or estate planning often come across foreign entities and assume that a particular corporate structure is similar to that of a U.S. entity.