New York’s COVID-19 Tenant Eviction Relief Survives Legal Challenge

By | All, COVID-19 Guidance, Featured, Real Estate

On June 29, 2020, a U.S. federal court ruled in favor of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on a challenge brought to an eviction moratorium enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Landlords, Elmsford Apartment Associates, tried to challenge the relief measure which limits evictions for non-payment of the rent during the COVID-19 crisis alleging that this restriction violates landlords’ rights under federal law. Read More

Dunnington Client Alert: Summary of the June 20, 2020 Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

By | All, Client Alerts, COVID-19 Guidance, Featured, Immigration, Italy Desk

Nicola Tegoni, Partner

June 26, 2020

On June 20, 2020, President Trump pursuant to Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”) sections 212(f) and 215(a) and 3 U.S.C. section 301 issued a Proclamation that suspends the entry of foreign nationals on certain employment-based nonimmigrant visas into the United States.

This Proclamation extends, effective immediately, Presidential Proclamation 10014 issued on April 22, 2020 which suspended the entry of certain immigrants into the United States. Read More

Dunnington Client Alert: Executing a Will by Video During the Pandemic

By | All, Client Alerts, COVID-19 Guidance, Estates, Trusts and Private Clients, Featured

New York is now in Phase II of reopening after the COVID-19 shut-down.  Still, many people remain concerned about what the new “normal” means when it’s still possible to contract the virus and perhaps face an untimely death.  Having an updated estate plan can provide some relief from this anxiety, and you don’t have to leave home to accomplish it.  Right now it is possible to execute a new or updated will using video technology without having to physically appear in your lawyer’s office. Read More

When a Retailer Files for Bankruptcy: Should You Continue Doing Business with Them?

By | All, Corporate, COVID-19 Guidance, Featured

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

Dunnington Client Alert: New York State’s New York Forward Loan Fund Provides Loans to Small Businesses That Did Not Receive SBA PPP Loan or EIDL for COVID-19

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The $100M New York Forward Loan Fund (“NYFLF”) will provide working capital loans to eligible small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords that did not receive a Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan, or an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (“EIDL”) from the Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) for COVID-19 in 2020. NYFLF loans are not forgivable, and they must be paid back over a 5-year term with interest. The purpose of the program is to support businesses as they proceed to reopen after NYS on PAUSE, and have upfront expenses to comply with the New York Forward Plan guidelines, including regarding inventory, marketing, and refitting for new social distancing guidelines. Below, we outline program highlights.* Read More

Dunnington Client Alert: USPTO Launches On-line COVID-19 Resource Center and Provides Further Relief for Trademark Owners and Applicants

By | All, Client Alerts, COVID-19 Guidance, Featured, Intellectual Property, Advertising, Art and Fashion Law

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has launched a “USPTO COVID-19 Response Resource Center.” Information regarding patent and patent licensing resources, innovation incentives, trademark counterfeiting and consumer fraud, and international COVID-19 related updates – including regarding the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) are available here. Read More

American Colombian Chamber of Commerce Webinar

By | All, Corporate, COVID-19 Guidance, Featured, Firm News, International, Latin America Desk

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

Dunnington Client Alert: Five Essential Questions for Foreign Entities with U.S. Business Operations in Light of COVID-19

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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