The New York City Department of Buildings announced that starting Wednesday, July 8, 2020, it would resume issuing violations and penalties of $5,000.00 per violation with the potential for a Stop Work Order for sites which do not comply with the New York State Phase One Reopening procedures. Continued non-compliance will result if penalties of

As the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic continues to have devastating effects on our nation’s economy, particularly for small businesses and restaurants struggling to make ends meet and stay afloat, relief has become available for certain personal guarantors of NYC commercial leases.  On May 26, 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law Section 22-1005 of the

Since first issuing declarations of emergency in early March, the Governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have been coordinating their COVID-19 response measures fairly closely, in recognition of the physical proximity and economic dependency of their States.

Each State is among each other’s top trade partners, and hundreds of thousands of people cross