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Smith Haughey’s COVID-19 Resource Group

July 06, 2020

As businesses across the state and region reopen, Smith Haughey’s attorneys and its COVID-19 Resource Group stand prepared to help navigate uncertain waters.

The Resource Group is staying abreast of changes in the law and gathering information from state and federal government agencies, and monitoring case law from around the nation that may impact questions of liability and compliance.

The Resource Group has helped clients in many contexts:

 

  • Smith Haughey’s employment law attorneys have counseled clients regarding layoffs, workforce management, workers’ compensation, compliance with the paid leave requirements under Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the Governor’s Executive Orders, return to work procedures, and other legal needs.
  • Our business and real estate attorneys have assisted adversely impacted businesses in obtaining funds through the CARES Act and similar programs, and have provided counsel on supply chain issues, contract modification and interpretation, landlord - tenant relationships, and construction law.
  • The firm’s litigation attorneys have helped clients respond to commercial business disputes, have defended and enforced contractual rights, including issues associated with force majeure, and have provided guidance on insurance coverage questions and liability waivers. Our litigation attorneys have also kept current on federal, state, and local courtroom procedures and are actively seeking to use new technologies to keep active cases moving forward, whether in the form of remote hearings, discovery, or mediation.
  • Our family law and private client services teams are similarly providing counsel and continued support to our clients during these challenging times.

We are here for you. If you need assistance please contact Adam Tountas or Michael Doversberger, or the Smith Haughey attorney with whom your normally work. All of our attorneys’ biographies and contact information may be found here.