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07.21.2020 | Client Alerts

Governor Baker Extends the MA Eviction Moratorium For 60 Days

Today, Governor Charlie Baker extended the pause on evictions and foreclosures for 60 days, until October 17, 2020, through the authority granted to him by Chapter 65 of the Acts of 2020, An Act providing for a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 Emergency, which was signed… Read More

06.25.2020 | Client Alerts | Covid-19

MA Courts Will Soon Reopen for Business… In Phases of Course

As Massachusetts begins its slow recovery, courthouses will physically reopen to the public on July 13, 2020, for specific expanded purposes. The first phase of additional in-person proceedings will include persons who are present for certain in-person court proceedings, conducting in-person business with a clerk’s, register’s, or recorder’s office, meeting… Read More

06.06.2020 | Client Alerts | Covid-19

Five Significant Changes Brought on by the PPPFA That Affect How Small Businesses Can Utilize PPP Funds

On June 5, 2020, the President signed into law the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act (PPPFA) of 2020 (H.R. 7010), a bill that extends certain aspects of the Paycheck Protection Program. There are five major changes brought on by the PPPFA that affect how small businesses can utilize PPP funds,… Read More

06.02.2020 | Client Alerts

Allen D. Hankins Elevated to Partner

Bernkopf Goodman LLP has elevated Allen D. Hankins, an attorney in the firm’s Real Estate Group, to a partner of the firm. Allen D. Hankins “We are thrilled to welcome Allen to our firm’s partnership,” said Christopher Mordas, Chief Executive Officer of Bernkopf Goodman LLP. “Allen… Read More

04.29.2020 | Client Alerts | Covid-19

Governor Baker Signs COVID-19 Virtual Notarization Act

Governor Baker has signed and enacted into law, An Act Providing for Virtual Notarization to Address Challenges Related to COVID-19. The Act permits Massachusetts lawyers and their paralegals, who are already Massachusetts notaries, to notarize real estate closing documents with the assistance of electronic video conferencing technology during the… Read More

04.21.2020 | Client Alerts | Covid-19

Governor Baker Signs Moratorium for Evictions and Foreclosures in Massachusetts

Governor Baker has just signed and enacted into law a Moratorium for Evictions and Foreclosures in Massachusetts. The law impacts both residential and specific commercial properties, and has several key parts. First, it provides that a landlord or owner of a residential dwelling unit shall not, for the purposes of… Read More

04.07.2020 | Client Alerts | Covid-19

Legislation Seeks to Force Insurers to Cover COVID-19 Business Interruption Losses

Massachusetts Senator James B. Eldridge recently filed Massachusetts Senate Bill 2888, “An Act Concerning Business Interruption Insurance.”  If enacted, the proposed legislation decrees that every policy of insurance insuring against loss or damage to property which includes the loss of use and occupancy and business interruption shall be construed to… Read More