11.08.2021 | Client Alerts | Covid-19

Federal Appeals Court Halts Vaccine Mandate

On Saturday, November 6, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit temporarily blocked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). See Bernkopf Goodman’s Client Alert for more information on the ETS. The federal appeals court held the ETS,… Read More

11.04.2021 | Client Alerts | Covid-19

OSHA Vaccine Mandate Released

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a temporary emergency COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). Effective January 4, 2022, employees of private businesses with 100 or more employees, including part-time employees, will be required to either be fully vaccinated or submit to weekly testing. Read More

09.02.2021 | Client Alerts | Covid-19

Boston Issues Eviction Moratorium

Last week, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Centers for Disease Control’s national eviction moratorium holding the CDC lacked authority to enact such a ban without explicit congressional authority. On Tuesday, as millions of residential tenants nationwide faced eviction, Boston’s Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced that the Boston… Read More

04.29.2021 | Client Alerts | Covid-19

Update-Restaurant Revitalization Fund Client Alert

On April 1, 2021, we sent out a Client Alert about the American Rescue Act of 2021 which established a Restaurant Revitalization Fund, specifically targeting restaurants and bars with grants (not loans). As of the date of our initial Client Alert, there was little information on how this fund… Read More

04.01.2021 | Client Alerts | Covid-19

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund

H.R. 1319 Title V, Sec. 5003 Through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, the federal government has finally tried to target specific economic relief to the struggling hospitality sector, specifically restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues. Prior to the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, the second draw of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP),… Read More

01.05.2021 | Client Alerts | Covid-19

Small Business Relief Program: Massachusetts Relief Available for Small Businesses Including Restaurants and Bars

Governor Baker has targeted small businesses in Massachusetts since October 2020 with the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation’s initial funding, but previous stimulus money and budget allocations were insufficient to keep up with the need. Effective immediately, Governor Baker is now allocating more funds to help restaurants, bars, and other small… Read More

11.13.2020 | Client Alerts | Covid-19

Limited Time for Boston Businesses to Apply for $6 Million in Grants

Mayor Marty Walsh has announced three new funds to distribute $6 million of federal aid to small Boston businesses, but the deadline to apply is one week away. This welcomed aid from the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development is designed to provide rent relief to small businesses, grants to minority-,… Read More

08.13.2020 | Client Alerts | Covid-19

If You’re a Small Boston Business, Don’t Forget the Reopen Boston Fund

If you’re a small business that must physically engage closely with the public through a direct service and have 25 or fewer employees with a brick and mortar space in the City of Boston (excluding chain or corporate franchises), you may be eligible for a grant. The Reopen Boston… Read More

07.30.2020 | Covid-19 | Publications

Benefits of Captives: They Can Insure Against Pandemics

This article was originally published on the Boston Business Journal’s website.  View the article here. What do the overwhelming majority of Fortune 500 companies have in common? They are in the insurance business and have created wholly-owned insurance companies, referred to as “captives,” to insure risk. Many small and… Read More

07.24.2020 | Covid-19 | Events/Webinars

Recording Available: Investing During and After the Pandemic

On Thursday, July 21, Bernkopf Goodman presented the webinar, Investing During and After the Pandemic. Bernkopf’s real estate partner Eric Allon led an entertaining and insightful discussion with Randy Cohen, a successful serial entrepreneur, investor, advisor to several companies, and senior lecturer of entrepreneurial management at Harvard Business School. If… Read More