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Q&A for Landlords: Keys to Surviving Tenant Bankruptcies

June 29, 2020
Q&A for Landlords: Keys to Surviving Tenant Bankruptcies

By: Ryan E. Davis, Heather S. Moraes, and Bradley M. Saxton How does a landlord best protect and shield itself from the economic turmoil of its tenants? The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had pronounced impacts on the retail industry, and likely will continue to affect retail for some time to come. Many retail tenants, for the … Read more

WHWW Attorneys Named 2020 Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

June 18, 2020

Three WHWW attorneys were recently selected as 2020 Florida Super Lawyers: Ryan E. Davis (Bankruptcy); J. Jeffrey Deery (General Litigation); and Bradley M. Saxton (Bankruptcy). Five attorneys were named as Rising Stars: Michael P. Carolan (Real Estate); Nicole Latham Carolan (Real Estate, Land Use/Zoning); Brandon DeGel (Business Litigation); Gerrard L. Grant (Tax); Heidi M. Mitchell … Read more

Favorable Modifications to Paycheck Protection Program

June 16, 2020
Favorable Modifications to Paycheck Protection Program

On June 5, 2020, President Trump signed into law legislation known as the “Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020” or the “PPPFA” which modifies provisions under the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP program”) passed by Congress earlier this year. Changes under the PPPFA provide borrowers with greater flexibility regarding use of funds and loan … Read more

Sweeping Tax Relief Provided to American Families and Businesses under the CARES Act

April 16, 2020
Sweeping Tax Relief Provided to American Families and Businesses under the CARES Act

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed a $2 trillion stimulus package known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act” or the “Act”) in response to the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic (“COVID-19”). The Act provides tax relief on multiple fronts to American families and businesses impacted by … Read more

Florida Foreclosures and Evictions – Related to COVID-19 Emergency Measures

April 6, 2020
Florida Foreclosures and Evictions – Related to COVID-19 Emergency Measures

By: Michael C. Caborn and Richard B. Weinman Updated 4/6/2020 Evictions Under the Florida Supreme Court’s latest Administrative Order of April 6, 2020 (AOSC20-23) Writs of Possession, commonly used in eviction and foreclosure matters, will not be issued through the close of business on Friday, May 29, 2020. Many Judicial Circuits are issuing Orders suspending … Read more

The Coronavirus and Your Contracts. What Now?

March 31, 2020
(4) The Coronavirus and your Contracts. What now?

By: Heather S. Moraes and Amy C. Maitner What happens when you cannot perform under your contracts due to complications surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?  Are you excused from performing or are you permitted to delay performance of your obligations?  Can you terminate the contract entirely?  The short answer is, it depends.  Each situation is individual … Read more

The Coronavirus, Force Majeure and Lease Workouts: Tips for Landlords and Tenants

March 31, 2020
The Coronavirus, Force Majeure and Lease Workouts: Tips for Landlords and Tenantso COVID-19?

Recent government enforced closures, social distancing and a general change in commerce as a result of the effects of COVID-19 are having astronomical impacts on retail tenants throughout the United States. Retail tenants and their landlords are struggling with how to respond to the sudden loss of sales. Do Tenants have a right to abatement … Read more

Tax Update – Summaries of COVID-19 Related Federal and State Tax Relief Updates

March 31, 2020
Tax Update - Summaries of COVID-19 Related Federal and State Tax Relief Updates

The information provided below contains summaries of tax relief as of March 27, 2020. Federal Tax For Individuals Federal Income Tax Returns and Payment. The deadline to file federal income tax returns and remit payment is extended to July 15, 2020.  This extension is automatic and applies to individuals, trusts, and corporations.  Any interest, penalty, … Read more

Does your Insurance Policy Cover Business Interruption Claims Relating to COVID-19?

March 31, 2020
Does your insurance policy cover business interruption claims relating to COVID-19?

The first place to look is the insuring agreement. The type of coverage matters: first party coverage means the insurance company pays you for loss, as opposed to third party coverage, which defends and indemnifies you against loss by a third party. Facts are critical, including: Did an event occur that is covered under the … Read more

Cash Flow and Working Capital Relief Resources for Businesses

March 31, 2020
Cash Flow and Working Capital Relief Resources for Businesses

Many resources are available that can help businesses with cash flow and working capital needs. We prepared this page to provide general information about resources that might be available to assist businesses with cash flow needs during the COVID-19 crisis. Terms of loans may vary. This does not cover all possible financing resources – there … Read more