View Employment & Benefits Cost-Savings OptionsSullivan attorneys are proactively focusing their attention on the COVID-19 pandemic and monitoring how it affects markets, businesses and communities worldwide. Below is a compilation of recent Client Alerts, blog posts and articles from Sullivan lawyers that address the coronavirus from the perspective of our global, multi-disciplinary group of attorneys.

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Meeting the Challenges Covid-19 Poses for Trade Finance Transactions: Key Issues to Consider When Making Amendments and Waivers

Sam Fowler-Holmes
Client Alert
September 2, 2020

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

Geoffrey Wynne, Alexandra Shipulina and Sonya Kolbenheyer (trainee solicitor)
Client Alert
August 21, 2020

U.S. Treasury Issues Additional Guidance Regarding Loan Forgiveness

Jeffrey B. Morlend, David A. Guadagnoli
Client Alert
August 14, 2020

Sending Out an SOS: Is Bankruptcy the Best Way to Save My Business?

Amy A. Zuccarello
XPX New England webinar
August 11, 2020

Mid-Year Retirement Benefits Update

Amy E. Sheridan, David A. Guadagnoli, Jacob T. Lloyd
Client Alert
July 21, 2020

Impact of Covid-19 on U.S. Capital Market: Insights from Israeli Companies’ Experiences

Oded Har-Even
Israeli Business Forum of New York webinar
July 16, 2020

Fraud, Money Laundering and Cybercrime: How Covid-19 has Changed the Threat to Banks

Geoffrey Wynne
Global Trade Review (GTR), Quoted
July 14, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic: How Has It Affected African Trade and Economies?

Alexander Swayne, Simon Cook
INTO Africa
July 6, 2020

An Update on the Paycheck Protection Program

David A. Guadagnoli, Jeffrey B. Morlend
Client Alert
July 2, 2020

SEC Provides Additional Disclosure Considerations for Companies Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the End of the Second Quarter Approaches

Howard E. Berkenblit, Samuel Bombaugh
Client Alert
June 26, 2020

The House of Representatives Tries Again, Calling for Economic Relief for Renewables

Jessica A. Graf, Daniel P. Ryan
Client Alert
June 25, 2020

SBA Releases New Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Applications and Instructions

David A. Guadagnoli, Jeffrey B. Morlend
Client Alert
June 18, 2020

Opportunity Zone Best Practices – Not All Extensions are Automatic

Benjamin J. Armour, Daniel P. Ryan, John G. Balboni, John W. Gahan III, Joseph B. Darby III
Client Alert
June 17, 2020

Meeting the Challenges Covid-19 Poses for Trade Finance Transactions: Amendments and Waivers

No Written Plan Relief May Stymie Opportunity Zone Projects

Jay Darby, Quoted
Law360
June 10, 2020

IRS Provides Relief to Opportunity Funds and OZ Investors

Benjamin J. Armour, Daniel P. Ryan, David J. Nagle, John G. Balboni, John W. Gahan III, Joseph B. Darby III
Client Alert
June 9, 2020

Better Late Than Never? New Law Expands Loan Forgiveness Provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program and Provides Other Desperately Needed Relief

David A. Guadagnoli, Jacob T. Lloyd, Jeffrey B. Morlend
Client Alert
June 8, 2020

Business Interruption – FCA Test Case

Greater clarity for policyholders suffering business interruption losses due to Covid-19 – the FCA test case

Marian Boyle
Client Alert
June 5, 2020

3 Lingering Opportunity Zone Questions Amid the Pandemic

John W. Gahan III
Law360
June 5, 2020

OZone Record-Keeping: How to Be Prepared

Benjamin J. Armour, John G. Balboni, Joseph B. Darby III, John W. Gahan III and Daniel P. Ryan
Client Alert
June 1, 2020

Ozones During COVID

In Regulations, Words Matter
John W. Gahan III
Tax Credit Advisor
June 1, 2020

Paycheck Protection Webinar

David Guadagnoli, Jeffrey Morlend
Virtual Program
May 21, 2020

Real Estate in the Age of COVID19: How Opportunity Zones May Play a Role in the Recovery

John G. Balboni
Real Estate Addicts Podcast
May 21, 2020

Opportunity Zone Bill May Help Cos. That Missed PPP Funds

Jay Darby, Quoted
Law360
May 20, 2020

The Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Trade Finance and Perishable/Seasonal Goods

Geoffrey Wynne
LexisNexis
May 20, 2020

Why Investors Should Revisit PE Fund Agreement Terms in the Wake of the Coronavirus

Arinze OnughaNicole Rives and Susan Barnard
Private Equity Law Report
May 19, 2020

The OZ Act After COVID-19: Where We Go From Here

Virtual Program
May 19, 2020 (1:00-2:00 EST)

Nasdaq Provides Temporary Relief from Shareholder Approval Rules

Brandon Friedman, Howard E. Berkenblit
Client Alert
May 11, 2020

Signing Deeds from the Comfort of Your Quarantine

Spencer A. StoneConnor P. Burns
Client Alert
May 8, 2020

Being “IN BOUNDS” is Important Even When You Aren’t Playing Golf

Daniel P. Ryan, John G. Balboni, John W. Gahan III, Joseph B. Darby III
Client Alert
May 7, 2020

U.S. Treasury Extends Safe Harbor to Return Funds Wrongly Issued Under the Paycheck Protection Program

David A. Guadagnoli, Jeffrey B. Morlend
Client Alert
May 6, 2020

Can’t We Just Work This Out?
Options Available in the UK to Help SMEs Stay Healthy During the Pandemic

Geoffrey Wynne and Ryan Johnson
Client Alert
May 5, 2020

Welcome to a New World Where Force Majeure Provisions Will be Six Paragraphs or More

John W. Gahan III
Editorial
May 5, 2020

SBA Imposes Cap of $20 Million on Aggregate Paycheck Protection Program Loans to Related Businesses

David A. Guadagnoli, Jacob T. Lloyd, Jeffrey B. Morlend
Client Alert
May 1, 2020

Where We Go From Here: Using the OZ Act to Move Beyond Covid-19

John W. Gahan III, Joseph B. Darby III, John G. Balboni
Client Alert
April 30, 2020

Trading in the Secondary Credit Markets: When Am I Bound?

Jennifer Pastarnack
American Bankruptcy Institute Webinar
April 29, 2020
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Employers Face a 'Minefield' of Legal Issues as They Prepare to Reopen

Susanne Hafer, Quoted
The Boston Globe
April 29, 2020

How to Avoid Breach of Contract: ABA Business Law Section Releases Standstill/Tolling Agreement

Natalie S. Lederman
Client Alert
April 27, 2020

Economic Outlook 2020

Benjamin J. Armour
ACG Boston Virtual Program
April 27, 2020
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How Far Can Museums Go to Stay Afloat During the Current Crisis?

Nicholas M. O'Donnell
Apollo Magazine
April 27, 2020

Additional Paycheck Protection Program Loan Funds Available

David Guadagnoli, Jake Lloyd, Jeff Morlend
Client Alert
April 24, 2020

Digital Assets Spotlight: Blockchain in a COVID-19 World

Joel Telpner
Digital Asset Strategy Summit (DASS)
April 23, 2020

U.S. EPA’s COVID-19 Based Discretionary Civil Enforcement
Policy and Guidance on Timing of Performing Field Work

Jeffrey M. Karp
Client Alert
April 23, 2020

How Corporates & Startups Successfully Continue Business Despite COVID-19

Oded Har-Even
Zoom Conference
April 23, 2020

Governments Urged to Lift Legal Barriers to Digital Trade to Mitigate Covid-19 Impact

Geoffrey Wynne, Quoted
Global Trade Review
April 22, 2020

Nasdaq Provides COVID-19 Relief for Bid Price and Market Value Listing Standard

Howard E. Berkenblit, Amiti Rothstein
Client Alert
April 22, 2020

What US-Based Israeli Entrepreneurs Should Know These Days

Susanne Hafer
Webinar
April 20, 2020
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Remote But In Control: Virtual Depositions are the New Normal

Luke M. Breckenridge, Nathaniel R.B. Koslof, Nicholas M. O'Donnell, Erika L. Todd
Client Alert
April 20, 2020

Opportunity Zone Best Practices During COVID-19

John G. Balboni, John W. Gahan III, Daniel P. Ryan
Client Alert
April 20, 2020

Updates to SEC Guidance on Shareholder Meetings and Filing Deadlines; NYSE and Nasdaq Provide Temporary Suspension of Continued Listing Requirements

Howard E. Berkenblit, Nicholas F. Chionchio
Client Alert
April 20, 2020

SEC Provides Disclosure Guidance for Public Companies Impacted by COVID-19

Client Alert
April 17, 2020

The ICC Calls on Governments to Allow for Digital Authentication and Delivery of Trade Documents, in Light of the Covid-19-Induced Disruptions

Geoffrey Wynne and Szonja Kolbenheyer
Client Alert
April 17, 2020

In Substantial Shift, Museum Industry Group Pushes Directors to Break the Rules to Survive

Nick O'Donnell, Quoted
ARTnews
April 16, 2020

Fate of Museum Collections and Endowments Presents Hard Questions in Hard Times

Nick O'Donnell
Art Law Report
April 16, 2020

The ICC's Response to Covid-19 in Relation to force majeure Under its Rules

Geoffrey Wynne and Szonja Kolbenheyer
Client Alert
April 16, 2020

SEC to Shops: Virus No Excuse to Slack on Client Disclosure

John Hunt, Quoted
Ignites
April 16, 2020

IRS Guidance Provides Critical Information on Extended Deadlines for Returns, Payments and Other Time-Sensitive Tax Actions

David A. Guadagnoli, David J. Nagle, John G. Balboni, John W. Gahan III, Joseph B. Darby III, Richard L. Jones
Client Alert
April 15, 2020

Brace for Impact: Best Practices for Commercial Landlords to Navigate Tenant Defaults Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Amy A. Zuccarello, Nathaniel R.B. Koslof
Client Alert
April 14, 2020

Exploring the Contours of the Employee Retention Credit

By David Guadagnoli, David McLaughlin, Jake Lloyd
Client Alert
April 10, 2020

IRS Updates Guidance on Filing and Payment Deadlines and Provides New Guidance Relating to Other Taxpayer Actions

David Guadagnoli, Jay Darby, David McLaughlin
Client Alert
April 10, 2020

Saving Trade: COVID-19 and Force Majeure

By Geoff Wynne
Flow
April 9, 2020

Important Covid-19 Considerations for Opportunity Zone Transactions

By John Balboni, John Gahan
Client Alert
April 9, 2020

SEC Statement on COVID-19 Disclosure

Howard Berkenblit
SEC Pulse Blog
April 9, 2020

LIHTC Investors Hit Pause As Profits Become Unclear

Deirdre Robinson, Quoted
GlobeSt.com
April 8, 2020

Helping Small Businesses Survive the Pandemic

Jay Darby
Zoom Conference
April 9, 2020

U.S. Treasury Issues Additional Guidance Regarding the Paycheck Protection Program

By Ben Armour, David Guadagnoli, Jeff Morlend
Client Alert
April 7, 2020

The CARES Act – New Retirement Plan Liquidity Options, Charitable Giving Options and Nonprofit Considerations

Webinar
April 7, 2020
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Many (But Not All) Filing and Tax Payment Deadlines Postponed in the Wake of the Coronavirus

By David A. Guadagnoli, David McLaughlin, David Nagle, Eric Rietveld, Jake Lloyd
Client Alert
April 6, 2020

Roadmap for Small Businesses

By Harvey E. Bines
Sullivan & Worcester
April 6, 2020

Benefit Related Provisions of the CARES Act and Other Federal Relief

By David Guadagnoli, Amy Sheridan, Jake Lloyd
Client Alert
April 6, 2020

SBA Issues Additional Guidance under Paycheck Protection Program 

By Benjamin J. Armour, David Guadagnoli, Jeff Morlend
Client Alert
April 4, 2020

City of Boston’s Small Business Financial Relief Fund 

By David A. Guadagnoli, Jeffrey B. Morlend , Patrick J. Driscoll
Client Alert
April 4, 2020

A Deeper Dive into the Paycheck Protection Program under the CARES Act

By Ben Armour, David Guadagnoli, Jeff Morlend
Client Alert
April 3, 2020

Federal Aid for Small Business Off to a Slow Start

Jeffrey B. Morlend, Quoted
The Boston Globe
April 3, 2020

USPTO Extends Certain Trademark and Patent Filing Deadlines in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

By Kimberly Herman, Chris McWhinney, Michael Palmisciano and Mitch Stein
Client Alert
April 2, 2020

Key Provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) for Commercial Real Estate

By Caroline Lambert, Stephanie Mariani, Jeff Morlend, John Steiner
Client Alert
April 2, 2020

Impact of the Coronavirus on Credit Facilities

By Zack Jenkins, Jeff Morlend

Client Alert
April 2, 2020

Navigating CRE Loan Covenants in the Era of COVID-19

By Spencer Stone
Client Alert
April 2, 2020

Relief to Nonprofits and Incentives for Charitable Giving under the CARES Act

By Judy Edington, John Graham, David A. Guadagnoli, Jeff Morlend
Client Alert
April 1, 2020

Trade finance pressured to digitalise amid Covid-19 chaos

Geoff Wynne, Quoted
Global Trade Review
April 1, 2020

Pine River, Systematica Add New Covid-19 Risk Disclosures

John Hunt, Quoted
FundFire
April 1, 2020

EFMLA, PLSA, And Tax Credits….Oh My!

By Erika Todd, David Guadagnoli and Susanne Hafer
Employment & Benefits Client Alert
March 24, 2020 (Updated March 31, 2020)

2008 v. 2020: What Secondary Loan Market Participants Should Consider Now

By Jennifer Pastarnack, Jeffrey Gleit, Natalie Lederman
Client Alert
March 31, 2020

U.S. Lawyer Warns That COVID-19 Might Cause a Bankruptcy Wave in the Art World

Nick O'Donnell, Quoted
The Value
March 31, 2020

SEC Staff Issues Temporary No Action Letter Allowing Affiliated Purchases of Debt Securities Under Section 17(a) of the 1940 Act

Rachael Schwartz
Client Alert
March 30, 2020

Covid-19 Coronavirus: What you need to know about virtual and electronic signing

By Fiona Luong
Client Alert
March 30, 2020

Key Provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) for Small Businesses and Individuals

By Ben Armour, Harvey Bines, David Danovitch, David Guadagnoli, Jay Jenkins, Jeff Morlend
Client Alert
March 30, 2020

Massachusetts Governor Files Bill and Issues Executive Order to Ease Permitting Process During COVID-19

By Victor Baltera and Jessica Graf
Client Alert
March 27, 2020

Law firms seek to adapt quickly to help clients

Joel Carpenter
Boston Business Journal
March 27, 2020

Financing Trade During The Pandemic

Geoff Wynne
Trade & Export Finance Member Briefing
March 27, 2020

BNY Mellon Builds Out Separate ETF Board for New Range

Nicole Crum, Quoted
Fund Directions
March 27, 2020

Fund Boards Focused on How Advisers Can Best Works From Home

Nicole Crum, Quoted
Fund Directions
March 26, 2020

Coronavirus: Survival Tips for Middle Office Fund Ops

Dom Pugliese
FinOps Report
March 26, 2020

Additional SEC Exemptive Relief in Response to COVID-19

Temporary Exemptive Relief for Open-End Investment Management Companies to Engage in Certain Borrowing Transactions
By Domenick Pugliese and Rachael Schwartz
Investment Management Client Alert
March 25, 2020

State Governments Order the Shutdown of Non-Essential Businesses to Reduce the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By Patrick Mulpeter, Benjamin Armour and Lewis Segall
Corporate Client Alert
March 25, 2020

Coronavirus Crisis Spurs REIT Distribution Relief Discussions

Ameek Ashok Ponda, Quoted
Tax Notes
March 25, 2020

SEC Addressing Challenges COVID-19 Poses to EDGAR Applicants

By Howard Berkenblit
SEC Pulse Blog
March 24, 2020

Employment Law During Times of Coronavirus

David Guadagnoli and Corinne Greene
Employment & Benefits Webinar
March 24, 2020
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Paddle 8 Bankruptcy a Harbinger in the Time of COVID19 and the Coming Art World Crisis

By Nicholas O'Donnell
Art Law Report
March 24, 2020

Nontaxable Payments to Employees? A New Way to Help Employees in the Age of COVID-19

By David Guadagnoli and Amy Sheridan
Employment & Benefits Client Alert
March 22, 2020

'Safe' Sectors Like Schools, Real Estate May Feel COVID Pain

Amy Zuccarello, Quoted
Law360
March 20, 2020

SEC Provides Conditional Regulatory Relief for Public Companies Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By Howard Berkenblit and Samuel Bombaugh
Corporate Client Alert
March 18, 2020

The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on trade and commodity finance

LexisPSL Interview: Geoffrey Wynne
March 18, 2020

What Employers Need to Know About Health Plans and the Coronavirus

By David Guadagnoli and Amy Sheridan
Employment & Benefits Client Alert
March 16, 2020

Ramifications of the COVID-19 Outbreak on Open-End Investment Companies

By Domenick Pugliese and Rachael Schwartz
Investment Management Client Alert
March 16, 2020

SEC guidance on virtual meetings and meeting delays

By Howard Berkenblit
SEC Pulse Blog
March 16, 2020

Top 4 Questions Fund Boards Should Ask in the Wake of the Coronavirus

By Rachael Schwartz
Investment Management Client Alert
March 13, 2020

New Coronavirus and force majeure clauses

By Katharine Wheatcroft and Duncan Burrell
Talking Trade Finance Blog
February 24, 2020

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