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    A Message From Our Founder

    Dear Clients, Partners, and Team members:   I want to share my heartfelt thoughts for the people who have lost loved ones and jobs from this horrible pandemic.   The pain of the virus is very personal for me. My father succumbed to complications from COVID-19 on Monday morning. Not every son gets to hear […]

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    JOIN #TheGreatAmericanTakeout For Seconds on 3/31

    America’s restaurants need our help!   The coronavirus poses a significant threat to the future of an industry that employs more than 15 million Americans. That’s why a coalition of restaurants is asking for help.   Tuesday, March 31, we’re asking everyone in America to show their support for the restaurant industry by joining #TheGreatAmericanTakeout […]

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    Here’s What The $2 Trillion Economic Stimulus Plan Does For Restaurants

    Article Originally Posted on Restaurant-Hospitality.com Lisa Jennings | Mar 27, 2020 A massive $2 trillion economic stimulus package designed to offer some relief for the millions of laid off workers and the nation’s small businesses was passed by the House of Representatives on Friday and sent to the President’s desk, where it will likely get […]

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    US Chamber of Commerce CARES Act – Guide & Checklist

    March 31, 2020 – The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses.   Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain […]

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    Update on COVID-19 Impact on Commercial Real Estate Clients

    March 31, 2020 – Hartman Simons & Wood   Faced with the unprecedented fall out from COVID-19, our real estate owners, landlords, tenants, lenders, borrowers and other clients are making real-time decisions based on the economic, governmental, public health and legal realities of the current situation.  The environment is ever-evolving.  In some instances, government authorities have […]

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  • Senate Passes Updated Economic Relief Plan (CARES Act) for Individuals and Businesses

    March 26, 2020 The U.S. Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  An outline of the key provisions of the CARES Act is available here along with a letter from the President of ICSC.

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  • Here’s What Your Restaurant Business Insurance May (Or May Not) Cover During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Article Originally Posted on NRN.com Mar 25, 2020 Joanna Fantozzi |  Lawyers weigh in on whether restaurants will be able to cash in on business interruption insurance during the COVID-19 panic. As restaurants have shut down across the United States in response to city and statewide coronavirus-related lockdown mandates, business owners are wondering if this disaster […]

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    Here’s Where Restaurants and Workers Can Get Relief Funding During Coronavirus

      Article originally posted on FSR Magazine.com   MARCH 24, 2020 RACHEL PITTMAN   While federal stimulus packages are in the works, it could be awhile before governmental bodies agree on an approach, and before restaurants and other businesses see any cash.   A ROSTER OF FUNDING PROGRAMS HAVE CROPPED UP TO HELP RESTAURANTS THROUGH THE PANDEMIC. […]

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    JOIN #TheGreatAmericanTakeout on 3/24

    America’s restaurants need our help!   The coronavirus poses a significant threat to the future of an industry that employs more than 15 million Americans. That’s why a coalition of restaurants is asking for help.   Tuesday 3/24 restaurants across the country are asking for your support by ordering takeout during the #thegreatamericantakeout   Order […]

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  • ‘Do we still have to pay rent?’ Retailers grapple with closed stores and coronavirus

      Article originally posted on CNBC.com   March 22, 2020 | Lauren Thomas   KEY POINTS   1) Dozens of retailers are temporarily closing their stores, marking what is being described as an unprecedented situation. 2) This raises the question: Will these companies still be expected to pay rent? 3) COVID-19 will lead to a […]

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