Coronavirus Resource Center


Rowlands, LeBrou & Griesmer will continue to focus on supporting our clients with ongoing legal issues relating to workforce management and developments in the health care industry. We understand the uncertainty that everyone is facing relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Therefore, we have created this page in order to provide you with instant access to some of the latest news and updates on this topic.

You can also access Governor Cuomo’s website listing all executive orders relating to this issue here: Executive Orders.

You can access the Senate Finance Committee’s complete Cares Act here.

A Time for Reflection: Estate Planning During a Market Downturn.
March 25, 2020. The global outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in unprecedented public safety and economic turbulence.  In response, the U.S. government is aiming to counter the economic fallout by slashing federal interest rates and proposing trillion dollar stimulus packages.  While all Americans are certainly anxious in light of the economic instability, as former President John F. Kennedy once said: “In a crisis, be aware of the danger – but recognize the opportunity.” 

The CARES Act: Financial Assistance Highlights for the Real Estate Industry
On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law H.R. 748, titled the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), a $2 trillion economic stimulus package that includes public health spending, immediate cash relief for individuals, and loans for businesses. Notably for the real estate industry, the CARES Act provides assistance to commercial property owners, residential homeowners, landlords and tenants impacted by the pandemic. 

Is Your Business Eligible for Distressed Industry Relief Under the CARES Act.
On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law H.R. 748, titled the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), a $2 trillion economic stimulus package that includes public health spending, immediate cash relief for individuals, and loans for businesses.  

Is your Business Eligible for Distressed Industry Relief under the CARES Act?  On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law H.R. 748, titled the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), a $2 trillion economic stimulus package that includes public health spending, immediate cash relief for individuals, and loans for businesses.  

What is the $349 Billion Paycheck Protection Plan?
March 30, 2020. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or “CARES Act” was signed into law on Friday, March 27, 2020. Among the programs in the Act is “Paycheck Protection Program”, which is a $349 billion boost to the existing Small Business Administration (SBA) loan guaranty program. 

NYS Mandates 90 Days for Forbearance for COVID-19 Impacted Borrowers 
March 24, 2020. As part of the State of New York’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 21, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 202.9 (the “Order”), which, in part, temporarily modifies subdivision 2 of Section 39 of the Banking Law of the State of New York (which provides that the superintendent may issue an order directing the discontinuance of unauthorized or unsafe business conduct) to deem it an unsafe and unsound business practice for a bank to refuse to grant a forbearance for 90 days to any person or business who has a financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.