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In late May, guidance for Phase 2 of Governor Cuomo’s New York Forward re-opening plan was issued. New York City is expected to enter into Phase 1 on June 8th, and thereafter Phase 2, provided certain thresholds are satisfied.
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Massachusetts issued a moratorium on evictions on April 20, 2020. In this video, Kelly Frey, a member of Mintz’s  Real Estate Litigation practice addresses what recourse landlords have to collect rent under this order.
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UPDATED: New York State Stays Evictions and Foreclosures Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 22, 2020 | Blog | By Therese Doherty, Alexandra Calistri

Recent Executive Orders by New York Governor Cuomo and Administrative Orders by the New York State courts effectively have stayed the enforcement of residential and commercial evictions and foreclosures in New York through June 20, 2020, and barred the commencement of any such new proceedings until further order of the courts.
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Part Two: To Pay, or Not to Pay (Rent) – California Landlord-Tenant Regulations During COVID-19

May 15, 2020 | Blog | By Antony Nash, Gabriel Schnitzler, Alyssa B. Roy, Edward Fallas, Michael J. Godwin

COVID-19 has flipped the landlord-tenant relationship on its head. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the relationship between landlords and tenants—and the payment of rent—was governed by the terms of the lease.
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Part One: To Pay, or Not to Pay (Rent) – California Landlord-Tenant Regulations During COVID-19

May 14, 2020 | Blog | By Antony Nash, Gabriel Schnitzler, Alyssa B. Roy, Edward Fallas, Michael J. Godwin

COVID-19 has flipped the landlord-tenant relationship on its head. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the relationship between landlords and tenants—and the payment of rent—was governed by the terms of the lease.
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Price Gouging Laws — What Clients Need to Know

April 29, 2020 | Alert | By Jason P.W. Halperin, Jeffrey Moerdler, Scott Rader, Anthony J. Viola, David H. Drew

Read about how price gouging statutes and enforcement, by NY state and city, Mass., and the federal government, may affect businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Today, April 20, 2020, Governor Charles Baker signed into law an act providing for a moratorium on evictions and as well as foreclosures of residential property (the “Act”) during the pendency of Massachusetts’ COVID-19 emergency declared by the Governor on March 10, 2020.
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On March 23, 2020, the New York Senate proposed legislation that would forever waive rent payment obligations and mortgage payment obligations due from certain residential tenants and small business commercial tenants for 90 days in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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This alert reviews executive orders by New York Governor Cuomo and administrative orders by the New York State courts that have stayed residential and commercial evictions and foreclosures in New York.
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Commercial Eviction Restrictions Take Shape Nationwide

March 23, 2020 | Blog | By Kelly Frey, Alyssa B. Roy

In response to the growing COVID-19 crisis, an increasing number of state and local governments will be issuing Executive Orders that mandate the closure of private businesses and require citizens to “stay home” or “shelter in place.” Several jurisdictions, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York, are trying to mitigate the downstream economic impact of such Orders by limiting or banning commercial evictions during the pendency of the COVID-19 epidemic.
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On December 5, 2017, the Massachusetts Appeals Court issued an important decision in Berger v. 2 Wyndcliff, LLC, No. 16-P-336 (Mass. App. Ct. Dec. 5, 2017), clarifying the extent to which land owners in a common-scheme development may extend restrictive covenants.
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Last September, Governor Brown signed California Assembly Bill 2093 (“AB 2093”) which amended California Civil Code Section 1938 and created new obligations for commercial landlords. 
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On September 23, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit concluded that, “for now, at least, the long war over Long Wharf is at an end.”
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Developers Who Elect Not to Pay Comprehensive Permit Fees in Full Proceed at Their Peril

September 19, 2016 | Alert | By Nicholas Cramb, Joel Rothman, Allan Caggiano

The Massachusetts Appeals Court issued an opinion on August 29, 2016, that has significant ramifications for developers seeking Comprehensive Permits for affordable housing projects under chapter 40B of the Massachusetts General Laws (“Chapter 40B”).
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EB-5 Regional Center Program to Get Short-Term Reprieve with Passage of Continuing Resolution

September 30, 2015 | Alert | By Alexander Hecht, R. Neal Martin, Douglas Hauer

Coinciding with the end of the current fiscal year, the EB-5 regional center program is set to expire today but will get a temporary reprieve with expected final passage of a Continuing Resolution (CR) that will fund the government through December 11 and also temporarily extend the regional center program through that same date.  
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Industry’s Response to EPA Proposed Nano Rule

June 22, 2015 | Alert | By Katy Ward

EPA held a public meeting on June 11, 2015 on EPA’s Proposed Rule imposing one-time electronic reporting and recordkeeping requirements on manufacturers and processors of certain nanoscale materials under Section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
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On April 6, 2015, EPA published a long-awaited Proposed Rule imposing one-time electronic reporting and recordkeeping requirements on manufacturers and processors of certain nanoscale materials under Section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
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AB 1103 Update: Postponement of Certain Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Requirements

September 11, 2014 | Alert | By Dawn Saunders, Gabriel Schnitzler, Brandon Barker

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On Tuesday, in Zoning Board of Appeals of Lunenburg v. Housing Appeals Committee, the Supreme Judicial Court soundly rejected a zoning board of appeals’ argument that inexpensive market-rate homes may be counted toward a town’s affordable housing obligations under Chapter 40B.
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