COVID-19 Crisis Response and Help

As COVID-19 developments continue to evolve, we want to assure our clients that the firm’s top priorities are the health and safety of all and ensuring that we continue to service the needs of our clients in an efficient and professional manner.


COVID-19 Crisis Response Team

Farrell Fritz has assembled a team of multidisciplinary attorneys who stand ready to support you and your business through this challenging time. To discuss your challenges, please reach out to your Relationship Partner or contact one of our Crisis Response Team Partners.


Labor & Employment: Domenique Camacho Moran

Coronavirus Town Hall: How Will This Impact Nonprofit Organizations?

Coronavirus Town Hall: Latest Employment Law Updates


Regulatory & New York State Government Relations: Mark Ustin & Vanessa Bongiorno

State & Federal Responses to Coronavirus


Tax: Louis Vlahos

Employment Tax Credits Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Coronavirus & Business Losses: Suspend or Repeal – The TCJA Loss Limitation Rules


Tax Certiorari & Condemnation: Art Feldman & Will Meyer 

COVID-19 Impact: Long Island Real Property Tax Alert


Business Interruption Insurance: James Wicks & Frank McRoberts

COVID-19 and Business Interruption Insurance


Business Resources & Recovery: Peter Curry & Nicholas Terzulli

Business Resources & Recovery 


Trusts & Estates: Joseph La Ferlita & Eric Kramer

Wealth Transfer Opportunities with Devalued Assets

Trusts & Estates in the Time of Coronavirus


Land Use: Anthony Guardino

The Coronavirus’ Impact on Pending Land Use Applications and Approved Construction Projects


Real Estate: Bob Sandler

How Does the Coronavirus Pandemic Affect Your Lease Obligations?


Cyber Security: Katy Cole

Cyber Threats on the Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic


Construction: Jason Samuels

COVID 19 – Insurance, Bonding, Workers’ Comp Ramifications


Corporate/Emerging Companies & Venture Capital: Alon Kapen

COVID-19 SEC Filing Relief and Disclosure Guidance


Court Updates: Commercial LitigationKaty Cole

 Estate LitigationBrian Corrigan

Surrogate’s Courts’ Response to the Coronavirus

Courts and Coronavirus: Temporary Rules and Procedures of New York’s Appellate and Commercial Divisions



We are taking aggressive precautions to minimize risk while remaining fully operational. The firm is monitoring updates by federal and local authorities. Here are some of the measures we have implemented:

Status of Offices

As of Sunday evening, March 22, all of our offices are closed in accordance with Governor Cuomo’s mandate.  We have implemented contingency plans that permit attorneys and other employees to work remotely.

Remote Access

Clients can expect continuity of services, operations and accessibility via phone and email. You will be able to reach our attorneys via their regular direct dial phone number. Calls are being set up to ring directly in their remote location, or will be automatically forwarded to the location. We have conducted testing to ensure that all attorneys and paralegals have access to the firm’s systems through remote access, that they are able to conduct client meetings through online services, and that all other essential functions are able to operate.

Depositions, Closings, Meetings and Litigation

If you are scheduled for a deposition, a closing or any other meeting of any kind, your attorney will contact you regarding the logistics.  As many of the courts have suspended hearing new litigation, this will impact the progression of open matters. Any clients impacted by these developments will be kept apprised of the situation.

We wish all in our community good health. This is a trying time, to be certain, yet we are confident that through working together, we will continue to service our clients’ needs and that we will all learn lessons that make us stronger and more resilient in the months and years to come. Thank you for your continued trust and partnership.

Should you have questions, kindly contact your attorney or me at rcreighton@farrellfritz.com

Thank you,
Robert C. Creighton
Managing Partner