COVID-19 Crisis Response and Help

As we reopen our offices, we want to assure our clients that the firm’s top priorities are the health and safety of all and ensure that we continue to service the needs of our clients in an efficient and professional manner. We are open for business and will continue to implement safety protocols throughout our five offices. For more information on office status and plans, please visit our return to the workplace page.


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 below.


Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”): Louis Vlahos

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act: Impact Summary*

*This special report on the CARES Act outlines the most significant stimulus package in our nation’s history.


Paycheck Protection Program: PPP Team

The PPP Loan: “Absolution” May Be Yours, But There is a Price

Update on Paycheck Protection Program Interim Rule (May 13, 2020) 

Paycheck Protection Program FAQ: What If a Furloughed Employee Refuses to Return to Work?

SBA Sets $20 Million Cap for Loans to a Single Corporate Group (April 30, 2020)

Update on Paycheck Protection Program Interim Rule (April 27, 2020)

PPP Loans for the Self-Employed: New Guidance

Paycheck Protection Program: What You Need To Know

SBA 7(a) Loans Under the Paycheck Protection Program

FAQs Under The Paycheck Protection Program

No Satisfaction: Absence of Affiliation Rule Waiver Leaves Most Venture-Backed Companies Ineligible for Paycheck Protection Plan Loans


Labor & Employment: Domenique Camacho Moran

COVID-19 Town Hall: The Path Forward – Most Frequently Asked Questions 

COVID-19 Construction Town Hall: New York Re-Opening Plans

Getting Ready to Open Again

COVID-19 Town Hall – NY Releases Business Re-Opening Safety Plan Template

The Path Forward: Key Issues to Consider As We Plan A Return From COVID-19 Work From Home Executive Order

NYSSCPA Suffolk Chapter Webinar: Employment Strategies During a Pandemic

What Businesses Must Disclose When a Worker Is Diagnosed With COVID-19

COVID-19 Town Hall: Employment Strategies During a Pandemic

COVID-19 Employer Briefing: March 30, 2020


Tax: Louis Vlahos

Deductions for PPP Covered Expenses – Almost There; How Will Your Business Use the Tax Savings?

IRS Guidance Says No Deduction Is Allowed for Business Expenses Paid with Forgiven PPP Loans

New Employee Retention Credit Helps Employers Keep Employees on Payroll

Senate Bill Would Make Expenses Paid With PPP Loans Deductible

PPP Loan Forgiveness and The Denial of Deductions for Covered Expenses – What’s Wrong with the IRS’s Position?

Tax Considerations as Businesses Prepare to Emerge from the COVID-19 Shutdown

COVID-19 Town Hall: Tax Planning & Opportunities As We Consider Emerging From a Pandemic

Charitable Giving After the CARES Act

Real Estate, CARES and Taxes: The Response to COVID-19

CARES Act & “The Retail Glitch”

Temporary Authorization to Use Digital Signatures on Certain Documents Due to COVID-19

Deferral of employment tax deposits and payments through December 31, 2020

Temporary procedures to fax certain Forms 1139 and 1045 due to COVID-19 (Updated April 30, 2020)

Coronavirus vs. the Code: Today . . . But What About Tomorrow?

Are Guaranteed Payments ‘Payroll Costs’ for New CARES Act Loans?

How Nonprofit Organizations Can Benefit From The CARES Act

Employment Tax Credits Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Extended Filing and Payment Deadlines for Federal Transfer Taxes

Economic Losses: Blame the Virus? Not Entirely – Op-Ed in The Empire Report

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


Tax Challenges & Disputes: Michelle Espey

Tax Challenges & Disputes Update


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

New York State COVID-19 and Legislative Update – May 29, 2020

State & Federal Responses to Coronavirus


Tax Certiorari & Condemnation: Art Feldman & Will Meyer 

COVID-19 IMPACT: Long Island Real Property Tax Alert (June 3, 2020 update)

COVID-19 IMPACT: Long Island Real Property Tax Alert (May 14, 2020 update)

COVID-19 Impact: Long Island Real Property Tax Alert (April 23, 2020 update)

COVID-19 Impact: Long Island Real Property Tax Alert


Business Interruption Insurance: James Wicks & Frank McRoberts

Webinar: Business Interruption Insurance Related to the Current Health Crisis

COVID-19 and Business Interruption Insurance


Business Resources & Recovery: Peter Curry & Nicholas Terzulli

Business Resources & Recovery 

New York Forward Loan Fund – $100MM Loan Fund for New York Small Businesses


Trusts & Estates: Joseph La Ferlita, Eric Kramer & Louis Vlahos

Estate Planning In The Time Of Coronavirus

NYSBA Webinar: Fiduciary Liability, Valuation and Prudent Investing

Revised COVID-19-related FAQs From the IRS (April 30, 2020)

The Remote Witnessing of Estate Planning Documents During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Extended Filing and Payment Deadlines for Federal Transfer Taxes

Think Before You Gift, But Don’t Take Too Long (The Virus vs. The Economy)

Wealth Transfer Opportunities with Devalued Assets

Trusts & Estates in the Time of Coronavirus

New York State Law Temporarily Authorizes the Remote Notarization of Documents


Bankruptcy & Restructuring: Patrick Collins

Coronavirus Has Changed Retail Bankruptcy and Left Landlords in the Lurch

True Religion’s Bankruptcy Filings Reflect New COVID-19 Realities

Bankruptcy? Not So Fast…


Land Use: Anthony Guardino

COVID-19’s Impact on Land Use and Development in NY

Long Island Farmland Protection and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Southampton Town Targets Short Term Rentals For Enforcement Due To Covid-19 Outbreak

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

Coronavirus & The Open Meetings Law: How To Hold Public Meetings During The COVID-19 Pandemic


Real Estate: Peter Curry, Bob Sandler & Louis Vlahos

Closings Get Creative As COVID-19 Clears Out Conference Rooms

Real Estate, CARES and Taxes: The Response to COVID-19

Will COVID-19 Be The Death of Co-Working Spaces?

How Does the Coronavirus Pandemic Affect Your Lease Obligations?


Cyber Security: Katy Cole

The Rise of Electronic Signatures and Remote Notarizations Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Opportunist Hackers “Zoom-Bombing” and Infiltrating Videoconferences amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Cyber Threats on the Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic


Corporate/Emerging Companies & Venture Capital: Alon Kapen

COVID-19 Capital Needs Addressed by Temporary Relaxation of Title III Crowdfunding Rules

Inventive Long Islanders Work to Outsmart the Novel Coronavirus

Shareholder Meetings in the Age of COVID-19

COVID-19 SEC Filing Relief and Disclosure Guidance


Pro Bono: John Morken

COVID-19 Recovery Task Force Appointed To Oversee Pro Bono Network


Construction: Jason Samuels

COVID 19 – Insurance, Bonding, Workers’ Comp Ramifications


Court Updates: Commercial LitigationKaty Cole

 Estate LitigationBrian Corrigan

Litigating in the Westchester Commercial Division During COVID-19: A Virtual Town Hall Discussion (June 2, 2020)

Helpful Links to Virtual Courts for Commercial Division Litigators

Pandemic Aftermath: The Rise Of Interstate Depositions and Discovery

Fiduciary Liability and Valuation Issues As A Result of COVID-19

Remote depositions in the wake of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic? Here’s how

How New York Courts Are Navigating the Coronavirus Crisis

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

Surrogate’s Courts’ Response to the Coronavirus