As uncertainty grows amid COVID-19 concerns, we assure you that Reitler is taking all necessary measures to stay fully operational for our clients. For those of you who are concerned about how the current COVID-19 situation will affect you, your business and your employees, please do not hesitate to reach out to our attorneys.

Our attorneys are working around the clock to stay up to date on developing concerns and potential legal implications and requirements that could possibly impact our clients.

Below you will find Reitler Legal Updates from our Real Estate group, Tax group and Employment group.

Leasing in a Covid-19 World: Thoughts From the Tenant’s Perspective
Tenants everywhere are asking the same questions about their leases:
  • “I have to shut my doors because I have no customers, but I want to re-open when the crisis is over – can I do that?”
  • “The government has ordered me to close” – do I still have to pay my rent?” 
  • “I’m leaving the City for good – can I just give back the keys?”

In his article, “Leasing in a Covid-19 World: Thoughts From the Tenant’s Perspective” , real estate attorney Andrew Baraff shares his thoughts on some of the practical questions and legal principles that business owners should be aware of as they consider their options in the Covid-19 world.
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Treasury Releases Updated 2020 Tax Filing Guidance
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In their latest effort to keep pace with swiftly-moving dev elopments in the ongoing global pandemic known as COVID-19 and its potential impact on U.S taxpayers, the U.S Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service today released IRS Notice 2020-18, which extends the deadlines for filing of certain 2019 and 2020 federal income tax returns, as well as payment of taxes due thereunder, from April 15 to July 15, 2020.

Families First Act
In this Labor & Employment update, Lauren K. Kluger, writes on the new Families First legislation passed on March 18, 2020. The Families First Act enacts significant changes to FMLA and Paid Sick Leave for employees due to COVID-19.

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