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September 15, 2020 – New effort in the stimulus negotiations from the Problem Solvers Caucus On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers put forward their own plan to deliver badly needed coronavirus relief amid a bitter stalemate between their party leaders. Founded in 2017, the Problem Solvers Caucus is an independent member-driven group in […]

Adam Citron Explains How Couples Can Avoid Money Problems

September 13, 2020 – DHC’s Divorce and Family Law Partner Adam Citron spoke to The Wall Street Journal about the complications married couples face when one spouse receives an inheritance. Citron advised that couples who decide to use part of an inheritance to make a big purchase should write a check directly from an account designated for the inherited funds, […]

David Wander Comments on Century 21 Retail Chain

September 11, 2020 – DHC’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditor’s Rights Co-Chair David Wander spoke to the Wall Street Journal regarding New York-based department store chain Century 21 and the lawsuit the retail chain filed in state court concerning claims against its insurance carrier for refusing to acknowledge its business interruption claims. Wander pointed out that moving the insurance case […]

DHC’s Commercial Litigation Partner William Mack Featured on PIX 11

August 28, 2020 — William Mack, a partner in DHC’s Commercial Litigation practice group, was featured in a PIX-11 news segment, where he discussed his work on behalf of many New York City businesses struggling with their commercial rent in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mack, who represents numerous businesses, has been successful in securing settlements and restructuring commercial leases […]

SBA Announces New Reduced 504 Loan Debenture Rates

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August 18, 2020 — The U.S. Small Business Administration announced updated interest rates for the 504 Loan Program offered by Certified Development Companies (CDC) allowing small businesses to apply for low interest rates offering 20 and 25-year interest rates at 2.214% and 2.269%. The SBA 504 Loan Program provides long-term financing to small businesses for […]

Morghan Richardson Explains Family Law in the Virtual Courtroom

August 18, 2020 – DHC’s Divorce and Family Law Partner Morghan Richardson authored a chapter in Virtual Lawyering – a Practical Guide, published by the New York State Bar Association. The e-book provides lawyers with advice as they navigate the virtual legal world and confront new issues given the seismic shift the courts have experienced due to the COVID-19 […]

DHC Newsletter – August 2020

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August 11, 2020 – Larry Hutcher, Co-Managing Partner at DHC, spoke to The Real Deal about the possibility that the federal government could ban TikTok, the popular video sharing app, from operating within the United States. He noted that the social media company could argue for the termination of its Times Square lease based on “frustration of purpose” […]

Client Alert: Misleading Reporting on Commercial Lease / Frustration of Purpose Issues

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August 10, 2020 –  By Larry Hutcher and William Mack. Last week, The Real Deal published a piece entitled “Win for Moinian is bright spot for commercial landlords.” The article purported to report on a case captioned Backal Hospitality Group LLC v. 627 West 42nd Retail LLC, No. 154141/2020. Unfortunately, the author inaccurately and misleadingly […]

Jennifer Abelaj Explains How to Create a Testamentary Trust

August 6, 2020 – DHC’s Trusts and Estates Senior Counsel Jennifer Abelaj, Esq., CPA spoke with U.S. News & World Report about how to create a testamentary trust. Abelaj explained that a testamentary trust allows benefactors control over how their assets are disbursed. She noted that people commonly set up this type of trust to provide for their children after […]

Leslie Barbara Authors an Op-ed in the Westcher County Business Journal

August 4, 2020 – Leslie Barbara, Chair of DHC’s Divorce and Family Law practice group, authored an op-ed in the Westchester County Business Journal explaining the complexities of navigating family law issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic, which resulted in strict lockdowns throughout the United States, has seriously impacted relationships and mental health for millions of […]