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DHC’s attorneys and government relations personnel have a wide range of expertise that is being recognized and showcased in business and legal news stories, publications, and other media.

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DHC DC Update

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

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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

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SBA Announces New Reduced 504 Loan Debenture Rates

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

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DHC Newsletter – August 2020

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

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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

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Force Majeure Clauses And Commercial Leases

July 30, 2020 – DHC Partners Robert Rattet, Derek Wolman, and William Mack, with Of Counsel James Glucksman published an op-ed in the New York Law Journal discussing the application of the force majeure English common law doctrine – unforeseeable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contract – to modern contract law. The force majeure doctrine was

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Alexander Tiktin, Bankruptcy Law, Commercial Litigation, Attorney, DHC, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, NYC, New York City

Alexander Tiktin Comments on New York’s Tourism Industry

July 29, 2020 – DHC Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditor’s Rights practice group Associate Alexander Tiktin spoke to The Real Deal about the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel agencies and tourism in New York City, which welcomed 65 million visitors in 2019. He noted that the disappearance of tourists could adversely impact other

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Update: New York State Legislative Session in Albany

July 24, 2020 – In an abnormal year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this week the State Legislature met in Albany to conclude what was their normal session. This week was about wrapping up legislative priorities, as well as, passing bills needed for the functioning of local governments. Proposals of

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Jonathan Pasternak Comments on Retail Bankruptcy

July 24, 2020 – Speaking with MarketWatch, DHC Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditor’s Rights practice group Partner Jonathan Pasternak said the bankruptcy filing by the parent company of Ann Taylor and Lane Bryant could ultimately result in a major reorganization of the fashion retail conglomerate. Pasternak added that the company has many iconic brands, but might

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Larry Hutcher Featured on “Conversations with Cohen”

July 23, 2020 – Larry Hutcher, DHC’s Co-Managing Partner, joined Gregg Cohen of commercial real estate firm Cresa on “Conversations with Cohen” to discuss how businesses navigating the COVID-19 pandemic can productively negotiate with landlords to modify their leases. Hutcher, who has significant experience in real estate litigation representing tenants in

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CaringKind Honors Nicole L. Weingartner

July 17 ,2020 – CaringKind, The Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving, has included Nicole L. Weingartner, DHC’s Associate Director of State Government Affairs, in its inaugural class of the Caregiver Champions Honor Wall. This group of individuals work to ensure that CaringKind continues to provide the life-changing programs that our community depends on by personally raising thousands of dollars

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Sean Crowley Named to City & State’s Queens Power 50

July 13, 2020 – DHC Partner Sean Crowley of our Government Relations practice group was named to City & State magazine’s Queens Power 50 list for his work on behalf of local and regional nonprofit organizations and companies that contribute enormously to New York City’s largest borough. The list honors key

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Alexander Victor Discusses New York State’s Liquor Laws and Regulations

July 9, 2020 – The Daily Mail called on Alexander Victor, a Partner in DHC’s Restaurant and Hospitality practice group, to discuss New York State’s liquor laws and regulations as the state reopens after the extended shutdown during the COVID-19 outbreak. Victor, whose expertise includes State Liquor Authority (SLA) matters, advised bars and

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Larry Hutcher Comments on TikTok’s Times Square Lease

July 8, 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

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Jonathan Pasternak, Attorney, Bankruptcy Law, Real Estate Law, DHC, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, NYC, New York City

Jonathan Pasternak Comments on Brooks Brothers Bankruptcy

July 8, 2020 – DHC Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditor’s Rights practice group Partner Jonathan Pasternak spoke with the Associated Press about renowned apparel retailer Brooks Brothers filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Pasternak noted that, despite the company’s troubles during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has a strong brand that will remain valuable after reorganization, even

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William Walzer Speaks to Bankrate about Purchasing a Home

July 6, 2020 – Partner William Walzer of DHC’s Real Estate practice group spoke to Bankrate about the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing a home without a real estate agent. Walzer explained that homeowners who don’t use an agent typically save about 3% of the selling price. But agents are a very useful resource in recommending the listing price, in negotiating the terms of a deal, and in preparing the mortgage application and gathering other

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SBA and Treasury Release PPP Data

July 6, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, released data regarding the loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  This disclosure covers each of the 4.9 million PPP loans that have been made. “The PPP is providing much-needed relief to millions

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DHC Newsletter – June 2020

Landlords and Tenants Negotiating and Making Deals DHC’s Co-Managing Partner Larry Hutcher and Commercial Litigation Partner William Mack are representing L Brands, Inc. — the parent company to Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works — in two litigation matters filed in the New York State Supreme Court. DHC has filed complaints seeking to

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William Mack discusses the “frustration of purpose “ doctrine

June 24, 2020 – DHC’s Partner William Mack, an experienced commercial litigation attorney, discussed the “frustration of purpose” doctrine in contract law with the Commercial Observer. Mack noted that the common law allows parties to contract to seek to modify or void the contract’s terms when an unforeseen event –

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Jeff Citron authored an op-ed in the Westchester County Business Journal

June 22, 2020 – DHC’s Co-Managing Partner Jeffrey Citron wrote an op-ed for the Westchester County Business Journal on businesses recovering from a crisis, as when longtime client Madelaine Chocolate Company’s factory was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. Mr. Citron, who advises many companies as outside general counsel, described how DHC’s

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Alexander Victor, administrative law, hospitality and restaurant law, Attorney, DHC, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, NYC, New York City

Alex Victor discusses Dining Compliance with Albany Times-Union

June 18, 2020 – As restaurants and bars prepared to resume full service after the COVID-19 lockdown, DHC Partner Alexander Victor discussed with the Albany Times-Union compliance with the regulations allowing for a phased reopening. Mr. Victor, who advises clients on State Liquor Authority (SLA) matters, stated that most bars

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Adam Citron, Divorce & Family Law, Attorney, DHC, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, NYC, New York City

Adam Citron Talks Relations During COVID-19

June 10, 2020 – DHC’s Divorce and Family Law Partner Adam Citron spoke with Founder and President of Voice Wealth Management Russell Rivera about family and relationship issues during an as a result of COVID-19, including topics such as divorce and child custody. He noted that the lockdown has forced

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David Wander comments on Landlords suing Big Retail

June 9, 2020 – Speaking with the Real Deal, DHC’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditor’s Rights practice Co-Chair David Wander pointed out that even the possibility that a company could file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy provides leverage in negotiations to modify commercial leases and other contractual obligations. He added, however, that creditors

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Robert Rattet authored an op-ed in the Westchester County Business Journal

June 8, 2020 – DHC’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditor’s Rights practice Co-Chair Robert Rattet authored an op-ed in the Westchester County Business Journal explaining new bankruptcy provisions in the recently enacted Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA). Rattet pointed out that the provisions offer small companies a “powerful tool” to help

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Changes to Loan Forgiveness Rules Under the Paycheck Protection Program

June 8, 2020 – DHC D.C. Update: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statement today following the enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act: “We want to thank President Trump for his leadership and commend Leader McConnell, Leader

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Sid Davidoff Discusses 1968 Civil Rights Protests

June 2, 2020 – DHC’s Found Partner Sid Davidoff, who started his career in public service as a top aide to New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay, spoke with The New York Times about Mayor Lindsay’s involvement in the protests in 1968 after the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King,

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DHC Newsletter – May 2020

DHC Named One of New York City’s Top Lobbying Firms Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP was just named one of the top New York City lobbying firms by City & State magazine, based on its extensive record of success for clients.The article noted the contributions of DHC Partners Sean Crowley and Arthur Goldstein, particularly their work on

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Funding Opportunities for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

May 29, 2020 – Dear DHC Client, In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, and ongoing discussions in Washington, D.C. about possible financial relief for New York – we thought it prudent to highlight, and in some cases remind you of funding opportunities for impacted businesses. Please do not hesitate to

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Premier Bankruptcy Attorneys Join DHC

May 28, 2020 – We have been expanding our presence and law practice into Westchester, Rockland, and Orange counties via a merger with the premier bankruptcy and reorganization firm, Rattet PLLC. Robert Rattet, James Glucksman, and Jonathan Pasternak have an extraordinary record of success representing clients in bankruptcy, restructuring, and

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DHC DC Update

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

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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

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SBA Announces New Reduced 504 Loan Debenture Rates

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

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DHC Newsletter – August 2020

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

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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

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