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  • Financial Assistance Programs

    Davidoff Hutcher & Citron (“DHC”) has formed a multi-disciplinary task force of attorneys and lobbyists to assist clients seeking government sponsored loans and grants that have been made available in light of the COVID-19 pandemic (“Financial Assistance Programs”). DHC has extensive experience interacting...
  • Howard Weiss Named to City & State’s Real Estate Power 100

    March 29, 2020 - We are proud to announce that our Senior Partner Howard Weiss, who leads DHC’s Land Use practice group, was named to City & State’s 2020 Real Estate Power 100 list. Starting his career as a key advisor to Manhattan Borough President Percy...
  • Update: Guidance on Executive Order 202.6

    New York State has updated guidance regarding essential businesses or entities which are exempt from the 100% Work From Home Rule. Most notably, there are changes to the Construction section of the guidance which establish new guidelines for essential vs....
  • BANKRUPTCY RELIEF FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

    The "Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act" amends the new the Small Business Reorganizations Act of 2019 to help small business owners restructure their debts when they cannot “work it out” outside of a bankruptcy filing. Key takeaways of the SBRA, as...
  • Execution of New York Estate Planning Documents During COVID-19 Isolation

    If you are considering whether you can execute your estate planning documents during isolation in New York City, there are a few options available for a short time to do so. Until April 18, 2020, electronic notarizations are allowed in New...
  • DC Update: Senate Announces Stimulus Deal

    The Trump administration struck a deal with Senate Democrats and Republicans on a historic rescue package that tees up more than $2 trillion in spending and tax breaks to bolster the hobbled U.S. economy and fund a nationwide effort to...
  • DHC: Washington D.C. Update

    DC Update: Congressional leaders are optimistic they will soon reach an agreement on a stimulus bill that would inject nearly $2 trillion into the nation’s economy. DHC’s government relations group in Washington, D.C. has been working around the clock with Members of...
  • DHC CAN HELP YOU WORK IT OUT

    Workouts, Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights Financial distress is one fallout from COVID-19 (coronavirus), with the worldwide supply chain disrupted, businesses shut down, oil prices plummeting, mass unemployment and financial hardship all around. Lenders and borrowers, landlords and tenants, business owners...
  • Governor’s Executive Order 202.6 Guidance

    Governor Cuomo and the New York State Economic State Development have provided a list and guidance on essential services exempt from the 75% work from home rule. Please note that the Governor has mandated that all barber shops and nail salons...
  • Update: Governor’s Executive Order 100% Workforce

    Here are some important updates for businesses. We understand that many businesses are looking for clarifications on many of these directives. We are working on getting those answers for you. The situation remains extremely fluid and is changing on a...
  • SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to New York Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    The SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza has announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to New York small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). DHC has...
  • COVID-19: Employment, Student, and Other Sources

    Employment Resources Unemployment Assistance New York State is waiving the 7-day waiting period for Unemployment Insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) closures or quarantines. Visit the New York State Department of Labor website for more information. ·       NYS DOL...
  • Update: Governor’s Executive Order 75% Workforce

    UPDATE: Governor Cuomo has just held his news conference and announced that Executive Order 202.6 will be adjusted from 50% to at least 75% of the workforce of non-essential services must work from home. Please see below for the full...
  • Update: Governor’s Executive Order 50% Workforce

    Good Morning – DHC will be sending out important updates most mornings and afternoons as we have new information for you. The executive order came out overnight from Governor Cuomo requiring businesses to keep at least 50% of their workforce at home...
  • Forbes Talks To Alex Victor About The Hospitality Industry Navigating The Coronavirus Outbreak

    As bars, restaurants, and other hospitality businesses navigate the coronavirus outbreak, Forbes magazine turned to DHC Partner Alex Victor of the firm's renowned Hospitality & Restaurant practice group for his legal expertise, particularly on matters concerning the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA). Under...
  • New York City Resources for Small Businesses

    New York City Resources Small businesses are now eligible to apply online for an employee retention grant. The NYC Department of Small Business Services is also working as quickly as possible to set up the zero-interest loan program and will be...
  • William Walzer comments on 220 Amsterdam Avenue and the Minkin Memo

    March 16, 2020 - DHC’s Real Estate Law Partner, William Walzer, spoke to Construction Dive about a recent court opinion invalidating a previously-issued construction permit for 200 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan issued by the New York City Department of Buildings. The permit had been issued in reliance...
  • Legislative Update: Covid-19

    In light of recent developments regarding the spread of COVID-19, we wanted to update you on measures that are either being taken, or considered, to address economic concerns. Please keep in mind that this is a very fluid situation, and...
  • Jeff Citron Named to City & States Law Power 100

    March 9, 2020 - We are proud to announce that our Co-Managing Partner, Jeffrey Citron, has been named to City & State‘s 2020 Law Power 100 list, honoring New York’s preeminent legal practitioners. “It has been an enormous honor to co-lead this dedicated team of...
  • Sid Davidoff and Keith Wright Named to Manhattan Power 100

    February 27, 2020 - Congratulations to DHC's Founding Partner Sid Davidoff and Director of Strategic Planning Keith LT. Wright for being named to City & State magazine's 2020 New York City Power 100 list! The list recognizes leading figures in government and politics for...
  • Benjamin Noren Joins Commercial Litigation Practice

    February 26, 20202 - DHC welcomes Benjamin Noren as an Associate to its Commercial Litigation practice group. Noren has a diverse litigation practice, focused on commercial matters and civil cases in federal, state, appellate courts, and arbitration. Noren has handled a number of...
  • DHC’s Frank Perrone comments on Harvey Weinstein Case

    February 24, 2020 - DHC Partner Frank Perrone spoke with Bloomberg after the sentencing of Harvey Weinstein on charges of sexual assault, about how the disgraced film mogul will likely serve time in an upstate New York prison. Perrone, a key member of DHC’s Commercial Litigation practice group, explained that...
  • Adam Citron comments on Harvey Weinstein Case

    February 19, 2020 - DHC’s Divorce and Family Law Partner Adam Citron spoke to USA Today about the jury deliberations in the Harvey Weinstein trial (the jury has since convicted Weinstein on some of the charges). Citron, a former prosecutor, pointed out that, with multiple...
  • David Wander comments on Modell’s

    February 15, 2020 -David Wander, Partner of DHC's Bankruptcy, Financial Restructuring and Creditor Rights practice, spoke with Bloomberg about Modell’s Sporting Good's big advantage in navigating the difficult retail environment. Wander, who has represented vendors in retail bankruptcies such as Sears and Sports Authority explained that...
  • Jonathan Pasternak comments on Sale of Forever21

    February 13, 2020 - DHC Partner of the Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditor Rights practice Jonathan Pasternak, spoke to Footwear News and Women's Wear Daily about the sale of fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 and the stalking-horse bid from licensing company Authentic Brands Group and landlords Simon Property...
  • Client Alert: New York City Department of Buildings Facade Inspection Rules

    February 9, 2020 - New York City's Department of Buildings has adopted new, more stringent regulations for façade inspections and repairs under Local Law 11. As before, regular inspections are required for all buildings which are greater than six stories in...
  • Steven Sedereas comments on Broker-Free Policy

    February 6, 2020 - Steven Sedereas, an Associate in DHC's Real Estate practice, spoke to Crain’s New York Business about new guidance issued by the Department of State that initially appeared - before a court injunction - to effectively eliminate most residential broker...
  • Morghan Richardson comments on Financial Infidelity

    February 5, 2020 - DHC's Divorce and Family Law Partner Morghan Richardson spoke to Creditcards.com about a new poll indicating that financial infidelity has increased in recent years, with some newlyweds even setting aside secret funds in case of a divorce. Couples should discuss their finances...
  • Sid Speaks at the Center for Jewish History

    February 2, 2020 - Senior Partner Sid Davidoff, Chair of DHC's Administrative Law and Government Relations practice groups, joined a panel of distinguished City College of New York (CCNY) alumni to discuss the college's continuing legacy as an "engine of...
  • DHC Newsletter – February 2020

    Congratulations to DHC's Founding Partner Sid Davidoff and Director of Strategic Planning Keith LT. Wright for being named to City & State magazine's 2020 New York City Power 100 list! The list recognizes leading figures in government and politics for their enormous contributions to the Big...
  • David Wander comments on Fairway Market’s Bankruptcy

    January 28, 2020 - David Wander, Partner of DHC's Bankruptcy, Financial Restructuring and Creditor Rights practice group, spoke with the New York Post about Fairway Market's bankruptcy and the stalking horse purchase offer made by the New Jersey-based Village Supermarket. Wander explained, "there's...
  • Frank Perrone comments on Harvey Weinstein’s Trial

    January 28, 2020 - DHC Partner Frank Perrone, a former prosecutor who now focuses his practice on commercial litigation and family law, told the Associated Press that the decision to allow women who allege that Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted them as supporting...
  • Alex Victor comments on Proposed Changes to New York State’s Liquor Laws

    January 27, 2020 - DHC Partner Alex who specializes in matters involving the New York State Liquor Authority and the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, spoke with Albany Business Review about proposed changes to New York State's alcohol laws. The proposed law will...
  • The New York Building Congress Releases its “2020 Policy Agenda”

    January 24, 2020 - DHC client, the New York Building Congress, a trade association representing the construction industry, released its "2020 Policy Agenda," detailing the organization's proposals for restoring the region's infrastructure, promoting diverse companies and entrepreneurs, and creating affordable housing...
  • Charles Klein Moderates Accessories Council’s “Deal Making in the 21st Century” Event

    January 21, 2020 - Charles Klein, Chair of the Fashion Law practice at DHC, moderated a panel discussion "Deal Making in the 21st Century" on January 21, hosted by the Accessories Council. The event covered key issues relating to license and distribution...
  • William Walzer comments on the impact of Public Transit Access on Property Values

    January 12, 2020 - DHC's Real Estate Law Partner, William Walzer, spoke with the Dallas Morning-News about the impact of public transit access on property values. Residential units near the subway or commuter rail stations, he noted, often increase in value more...
  • DHC Newsletter – January 2020

    DHC is excited to announce the launch of our newly re-designed website. Visit DHClegal.com to view our modern, user-friendly interface alongside DHC's latest news, updates, attorneys and professionals. DHC welcomes Robert L. Rattet and Jonathan S. Pasternak as Partners and James B. Glucksman as Of Counsel to the Bankruptcy, Restructuring,...
  • DHC Expands Leading Bankruptcy Practice and Opens White Plains Office

    January 1, 2020 - Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP has added three renowned bankruptcy practitioners to its Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditor Rights practice group. Robert L. Rattet, James B. Glucksman, and Jonathan S. Pasternak joined the firm on January 1,...
  • Nicole L. Weingartner Named to City & State’s Responsible 100

    December 18, 2019 - Congratulations to DHC's Associate Director of State Government Affairs, Nicole L. Weingartner for being named to City & State's 2019 The Responsible 100 list in the Lobbying and Consulting categories. The list honors an elite group of New Yorkers who are setting...