April 2020

Governor Baker Signs COVID-19 Virtual Notarization Act

Governor Baker has signed and enacted into law, An Act Providing for Virtual Notarization to Address Challenges Related to COVID-19. The Act permits Massachusetts lawyers and their paralegals, who are...

By Bernkopf Goodman on 04.29.2020
Posted In: Client Alerts, COVID-19

Webinar: Challenges Facing the Real Estate Industry

Join Bill Poorvu as he discusses the upcoming challenges faced by the real estate industry in a post-COVID-19 world. Bill is the Class of 1961 Adjunct Professor in Entrepreneurship, Emeritus at...

By Bernkopf Goodman on 04.29.2020
Posted In: Events, COVID-19

Governor Baker Signs Moratorium for Evictions and Foreclosures in Massachusetts

Governor Baker has just signed and enacted into law a Moratorium for Evictions and Foreclosures in Massachusetts. The law impacts both residential and specific commercial properties, and has several key...

By Bernkopf Goodman on 04.21.2020
Posted In: Client Alerts, COVID-19

Legislation Seeks to Force Insurers to Cover COVID-19 Business Interruption Losses

Massachusetts Senator James B. Eldridge recently filed Massachusetts Senate Bill 2888, “An Act Concerning Business Interruption Insurance.”  If enacted, the proposed legislation decrees that every policy of insurance insuring against...

By Bernkopf Goodman on 04.07.2020
Posted In: Client Alerts, COVID-19

State Authority and Municipality Deadlines Extended at Least 45 Days After State of Emergency Ends

On April 3, 2020, Governor Charlie Baker signed an emergency bill into law aimed at addressing the logistical challenges COVID-19 has forced municipalities and state authorities to face. Specifically, the...

By Bernkopf Goodman on 04.06.2020
Posted In: Client Alerts, COVID-19