Client Alerts

Small Business Relief Program: Massachusetts Relief Available for Small Businesses Including Restaurants and Bars

Governor Baker has targeted small businesses in Massachusetts since October 2020 with the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation’s initial funding, but previous stimulus money and budget allocations were insufficient to keep...

By Bernkopf Goodman on 01.05.2021
Posted In: Client Alerts, COVID-19

Client Alert: Court Orders Owner to Pay its Contractor Over $4.6 Million for Violations of the Massachusetts Prompt Pay Act

In a case of first impression in Massachusetts, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Michael D. Ricciuti has ordered a real estate developer to pay its general contractor $4,600,109.24 within 45 days...

By Bernkopf Goodman on 12.16.2020
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Limited Time for Boston Businesses to Apply for $6 Million in Grants

Mayor Marty Walsh has announced three new funds to distribute $6 million of federal aid to small Boston businesses, but the deadline to apply is one week away. This welcomed aid...

By Bernkopf Goodman on 11.13.2020
Posted In: Client Alerts, COVID-19

If You’re a Small Boston Business, Don’t Forget the Reopen Boston Fund

If you’re a small business that must physically engage closely with the public through a direct service and have 25 or fewer employees with a brick and mortar space in...

By Bernkopf Goodman on 08.13.2020
Posted In: Client Alerts, COVID-19

Governor Baker Extends the MA Eviction Moratorium For 60 Days

Today, Governor Charlie Baker extended the pause on evictions and foreclosures for 60 days, until October 17, 2020, through the authority granted to him by Chapter 65 of the Acts...

By Bernkopf Goodman on 07.21.2020
Posted In: Client Alerts

MA Courts Will Soon Reopen for Business… In Phases of Course

As Massachusetts begins its slow recovery, courthouses will physically reopen to the public on July 13, 2020, for specific expanded purposes. The first phase of additional in-person proceedings will include...

By Bernkopf Goodman on 06.25.2020
Posted In: Client Alerts, COVID-19

Five Significant Changes Brought on by the PPPFA That Affect How Small Businesses Can Utilize PPP Funds

On June 5, 2020, the President signed into law the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act (PPPFA) of 2020 (H.R. 7010), a bill that extends certain aspects of the Paycheck Protection Program. There...

By Bernkopf Goodman on 06.06.2020
Posted In: Client Alerts, COVID-19

Allen D. Hankins Elevated to Partner

Bernkopf Goodman LLP has elevated Allen D. Hankins, an attorney in the firm's Real Estate Group, to a partner of the firm. "We are thrilled to welcome Allen to our firm's...

By Bernkopf Goodman on 06.02.2020
Posted In: Client Alerts
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