Client Alerts

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

Carpenters Union Orders All Members to Cease Working Effective April 6, 2020

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, through its North Atlantic Regional Counsel, has issued a directive that effective Monday, April 6, 2020, all its members are “to...

By Bernkopf Goodman on 04.03.2020
Posted In: Client Alerts, COVID-19

Lenders to start accepting PPP applications

The attorneys at Bernkopf Goodman are committed to guiding our clients through this uncertain time. We have spent the time to read the 880-page stimulus act in order to best...

Governor Baker Reduces List of Essential Construction-Related Services

During last Thursday’s webinar, COVID-19’s Impact on the Massachusetts Construction Industry, Bernkopf Goodman LLP attorneys Peter McGlynn and Bob Stetson reported on Governor Charlie Baker’s Emergency Order dated March 23,2020,...

By Bernkopf Goodman on 04.01.2020
Posted In: Client Alerts, COVID-19

Governor’s Order Could Overrule Boston, Cambridge Construction Bans

Governor Charlie Baker’s emergency order regarding the shutdown of non-essential businesses in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic authorizes construction to continue throughout Massachusetts and appears to supersede the suspension...

Bernkopf Goodman LLP to Present an Interactive Webinar on COVID-19’s Impact on the Massachusetts Construction Industry

As COVID-19 wreaks havoc over our daily lives, its impact on the construction industry has been particularly dramatic. Last week, the cities of Boston and Cambridge issued orders suspending virtually all...

Appeals Court Suspends Oral Arguments and Will Decide Cases on Briefs

In another first, in light of public health concerns arising from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and the state of emergency declared by the governor, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has ordered...