Events

Doing Deals in the COVID-19 Era Webinar Series

April 3, 2020 | Practical Considerations for Electronic Signatures and Remote Notarization | Webinar
April 10, 2020 | Landlord/Tenant Issues and Practical Solutions | Webinar
April 17, 2020 | Construction Questions, Issues and Practical Solutions | Webinar
April 24, 2020 | The CARES Act’s Tax Implications for Real Estate | Webinar
May 1, 2020 | CARES Act Lending Issues and Solutions | Webinar
May 8, 2020 | How to Avoid and Plan for Bankruptcy and Related Reorganization Issues | Webinar
May 15, 2020 | Business Reopening Best Practices and Issues | Webinar
May 29, 2020 | Issues for Medical Facilities and Practices | Webinar

Previous Sessions

May 29, 2020 | Issues for Medical Facilities and Practices

Webinar Replay

About the Program  

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend daily life and the notion of “business as usual.” Along with the dire health concerns, COVID-19 also presents business with unprecedented challenges and uncertainty. In our upcoming webinar, we address the key issues and challenges for healthcare providers. Topics include:

  • The status and availability of elective surgeries
  • OSHA rules and COVID-19 reporting requirements for hospitals and providers
  • How should medical facilities plan for reopening?
  • What patients can expect at urgent care facilities, emergency rooms and hospitals
  • Personal protective equipment: current availability and demand
  • Changes to facilities and infrastructure: HVAC, elevators, parking facilities, common areas, waiting areas, cafeterias, kitchen areas and other spaces
Moderator

Brad A. Molotsky, Partner, COVID-19 Strategy Team, Duane Morris LLP

Presenters

Sharon L. Caffrey, Co-chair, Trial Practice, Duane Morris LLP

Delphine O'Rourke, Partner, Health Law, Duane Morris LLP

Toni Pergolin, President and CEO, Bancroft

Mary Ann Boccolini, President & CEO, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice

May 15, 2020 | Business Reopening Best Practices and Issues

Webinar Replay

Event Material

Published by the Center for Active Design, operator of Fitwel, Research to Action: Building Health for All® in the Face of COVID-19 provides evidence-based guidance on how to create healthier buildings and places, with reference to the applicable strategies from the Fitwel Standard. To date, three chapters have been released on how building owners, operators, and employers can leverage their buildings to mitigate viral transmission, and build trust and support mental health in both the workplace and residential properties. Download this resource and learn more at fitwel.org/covid-19.

About the Program

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend daily life and the notion of “business as usual.” Along with the dire health concerns, COVID-19 also presents business with unprecedented challenges and uncertainty. In our upcoming webinar, we address best practices and issues to watch for as businesses begin the difficult task of reopening. Topics include:

  • New health and safety protocols for reopening, including hazard and risk assessments, requirements for social distancing and face masks, temperature checks and other new measures
  • Recommendations for property owners with employees and tenants returning to work in their buildings Implementing or continuing work-from-home arrangements, schedule modifications and compensation changes
  • Safety measures for tenants, employees and contractors to return to work in-person
  • Disinfecting and cleaning options for elevators, common areas, tenant premises, HVAC systems and other building areas
  • Furloughs, temporary layoffs and compliance with the WARN Act and similar state laws
  • How to alert tenants of confirmed COVID-19 cases in or connected to the building
  • Training managers on the new health and safety changes and requirements that affect employment policies, sick leave, paid leave and COVID-19-related precautions and changes to the business
Moderator

Brad A. Molotsky, Partner, COVID-19 Strategy Team, Duane Morris LLP

Presenters

Eve I. Klein, Chair, Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice, Duane Morris LLP

Linda B. Hollinshead, Partner, Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice, Duane Morris LLP

Sara Neff, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Kilroy Realty Corporation

Joanna Frank, Founding President & CEO, Center for Active Design (CfAD)

May 8, 2020 | How to Avoid and Plan for Bankruptcy and Related Reorganization Issues

Webinar Replay

About the Program

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend daily life and the notion of “business as usual.” Along with the dire health concerns, COVID-19 also presents business with unprecedented challenges and uncertainty. In our upcoming webinar, we address:

  • Things to consider when times are tough ─ bankruptcy avoidance strategies
  • What to do and how to prepare if your tenants are considering or have declared bankruptcy
  • Moratoriums on evictions and impact in the real world
  • Discussion, negotiation and evictions ─ what to be aware of
  • Practical consideration when dealing with landlords and tenants

Moderator

Brad A. Molotsky, Partner, COVID-19 Strategy Team, Duane Morris LLP

Presenters

James J. Holman, Partner, Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring, Duane Morris LLP

Phillip M. Hudson III, P.A., Partner, Trial, Duane Morris LLP

James L. Paterno, Founder, Stockton Real Estate Advisors

Jason Wolf, Managing Principal, WCRE | CORFAC International

May 1, 2020 | CARES Act Lending Issues and Solutions

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About the Program

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend daily life and the notion of “business as usual.” Along with the dire health concerns, COVID-19 also infects business with unprecedented challenges and uncertainty. In our upcoming webinar, we address lending issues and solutions under the CARES Act.

Topics include:

  • Update on PPP and CARES Phase 3.5
  • Main Street Lending Program – who is using it and how?
  • Lender issues in modifications and extensions
  • What are the gating issues for new deals?
  • What deals are occurring in the marketplace?

Moderator

Brad A. Molotsky, Partner, COVID-19 Strategy Team, Duane Morris LLP

Presenters

Nanette C. Heide, Partner, Corporate Practice Group, Duane Morris LLP

Jonathan M. Petrakis, Partner, Trial Practice Group, Duane Morris LLP

Robert Curley, Market President, South Jersey, TD Bank

Bernie Shields, Regional President, Philadelphia and South Jersey, M&T Bank

 

April 24, 2020 | The CARES Act’s Tax Implications for Real Estate

Webinar Replay

About the Program

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend daily life and the notion of “business as usual.” Along with the dire health concerns, COVID-19 also infects business with unprecedented challenges and uncertainty. In our upcoming webinar, we address the tax implications of the CARES Act for the real estate industry.

Topics include:

  • Tax Treatment Changes to Qualified Improvement Properties (QIPs) to Correct the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA)
  • Business Interest Expense Limitations and Increases
  • CARES Act Changes to Net Operating Loss Carrybacks
  • Filing Relief and Extensions for Tax Payments
  • Your Questions and Concerns
Moderator

Brad A. Molotsky, Partner, COVID-19 Strategy Team, Duane Morris LLP

Presenters

Michael A. Gillen, Director, Tax Accounting Group of Duane Morris

Jeffrey Gottlieb, CEO, ResinTech

Joseph Scalio, Senior Lead Tax Partner, KPMG

Michael Scelzi, CEO, Talos IoT

April 17, 2020 | Construction Questions, Issues and Practical Solutions

Webinar Replay

About the Program

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend daily life and the notion of "business as usual." Along with the dire health concerns, COVID-19 also infects business with unprecedented challenges and uncertainty. In our upcoming webinar, we address how COVID-19 affects the construction industry.

Topics include:

  • How are "essential" and "non-essential" defined for construction projects?
  • What precautions are required for workers at construction projects that are allowed to continue?
  • What relief is available for the construction industry?
  • Your questions and concerns.
Moderator

Brad A. Molotsky, Partner, COVID-19 Strategy Team, Duane Morris LLP

Presenters

Vijay K. Bange, Partner, Construction Industry Team, Duane Morris LLP

Joseph Byrne, CEO, BG Capital

Mike Hostettler, Managing Director, Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory

Daniel Dirscherl, Executive Vice President, South NJ General Manager, Hunter Roberts Construction Group

Owen Newman, Special Counsel, Energy Industry Team, Duane Morris LLP

April 10, 2020 | Landlord/Tenant Issues and Practical Solutions

Webinar Replay

About the Program

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend daily life and the notion of “business as usual.” Along with the dire health concerns, COVID-19 also infects business with unprecedented challenges and uncertainty. In our upcoming webinar, we address how COVID-19 affects leases from both the landlord’s and tenant’s perspectives. With much of the economy shut down because of stay-at-home orders, what happens when businesses can no longer afford to pay the rent? What rights and protections do commercial tenants and landlords have? What can commercial property owners do to protect their interests when rental income flatlines and finding new tenants is not a viable option during the pandemic? Will insurance policies cover business interruption caused by government orders to suspend operations? Join our panel for a discussion of the changing commercial real estate landscape and how landlords and tenants should proceed with "business as unusual" as it is in the COVID-19 era.

Topics include:

  • The conversations landlords and tenants should be having now
  • What to expect from your insurance company
  • What do the terms "act of god," "rental interruption," "governmental shutdown" and "shelter in place" mean for your insurance coverage?
  • Reading the fine print in leases
  • Legislative developments and key federal and state laws to understand
Moderator

Brad A. Molotsky, Partner, COVID-19 Strategy Team, Duane Morris LLP

Presenters

Joel Ephross, Partner, Corporate Practice, Duane Morris LLP

David Drobner, Partner, Real Estate Practice, Duane Morris LLP

Richard Heller, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Legal Sea Foods, LLC

Jeff Alpaugh, Global Head of Real Estate, Marsh & McLennan

April 3, 2020 | Practical Considerations for Electronic Signatures and Remote Notarization

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About the Program

With the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, businesses have taken dramatic measures to restrict or eliminate in-person meetings and gatherings. But what happens when transactions still need to close according to schedule? How can the necessary documents be signed and notarized in this new era of social distancing and working remotely? To allow deals to close, federal and state lawmakers have enacted or are considering a wide range of executive and legislative actions to allow and expedite e-signatures, e-notarizations and remote notarizations.

Topics included:

  • Overview of current federal and state initiatives and laws for electronic signatures and remote notarization
  • Challenges and issues that need to be resolved
  • Practical considerations and technical requirements for closing a transaction remotely
  • Your questions and concerns
Moderator

Brad A. Molotsky, Partner, Duane Morris LLP COVID-19 Strategy Team

Presenters

M. Gordon Daniels, Esq., Principal & CEO, Land Services USA, Inc.

John Connors, Esq., COO, Land Services USA, Inc.

Roger S. Chari, Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Rina R. Patel, Partner, Duane Morris LLP

About Duane Morris

The Duane Morris COVID-19 Strategy Team advises clients on all aspects of the legal issues and implications of the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic, including contractual, employment, insurance and healthcare issues.