BOSTON, April 23, 2020—Duane Morris LLP has joined the COVID Relief Coalition for Small Businesses and Nonprofits, a Massachusetts coalition of law firms, nonprofits and government agencies providing pro bono legal support, access to emergency loans and other sources of relief to small businesses and nonprofits impacted the COVID-19 pandemic.
Massachusetts small businesses and nonprofits can visit https://www.covidreliefcoalition.com for access to free legal support on pandemic-related issues including real estate, tax and contractual matters. They can also apply for emergency loans and other sources of relief.
Coalition members include the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, City of Boston, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Boston Bar Association, The Boston Foundation, the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, Lawyers for Civil Rights and Lawyers Clearinghouse. Additional law firm partners include Brown Rudnick, Dechert, Fish & Richardson, Foley Hoag, Foley & Lardner, Goodwin, Goulston & Storrs, Kirkland & Ellis, Mintz, Morgan Lewis, Nelson Mullins, Ropes & Gray and WilmerHale.
About the Duane Morris COVID-19 Strategy Team
The Duane Morris COVID-19 Strategy Team is advising clients on all aspects of the legal issues and implications of the COVID-19 pandemic including contractual, employment, insurance and healthcare issues. Attorneys are fielding inquiries and providing advice in a wide range of areas, including human resources, travel and transportation, immigration and border entry, hospital and healthcare operations, medical and pharmaceutical supply, FDA, food handling and preparation, OSHA, ADA compliance, data privacy, HIPAA, environmental and EPA, international transactions, shipping, supply chain and logistics, financial reporting, insurance liability, real estate issues, including landlord and tenant matters, and all types of contracts and quasi-contracts.
About the Duane Morris Pro Bono Program
The goal of Duane Morris’ pro bono program is to provide free legal services to those in our communities least able to afford legal services, and usually to those who have a dire need of such services. The importance of pro bono work and volunteerism has been an integral part of Duane Morris’ culture and the backbone of our value system since the firm’s founding more than 110 years ago.
About Duane Morris
Duane Morris LLP provides innovative solutions to today’s multifaceted legal and business challenges through the collegial and collaborative culture of its more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally. The firm represents a broad array of clients, spanning all major practices and industries.