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In the News related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Broadcasts and Podcasts: FDA Approval, Mandated Vaccination

“With FDA Approval, More Employers May Mandate Vaccination,” WKBW, August 2021

Broadcasts and Podcasts: Questions Over Mandated Vaccination

“As Employees Return to Work and COVID Cases Rise, Questions Over Mandated Vaccination Swirl,” Spectrum News, July 2021

Grasso, Will Employers Require Covid-19 Vaccines

“As Wall Street Requires Vaccines in Return to Work, Will Other Employers Follow?” Crain’s New York Business, June 2021

Kevin J. Mulvehill, New York’s Revised Mask Rules Pose Challenges

“New York’s Revised Mask Rules Pose Challenges,” The Daily Record, May 2021

Broadcasts and Podcasts: Fully Vaccinated NYers, No Masks, Most Places

“Fully Vaccinated Western New Yorkers Can Leave Masks at Home in Most Instances,” Spectrum News, May 2021

Lisa L. Smith, Business, Covid-19 Keeping Lawyers Busy

“Law Firms’ Business Gets a Boost During Covid-19,” Buffalo Business First, May 2021

Broadcasts and Podcasts: Employee Mandated COVID-19 Vaccinations?

“Can Employers Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations for Employees?,” WKBW, May 2021

Broadcasts and Podcasts: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in the Workplace

“COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in the Workplace?,” WGRZ, April 2021

Grasso, Employers Debate Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations

“Months in, Employers Still Debate Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations,” Buffalo Business First, April 2021

Broadcasts and Podcasts: Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines for Employees

“Could Western New York Firms Require COVID Vaccines for Employees?” WGRZ, January 2021

Eric Kraus Discusses Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Litigation

“Can Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccinations? And Other Things You Need to Know,” Buffalo Business First, December 2020

Kevin Mulvehill Discusses COVID-19-Related Litigation

“Legality of Mergers and Acquisitions in the COVID Era,” Rochester Business Journal, December 2020

Craig R. Bucki, Businesses Apply for Essential Status

“Do Businesses Have to Apply Again for Essential Status? Here’s What to Know,” Buffalo Law Journal, Buffalo Business First, November 2020

Anthony Iacchetta, Impact of COVID-19 on Commercial Real Estate

“Commercial Property Experts Say Future of Office Space Remains Unclear,” Rochester Business Journal, November 2020

Grasso, New York’s New Travel Rule for the Holidays

“With the Holidays Coming, Here’s What to Know About New York’s New Travel Rules,” Buffalo Business First, November 2020

Larger Law Firms Adjust Offices to Meet Covid-19 Working Needs

“Larger Law Firms Adjust Offices to Meet Covid-19 Working Needs,” Buffalo Law Journal, Buffalo Business First, October 2020

Kevin J. Mulvehill, Remote Work: ‘No Universal Truth’

“Lawyers and Remote Work: ‘No Universal Truth,’” The Daily Record, October 2020

Lisa L. Smith, Crisis Management, Covid-19

“From One Crisis to the Next, Phillips Lytle Attorney Lisa Smith Knows What Steps to Take,” Buffalo Law Journal, Buffalo Business First, October 2020

Adam S. Walters, Moderator, State of the Region, Real Estate

“The Real Estate Market in 2020 and Beyond: In the Midst of COVID-19,” State of the Region,” Buffalo Business First State of the Region Breakfast, September 2020

Broadcasts and Podcasts: Update on College COVID-19 Plans

“WNY College COVID Plans Going Well,” Spectrum News, September 2020

Broadcasts and Podcasts: Bringing Students Back to Campus

“Medaille College Prepares to Bring Students Back to Campus,” Spectrum News, July 2020

Broadcasts and Podcasts: Loophole in Mandatory Quarantine State List

“‘Loophole’ in Mandatory Quarantine State List May Allow for Vacation Travel,” WKBW, July 2020

Rosa Alina Pizzi, Paycheck Protection Program Near End

“With Paycheck Protection Program Near an End, Businesses Take Stock of Its Effects,” The Buffalo News, July 2020

Benjamin Farber, Crowdfunding Regulations During COVID-19

“Raising Money Became Easier for Companies – And Few People Know,” Buffalo Business First, June 2020

James R. Grasso, Reopening Plans for Businesses

“As Businesses Reopen, Some Workers Are Worried About Returning,” The Buffalo News, June 2020

Adam S, Walters, Work-out Attorneys

“Work-out Attorneys May Be Busier Than Real Estate Attorneys,” Buffalo Business First, May 2020

Broadcasts and Podcasts: Reopening Regulations Across New York

“Law Firm Helps Businesses Navigate Reopening Regulations Across New York,” Spectrum News, May 2020

Jeffrey B. Schwartz, Business Acquisitions During COVID-19 Crisis

“This Albany Attorney Says Business Acquisitions Are Still Happening — with a Few Adjustments,” Albany Business Review, May 2020

James R. Grasso, Western New York Prepares for Reopening

“Four Things Western New York Businesses Can Do To Be Ready for the Reopening,” WKBW, May 2020

James R. Grasso, Keeping Workers Safe

“Consider Legal Items As Return To Work Ramps Up,” Buffalo Business First, Buffalo Law Journal, May 2020

Kenneth R. Crystal, Commercial Real Estate Issues During COVID-19

“What Landlords, Tenants Need To Talk About Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic,” New York Business Journal, May 2020

Mulvehill, Marinaccio, Force Majeure Clauses

“Local Attorneys Weigh in on Force Majeure Clauses, Employment During COVID-19,” Rochester Business Journal, May 2020

Adam Walters Discusses Office Space During Coronavirus

“It Won’t Be the Same Office Space When Workers Return,” Buffalo Business First, May 2020

Kevin J. English, Ryan A. Lema, Insurers and Legislators in a Quarrel

“Fine Print on Policies Has Businesses, Insurers and Legislators in a Quarrel,” Buffalo Business First, April 2020

Kevin J. English, Ryan A. Lema, Business Interruption Insurance

“There’s More to Business Interruption Insurance Exclusions Than Mere Words,” Rochester Business Journal, April 2020

Sharon L. Wick, Estate Planning, Health Care Proxies During Pandemic

“Estate Planning and Health pare Proxies Require Special Methods During Pandemic,” The Daily Record, April 2020

Angela Zwirecki Miller, Bankruptcy During COVID-19

“Bankruptcy Attorneys: Times Are Tough for Small Businesses, But Options Exist,” Buffalo Business First, April 2020

Broadcasts and Podcasts: Paycheck Protection Program

“Paycheck Protection Program Brought About By Coronavirus Outbreak – Discussion With Rosa Pizzi,” WBEN, April 2020

Jeffrey B. Schwartz, Payroll Protection Program and Startups

“Tech Start-ups Feeling Financial Pressure of Pandemic Too,” Albany Times Union, April 2020

James R. Grasso, Changes, Employee Time Off

“Changes Coming Thursday to Employee Time Off,” WKBW, April 2020

Raymond L. Ruff, SBA Payroll Protection Program

“Simplified Process Offers Loans That Can Be Forgiven,” Rochester Business Journal, April 2020

Rosa Alina Pizzi, Banks’ Response to COVID-19

“Can Banks Help Rescue Country Without Undercutting Themselves?” American Banker, April 2020

Kevin J. Mulvehill, Craig R. Bucki, What Is Essential

“Sorting Out What Is ‘Essential’,” Rochester Business Journal, March 2020

James R. Grasso, Amid Pandemic, Webinars Are a Virtual Necessity

“Amid Pandemic, Webinars Are a Virtual Necessity,” Buffalo Law Journal, Buffalo Business First, March 2020

Richard J. Marinaccio, Business Contracts Under Scrutiny

“Business Contracts Under Scrutiny,” The Daily Record, March 2020

Grasso, Bucki, Comment on Essential Business Directive

“With Essential Business Directive, New York Sails ‘Uncharted Waters,’ Lawyer Says” Times Union, March 2020

James R. Grasso, COVID-19, Fielding Legal Questions

“As Employers Field Legal Questions, Attorneys Say Communication and Flexibility Are Key,” Buffalo Business First, Buffalo Law Journal, March 2020

James R. Grasso, Coronavirus Dilemma

“Coronavirus Dilemma: For Some, a Choice Between Being Sick and Being Paid,” The Buffalo News, March 2020