COVID-19– WE CAN HELP!
Our entire staff at Hagan, Coury & Associates hopes that you are safe and healthy. We remain fully operational and able to continue to provide you services during this difficult time. As the economic and legal effects of Covid-19 continue to develop, we wanted to let you know some of the services we may be able to provide to help you.
COMMERCIAL LEASES AND OTHER CONTRACTS:
Generally, there may be provisions in your lease or contract including force majeure, government order provisions, impossibility provisions, or other provisions of law which may excuse or delay performance under a lease by either a landlord or a tenant. We are currently assisting our clients to review leases, negotiate and draft lease modifications to include reduction or deferral of rent, surrender, or such other workouts necessary to best protect their interests. We also provide legal analysis of commercial leases and business contracts to assist you in posturing these negotiations.
DISPUTES AND LAWSUITS:
As of May 25, 2020, the New York State Supreme Court is accepting the filing of new cases other than foreclosure and eviction cases. The court is also accepting motions and filing of other documents in pre-existing cases other than foreclosure and eviction cases. At the current time, the Landlord/Tenant Court is not accepting the filing of new non-essential cases. The Federal Court and Bankruptcy Court, although physically closed to the public, are accepting new cases and other applications by e-filing and conducting hearings by phone. This includes applications by landlords to vacate bankruptcy stays. If you are a landlord and have received notice that your commercial tenant has filed bankruptcy, we can provide assistance. The American Arbitration Association is accepting arbitration and mediation filings and conducting virtual hearings.
We are prepared to negotiate, draft and close real estate sales, refinances, and leases. Closings can be conducted virtually.
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