COVID-19 Resources

Price, Meese, Shulman & D’Arminio has been actively advising clients with respect to the plethora of issues arising from the coronavirus pandemic.  The range of legal issues are as broad as its impact on the nation’s economy and the health of our citizens.  On this page, you will find links to the many Executive Orders, State and federal legislation and other governmental actions taken in response to the virus, as well as brief legal articles prepared by our attorneys that highlight some of the issues impacting our clients.

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US Senate Committee Small Business Guide to CARES Act

Charity During The COVID-19 Crisis

Price Meese Shulman & D’Arminio, P.C. has found a unique way to give back to the local community during the COVID-19 Crisis. In recognition of the fact that local restaurants and shops are taking the economic hit particularly hard as a result of the stay-at-home orders, the Firm has provided each employee a credit of […]

EDUCATION LAW GROUP: COVID-19 UPDATE – PARENTAL WAIVERS VIOLATE IDEA

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) guidance confirms that school districts may not legally require waivers of rights or consents to delivery of virtual services as a condition for the delivery of special education or related services during this COVID-19 public emergency. The guidance states that the districts’ actions in requiring these waivers or […]

See video of Karen Edler at Covid-19 roundtable panel

Karen Edler was a panelist on NJ Spotlight’s Virtual Roundtable: School’s Out: Special Education During COVID-19 which also included the Assistant Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education, the Director of the Office of Special Education and an educator from Pennsauken. You may watch this informative presentation here: https://vimeo.com/413142881.

Can the Governor authorize the use of residential tenants’ security deposits to pay rent?

On April 24, 2020, Governor Murphy enacted Executive Order 128, which upended New Jersey statutory law and decades of jurisprudence by enabling residential tenants to use, at their written request, security deposits as partial or full payment of rent during the coronavirus state of emergency. In issuing the Order, Governor Murphy pointed to the large […]

Karen Edler to speak on zoom panel today

Karen F. Edler will be a panelist with the NJ Spotlight Virtual Roundtable: “School’s Out: Special Education During COVID-19” today, Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. The details and the registration link are below. To register for and attend this event CLICK HERE or contact Karen Edler kedler@pricemeese.com or (201) 391-3737.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DURING COVID-19 – UNFORTUNATELY, THE FAVORABLE STATISTICS DO NOT REFLECT REALITY

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is deeply concerned with the decline of reported domestic violence incidents and related arrests during the mid-March through mid-April 2020 period, compared with similar statistics compiled during 2019. In a Virtual Town Hall Meeting on April 22nd entitled Services for Victims and Survivors of domestic and sexual violence, statistics […]

BUSINESS STANDSTILL AGREEMENTS AND THE PANDEMIC

Given the current economic uncertainties, entities or individuals in a business relationship may wish to provide in advance for a temporary agreement concerning that relationship while the economy stabilizes. Whether that relationship is one of seller-buyer, creditor-debtor, lender-borrower, landlord–tenant, or something else, an agreement to “stand still” for a specified period of time may be […]

PMSD Banking and Foreclosure Resources

Price, Meese, Shulman & D’Arminio is frequently called upon by major regional and non-institutional lenders for the diverse services we offer in connection with real estate, asset-based, construction and term loans and refinancings. We are experienced in both secured and unsecured debt financings. When necessary, we work with the attorneys in our Commercial Litigation or […]

EDUCATION LAW VIRTUAL LEARNING: IEPS, COVID-19 & COMPENSATORY EDUCATION

The most common parental complaint since the COVID-19 State of Emergency school closures and implementation of “virtual instruction” is that students are not receiving their IEP educational and related services. Question: Is there anything parents are able to do about it in the middle of a global pandemic? Answer: Yes. As parents, you can take […]

A Guide for Small Businesses and the Paycheck Protection Program

On March 27, 2020, the Keeping American Workers Paid and Employment Act was enacted as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act. The Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) contained in the Act allows eligible small businesses (less than 500 employees), sole proprietors and independent contractors that have been negatively […]

Probating a Will in Bergen County During the COVID-19 Emergency

As Bergen County has become the epicenter of COVID-19 in New Jersey, families find themselves in need of guidance through the legal process following their loved one’s death. Estates are not currently probated with a Surrogate Court Probate Clerk in attendance. However, a new temporary process that allows the probate of a Last Will and […]

New Jersey passes new law to permit remote notarial acts during current health emergency

On April 14, 2020 Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a bill permitting remote notarial acts for executing and verifying certain documents by notaries public and certain other authorized officials. The new law allows notaries and other authorized officials (such as New Jersey licensed attorneys) to perform notarial acts using communications technology for a remotely […]

Virtual Will and Estate Planning

During this time of Pandemic uncertainty, a number of existing and prospective clients have reached out to us regarding having their wills and estate plans updated. We are here to assure you that, although working largely remotely, we are ready and able to assist you with your estate planning needs. Our attorneys are conducting meetings […]

Governor Murphy signs executive order preserving internet and voice services

Governor Murphy signs executive order preventing cable and telecommunications providers from terminating residential internet and voice services due to non-payment. The executive order, found here, because effective retroactively to March 16, 2020, and remains in effect until 30 days following the end of the public health emergency declared by Executive Order No. 103.

Governor Murphy signs executive order preventing cancellation of insurance premiums

On April 9, 2020, Governor Murphy signed executive order 123, preventing insurance companies from cancelling insurance policies due to non payment during the pandemic for non payment. The order, however, is only a grace period, as unpaid premiums are amortized over a period of time for the non payment sums as provided for by the […]

The CARES Act: Key Tax Deductions and Credits for Businesses

The CARES act is the largest stimulus plan in our nation’s history. The Act includes many tax changes which are favorable to businesses. One of the ways that the Act tries to assist small businesses is to provide additional tax deductions and increased credits to allow employers to stay in business. Some of the key […]

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