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The Coronavirus and Commercial Rent Payments

by: Riane N. Sharp Many businesses have been faced with the exact same question, how are they going to pay their rent? The local and state stay-at-home orders have caused many businesses to close all together or suffer severely diminished revenue. Commercial landlords, on the other hand, are relying on tenant rent payments to meet […]

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Construction Contracts in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic

by: Chadd L. Reynolds As cities and states begin to issue executive orders that impose restrictions on the movement of people and operation of businesses, public and commercial construction projects have generally been permitted to continue construction. Nevertheless, the construction industry is feeling the effects of the coronavirus. Having previously discussed some general considerations parties […]

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Extends the Public Health State of Emergency

Due to the public health emergency created by the spread of COVID-19, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp declared a Public Health State of Emergency by Executive Order on March 14, 2020.  The Public Health State of Emergency was scheduled to terminate on April 13, 2020, however, Governor Kemp proactively renewed it for thirty (30) days.  In […]

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Issues Suspension of Short-Term Rentals Order

by: Joshua F. Jones To reduce the spread of COVID-19 and temporarily prevent Georgia from becoming a vacation destination for out-of-state individuals, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued a new Executive Order. On April 8, 2020, Governor Kemp issued a state-wide order suspending Short-Term Vacation Rentals through April 30, 2020. “Short-Term Vacation Rentals” includes any transaction […]

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What Governor Kemp’s Executive Order in response to the Coronavirus means for those in the Construction Industry.

by: Chadd L. Reynolds On April 2, 2020, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued an Executive Order (the “Order”) restricting gatherings and business operations in Georgia due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Order goes into effect at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020 and expires at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020. All prior […]

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Emergency Loans Are Available for Small Businesses – An Overview of the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program

by: Shawn E. McKenzie In recent weeks, all levels of government have been making tremendous efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). On March 27, 2020, the federal government passed what is to date the most sweeping of these efforts, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act’s purpose […]

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issues statewide Shelter-in-Place Order

On April 2, 2020, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued a statewide Shelter-in-Place Order. The order narrows, in several important aspects, the definitions of Essential Business that many metro-area businesses had been relying on from local jurisdictions. Importantly, the Governor’s Order states that all businesses, establishments, corporations, non-profit organizations, or organizations that are not Critical Infrastructure […]

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