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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

by: Steven M. Winter The U.S. Small Business Administration website has several links to loan programs for those impacted by COVID-19, including SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, SBA Express Bridge Loan, along with additional guidance and resources for the small business owner. WCZ is here to help you navigate these resources during these difficult […]

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COVID-19 Guidance on Construction Projects

by: Chadd L. Reynolds These are unusual and unprecedented times as COVID-19 continues to effect people, industries, and governments across the world. Almost all aspects of life will be impacted, including construction projects. If you or your company are involved in a construction project, many unknowns can begin to present themselves. As construction attorneys, we […]

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“Do we still have to?” The question asked across the world

by: Riane N. Sharp As much of the world has gone into quarantine, many businesses have been forced to close to the public, temporarily change the way they do business, or cease operations all together. Companies have started asking whether COVID-19 may excuse them from performance under the force majeure clause in their contract. So, […]

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Meetings in the Time of COVID-19

by: Kyle Shaughnessy The COVID-19 outbreak (and the resulting CDC and government advice to limit the size of gatherings) hit Georgia while annual meeting season for community associations was still in full swing. Many communities had scheduled their annual meeting and sent out notices, and others were in the process of doing so. This has […]

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Impact of City of Atlanta’s Executive Order on Construction Projects

by: Chadd L. Reynolds On March 23, 2020, the Mayor of the City of Atlanta, Keisha Lance-Bottoms, issued Executive Order Number 2020-21 (the “Order”), declaring there to be an emergency within the City of Atlanta due to the CONVID-19 pandemic. Generally, the Order requires individuals to stay at their place of residence and prohibits all […]

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COVID-19: Will Insurers Cover Losses Due to a Stoppage of Business? – How My Existing Policy Will Be Applied

by: Shawn E. McKenzie Over the last several weeks, the coronavirus, more specifically identified as COVID-19, has meaningfully impacted nearly every facet of American daily life. Businesses are among those hardest hit by state and local shelter in place orders and the closure of all but essential businesses. As such, many business owners will look […]

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Best Practices for Handling Construction Delays

By:  Eric B. Coleman, Esq. Delays are a common occurrence on construction projects and they can turn an otherwise profitable contract into a nightmare of cost overruns and liability. Not only are they common, construction delays are typically complicated. Usually, the contract terms deal broadly with who carries the risk for delays and the extent […]

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