Category: News

Client Alert: State Tax Deferral for Massachusetts Retail & Hospitality Industries

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On September 15, 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced an extension of state tax deferral measures aimed at easing COVID-19 related financial burdens for the retail and hospitality sectors.   The tax deferral extension will include the following measures:   Extended Time Period for Deferral. Sales tax, meals tax, and room occupancy taxes will be…

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Christopher J. Lhulier Joins Ruberto, Israel & Weiner’s Banking, Finance & Lending and Bankruptcy, Workout & Insolvency Groups

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner is pleased to announce that Christopher J. Lhulier has joined the firm as an associate in our Banking, Finance & Lending and Bankruptcy, Workout & Insolvency Groups. He will focus his practice in the areas of debt finance, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate matters. Chris’s practice will focus on advising borrowers and lenders in all…

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Impact of the Pandemic on Restaurant Leases and Valuations

We thought you’d be interested in this summary put together by Restaurant Trends Seminar partner, the Boston Restaurant Group: In the past a “good” lease was always considered the most valuable asset of a restaurant. Post COVID-19, it has become the restaurant’s greatest liability. I realize how difficult the past few months have been for everyone in the…

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Patrick Ford Joins Ruberto, Israel & Weiner’s Corporate & Business Group

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner is pleased to announce that Patrick Ford has joined the firm as an associate in our Corporate & Business Group. Patrick will focus his practice on advising clients with regard to a variety of corporate and business matters, including emerging companies, mergers and acquisitions, and more. Patrick will also work with…

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Trusts & Estates Alert: COVID-19 and Your Estate: Planning Considerations During These Difficult Times

We find ourselves in an unwanted new world, some say a “new normal”. As the pandemic continues, here are some things to consider as part of your estate planning matters. It is particularly important to evaluate the choices of fiduciaries that you have named/nominated or will name in the following estate planning designations:   Your…

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Webinar Recording: Re-Opening Guidance for the Massachusetts Restaurant Industry

Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in the Re-Opening Guidance for the Massachusetts Restaurant Industry webinar last Wednesday. These are challenging times and we hope it was useful. As many people requested, we are enclosing a recording of the webinar in the link below for those who would like to review what was covered….

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Client Alert: SBA Issues Revised PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications

On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, the Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) quietly released the revised Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application (the “Long Form Application”) and the new Paycheck Protection Program PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form 3508EZ (the “EZ Application”). The instructions included as part of the Applications provide borrowers with much needed guidance on…

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Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Served as Seller’s Counsel in Major Technology Transaction

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner served as seller’s counsel for Privo IT, LLC in this transaction. Full details here. Privo, a Premier Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) with offices in Boston and San Francisco, was acquired by Navisite. Navisite, based in Andover, Massachusetts, is a modern managed cloud service provider…

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Client Alert: Enhanced Debt Relief Under the CARES Act – Leverage for Small Businesses

To date, much of the discussion regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability Act (the “CARES Act”) has been focused on the provisions of its Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”), which provides forgivable loans to small businesses based upon two and half months of their average payroll costs. The PPP has been incredibly successful in stemming…

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Client Alert: House and Senate Pass Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

On June 3, 2020, the United States Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (the “Act“), as passed by the House on May 27, 2020, amending certain aspects of the Small Business Administration Act and the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP“), created by Division A, Title I of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic…

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