COVID-19 Resource Center
Commitment to our Clients and Select Insights and Resources Related to COVID-19
Kasowitz Benson Torres is committed to helping clients navigate the extraordinary challenges posed by this pandemic.
Our attorneys and staff across the country are working remotely and around the clock to maintain the level of personal service, and the unwavering commitment to excellence, that our clients expect.
We are working closely with our clients to resolve the array of exigent problems resulting from unprecedented disruptions to the business of Wall Street and Main Street. Our depth of experience in high-stakes matters, including those arising from the 2008 financial crisis – and our ability to act free of conflicts with most large financial institutions – make us uniquely well-situated to help protect and enforce your rights and interests through these turbulent times.
As a resource to our clients, we’ve compiled here links to practice-specific updates, as well as court administrative orders announcing changes to court rules and operations in respect of the ongoing crisis.
We hope you and your families are safe and secure.
Insights and ResourcesOur lawyers are advising clients on the array of challenges arising from the ongoing crisis, including sensitive employment matters and liquidity concerns. Kasowitz is free of conflicts with virtually all commercial banks and prepared to assist clients with these and other pressing issues. Some of our recent insights and client resources are below.
Webinar: COVID-19 and Force Majeure: Impact on Transactions and Projects in Real Estate and Hospitality
Uri A. Itkin Authors “Repo Borrowers May Be Able to Recover Covid-Related Margin Call Losses”
Paul “Tad” M. O’Connor III Quoted in Law360 Article: “3 Things to Watch as COVID-19 Real Estate Litigation Looms”
Webinar: Fixing for a Pandemic: The Synergies of Green Building & Post-Pandemic Remediation
Webinar: Avoiding Liability After the Quarantine - Risks for Building Owners and Building Operators
Paul M. “Tad” O’Connor, Christian T. Becker and Jeffrey Ephraim Glatt Co-Author “COVID-19 and the Future of Business Contracts”
Webinar: Reopen the Workplace and Reduce Litigation Risk – Federal and State Law Guidance You Need to Know
COVID-19: Employer Frequently Asked Questions
COVID-19: The U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
COVID-19 Pandemic Layoffs: Federal and State WARN Act Requirements and Their Unforeseeable Business Circumstances Exceptions
Urgent for Employers: New COVID-19-Related Leave Requirements under Federal and New York Law
Kelly A. Frawley and Emily S. Pollock Quoted in New York Times Article: “The Pandemic Has Slowed the Divorce Process. Here’s What to Expect”
Webinar: Divorce and Co-Parenting during COVID-19
Virtual Lunch & Learn Presentation: Navigating Divorce during COVID-19
Webcast: Navigating Family and Matrimonial Issues during the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Happens When Courts Aren’t Available?
Kelly A. Frawley and Emily S. Pollock Co-Author “Divorce During COVID-19: Is Now the Right Time to Move Forward with Divorce?”
External Legal Resources
Court buildings are under various restrictions to limit in-person proceedings conducted at court. Electronic filing remains generally available. We will continue to update this page with relevant information as it becomes available. Please see below for select external legal resources:
Executive Orders from the Office of the Governor (New York)
New York State Department of Financial Services
New York State Court of Appeals
Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, First Judicial Department (New York)
New York State Unified Court System
New York County Supreme Court