Estate Planning During a Pandemic

  By working together, our community, our nation, and our world will make it through the COVID-19 pandemic.  However, the devastation caused by the Coronavirus has forced us to face many difficult realities.  We can choose to be proactive instead of spending our precious time worrying about the unknown. The following are ideas for practical legal efforts […]

COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Certain Social Security Beneficiaries

You may be aware that distribution of COVID-19 “stimulus checks” has begun for individuals who filed income tax returns in 2018 and 2019.  Many Social Security recipients file income tax returns and will be included in the first wave of recipients without additional action on their part.  For other Social Security beneficiaries, the following information […]

Commercial Landlord and Tenant Relations During COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to wreak havoc on many commercial landlords and tenants in Florida, as tenants are unable to pay rent or request rent relief of some form or another. With the economic pressures commercial tenants are facing because of shelter-at-home orders and COVID-19’s effects on the general economy, the risks of tenants failing […]

Navigating the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), which contains the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, became effective April 1, 2020. The FFCRA requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Under the Emergency […]

COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses under the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was enacted into law on March 27, 2020.  This is Phase 3 of the federal government’s stimulus package and provides small businesses, sole proprietors, independent contractors and self-employed persons access to substantive economic relief.  The intent of the legislation is to help employers ride out the […]

Force Majeure In Residential Contracts & COVID-19

By now you have probably had a client wanting to invoke the force majeure clause of their contract. The purpose of this clause is to allow for parties to delay performance or actually be excused from performance in the event of unforeseen or uncontrollable events. Like many contracts, standard in the FAR/BAR contract is a […]

Staying Productive during COVID-19: Legal To-Do List

The Attorneys and Staff at Rossway Swan know that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused stress and disruption for everyone. Typical reactions include frustration about how long we will need to remain in this situation, uncertainty about the future and fear of the unknown effects of the virus. One way to cope with this uneasiness is […]

COVID-19 Message from Rossway Swan – March 26, 2020

On behalf of everyone at Rossway Swan, our hearts go out to all those impacted by COVID-19 around the world – not only those diagnosed with the virus, but also their friends and family and those whose work, education and way of life have been affected.  The pandemic has changed the way we live and […]