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Governor Inslee Greenlights Re-Opening of Construction Projects That Meet Social Distancing and Other Required Safety Measures
On April 24, 2020, Governor Inslee signed an order re-opening construction projects that meet detailed safety requirements across all sectors (residential, commercial, public, etc.). Under Governor Inslee’s 30-point plan, work may only be resumed on...
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COVID-19: Modifications to Loans May Have Unintended Tax Consequences
Apr 13, 2020
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As we previously discussed, on March 22, 2020, federal banking regulators published the Interagency Guidance ("the Guidance") to encourage lenders to, among other things, enter into short-term loan modifications (if prudent and appropriate) with borr...
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Oregon Imposes Statewide Moratorium on Commercial Evictions
In a recent post discussing strategies for commercial landlords to manage requests for rent relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, we highlighted the Seattle City Council’s resolution urging state and federal legislators to impose an immediate moratori...
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EPA and States Issue Temporary Policies: Air and Water Permit Compliance During COVID-19
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, federal and state environmental agencies have issued temporary policies that affect regulated entities. This blog post is intended to help summarize these guidelines and highlights pertinent questions. U.S. ENVIRONME...
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Strategies for Commercial Landlords to Manage Tenants in COVID-19 Distress
On Monday, the Seattle City Council passed Resolution 31940 calling on Governor Jay Inslee, federal legislators, and the Trump administration to impose an immediate moratorium on residential and commercial rent and mortgage payments. This resolution...
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Most Construction Is Non-essential, According to Governor Inslee's Latest Guidance
On Wednesday night, Governor Inslee issued specific guidance regarding construction projects in Washington. The guidance states that “commercial and residential construction is not authorized under the Proclamation because construction is not conside...
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