Overview

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has made a significant impact on the global economy, altering the way businesses operate. KMK Law has launched a multi-disciplinary Coronavirus COVID-19 Response Team dedicated to providing a comprehensive and coordinated response to issues that our clients are facing now and may face in the near future.

Readers will find our most recent insights and analysis under the News & Resources and Blogs tabs on this page. We will continue to update this page as the situation develops. Check back regularly for updates from our team on areas of law impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

We are currently advising clients on a broad range of matters, including:

  • Business Representations & Transactions: Force majeure and other relevant clauses in commercial contracts and financing documents, SBA disaster loans, public company issues including disclosures regarding risk factors and earnings guidance; shareholder meetings and investor relations issues, evaluation of MAE/default notices and claims under M&A agreements, commercial contracts and financing documents.
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy: Policies and data security practices for mobile and remote working; protection of personal information; compliance with privacy laws.
  • Employee Benefits: Consultation regarding employee benefits solutions to address the unique needs of employees, including waivers of copays/coinsurance and deductibles under medical insurance plans for COVID-19 testing and treatment, employee benefit continuation and payment arrangements during employee leaves of absence; extension of short-term disability plans; and 401(k) plan hardship and loan provisions.
  • Insurance: Evaluation of insurance coverage for business interruption, event cancellation, builder’s risk, general liability and similar policies.
  • Labor & Employment: Employee sick leave policies, employee policies (including sanitation policies), changes to Ohio unemployment insurance policy, FLSA compensation rules; quarantine rules; travel restrictions; employee refusals to work, remote working arrangements; OSHA/ADA requirements; and discrimination claims.
  • Litigation: COVID-related contract disputes and strategies for resolutions with customers and suppliers.
  • Private Client Services: Trust and Estate planning, medical powers of attorney, emergency family business planning.
  • Real Estate & Loan Transactions:  Application and evaluation of the impacts of force majeure, failure of performance, co-tenancy and occupancy provisions, liquidated damage, default provisions and other relevant clauses in property purchase agreements, lease agreements, architectural agreements, construction contracts, loan and mortgage documents, escrow agreements, and other commercial transaction documents, including the potential for SBA disaster loans arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic as this program is rolled out in Ohio.  

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