COVID-19 Legal Support Team


Legal Services for Businesses Affected by COVID-19

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had an enormous impact on businesses located in the Pacific Northwest and around the globe. In an effort to assist businesses of all sizes with the challenges triggered by COVID-19, Ryan Swanson has assembled our COVID-19 Legal Support Team—a team of experienced professionals ready to help guide you and your company through a broad range of legal issues, including:

  • Interpreting the latest federal, state, and local laws and regulations for employers
  • Advising employers on layoffs, standby, telecommuting, and related issues
  • Providing advice on the impacts of COVID-19 on immigration visas and applications
  • Assisting businesses with SBA and other loan programs, including the new CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act)
  • Restructuring bank loans and other debts, including the preparation and negotiation of loan forbearance agreements
  • Modifying and amending leases and other key contracts
  • Enforcing “Force Majeure” contract provisions (i.e., extensions of time and other relief for causes outside of a party’s control)
  • Enforcing contract defenses based on the “impossibility” or “impracticability” of continued performance under the contract terms
  • Enforcing the rights of businesses if contractors and suppliers do not perform
  • Selling businesses, assets, and properties
  • Collecting proceeds from business interruption insurance and other insurance policies
  • Obtaining debt and equity financing
  • Advising on bankruptcies and other options for debt relief
  • Blanket waivers from certain existing laws for health care providers
  • The application of HIPAA to COVID-19 diagnosis, testing, and notice

The members of our COVID-19 Legal Support Team are available to support your business through the COVID-19 pandemic, helping you anticipate, manage and resolve the challenges that lie ahead. We can help identify key strategic and tactical issues, assist with contract and business issues, manage communications to your workforce, anticipate and assess litigation risks, consider regulatory and legislative developments, and assist with any necessary organizational or structural changes. We will help prioritize and resolve complicated legal, business, legislative and shareholder relations issues as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, allowing you to get back to managing the day-to-day aspects of your business.

For assistance, please feel free to contact any member of the COVID-19 Legal Support Team by contacting a team member listed here or by completing the contact form on the left-hand side of this page.

Please also see Ryan Swanson’s COVID-19 Alerts & Resources for Businesses page for the most up-to-date news and developments regarding COVID-19.

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