Real Estate and Land Use

On March 23, 2020, Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown issued a state-wide order, Executive Order No. 20-12, directing Oregonians to stay at home unless engaging in certain activities or working at certain businesses; most construction projects, including residential construction, may continue to operate. Read more.

On March 23, 2020, Washington’s Governor Jay Inslee, issued a state-wide order requiring all Washingtonians to stay at home unless engaging in essential activities or working in essential business services. Unless exempted, all non-essential businesses were required to cease operations, starting at midnight on March 25, 2020. This update addresses the extent to which the

Contractors can now find OMB- and agency-specific information and guidance related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) on a single government website:

The website has links to recent government guidance and memoranda, including the OMB’s March 20, 2020 memorandum to agencies concerning contract performance issues and emergency acquisition procedures related to the COVID-19 outbreak. The

California Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-28-20 (order) on March 16, 2020, to assist Californians experiencing financial hardship. The order implements measures specifically aimed at helping those that have lost their source of income due to business closures or layoffs in the wake of COVID-19. The governor’s directives focus on freezing evictions and foreclosures through

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, we are facing stressful and rapidly changing times trying to combat the pandemic. Our advice to clients is evolving with these changes and generally hinges on issue-specific language.

In this update, we prepared a list of real estate issues that employers, developers, landlords, tenants, and lenders may need

On March 16, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) global pandemic, seven Bay Area counties issued orders requiring residents to shelter in place and mandating closure of many businesses. These shelter-in-place orders exempt activities necessary for the construction of housing, provided social distancing practices are observed.
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