COVID-19 Resources

As you begin to deal with the business and legal implications of this crisis, Hopkins & Carley is here to help

We know you are experiencing the serious challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak that has taken hold around the world. As you deal with the business and legal implications of this crisis, Hopkins & Carley is here to help. 

The Hopkins & Carley Coronavirus Task Force includes attorneys from: Employment, Corporate & Data Privacy, Real Estate, Financial Institutions/Creditors Rights, and Litigation. We stand ready to advise clients on the myriad of legal and business issues affecting companies and individuals around the Bay Area. For more information, please reach out to any Hopkins & Carley attorney or one of the contacts listed below.

Some of the legal and business considerations H&C can assist with include:


Contact Dan Pyne at

  • Interpretation of local shelter-in-place orders (including meaning of “Essential Business”, and “Minimum Basic Operations”)
  • Interpretation of proposed federal legislation
  • Application of existing sick leave, FMLA and other leave laws
  • Furlough and reduction in force issues
  • Notice of exposure to COVID-19/privacy issues

Corporate/Data Privacy

Contact Brendan Lund at

  • Contract interpretation & compliance
  • force majeure provisions
  • managing production and supply chain issues
  • complying with performance obligations and providing necessary warranties and other assurances
  • Consumer messaging parameters in consideration of the CAN-SPAM Act and the TCPA
  • Notifications to shareholders of material changes in company performance
  • Required notifications to parties regarding financial conditions in financing agreements and other contracts
  • Convening the board for adoption of policies that may be material to the operation or existence of the business
  • Fund manager responsibilities and duties to investors
  • Company and acquirer considerations in M&A transactions

Real Estate

Contact Lisa Stalteri at

  • Lease interpretation/force majeure/rent abatement
  • Interruptions to real estate purchase & sale transactions
  • Compliance with existing environmental orders or requirements, such as vapor intrusion mitigation measures
  • 1031 exchange deadlines
  • Construction contract interpretation
  • Property management issues/building operations during shutdowns

Financial Institutions/Creditors Rights

Contact Ross Adler at

  • Implications of force majeure provisions to excuse non-performance 
  • Analysis and strategy in anticipation of bankruptcy filings or ABCs as debtors struggle with lost business/revenue
  • Preparation to exercise rights in collateral
  • Working with borrowers to get current reporting on cash-flow and aging receivables and liabilities
  • Assessment of conditions for claims on guaranties or third party support/investor agreements
  • SBA disaster loan program
  • Impact of the recently-enacted rules regarding evictions

We remain committed to supporting our clients and providing excellent client service and practical advice during this difficult time. Above all, we wish health and safety to you, your colleagues, and your families.

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Immunize Your Organization Against Common HR Claims: Projects to Consider While Sheltering in Place (4/23.20)

Counterfeits and Brand Protection Amid COVID-19 Supply Chain Disruptions (4/22/20)

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Paycheck Protection Program: What to Do After Receiving a Loan (4/21/20)

Raising Capital Post COVID-19 (4/21/20)

Force Majeure and Other Contract Performance Questions (4/21/20)

Implementing and Updating Employee Policies for Remote Work (4/21/20)

Business Continuity Plans, Third-Party Agreements and Preparing for a Potential Exit (4/21/20)

CARES Act Update - Additional Guidance From The SBA (4/14/20)

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Estate Planning Tips for a Pandemic (4/2/20)

Access To Cash - Key Provisions Of The Cares Act (4/2/20)

COVID-19 Update: The CARES Act Expands Access to Bankruptcy Relief (3/30/2020)

COVID-19 Update: Preparing for April 1, 2020 (3/30/2020)

Private employers with less than 500 employees must post this Notice at the company’s physical worksite where notices to employees are customarily posted and where it will be easily visible. 


How to Reopen & Operate Your Restaurant Post-COVID
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2020 San Jose State University Economic Summit
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The New Reality for Construction in the COVID-19 World
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Reopening the Workplace After COVID-19
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Lenders Beware: A Primer on the SBRA and the CARES Act Impact on the Bankruptcy Code
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Estate Planning During a Pandemic
Coronavirus and Your Workplace Part 3
Privacy Laws Are Alive and Well Even Under COVID-19: CCPA Risks and Priorities
PPP Loans and Managing Employee Headcount and Payroll Decisions
Alphabet Soup of Leave Laws In a COVID-19 World
What Commercial Landlords & Tenants Need To Know About Bankruptcy and Financial Distress Arising from Coronavirus
HELP - Corona Ate My Contract! How to analyze pre-existing contract obligations in a pandemic
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Coronavirus and Your Workplace Part 1

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