Real Estate and Construction Law Report: Force Majeure

March 05, 2020

​David B. Applefeld on force majeure​ provisions, Covid-19, and construction contracts.

"Every Penny Counts: Remember Prejudgment Interest When Pursuing Pre-Petition Causes of Action"

March 06, 2020

Anastasia L. McCusker and Daniel J. Zeller write for the ABA's Bankruptcy & Insolvency Litigation newsletter.

Real Estate and Construction Law Report: Business Interruption Insurance

March 15, 2020

David B. Applefeld on business interruption coverage amid the Covid-19 pandemic​.

Covid-19's Implications for Existing Commercial Credit Facilities: An Uptick in Defaults is Coming

March 19, 2020

The Banking & Financial Services Group discusses Covid-19 defaults and short-term loan modifications.​​

Issues Facing Businesses that Remain Open During the Pandemic

March 23, 2020

Eric R. Harlan examines potential sources of liability for businesses continuing operations amid the ongoing pandemic.

"Force Majeure" Provisions and the Pandemic

March 25, 2020

The Insurance Law Group examines whether business disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic will trigger contractual "force majeure" provisions.

COVID-19 Preparations at Shapiro Sher

March 25, 2020

As Shapiro Sher monitors the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are committed to protecting the health of employees and clients, and to providing reliable business counsel throughout the crisis. To that end, on March 13 our Firm implemented a comprehensive business-continuity plan that has allowed our attorneys and staff to provide uninterrupted service. Though our physical offices are temporarily closed, Shapiro Sher’s attorneys and staff, through their virtual offices, are equipped and prepared to carry on the business of the Firm while working off-site. We will continue to be responsive to our clients’ needs as we assist them in weathering this pandemic and its impact on our business community. Questions about the Firm’s COVID-19 response and protocols can be forwarded to Partner and Chief Operating Officer Renée Lane-Kunz at

COVID-19 Update: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act

March 28, 2020

An overview of the CARES Act from the Shapiro Sher team.

Will Insurers Cover Business Interruption Claims?

March 31, 2020

If your business has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, an insurance policy review should be undertaken to determine if coverage may be available, write Alex J. Brown and Jessica L. Swadow in The Daily Record.

Real Estate, Leases & Covid-19

April 13, 2020

In this new Real Estate and Construction Law Report, Shapiro Sher attorneys David B. Applefeld and Mark L. Miller examine the ways the pandemic may impact leases and real estate development projects​.