The Paycheck Protection Program: Unintended Risks for Lenders

April 16, 2020

The Banking & Financial Services Group discusses implementation of procedures by lenders during the PPP loan process to mitigate risk.​

The Pandemic Risk Insurance Act of 2020 Gains Industry Support

April 23, 2020

Several real estate industry trade associations have moved to support passage of the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act of 2020, writes David B. Applefeld. ​​

Shapiro Sher Recognized as Leading Firm in Chambers USA 2020

April 24, 2020

Chambers USA, a preeminent guide to the U.S. legal industry, has released its 2020 rankings, naming five Shapiro Sher attorneys in its survey of Maryland lawyers.

"Covid-19 Business Interruption Coverage Key to Saving Maryland's Economy"

May 01, 2020

Alex J. Brown and Jessica L. Swadow write for the Baltimore Business Journal​ on proposed legislation requiring insurers to pay uncovered Covid-19 business interruption claims.

AIA Contracts and Covid-19: Force Majeure, Suspension, and Financial Assurance

May 06, 2020

The disruption of business activity caused by the coronavirus pandemic presents a number of legal issues for the construction industry, several of which are addressed in the AIA form contract documents, writes David B. Applefeld.

The Small Business Reorganization Act: What a Lender Needs to Know

May 19, 2020

The Banking & Financial Services Group examines key provisions in the newly enacted Small Business Reorganization Act.

Avoiding Litigation: Five Things Business Owners Should Consider as They Reopen

May 26, 2020

Businesses should proceed with care to implement best practices and limit risk, writes Eric R. Harlan.

The Paycheck Protection Program: Loan Forgiveness

May 26, 2020

An update for lenders from the Banking & Financial Services Group on recent SBA guidance regarding the PPP loan forgiveness process.

WBAL interviews David B. Applefeld

June 06, 2020

​Mr. Applefeld spoke with WBAL TV about safety measures for businesses reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.