In a legislative update provided by Florida Politics, West Palm Beach partner Matthew Chait discussed pandemic-related legislation and the COVID-19 lawsuit protection bill signed by Governor Ron DeSantis on March 29, 2021.
Matt, who is a litigation partner as well as a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Response Team, discussed the type of issues clients have come across because of the pandemic.
“[Most] of our attorneys have had to deal with some kind of COVID-related issue whether it’s related to assisting clients with PPP loans [or] advising clients on their role as employers through many employment questions,” Matt told the publication. “COVID has created issues over landlord-tenant disputes, commercial landlord-tenant disputes, where tenants have been unable to pay rent due to lockdown orders and retailers being closed. Those are just some examples of some of the COVID-related issues we’ve dealt with.”
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About Matthew R. Chait
Matt Chait is a partner in the Business Litigation Practice Group. His statewide practice focuses on commercial real estate and land use litigation, commercial foreclosure and loan guaranty matters, and general business litigation, including partnership and LLC disputes, healthcare, fraud, deceptive trade practices, and complex judgment domestication issues. A Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated commercial litigator, Matt has been recognized by the Daily Business Review as a top 40 attorney under 40 and as a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers. He is co-founder and co-editor of the Commercial Real Estate Litigation blog.