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Emergency Legislation Authorizes Use of Remote Notaries in Massachusetts

On April 27, 2020, Governor Baker signed into law emergency legislation permitting virtual notarization of documents during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Prior to the new law, notaries and witnesses had to be in the physical presence of the person signing a document but now they may use online video conference services in order to maintain social distancing. 

In order to be valid, the following requirements must be met...

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Nonprofits

New Attorney General Guidance on Access to Endowment Fund

On April 28, 2020, the Charities Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office issued new guidance regarding nonprofit endowments, which addresses many of the same options discussed in our alert.  In particular, the Attorney General recommends that nonprofits seeking to access their endowments because of the current emergency consider the following...

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Businesses

Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures Offers Protection to Some Individuals, Small Businesses and Nonprofits

On April 24, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, as directed by the Act, issued regulations with guidance for landlords and tenants on complying with the Act, as well as forms and recommendations for notice and documentation that non-payment of rent or mortgage payments is due to a financial impact from COVID-19.

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Emergency Legislation Authorizes Use of Remote Notaries in Massachusetts

On April 27, 2020, Governor Baker signed into law emergency legislation permitting virtual notarization of documents during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Prior to the new law, notaries and witnesses had to be in the physical presence of the person signing a document but now they may use online video conference services in order to maintain social distancing. 

In order to be valid, the following requirements must be met...

read more >

New Attorney General Guidance on Access to Endowment Fund

On April 28, 2020, the Charities Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office issued new guidance regarding nonprofit endowments, which addresses many of the same options discussed in our alert.  In particular, the Attorney General recommends that nonprofits seeking to access their endowments because of the current emergency consider the following...

read more >

Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures Offers Protection to Some Individuals, Small Businesses and Nonprofits

On April 24, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, as directed by the Act, issued regulations with guidance for landlords and tenants on complying with the Act, as well as forms and recommendations for notice and documentation that non-payment of rent or mortgage payments is due to a financial impact from COVID-19.

read more >

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