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Paley Rothman shares this library of resources with clients and friends of the firm to help them stay ahead of legal and business developments and trends. Here, you will find helpful tips and tools written by our attorneys and relevant to our areas of practice. If you have any questions about the content available in the resource center, please contact us.

COVID-19 Resources


Whether your personal or work life has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, you are not alone! COVID-19 has affected millions of Americans and the attorneys at Paley Rothman have been working nonstop since the start of the pandemic to stay up-to-date on the latest changes so we can better help you. Below you will find all of our COVID-19 news and updates - from employment law, insurance, family law and more. If you have questions, please contact us.


Q&A - Navigating the holidays, COVID and divorce,” Carlos Lastra and Tracey Coates, December 23, 2020

Can a Company Require its Employees to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine,?Scott Mirsky, December 7, 2020

The Clock is Ticking Again on Lawsuits,” Trish Weaver, August 10, 2020

Virginia Becomes the First State to Enact Coronavirus Workplace Safety Measures,” Jessica Summers, July 20, 2020

What the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Means for Businesses with PPP Loans,” Jessica Summers, June 12, 2020

Commercial Landlords Face Difficult Decisions as Closures Spur Tenants to Seek Rent Relief,” Alan Mark and Hayes Edwards, May 19, 2020

Challenges of Coronavirus for Divorced and Blended Families,” Carlos Lastra, April 23, 2020

We Didn’t Get a PPP Loan! Now What?David Shapiro, April 20, 2020

Co-Parenting During COVID: A Practical Guide,” Jacqueline Mendelsohn, April 20, 2020

Tracking Cyber Threats and Regulatory Interpretations for Banks During Coronavirus Crisis,” Ryan Spiegel, April 20, 2020

Summary of Relevant COVID19 Executive Orders, Proclamations, Etc. for Maryland,” Cristen Rose, April 3, 2020

Assistance for Small Businesses Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act,” Paula Calimafde, Alan Mark and Kevin D’Anna, April 3, 2020

CMS Expands Accelerated and Advance Payment Program During COVID-19 Emergency,” David Shapiro, March 30, 2020

The Issue is Joined: Whether Losses Incurred Due to the Coronavirus Constitute Direct Physical Loss or Damage,” Robert Shulman and Cristen Rose, March 26, 2020

D.C. Greatly Expands Eligibility For Unpaid Leave & Unemployment Benefits,” Hayes Edwards, March 23, 2020

COVID-19 and Unemployment Claims in the DMV,” Jessica Summers, March 22, 2020

Considering a Layoff or Furlough? Be Aware of Pending Legislation That May Change Your Assessment,” Jessica Summers, March 21, 2020

The Playing Field for Coronavirus Insurance Recovery is Wide Open,” Robert Shulman and Cristen Rose, March 20, 2020

Federal Government Requires Small Businesses to Provide Paid Leave During COVID-19 Outbreak,” Scott Mirsky, March 19, 2020

Coronavirus & Insurance - Avoid the Causation Trap, Know Your Story,” Robert Shulman and Cristen Rose, March 17, 2020

What Employers in Montgomery County Need to Know About Mandatory Paid Leave if Schools Close Due to COVID-19,” Scott Mirsky, March 9, 2020

How to Handle an Employee’s Return from Overseas Travel & Other Risks in the Face of Coronavirus,” Scott Mirsky and Jim Hammerschmidt, March 3, 2020




"EEOC Guidance Offers Blueprint For Mandatory Vaccinations," Scott Mirsky, December 17, 2020

Pandemic wreaks havoc on divorce, custody and family law cases,” Tracey Coates and Carlos Lastra, August 31, 2020

What Can Corporate Communicators Learn From Municipal COVID-19 Crisis Communications?Ryan Spiegel, June 23, 2020

INSIGHT: Insurance Will Cover Coronavirus if Asbestos Lessons Prevail,” Cristen Rose and Robert Shulman, June 25, 2020

How Contact Tracing Poses ‘Pandora’s Box’ for Reopening Businesses,” Scott Mirsky, May 1, 2020

4 Ways COVID-19 Will Change Workplaces Forever,” Scott Mirsky, April 20, 2020

People Are Discovering Affairs While Quarantined With Their Spouses,” Tracey Coates, April 13, 2020




Autumn Outlook - Planning Ahead Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Employment Law Group, August 14, 2020

Navigating a Fractured Marriage During COVID: Options for Moving Forward Now,” Jacqueline Mendelsohn and Hunter Grolman, May 20, 2020

Returning Employees to Work As COVID-19 Restrictions Ease,” Jim Hammerschmidt and Jessica Summers, May 19, 2020

CARES Act – Your Questions Answered,” Jessica Summers and Jim Hammerschmidt, April 13, 2020

COVID-19 Employment Law Q&A,” Scott Mirsky and Hayes Edwards, March 24, 2020



Media Interviews:

Can Employers Require You to Take COVID-19 Vaccine?Scott Mirsky, December 2, 2020

Study Finds Divorce Rates Spiking Amid Covid-19,” Tracey Coates, September 28, 2020

Divorce Rates Skyrocketing During COVID-19,” Tracey Coates, September 4, 2020

Tips on how employers can navigate COVID in the workplace,” Scott Mirsky, August 24, 2020

Prince George’s County requiring mandatory testing for public safety, health personnel,” Scott Mirsky,  July 13, 2020

Divorce in the Time of COVID,” Tracey Coates, July 13, 2020

How To Peacefully Co-Parent During COVID-19,” Carlos Lastra, April 21, 2020

Helping Couples Co-Exist During COVID-19 Quarantine,” Tracey Coates, April 1, 2020