As the effects of COVID-19 unfold, Liskow & Lewis continues to serve clients as they navigate unprecedented conditions. This page will serve as a source of information regarding the effects Coronavirus may have on your industry. Given the evolving nature of this pandemic, information on this page will be continuously updated.
Our Liskow team members are working to stay abreast of the latest legal, regulatory, and program developments relating to COVID-19. We are counseling clients on a number of fronts related to the outbreak, including issues related to business interruption, insurance, federal, state and local tax issues, SEC regulatory issues, banking, SBA and Treasury loan programs, force majeure clauses, labor and employment, bankruptcy, state and local regulation, and maritime issues. We have established a COVID-19 Team composed of leading lawyers from our practice areas to share information and to coordinate our responses. Below is a list of our COVID-19 Team Members organized by area of expertise.
The firm has implemented multiple measures to ensure our ability to provide a safe working environment for all without compromising our high standard of client service. To read our Managing Partner, Bob Angelico’s full statement, please click here.
Additionally, Liskow is a proud participant of L.I.G.H.T. (Lawyers’ Initiative Giving Hospitals Thanks) which has raised over $100,000 to feed frontline healthcare workers and support New Orleans's renowned food and music industries. We are proud to support our communities and those battling the virus on the frontlines. If you would like to join the project, please click here to learn more.
COVID-19 Team Members
Please click the team member’s name for contact and biographical information.
Bankruptcy – Michael Rubenstein
Business Disruption and Contract Interpretation – Neil Abramson, David Leefe, Rob McNeal and Charles Wilmore
Construction (Contractual Interpretation and Enforcement) – Paul Kitziger and Shannon Holtzman
Corporate/SEC Compliance Matters – Trey Reymond, John Anjier and Nina Skinner
Disaster/Incident Investigation, Response, and Mitigation – Neil Abramson, David Leefe, Rob McNeal and Charles Wilmore
Determination of Critical Infrastructure or Essential Infrastructure – Greg Johnson and Lou Buatt
Emergency Paid Sick Leave – Thomas McGoey and Kindall James
Emergency Family and Medical Leave – Thomas McGoey and Kindall James
Employee Benefits Concerns – Randye Snyder
Employment Law Aspects of Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Thomas McGoey and Kindall James
Environmental Compliance Obligations – Lou Buatt and Greg Johnson
Financing (Contractual Interpretations, Waivers and Enforcement, Payment Deferrals, Forbearance and Foreclosures) – Billy Domingue, Blake Bennett and Marilyn Maloney
Governmental and Agency Guidance Issues – Neil Abramson, David Leefe, Rob McNeal and Charles Wilmore
Governmental Emergency Relief Lending Programs including SBA Disaster Loans – Nina Skinner, John Anjier, and Trey Reymond
Insurance Coverage Issues – Neil Abramson, David Leefe, Rob McNeal and Charles Wilmore
Insurance Interpretation and Claim Related Concerns (Business Interruption, Loss Rent) – Bill Pugh and John Almy
LDEQ’s Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order – Greg Johnson and Lou Buatt
Offshore Regulatory Compliance Obligations – Steve Wiegand
Oil & Gas (Shut-In and Production Interruptions) – Rob Theriot, Jana Grauberger, Jeff Lieberman
Oil Well Lien Act Issues – April Rolen Ogden and Michael Rubenstein
Real Estate Related Concerns (Contractual Interpretation and Enforcement, Tenant Relief, etc.) – Paul Kitziger, David Weiner, Julie Chauvin, and James Brown
Real Estate Related Concerns (Premises Liability and Protective Measures) – James Brown
SBA and Treasury Loan Programs – John Anjier, Nina Skinner, and C.J. Miller
Suspensions of Operations and Suspensions of Production for Offshore Federal Oil and Gas Leases – Steve Wiegand
Tax (Reporting and Filing Requirements, Governmental Tax Relief Programs) – Bob Angelico and Jim Exnicios
Title Insurance Matters (Insured Closings, Access to Public Records, Title Company Requirements) – James Breaux
Vessel Operations – David Reisman and Ray Waid
Wills/Estate Planning – Julie Chauvin
To receive industry updates and insights via email, please subscribe to the firm's blog here