Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP is a full-service law firm that offers clients the national reach and sophisticated experience of a large firm and the local connections and value of a boutique firm.

This combination of reach and local autonomy supports our clients with the clout of a mega-firm and the service hallmarks of a boutique. With one firm, our clients get a macro view of the law with a micro focus on their unique legal needs. With 16 offices in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr serves businesses throughout the United States and internationally. We represent recognizable names in corporate America, exciting start-ups and an array of closely held and privately held companies, as well as nonprofits, governmental and educational entities.

This update tracks COVID-19 shutdown orders as of March 26, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EDT that affect construction projects in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania – jurisdictions in which Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP offices are located. We have updated the post in the last 24 hours to cover new orders in Massachusetts and Minnesota. Jurisdictions Requiring Work Stoppage: Massachusetts: On March 17, 2020, the City of…
Update on State-Specific Coronavirus Shutdown Orders and Their Impact on Construction Work Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Construction Practice has outlined Coronavirus shutdown orders as of March 25, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT and their impact on state-specific construction projects across ten jurisdictions. The areas covered include: Delaware; the District of Columbia; Florida; Illinois; Maryland; Massachusetts; Minnesota; New Jersey; New York; and Pennsylvania. These orders largely allow construction work to proceed. Read our full summary here
New Jersey Law Protects Employees Who Must Take Time Off Because of COVID-19 and Issue Executive Order Limiting Business Operations After passing through the legislature unanimously in a matter of days, on March 20, 2020, Governor Murphy signed a law providing additional employee protections related to COVID-19. The law is effective immediately and prohibits employers from terminating or retaliating against an employee who requests or takes time off because the employee has, or is likely…
New Jersey Law Protects Employees Who Must Take Time Off Because of COVID-19 and Issue Executive Order Limiting Business Operations After passing through the legislature unanimously in a matter of days, on March 20, 2020, Governor Murphy signed a law providing additional employee protections related to COVID-19. The law is effective immediately and prohibits employers from terminating or retaliating against an employee who requests or takes time off because the employee has, or is likely…
COVID-19 Shelter In Place Orders Permit Food, Agribusiness, and Beverage Industries to Remain Operational As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, states governors are issuing executive orders that restrict most businesses from operating and require individuals to “shelter in place” (SIP) by staying home to avert the virus’s spread. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has identified 16 SIP exceptions applicable to “critical infrastructure sectors,” many of which apply…
Amid a flurry of Executive Orders coming from his office, on March 19 Governor Cuomo signed into law a new statute requiring employers to provide quarantine leave to employees who are subject to mandatory or precautionary quarantine or isolation orders issued by the state government, the Department of Health or other government entities with the authority to issue such an order. The emergency quarantine leave law specifically applies to COVID-19 and provides the following entitlements:…
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issued a new emergency order today, March 23, 2020, concerning the continued operations of “essential services,” the closure of certain workplaces, and revised assemblage restrictions (the “Order”). Below is a non-exhaustive list of key provisions of the Order. If you have any questions about your specific business operations or other COVID-19 related matters, please let us know. The Order creates a list of business operations and services that are considered essential…
New York Executive Order and Regulation Requires Banks To Honor Forbearance Requests And Other Regulated Entities To Potentially Restrict Late And Overdraft Fees On March 7, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 202.9 (the “Order”) which sought to modify New York Banking Law to deem “an unsafe and unsound business practice” if any bank, subject to the Department of Financial Services (the “Department”), fails to “grant a forbearance to any person or business who…
Court Nixes Hired Investigator’s Telephone Consumer Protection Act Claim for Lack of Standing While the TCPA often feels limitless in its scope, one New Jersey District Court recently dismissed a putative class action brought by an investigator hired by an attorney to prepare potential TCPA claims.1 The plaintiff, Mark Leyse, was paid $60 an hour to place investigative calls to various companies and gather facts for potential TCPA actions. During those calls, Leyse gave…
Builders Beware: Georgia Court Rejects Suit by Unlicensed Contractor for Unpaid Work Unlicensed contractors in Georgia recently were dealt a blow by the state’s Court of Appeals when three judges held that a contractor’s failure to possess a valid state contractor’s license precluded the contractor from bringing a lawsuit for unpaid fees. In Fleetwood v. Lucas, __ S.E.2d __, 2020 WL 1149734 (Ga. Ct. App. March 10, 2020), a panel of judges ruled against a…