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Real Estate Blog COVID-19 AND REOPENING BUSINESSES IN ARIZONA May 7, 2020 Arizona, like many states, will gradually allow the reopening of businesses that were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  On April 29, 2020, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-33, Returning Stronger.  On May 4, 2020, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-34, Building on COVID-19 Successes.  The purpose of these Executive Orders is to permit the reopening of certain non-essential…
Real Estate Blog COVID-19 AND SMALL BUSINESS EVICTIONS IN ARIZONA April 30, 2020 In an effort to protect small businesses, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-21 Prohibiting Small Business Evictions.  While the Executive Order was issued primarily to prevent commercial landlords from evicting commercial tenants, there are other provisions in the Executive Order that are designed to provide financial relief to these small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. First, the Executive Order temporarily…
Real Estate Blog Does COVID-19 Impact Your Contracts? Perhaps It’s Time To Review Your Agreements April 2, 2020 It has been said that nobody really looks at the language of a contract until there is a problem.  Now there could be a problem. Shopping center owners and their restaurant tenants are now studying the language of the leases.  Sellers and buyers of commercial property that are in escrow are now paying attention to the language…
Construction Blog Arizona Surety Claims: Surety Bad Faith Revisited in Recent Decisions May 23, 2016 Practice Area:  Over the last twenty-six years, Arizona has been the epicenter of the national surety bad faith discussion.  In 1989, the Arizona Supreme Court issued probably the leading surety bad faith case in the county – Dodge v. Fid. And Dep. Co. of Md., 778 P.2d 1240, 161 Ariz. 344 (1989).   In Dodge, plaintiffs-homeowners contracted with a residential construction company to build…