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Navigating the New York City Severance Law in Difficult Times

Jack Pulvirenti, CPA 5.11.22 | Industry Insights The Hotel Association of New York City’s recent efforts to strike down the hotel severance law were denied by a federal judge.1 The […]

NYS Provides an Additional Restaurant Return-to-Work Credit

Jack Pulvirenti, CPA 4.19.22 | Industry Insights The just-passed New York State fiscal 2022-2023 budget [analysis to follow] creates an additional restaurant return-to-work tax credit. The credit amount is equal to […]

NYC Requiring Proof of Vaccination to Enter Restaurants, Other Venues

Jack Pulvirenti, CPA 8.18.21 | Industry Insights On Tuesday, August 17th, New York City became the first major U.S. city to require proof of vaccination to enter restaurants, gyms, and […]

New York State $35 Million Return-to-Work Restaurant Credit

Richard Goldstein, J.D. and Ken Maeng, J.D. 08.03.21 | Industry Insights On July 28, Governor Cuomo released the details for the Return-to-Work Restaurant Credit Program (the “Program”). The program provides […]

As the Hospitality Industry Revives, Expect Fraud to Follow

Smit Shah, CPA 7.1.21 | Industry Insights During the COVID-19 pandemic, when the hospitality sector was operating with a reduced workforce, it might have been easier for employees and guests […]

New York State Announces Financial Assistance Programs for Restaurants

Sarah S. Kim, J.D., LL.M. and Ken Maeng, J.D. 5.25.21 | Industry Insights New York State’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget includes $1 billion in relief to help the hospitality industry […]

Initial Restaurant Revitalization Fund Guidance and Application Released

Joseph Most, J.D. 4.27.21 | Client Alert On April 17, 2021, the Small Business Association (“SBA”) released a sample application form and program guidance for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (“RRF”). […]

Light at the End of the Tunnel for Tri-State Hospitality

Jack Pulvirenti, CPA 3.25.21 | Industry Insights Updated: 6.15.21 The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the hospitality industry. Bars and restaurants spent most of 2020 shut down, […]

Hope Rests on the Tip of a Needle

Mitchell Marcus, CPA 12.17.20 | Industry Insights Consumer spending drives the economy. Anything that hinders consumer spending will lead to a contraction in the economy, and any incentives that drive […]