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October042022
Getting Workers Back to the Office – Not Just a Challenge for Employers

Mitchell Marcus, CPA, and Cecilia Kao, CPA 10.4.22 | Industry Insights Office occupancy in New York City finally hit 40% in June for the first time since the start of […]

October042022
Rising Interest Rates – Yet Another Blow to Hospitality Industry

Smit Shah, CPA 10.4.22 | Industry Insights With the end of so-called “free money” now a reality, the hospitality industry — still dealing with the aftereffects of COVID-19 — must […]

July252022
Metamorphosis – The Ongoing Evolution of Hotel Conversions

Jack Pulvirenti, CPA and William Saya, CPA 7.25.22 | Industry Insights The sputtering recovery of the hospitality industry was given another boost when New York Governor Hochul recently signed legislation […]

May112022
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 […]

April192022
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 […]

August182021
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 […]

August032021
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 […]

July012021
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 […]

May252021
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 […]