COVID-19 Resource Center

Cox, Castle & Nicholson attorneys are actively assisting clients on a wide array of business and legal challenges arising from the Coronavirus/COVID 19 (“COVID-19”) pandemic. Coordinating across multiple practice groups and industries, Cox Castle’s COVID-19 task force is keeping track of the latest developments with COVID-19, and working to provide the best advice possible to our clients in the real estate industry and beyond.  

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For additional resources, including shelter in place orders and tenant eviction restrictions, please click here. 

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Waiting for Bluer Skies: The Differences between Open-Air and Enclosed Shopping Centers during COVID

Posted 9/08/20

Centers for Disease Control Orders Temporary Moratorium On Residential Evictions For Lower Income Tenants Through the End of 2020

Posted 9/03/20

California’s AB 3088 Provides Relief to Residential Tenants Who Otherwise May Have Been Facing Eviction

Posted 9/02/20

Top Five COVID-19 Impacted Office Lease Provisions

Posted 8/04/20

Top 5 Retail Lease Provisions To Revisit In Light Of Covid-19

Posted 6/26/20

New Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Provides More Benefits To Small Business Owners

Posted 6/12/2020

Key Provisions in Proposed California Legislation (SB-939) Impacting Commercial Real Property Owners and Developers

Posted 5/22/2020

Executive Order Establishes Rebuttable Presumption Regarding COVID-19 For Workers’ Compensation Claims

Posted 5/13/2020

California Grants Relief for Certain Property Tax Penalties and Filing Business Personal Property Tax Statements

Posted 5/11/2020

Advice for Real Estate Businesses as California Begins to Reopen Its Economy

Posted 5/8/2020

Deductibility of Expenditures Paid Out of PPP Loan Proceeds; California Conformity with CARES Act

Posted 5/1/2020

Update: Impact Of Changes To State And Bay Area Shelter-In-Place Orders On Construction

Posted 4/30/2020
Posted 4/24/2020
Posted 4/21/2020
Posted 4/17/2020
Posted 4/16/2020

California Provides Relief for Section 1031 Exchanges

Posted 4/16/2020

IRS Expanded Deadline Relief, Including Relief for Section 1031 Exchanges; Prior Section 163(j) Elections

Posted 4/13/2020

IRS Allows BBA Partnerships to File Amended Returns; Update on California’s Treatment of CARES Act Tax Provisions

Posted 4/10/2020

Covid-19 Insurance Issues: Legal Guidance For The Real Estate and Construction Industries - Part 1

Posted 4/9/2020

Los Angeles Emergency Order Requires Employers To Provide Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Posted 4/8/2020

Impact of Emergency Court Rules in Light Of COVID-19 on Litigation in California

Posted 4/8/2020

Key Tax Provisions in the CARES Act

Posted 4/3/2020

Update: SF Bay Area Issues More Stringent Shelter-In-Place Orders That Pose Significant Limitations on the Construction Industry

Posted 4/1/2020

CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program: Open for Applications

Posted 3/31/2020

COVID-19 Update: Video and Telephone Meetings for Corporations and Limited Liability Companies

Posted 3/30/2020

Tolling of LAMC Deadlines

Posted 3/30/2020

Recent Developments Regarding The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Posted 3/27/2020

How to Respond to Rent and Loan Payment Obligations in Light of COVID-19

Posted 3/27/2020

Update on California City and County Moratoriums on Commercial Tenant Evictions

Posted 3/26/2020

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Offer Immediate, Temporary Relief for Multifamily Rental Projects Impacted by COVID-19

Posted 3/26/2020

Update on California Income Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines; Property Tax Payments

Posted 3/23/2020

City Land Use and Planning Functions During Shelter In Place and Related COVID-19 Orders

Posted 3/20/2020

The U.S. Treasury Postpones the Federal April 15, 2020, Tax Filing and Tax Payment Deadlines

Posted 3/20/2020

Congress Passes Major COVID-19 Legislation Providing Emergency Family Medical and Sick Leave Benefits to Employees

Posted 3/19/2020

Cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco Announce Moratoriums on Commercial Tenant Evictions

Posted 3/18/2020

Additional information about moratoriums on tenant evictions in the State of California, can be found here.

City Land Use and Planning Functions During Shelter in Place and Related COVID-19 Orders

Posted 3/18/2020

SF Bay Area Shelter In Place Order

Posted 3/17/2020

Additional cities and counties have enacted their own “shelter in place” orders, which can be found here.

On March 19, 2020, the State of California issued an Executive Order instructing “all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.” On March 22, 2020, the State Public Health Officer issued a list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.”

The U.S. Treasury and the California Franchise Tax Board Delay Tax Deadlines

Posted 3/17/2020

What To Consider In Light Of The Impact COVID-19 May Have On Your Business Operations

Posted 3/13/2020



We encourage you to reach out to your advisers at Cox Castle to discuss your specific business and legal needs.  Or reach out to our COVID-19 task force members, listed by subject matter and industry expertise:





Susan Davis

Common Interest Development and Hospitality

Paul Dubrasich and Paul Titcher


Rob Campbell

Contract Disputes/Litigation

Alicia Vaz


Cathy Moses


Keith Walker


Caroline Dreyfus and Doug Snyder


John Musitano

  Joint Venture and Funds

David Schwartzman, Doug Snyder and Chris Stark

Land Use

Alex DeGood


Scott Brooks, Corin Korenaga and Dan Villalpando

Multifamily Housing

Ofer Elitzur

Senior Housing

Kevin Kinigstein


Erik Loomis, Al DeLeo, and Laura Cable