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  • May 12 2021

    Client Alert: Governor Cuomo Signs The New York Hero Act Mandating Workplace Safety Standards

    Last week, Governor Cuomo signed the New York HERO Act into law, which will require all private sector employers in New York to adopt a health and safety plan to protect employees from exposure to airborne infectious diseases. In addition, employers with more than 10 employees will be required to allow employees to form joint management-employee workplace safety committees.

    Click here to read the alert.

  • May 05 2021

    Get Ready to Party Like it’s 2021: Hosting Private Events in the COVID-19 Era

    You are cordially invited to join employment lawyers from Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP for a complimentary webinar to assist restaurants, caterers, hotels and other venues that host large private events in understanding the New York State guidance and related legal issues regarding in-person events.

    Click here to register.

  • May 03 2021

    Client Alert: Submit Your Restaurant Revitalization Fund Application Today

    Starting at 12:00 p.m. today, restaurant and foodservice operations could apply for a grant through the $28.6B  Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). Applicants must register with SBA in order to submit an application (unless you are applying through your point-of-sale vendor).

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  • April 30 2021

    Client Alert: NYC Restaurant Capacity To Expand To 75%

    Governor Cuomo has just announced that effective May 7, 2021, indoor dining capacity for NYC restaurants will increase to 75%, catching NYC up to the rest of the state.

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  • April 28 2021

    Galileo Acquisition Corp. (“Galileo”), a New York Stock Exchange listed special purpose acquisition company, and Shapeways, Inc. (“Shapeways”), a leading global digital manufacturing platform driven by proprietary software, announced on April 28, 2021 that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement for a business combination in which Shapeways will be acquired by and taken public by Galileo with Shapeways valued at a $410 million pro forma enterprise value. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will be named Shapeways Holdings, Inc.  Galileo also announced that it received binding commitments for $75 million in PIPE financing in connection with the merger agreement.  EGS acted as counsel to Galileo.

  • April 28 2021

    Client Alert: Imminent Changes For NY Restaurants – And – Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grant Program Registration & Application To Finally Open

    Today, Governor Cuomo announced some welcome changes for restaurants and bars, including bar seating to be allowed everywhere and curfews are being lifted.

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  • April 27 2021

    Blue Water Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, and Clarus Therapeutics Inc., a pharmaceutical company dedicated to providing solutions to unmet medical needs by advancing androgen and metabolic therapies for men and women, announced their entrance into a definitive business combination agreement that will result in Clarus becoming part of a publicly traded company.  The transaction is valued at $379 million on a post-closing pro forma fully diluted basis, assuming no redemptions.  EGS acted as counsel to Blue Water Acquisition Corp.

  • April 27 2021

    Complimentary Hospitality Webinar: “Where Do We Go From Here:’ 3.0”

    As the hospitality industry continues to adjust and recover, there are many new trends and regulations that restaurants and other hospitality businesses must adapt to for continued recovery and future success.  You asked and we listened! Please join a panel of experts from HUB International, Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP, the New York State Restaurant Association and Total Food Service magazine for our next must-attend, informative hospitality industry webinar.

    Click here to register.

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