Restaurant and Small Business Relief Effort

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants and small businesses need our support.

Many cannot afford legal expenses. To support our community and give back during this difficult time, Messner Reeves is offering restaurants and small businesses up to four hours of legal services relating to the pandemic at no charge.

Legal support may include:

  • Lease Review
  • CARES Act/SBA Relief (PPP, EIDL Loan Applications, Forgiveness Related Issues)
  • FFCRA Paid Sick and Family/Medical Leaves
  • Contract/Vendor Issues
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Reopening and Compliance Policy and Procedure Guidance
  • Crisis Planning and Management

Contact us for more information.


Additional resources:
It is important to consult a lawyer at all stages to ensure compliance. Click here for a full list of Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and guidance from our firm.

Don’t hesitate to call us if you have further questions or need assistance: 1.877.235.0866

SBA and Paycheck Protection Resources
Labor & Employment Resources

Department of Labor “Employee Rights” poster concerning the Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act:

Messner Reeves’ attorneys John K. ShunkStephen K. Lehnardt, and LaRona Mondt Kitzinger compiled the FFCRA Summary and Resouce Guide for Employers attached below.

Please do not hesitate to contact attorney Stephen Lehnardt for any tax-related questions or attorneys John Shunk or LaRona Kitzinger if you have further questions in regards to employment or leave.

View Full Resource Guide.

FFCRA Fact Sheet

IRS FAQs re: FFCRA Tax Credits

Real Estate, Landlord/Tenant Resources

Rent Concerns During the Pandemic – COVID-19
Deanne R. Stodden, Partner
Matt R. Sullivan, Partner

Restaurant Resources


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