Today’s episode of On the Fly is with Roberta Economidis, a San Francisco-based attorney who is a partner in the boutique hospitality law firm, Georgopoulos and Economidis, aka GE Law Group. Roberta and her partner Zach count numerous restaurants and bars and other hospitality-related businesses as their clients, and have been working so hard to help them navigate through this crisis the past two months.
One of the greatest concerns for restaurants and other small businesses to be able to even return from the COVID-19 shutdown is how are they going to be able to pay their rent, when their business and income are going to be anywhere from potentially 50 to 70 percent less for the foreseeable future? The implications are devastating, which is why Roberta has been working with hospitality colleagues and Senator Scott Wiener’s office on an amendment to SB 939 that would allow for small businesses to renegotiate or terminate leases early.
Roberta helps walk us through why renegotiation of leases is so critical for our restaurants and other F&B businesses to have a remote chance of future survival, and to avoid a sea of bankruptcies, costly litigation, and ruined lives and communities. Please look below to learn more, and see how you can help show support for this legislation
GE Law Group: https://www.gelawgroup.com
How to support the amendment to SB 939 for rent relief
Read the press release and fact sheet.
Please download this letter of support and email it to Miles Horton on Senator Wiener’s staff and cc: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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