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By Blair C. Lane, Sr.
Earp Cohn P.C.
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

As the situation evolves, I want to ensure that you that I am here to assist you with any legal matter or questions you may have.

As the coronavirus situation continues to play out, I want to assure you that my law firm, Earp Cohn, P.C., is fully functional and continuing to advocate for you.

I remain available to speak with you by telephone, or to correspond with you by email, should feel free to contact us.

Our receptionist continues to answer the firm’s main lines personally from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can always reach me on my cell phone.

Important Announcements:

Our nation's small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. On Friday, March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the CARES Act, which contains $376 billion in relief for American workers and small businesses.

Beginning Friday, April 3, 2020, small businesses, including nonprofits and sole proprietorships, can apply for and receive loans to cover their payroll and certain other expenses through existing SBA lenders. 

Starting Friday, April 10, 2020, independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply for and receive loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses through existing SBA lenders. 

See important Federal Links below

Contact me if you or your company need assistance in applying for funds available under the CARES Act.

New Jersey tax filing deadline is extended from April 15th to July 15th to match the Federal Tax Deadline

Updated Links - 4/3/2020

Federal Government

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Assistance for Small Businesses


Centers for Disease Control CDC

US Department of Treasury

New Jersey

Office of the Governor - NJ

NJ Department of Health

How do Executive Orders No. 107 and 108 on closures and social distancing affect my business?

I’m not sure if my business needs to close or not due to the NJ’s COVID-19 directives—what additional information or guidance is there?

If I have immediate staffing needs, can the State help me find workers?

What financial assistance is available from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)?

What should I do if an employee becomes sick or tests positive for COVID-19?

What are my obligations to employees regarding telework and other situations that arise from the outbreak?


Office of the Governor - PA

Pennsylvania Resources