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Our compassionate thoughts are with the people who have been affected by this event and we appreciate the healthcare workers, communities, and global governments who are working tirelessly to contain this coronavirus. UKS has been monitoring the situation and while we know how unsettling current times are, it is our intent to provide a stabilized and healthy environment in our offices in order to continue to provide the same level of legal services to our clients that we have been providing for over 50 years.

UKS COVID-19 Response Team

In response to the COVID-19 Crisis, Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. has assembled a multi-disciplinary team of attorneys to serve as points of contact for businesses and individuals with questions or concerns regarding a wide range of legal issues. These attorneys are available to assist you directly or to put you in contact with attorneys at the firm best suited to address your legal needs. Simply click on the attorney’s name to email us.

Employers and Educational Institutions

Christopher L. Brigham
O: 203-786-8310 | C: 203-464-6570

Andrew L. Houlding
O: 860-548-2607 | C: 860-917-3243

Valerie M. Ferdon
O: 860-548-2607 | C: 860-917-3243

Construction Contracts and Design Professionals 

Donald W. Doeg
O: 860-548-2638 | C: 860-324-6608

Richard M. Dighello
O: 860-548-2633 | C: 860-655-0714

Trust and Estate 

Donald R. Seifel
O: 860-548-2676 | C: 860-550-5285

Kathleen H. Rudzik
O: 860-548-2698 | C: 860-833-8389


State and Federal Taxes 

Donald R. Seifel
O: 860-548-2676 | C: 860-550-5285

Jonathan L. Canestri
O: 860-548-2648 | C: 203-214-4024

General Business and Contract Issues 

Gregg J. Lallier
O: 203-786-8313 | C: 860-638-9506 

Kevin J. McEleney
O: 860-548-2622 | C: 860-680-0862

Insurance Coverage / Business Interruption/Business Disputes 

Kerry R. Callahan
O: 860-548-2639 | C: 860-604-6478

Richard M. Dighello
O: 860-548-2633 | C: 860-655-0714

Richard S. Order
O: 860-548-2659 | C: 860-490-0448

Real Estate 

Robert J. Martino
O: 860-548-2658 | C: 860-305-5027 

Kevin J. McEleney
O: 860-548-2622 | C: 860-680-0862

Banks and Lending

John J. Alissi
O: 860-548-2619 | C: 860-805-3513

John F. Wolter
O: 860-548-2645 | C: 860-575-4852

Robert J. Martino
O: 860-548-2658 | C: 860-305-5027 

Healthcare, Regulatory and Privacy Matters 

Jennifer Groves Fusco
O: 203-786-8316 | C: 203-927-8122

John F. Wolter
O: 860-548-2645 | C: 860-575-4852

Environmental/ Workplace Health & Safety

David J. Monz
O: 203-786-8303 | C: 203-980-6988 

Mark J. Zimmermann
O: 860-548-2624
C: 860-202-5504
E: mzimmermann@uks.com

Municipal Law and Finance 

Richard D. Carella
O: 860-548-2681 | C: 860-301-6560 

Robert M. DeCrescenzo
O: 860-548-2625 | C: 860-331-6526

Michael P. Botelho
O: 860-548-2637 | C: 860-918-1440   

Federal and State Financial Assistance Programs

John J. Alissi
O: 860-548-2619 | C: 860-805-3513

Gregg J. Lallier
O: 203-786-8313 | C: 860-638-9506

Michael P. Botelho
O: 860-548-2637 | C: 860-918-1440   

Creditor’s Rights and Bankruptcy 

Thomas A. Gugliotti
O: 860-548-2661 | C: 860-604-4809

Kevin J. McEleney
O: 860-548-2622 | C: 860-680-0862

Evan S. Goldstein
O: 860-548-2609 | C: 860-490-4838 

Communications with Federal and State Agencies 

Robert J. Martino
O: 860-548-2658 | C: 860-305-5027 

UKS Alerts

UKS COVID-19 | Amato_v_Elicker

Holding Nonstock Corporation Member Meetings by Remote Means

Liability Waivers in the Age of COVID-19

Windham Region Chamber | Labor/Employee Issues With Reopening

Treasury and Small Business Administration Provide Loan Forgiveness Guidance

UKS COVID- 19 LEGISLATIVE OVERVIEW

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Office for Civil Rights Relaxes HIPAA Enforcement in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control Releases Flow Chart Guidance for the Reopening of Various Business Sectors

Return to Work: Best Practices

UKS COVID-19 | EXECUTIVE ORDER 7S, PARAGRAPH 7

UKS and FML | Unemployment & Return to Work - PPP Webinar May 21

Greater New Britain Chamber | Positioning Your Business

Southington Chamber | Positioning Your Business For Success When Connecticut Re-Opens Its Economy

Connecticut’s Higher Education Subcommittee Releases Recommendations for Phased Reopening of Colleges and Universities

REOPENING CONNECTICUT: THE STATE’S GUIDELINES FOR PHASE 1

TEFRA Hearings and Ability to Purchase Own Tax-Exempt Bonds During Pandemic

Treasury and Small Business Administration Expand Paycheck Protection Program Safe Harbor

UKS COVID-19 | Notice Requirements under the WARN Act

Treasury and SBA Extend Paycheck Protection Program Safe Harbor

OSHA Requirements and Enforcement Guidelines

Windham Region Chamber | Positioning Your Business For Success When Connecticut Re-Opens Its Economy

Business Expense Deductions and Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

North Central CT Chamber | Positioning Your Business For Success When Connecticut Re-Opens Its Economy

THE INTERSECTION OF THE NEW CHAPTER 11- SUBCHAPTER V AND COVID-19

UKS COVID-19 – Executive Order 7CC

HHS Advisory Opinion Regarding Immunity Under PREP Act for COVID-19 Countermeasures

Greater New Britain Chamber Webinar with UKS | Positioning Your Business For Success When Connecticut Re-Opens

Update to COVID-19’s Effect on Commercial Litigation

Middlesex County | Chamber Tuesday Tips "Positioning Your Business For Success When Connecticut Re-Opens"

UKS COVID-19 | Governor Implements State’s Nursing Home Surge Plan

UKS Religious Gathering Guidance & Conn. Public Health Executive Orders

UKS COVID-19 | Essential Workplace Guidelines

UKS COVID-19 Midstate Chamber Legal Panel With UKS | Re-Opening Connecticut’s Economy

UKS COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 7Z

FRAUD UNDER THE CARES ACT AND THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT

Executive Orders & Guidance Related to Public Health

UKS COVID-19 | EXECUTIVE ORDERS 7W AND 7X

FCC Establishes New Emergency COVID-19 Telehealth Program

COVID-19’s Impact on Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy

Economic Injury Disaster Loans under the CARES Act

SAFE WORKPLACE RULES FOR ESSENTIAL EMPLOYERS

UKS COVID-19 – Executive Order 7S | Guidance for Municipalities

EXECUTIVE ORDER 7S, PARAGRAPH 7: IMPACT ON MUNICIPAL FINANCING

M&A Agreements and Material Adverse Effect in the Wake of COVID-19

EPA ENFORCEMENT DISCRETION POLICY IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19

Executive Order 7U Shields Healthcare Professionals & Facilities from Civil Liability

Federally Funded Expansion of Unemployment Benefits Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act

SBA Issues Interim Final Rule for Paycheck Protection Program

UKS COVID-19 – Executive Order 7S

UKS COVID-19 | Executive Orders & Guidance Related to Public Health

Office of Health Strategy – Certificate of Need (CON) Guidance for COVID-19 Response

Tax Alert: Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act

Tax Issues in the Tax-Exempt Bond Market During COVID-19 Crisis

The CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program

Estate Planning Amidst the Coronavirus Outbreak

UKS COVID-19 | DOL Summary Guidance on FFCRA

UKS COVID-19 | Small Business Relief

UKS COVID-19 | Order 7M Update

COVID-19 Layoff and Termination FAQs

The Impact of Coronavirus on Federal and Connecticut State Tax Filings

UKS Roundtable Call-in Concerning COVID-19

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Impact of Coronavirus on Business, Employment and Construction Law Issues

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