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Bob Groholski concentrates his practice in the areas of financial services and commercial litigation. In his financial services practice, Mr. Groholski counsels financial services providers regarding compliance with federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to foreclosure practices. Mr. Groholski also represents banks, mortgage lenders, and servicers in matters involving commercial foreclosures, work-outs, and various methods of payment utilized by businesses in international transactions.

On April 1, 2020, Ohio’s Governor issued Executive Order 2020-08D, a copy of which is linked here. Issued pursuant to the Governor’s implied police powers to address the economic impact of COVID-19, the Executive Order requests that commercial landlords and their lenders (including their servicers) take certain steps to provide relief to small business commercial tenants and commercial real estate borrowers.


The Executive Order is framed as a “request” that commercial landlords and lenders take certain actions–not an order commanding that they do so. Further, the Executive Order does not suspend any federal or state law.
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