By Executive Order, New York State has tolled time limits for multiple legal deadlines through April 19, 2020

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Specifically, time limits for commencing actions, filing notices, motions or other process or proceedings under any statute, local law, ordinance, order, rule or regulation, including but not limited to all time limits under the CPLR are tolled.  The tolling period went into effect on March 20, 2020 and continues until April 19, 2020.

The Executive Order also extended validity of driver’s licenses and non-driver identification cards, vehicle registrations that expired on or after March 1, 2020.  Temporary registration documents issued by auto dealers are valid during the duration of the Order (March 20, 2020 through April 19, 2020).

The Order also tolled the period of time for meetings of shareholders which would otherwise have been required to be noticed or held from March 20, 2020 through April 19, 2020.

The Executive Order effecting the toll can be found here.

Cole Schotz recommends seeking legal counsel to be sure that the Order applies to your deadlines.

As the law continues to evolve on these matters, please note that this article is current as of date and time of publication and may not reflect subsequent developments. The content and interpretation of the issues addressed herein is subject to change. Cole Schotz P.C. disclaims any and all liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this publication to the fullest extent permitted by law. This is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. Do not act or refrain from acting upon the information contained in this publication without obtaining legal, financial and tax advice. For further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to your firm contact or to any of the attorneys listed in this publication.

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