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Morris Ellison in Real Estate Issues: The Smart City in the Post-COVID-19 World

May 12 2020
The world has changed! The news of the hour commands our attention as we react to the COVID-19 crisis. Some changes will certainly outlast the current pandemic. Stay-at-home orders and the current crisis’s economic impact have changed the way we view real estate. Technology has made location less important. Obtaining and analyzing reliable data almost in real time seem to be the key in reacting appropriately to the crisis itself. The concept of Smart Cities, cities that use data to improve delivery of city services, has been around for years. This article argues that data’s importance supports swift implementation of 5G networks and that Smart City technologies can help address the current crisis in both the immediate and longer terms.

Morris Ellison in the Charleston Post & Courier: Smart City Technologies Can Aid COVID-19 Recovery

May 05 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives. Smart City technologies offer the promise of a more robust economic recovery and enhanced public health, but we need a very public debate before deciding how far we want to go. Compilation, interpretation and application of data lies at the heart of the Smart City. How much of the current crisis could have been averted if we had earlier access to the data surrounding the contagiousness and morbidity of COVID-19? Technologies that monitor vehicle and pedestrian counts and spacing can confirm whether we are observing social distancing.

Will Demand for Private Aircraft Rise Post COVID-19?

May 01 2020
The global health crisis stemming from the novel coronavirus pandemic has caused far-reaching negative economic impacts across industries. The worldwide travel industry has been no exception. However, there are certain indicators, coupled with historical considerations, that point to potential long-term growth in one area: private air travel.

Be Prepared for OSHA’s COVID-19 Interim Enforcement Response Plan

Apr 17 2020
On April 13, 2020, OSHA issued its Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Employers should pay close attention to this interim guidance because it includes important changes to enforcement guidelines and record-keeping requirements. High-risk employers in the medical and manufacturing sectors face especially important rule changes and enforcement risks. Employers in all sectors should make sure their written policies reflect OSHA’s most up-to-date changes.

Getting Back to Work After Confirmed COVID-19: The Importance of Response Planning

Apr 09 2020
By now, every segment of our economy and industrial sector has been touched by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. A recent supply management survey found that three out of every four U.S. businesses have experienced some form of disruption due to impacts on the shipping industry. Schools, hotels, airlines, restaurants, commercial real estate, and manufacturing centers all are facing unprecedented challenges and pondering one simple question: How do we get back to work?

UK/US Delegations Promotes Car Industry | Womble Bond Dickinson Lawyers Join UK Officials in Economic Development Tour

Oct 02 2018
An international delegation is hoping to build a metaphorical bridge this week that will move real cars, parts and innovation across the Atlantic. Members of the UK’s North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and the Department of International Trade (DIT) will join lawyers from Womble Bond Dickinson on a tour of the Southeastern US’s thriving automotive industry.