As retailers’ Paycheck Protection Program funds are running out, Luis Martinez-Monfort, founding partner of law firm Gardner Brewer Martinez-Monfort, expects to see more of them telling their landlord that they’re unable to pay rent.

“I feel like PPP has just been a band-aid over the wound, and it’s just going to rip off pretty soon,” Martinez-Monfort says. “Then you’re going to have a festering wound, and you’re going to have to deal with that. People are going to resolve the situation by being creative or the bankruptcy system is going to come into play for entities where they can reorganize and restructure.”

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