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    As a shareholder in Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Houston office, Amy Moss represents public and private companies in a broad spectrum of corporate transactions, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, private ...

Congress late last night passed legislation modifying the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”). The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”) provides $900 billion for COVID-19 related relief, which also includes $285 billion for the restart and expansion of the PPP, is expected to be signed by the President this week. First-time borrowers looking for an initial PPP loan and certain eligible borrowers with existing PPP loans have through March 31, 2021 to apply for the next round of PPP loans (once the SBA starts accepting applications). 

Borrowers with ...

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented financial impact on many small and large businesses. The uncertainty surrounding how long the crisis will continue and the ultimate impact on the economy has business owners critically reviewing their operational and financial needs. For many, now may be a time to consider selling non-core assets in an effort to generate liquidity and reduce cost. The following are some general recommendations for businesses considering a sale.

I)   Identify Eligible Assets

     1. Consider the costs required to maintain, in the short and long-term, all ...

Categories: Corporate, COVID-19

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the "CARES Act" or the "Act") was signed into law. The CARES Act, among other things, provides certain employers (generally, those with 500 or fewer employees, discussed below) an opportunity to apply for an SBA loan of up to $10 million to cover payroll costs and other operation expenses. Our previously published summary of the Paycheck Protection Program loans ("PPP Loans") under the CARES Act is accessible here.

Last week, the Small Business Administration issued guidance, Interim Final Regulations ...

Categories: Corporate, COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on businesses and the employees they support. Mass lockdowns and rapid changes in consumer and company spending are forcing businesses to scale back and implement drastic measures in an effort to survive. As businesses await clarity on how long the pandemic will last, and what local and national government will be able to do to support them, business owners can take general steps now to better position their business to handle an uncertain future.

1.  Employee Concerns 

      Employees receive constant information about the pandemic and ...

Categories: Corporate, COVID-19

In response to the overwhelming economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. economy, on Friday, March 27, 2020, after prior approval by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act” or the “Act”) was signed into law by President Trump.

This document focuses on the portion of the Act pertaining to SBA loans, particularly to the extent relevant to small and mid-sized businesses. In the event any applicable regulatory or other guidance is issued as this pandemic evolves, we will provide an update.

Categories: Corporate, COVID-19