A Guide for Businesses to Obtain Paycheck Protection Loans Under the CARES Act

Due to the economic uncertainty and disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, Congress has passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to provide relief for small businesses that are undergoing extreme challenges. The Act as passed includes relief to small businesses across the country in the form of a $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program for Small Business Administration (SBA) eligible businesses and expands the SBA’s current loan program and eligibility requirements in order for businesses to pay employees and keep them on payroll during the current COVID-19 crisis. In this webinar, professionals from the Manatt SBA/CARES Act Response Group will discuss the criteria for eligibility under these SBA loans, what is involved in the application process, what the borrowed funds can be used for and provisions which afford forgiveness for all or a portion of the amounts borrowed.

Topics include:

  • Eligibility criteria
  • The process for new applicants
  • The economic terms for CARES Act SBA loans
  • The “500-employee determination”—calculation nuances and implications for borrowers backed by venture capital or private equity
  • How the loan proceeds can be used
  • Provisions governing loan forgiveness
  • Alternative relief measures

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Katherine Blair, Partner, Capital Markets
Brian Korn, Partner, Manatt Financial Services
Veronica Lah, Associate, Corporate and Finance
Thomas Poletti, Partner, Capital Markets
William Quicksilver, Partner, Corporate and Finance

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This program does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. Views expressed by presenters are strictly their own and should not be construed to be the views of Manatt or attributed to Manatt.



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