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SBA Issues Interim Final Rule for Paycheck Protection Loans

On April 2, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an unusual interim final rule (the Rule) providing further detail regarding Paycheck Protection Program loans (PPP Loans) authorized under the CARES Act.

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New Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program Information

The Treasury Department released additional information today regarding the Paycheck Protection Program that has been authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

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Congressional Action—Lending Programs and Relief Provisions Under the CARES Act

On March 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law the CARES Act, an approximately $2 trillion stimulus package to mitigate the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A Message From Our CEO on COVID-19

The uncertainty of the past several weeks has clarified what is most important—the well-being and safety of our families, colleagues and communities.

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The SEC Proposes to Expand Capital-Raising Opportunities for Reg D, Reg A and Crowdfunding Offerings

On March 4, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued proposed rules to simplify certain aspects of exempt offerings with the goal of expanding access to capital for issuers and increasing opportunities for investors. The proposed rules are set forth in SEC Release No. 33-10763.
 

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Stock Market Sees Increase in IPOs From Digital Health Companies

Manatt’s Lisa Suennen, leader of the firm’s digital and technology group, and the firm’s venture capital and emerging companies practice, spoke with MedCity News about digital health companies going public.
 

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Upcoming Changes to EB-5 Visa Regulations for Foreign Investors

In January 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed to change the EB-5 Visa regulations to raise the minimum investment thresholds for eligibility, modify designations and definitions relating to targeted employment areas, and enhance regional center oversight.

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Suennen Speaks With TRUST Podcast on Venture Capital Investments in Startups

Manatt’s Lisa Suennen, leader of the firm’s digital and technology group and the firm’s venture capital / emerging companies practice, spoke with Sharon Gabrielson for her TRUST Podcast about how venture capitalists choose to invest in startups.

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Manatt Negotiates Series A Financing for Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group

As reported by PeHub and the North Bay Business Journal, Manatt represented Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group in an early stage investment in iMod Structures, a Vallejo, California, startup manufacturer of modular classrooms.

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Trends Are Emerging in the AR/VR Startup Industry

Manatt’s Scott Schwartz, a partner in the firm’s corporate and finance practice, was interviewed by Bloomberg Radio to discuss augmented reality and virtual reality startups.

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