On January 8, 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”), in consultation with the Department of Treasury, announced the re-opening of the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) to first-time borrowers and certain existing borrowers. Through a series of Interim Final Rules (each, an “Interim Rule”), the SBA provided guidance on the expanded PPP as enacted by

The U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, has further updated its Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) regarding the issuance of Loan Necessity Questionnaires to certain Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) borrowers (“PPP Borrowers”). Such additional guidance comes nearly a month after the

The U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) is requiring lenders to obtain completed “economic need” questionnaires (the “Questionnaire”) from Paycheck Protection Program for-profit and nonprofit borrowers (“PPP Borrowers”) who borrowed $2 million or more in Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans. While the content of the Questionnaire remains

Earlier this month, the U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) issued Procedural Notice Control No. 5000-20057 (the “Guidelines”), providing guidance with respect to M&A transactions involving entities with outstanding Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) facilities. This Alert summarizes the Guidelines as they relate to change of control and M&A transactions,

On June 5, 2020, the President signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “Act”), a bipartisan measure aimed at providing additional flexibility and extended relief to small business borrowers under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). Below is a summary of the key provisions of the Act, highlighting material deviations from those terms