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IRS Provides Tax Relief Relating to Travel Disruptions Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 20, 2020 | Advisory | By Abraham Reshtick, David Salamon

This article outlines Treasury Department and IRS tax relief available to individuals and businesses affected by travel disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Revised Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program: Terms and Key Considerations

May 18, 2020 | Advisory | By Joseph Price, Joseph J. Ronca

This article discusses the recent revisions to the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program; borrower considerations regarding eligibility and access to the program; implications of certain covenants and restrictions; and considerations under existing debt documents.
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Read about considerations for drafting material adverse change clauses in mergers & acquisitions in light of uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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In what will likely be the first of many, the SEC brought an action against a company for false and misleading press releases related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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On April 23, 2020, the CFTC announced a targeted no-action relief to certain market participants from compliance with net capital treatment of covered loans received under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
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FINRA Issues Guidance on Net Capital Treatment of PPP Loans under the CARES Act

April 17, 2020 | Blog | By Pete Michaels, David L. Ward

In its online forum regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus, FINRA has issued guidance related to PPP loans.
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The Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program: Terms and Key Considerations

April 14, 2020 | Advisory | By Joseph Price, Joseph J. Ronca

This article discusses the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program, including eligibility; impacts on debt service, capital structure, and strategic planning; and potential obstacles under existing debt and other agreements.
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Middle Market Private Equity Fund Strategies for Managing Portfolio Company Defaults

April 10, 2020 | Advisory | By Joseph Price, Matthew B. Gautier

This advisory reviews strategies that sponsors and their portfolio companies can use to manage defaults, including proactive measures to avoid default, amendments and waivers to realign with a company’s revised outlook, sponsor support through equity cures, and lender forbearance.
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This advisory provides a drafting guide for purchase and sale agreements in the post–COVID-19 era.
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M&A in the COVID Era – Part II – Debt Financing Opportunities for Middle Market PE Funds

April 6, 2020 | Advisory | By Joseph Price, Matthew B. Gautier

This article reviews debt financing opportunities available to investors in a down market and the pros and cons of each type of financing.
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IRS Issues Guidance for CARES Act Employee Retention Credit

April 3, 2020 | Alert | By Roy Gillig, Judy Kwok

Read about recently issued IRS guidance related to the employee retention credit enacted in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act.
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The CARES Act: A Summary Overview of Federal Tax Changes Affecting Businesses

April 1, 2020 | Alert | By Roy Gillig, Judy Kwok, David Salamon

This alert provides an overview of how the CARES Act, signed on March 27, 2020, eases tax burdens on businesses to increase their short-term liquidity as they deal with impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Pre-Closing Covenants: Operating in the Ordinary Course of Business

January 29, 2020 | Article | By Nicholas V. Perricone

Read about issues to consider when drafting or negotiating transaction agreements with covenants to operate in the “ordinary course” of business between signing and closing.
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IRS Provides Additional Guidance on the Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrency

November 21, 2019 | Alert | By Abraham Reshtick, David Salamon

This alert takes a detailed look at the additional guidance issued by the IRS on October 9, 2019 on the tax treatment of cryptocurrency.
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Land of Tax Opportunity Zones II

May 1, 2019 | Alert | By Abraham Reshtick, David Salamon

This articles outlines the Treasury Department’s second set of proposed regulations, released on April 17, 2019, for the implementation of the Opportunity Zone Program.
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Control of Third Party Claims

April 22, 2019 | Alert | By Marc Mantell, Matthew E. Maguire

Indemnification provisions in private company M&A contracts have received a lot of attention in recent years. These provisions are used to allocate risk among participants but there has been a lack of attention paid to another critical provision of these contracts. We highlight the frequency of certain provisions that shift control of these claims and examine the merits of various other approaches.
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As the year draws to a close, it’s clear that 2018 was another record year for private equity investment in health care.  In its report on the top health industry issues of 2019, PWC’s Healthcare Research Institute recently highlighted the continued prevalence of private equity in health care transactions, and predicted even more private equity investment in the coming year. Below is an overview of the current and expected trends, as well as a few key considerations for private equity deals in the health care space.
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Land of Tax Opportunity Zones

October 31, 2018 | Alert | By Abraham Reshtick, David Salamon

This article outlines the Treasury Department’s initial guidance for implementation of the qualified opportunity zone tax incentive program, designed to encourage investment in low-income communities.
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Private Equity Opportunity in Litigation Financing

April 18, 2018 | Alert | By Scott Ford, Kurt Steinkrauss

Litigation financing has quickly grown from a fledging concept into a robust industry. The concept is simple: in exchange for a share of any proceeds, a financing firm agrees to pay all or a portion of the plaintiff’s legal fees.
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Ten considerations for closely held companies incurring debt in connection with minority investments by private equity sponsors, growth financing, or dividend recapitalizations.
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