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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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Formation 101: Choosing an Entity and Jurisdiction

May 15, 2020 | Video | By Jeremy Glaser, Sebastian E. Lucier

In the first installment of Mintz’s multi-part series addressing common questions relating to establishing a new enterprise, Jeremy Glaser and Sebastian Lucier discuss the timing of forming an entity, the differences between the two most common choices (corporation and LLC) and the best jurisdiction to position a company for outside investment.
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COVID-19 and Down-Round Financings

May 14, 2020 | Alert | By Jeremy Glaser, Sebastian E. Lucier, Sebastian A. Bacon

This alert reviews the risks of a down round financing and lists steps that a company considering this option during the COVID-19 pandemic can take to reduce those risks.
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SBA Issues Additional Guidance Regarding “Necessity” Certification Required under the CARES Act

May 13, 2020 | Blog | By Hope Foster, Karen Lovitch, Joseph Price, Sahir Surmeli

Today the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued additional guidance with respect to the “necessity” certification required under the CARES Act in connection with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The relevant guidance appears in FAQ 46, and it is very good news for borrowers who received PPP loans under $2 million (together with PPP loans to affiliates, if any). The SBA, in consultation with the U.S. Department of Treasury, has determined that a safe harbor will apply with respect to SBA’s review of the certification of necessity in connection with respect to such loans. Specifically, “[a]ny borrower that, together with its affiliates, received PPP loans with an original principal amount of less than $2 million will be deemed to have made the required certification concerning the necessity of the loan request in good faith.”
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Choice of Business Entity: Pros and Cons of Corporations and LLCs

April 21, 2020 | Article | By Christian C. Hollweg

Choosing the form of your business entity is one of the first and most important steps toward running a successful business. Three of the most common entity types are C-Corporations, S-Corporations and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs). Each entity type has its own advantages and disadvantages, including with respect to taxation, attractiveness to investors and simplicity.
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MintzTech Connect Industry News — April 2020

April 21, 2020 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

This edition of MintzTech Connect features articles on the Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program and the pros and forms of different forms of business entities.
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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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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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Small Business Loans for COVID-19 Economic Disaster Relief

March 30, 2020 | Alert | By Sahir Surmeli, Joseph Price, Paula J. Valencia-Galbraith, Joseph J. Ronca

This alert describes two types of relief loans available to small businesses suffering due to COVID-19: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and SBA EIDL loans.
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MintzEdge Entrepreneur Perspective: Startup Space

February 25, 2020 | Podcast | By Aditya Perakath

In this episode of MintzEdge’s From the Edge podcast, David Ponraj, a physicist-turned-analyst-turned-entrepreneur, tells Aditya Perakath, a physicist-turned-Mintz attorney, how he started his current venture: a startup designed to help other startups succeed.
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MintzTech Connect Upcoming Events — January 2020

January 27, 2020 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

Learn about upcoming events for start-ups, entrepreneurs, and the tech community.
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MintzTech Connect Industry News — January 2020

January 27, 2020 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

This issue of MintzTech Connect includes tax guidance on the treatment of virtual currencies, a “how-to” for writing gender-neutral agreements, and a podcast on the basics of venture debt.
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How to Write Gender-Neutral Contracts

January 27, 2020 | Article | By Kati P. Strzelczyk

In this article, Mintz attorney Kati Pajak provides guidance on how to adjust contract language to be gender-neutral.
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MintzEdge 101: FDA for Start-Ups

January 14, 2020 | Podcast | By Samuel Asher Effron, Benjamin Zegarelli

In this episode of MintzEdge’s From the Edge podcast, Sam Effron speaks with Ben Zegarelli of Mintz about considerations for new medical device, pharmaceutical, or other health regulated start-ups and strategies for how to prepare for FDA oversight.
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MintzEdge Entrepreneur Perspective: Una Ryan Guides Entrepreneurs from Startup to Exit

November 26, 2019 | Podcast | By Jeremy Glaser, Terri Shieh-Newton

In this podcast, Una Ryan, a successful life sciences entrepreneur and investor, shares her fascinating story of how she came to the United States and became a successful life sciences entrepreneur, investor, and artist – and offers important tips to help entrepreneurs achieve success.
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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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MintzEdge 101: The Value Of Mentors – John M. Morris, Vistage Chair

November 7, 2019 | Podcast | By Jeremy Glaser

In this podcast, Jeremy Glaser discusses with John Morris the value of mentors and the role they can play in both early stage and later stage companies.
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MintzTech Connect Industry News — October 2019

October 15, 2019 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

This issue of TechConnect covers common Equity Incentive Plan mistakes and profiles event data analytics company Vivastream and Gas It Up, a start-up focused on mobile gasoline delivery.
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