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CARES Act Guidance



The historic $2 trillion federal stimulus program is approved and signed into law. The Nixon Peabody team has analyzed the text of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and provided guidance on key areas of the new law.

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CARES Act Expands Restructuring Options for Small Businesses

Journal of Bankruptcy Law | July 14, 2020

Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice group leader Victor Milione, partner Rick Pedone (both in Boston), and associate Christopher Fong (in New York City), contributed this article on the key changes made to the Small Business Reorganization Act that small businesses and lenders must understand.

Biotechnology Innovation Organization taps new CEO

Politico | May 14, 2020

This roundup of lobby hires mentions that apartment industry advocacy group National Multifamily Housing Council has hired Washington, DC, Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Richard Price to lobby on amendments to the CARES Act.

Special Considerations for Restaurants and Franchised Businesses Under the CARES Act

Modern Restaurant Management | April 29, 2020

Franchising & Distribution co-leader Keri McWilliams in Washington, DC, and Corporate associate Wes Gangi in Chicago contributed this article. Based on a recent client alert, the article covers relief programs available to the restaurants industry, food retailers, and franchisees under the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program.

Managing Risks That Come with Federal Funds

Corporate Compliance Insights | April 17, 2020

NP’s Christopher Hotaling, Adam Tarosky, Scott O’Connell and Colin Missett authored this article detailing key considerations for businesses to consider, given that funds under the CARES Act come with associated responsibilities for recipients, creating potential criminal and civil liability if not properly handled.

Employers see strings attached in $500B CARES Act relief

Law360 | April 03, 2020

Washington, D.C. Government Investigations and White-Collar Defense partner Adam Tarosky discussed the possible compliance issues that may arise for businesses accepting government funds as part of the CARES Act.

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