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Frederic Smith has nearly 20 years of experience representing businesses in M&A transactions, contract negotiations, joint venture transactions and financing transactions. In addition to his transactional practice, Frederic serves as outside general counsel to several privately held and family-owned businesses. View articles by Frederic

Increased Flexibility in Paycheck Protection ProgramOn June 5, 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was amended by the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (PPPFA). PPPFA gives borrowers relief from some of the original terms of the PPP loans (as well as terms imposed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) through Interim Final Rules and other guidance) by

SBA Issues Interim Final Rule on PPP Loan ForgivenessUnder the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), borrowers can seek loan forgiveness of the full principal amount of loans as early as eight weeks after disbursement of the loan proceeds. On May 22, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued its Interim Final Rule regarding the loan forgiveness application process in advance of anticipated loan

SBA Extends PPP “Safe Harbor” to May 18The Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a second update to its answers to frequently asked questions about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on May 13, 2020. This update extends the “safe harbor” period for businesses to return funds received under the PPP and be deemed by the SBA to have submitted their prior certification of