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Though the Federal Reserve has taken immediate measures to mitigate the damage the pandemic may cause to the economy, our experience tells us that businesses need to be prepared to deal with a multitude of issues, including drawing on lines of credit, refinancing fixed rate debt to take advantage of lower interest rates, avoiding defaults and covenant violations, non-renewals of revolving lines, appointment of receivers and loan workouts. Whatever you face, KJK’s Banking & Finance Coronavirus Response Team is here to help.
By Anne Corrigan On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act of 2021, which extends the deadline for small businesses to apply for forgivable loans. Now, instead of the earlier March 31 deadline, businesses have until May 31 to apply for...
By Jim Sammon A long-awaited and welcome piece of the recent stimulus package is directly pointed at the restaurant and hospitality industries. Billions of dollars in federal grant money will be available to privately owned hospitality businesses through the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill signed...
By Jon Pinney & Melissa Yasinow The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, passed by the House on Wednesday and signed into law Thursday by President Joe Biden, will bring a flood of much-needed funds into the state of Ohio – and Cleveland, in particular. The $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill...
By Demetrius Robinson & Melissa Yasinow On Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, the Treasury Department announced that it will be making temporary changes to the Paycheck Protection Program to benefit small businesses. Starting on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, and continuing through March 9, 2021, only...
By Jim Sammon & Melissa Yasinow After experiencing pandemic-induced disruption, the franchise industry expects a strong economic rebound for a post-COVID 2021. According to the International Franchise Association (IFA), the franchise industry is likely to bounce back to pre-pandemic levels by...
By Demetrius Robinson & Melissa Yasinow Thanks to a recent lawsuit, Ohioans who have worked from home during the COVID-19 pandemic can now request a refund on local income taxes from the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA). The only hitch: they may never get it. Background In March of last year,...
By Jim Sammon & Brett Krantz In a matter decided this week, a judge in the Northern District of Ohio granted summary judgment in favor of the insureds, Plaintiff Henderson Road Restaurants (a group that includes the Hyde Park Prime Steakhouses). The Court found that the Zurich business...
By Stephanie Mercado President-elect Joe Biden has released the details of a proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package aimed at supporting businesses and individuals impacted by the pandemic. Dubbed the American Rescue Plan, the package comes on the heels of the $900 billion pandemic relief...
By Demetrius Robinson The Economic Aid Act, a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, updated the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to provide an additional allocation of PPP funding to businesses that were hardest hit by the economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the...
By Demetrius Robinson The Small Business Administration (SBA) has reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for applications for either a first initial draw of PPP funds (First Draw) or a second allocation (Second Draw), authorized under the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses,...
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