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Governor Charlie Baker Orders Early Business Closures to Combat COVID-19 Spread

By Joseph Y. Wang on November 3, 2020
Sign on a shop window that reads "Closed Coronavirus"

On November 2, 2020, Governor Charlie Baker issued COVID-19 Order No. 53 requiring, among other things, early closing for certain... Read More »

Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness – New Simplified Application for Loans of $50,000 or Less

By Joseph Y. Wang on October 20, 2020
pink sticky note on a loan application reminding reader to apply for PPP Loan

Earlier this month, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) published new guidelines targeted to making forgiveness applications easier on borrowers who... Read More »

Governor Charlie Baker Extends Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium

By Matthew S. Cote on July 21, 2020
eviction notice on door

On July 21, 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a letter extending certain provisions of the Massachusetts Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium Act (the... Read More »

Deadline to Apply for the Paycheck Protection Program Extended

By Joseph Y. Wang on July 6, 2020
cartoon clock and calendar

On July 4, 2020, President Trump signed an extension to the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”), allowing applicants to apply... Read More »

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act – Needed Changes to CARES Act

By Joshua M. Bowman and Joseph Y. Wang on June 22, 2020
pink sticky note on a loan application reminding reader to apply for PPP Loan

After more than two months of implementation issues, outcry, and adjustments, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of... Read More »

Main Street Lending Program – Major Changes and Proposed Program for Nonprofit Borrowers

By Joseph Y. Wang on June 17, 2020

On Monday, June 15, 2020, the Federal Reserve opened the Main Street Lending Program (the “MSLP”), which is designed to... Read More »

SBA Regulatory Update: Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020

By Joshua M. Bowman and Joseph Y. Wang on June 12, 2020

UPDATE: The Deadline To Apply noted below has been extended to August 8, 2020. On June 11, 2020, the SBA published... Read More »

New Massachusetts Safety Standards and Guidelines: Restaurants and Lodgings

By Joseph Y. Wang on June 4, 2020

On Friday, May 29, 2020, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development issued safety standards and guidelines for... Read More »

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 – Changes To The CARES Act

By Joshua M. Bowman and Joseph Y. Wang on June 4, 2020

Update: Click here for revisions made by the SBA to the First Interim Final Rule on the Paycheck Protection Program... Read More »

The Main Street Lending Program

By Joseph Y. Wang on May 21, 2020

Due to significant regulatory updates and changes made to the Main Street Lending Program, the prior post has been rendered... Read More »