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Reopening Massachusetts: What Hospitality Businesses Need To Know

05/28/2021   |   BY Joseph Y. Wang

On May 17, 2021, Governor Charlie Baker announced his plan to lift the State of Emergency in Massachusetts by June... Read More »

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Restaurant Revitalization Fund Program – Client Update

04/30/2021   |   BY Joseph Y. Wang

The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) registration for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Program (the “RRF”) opened on Friday, April 30, 2021,... Read More »

The Second Round of COVID-19 Stimulus: What Hospitality Clients Need To Know

01/05/2021   |   BY Joseph Y. Wang

On Sunday, December 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”). The Act combines a... Read More »

Massachusetts Restricts Business and Venue Capacities Effective December 26, 2020

12/23/2020   |   BY Joseph Y. Wang

On December 22, 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issued COVID-19 Order No. 59, which temporarily limits statewide occupancy capacities at... Read More »

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

11/03/2020   |   BY Joseph Y. Wang

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

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

10/20/2020   |   BY Joseph Y. Wang

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

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Deadline to Apply for the Paycheck Protection Program Extended

07/06/2020   |   BY Joseph Y. Wang

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

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Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act – Needed Changes to CARES Act

06/22/2020   |   BY Joshua M. Bowman and Joseph Y. Wang

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

06/17/2020   |   BY Joseph Y. Wang

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

06/12/2020   |   BY Joshua M. Bowman and Joseph Y. Wang

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

06/04/2020   |   BY Joseph Y. Wang

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

06/04/2020   |   BY Joshua M. Bowman and Joseph Y. Wang

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