May 15, 2020

To our clients and friends:

On May 13, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”), in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, updated their Frequently Asked Questions Memorandum (the “FAQ”) concerning the  Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”).  Most significantly, the FAQ: (1) clarifies that a safe harbor is provided regarding the SBA’s review of borrower necessity certifications of PPP loan requests of $2.0 million or less; and (2) notes that the PPP amnesty provision that would allow borrowers to repay their PPP loans in full without penalty upon the determination that their necessity certifications are no longer valid was extended to May 18, 2020.

Our Alert is available here.

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