Small Business Administration Issues New Guidance That Impacts M&A Transactions Involving PPP Loan Recipients

By Matthew L. Mitchell and Scott R. Bleier     On October 2, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced new guidelines that apply the SBA “Change of Ownership” procedures to the PPP context. As a 7(a) loan program, the PPP loans are subject to the same regulations that apply to 7(a) loans. These regulations …

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Morse Client Co-founder Named E&Y Entrepreneur Of The Year New England Finalist

Vishal Sunak, CEO and co-founder of Morse client LinkSquares — provider of the fastest and most comprehensive AI-powered SaaS contract lifecycle management and analysis tool — has been named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2020 New England Award finalist. The program, which honors entrepreneurial business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they …

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PPP Loan Update: “Forgiveness Portal” Open; FAQs Posted

By Matthew L. Mitchell and Scott R. Bleier     On August 10, 2020, the Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) opened the “Forgiveness Portal," permitting lenders of Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) loans to accept forgiveness applications from PPP loan recipients. In addition, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on PPP Loan Forgiveness (the “FAQs”) were published, and …

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PPP Flexibility Act Passes; Fundamentally Changes Forgiveness Rules

By: Matthew Mitchell and Scott Bleier               On June 3, 2020, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, the Payroll Protection Program Flexibility Act (the “Act”), which eases certain forgiveness requirements to the favor of PPP loan recipients.  Specifically: Forgiveness Period Extended: The Act extends the Forgiveness Period of the …

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2019 VC and M&A Forum: M&A Market Update Panel Recap

By: Nicolette Anagnos Morse partner Scott Bleier moderated the M&A Market Update panel during our 2019 VC and M&A Forum. Scott began the discussion with a general outline of exit options for companies and highlighted the likelihood of an M&A exit, given historical data and 2018 data regarding the number of M&A deals compared to …

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Scott Bleier on ABA Panel Discussing Recent Judicial Developments Relating to Private Equity and Venture Capital

At the March 2019 ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting in Vancouver, the Private Equity and Venture Capital Jurisprudence Subcommittee will feature presentations from a panel on recent judicial developments relating to private equity and venture capital. The panel will include corporate partner Scott Bleier, Lisa Hedrick of Hirschler, and Meghan Adams of Morris James. More information …

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Scott Bleier and VC Financing Subcommittee Hosting Panel at ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting 2019

At the March 2019 ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting in Vancouver, co-chairs of the Venture Capital Financing Subcommittee, Scott Bleier of MBBP and Joshua Geffon of Stradling, will host a panel discussion on recent developments impacting incubators and accelerators. The panel will include Kyle Lavender of LaBarge Weinstein, Judy Mahan of Cal Poly SLO Incubator, Tim Poydenis of …

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The Continued Evolution of the NVCA Documents

  Looking back on developments in the world of venture capital in 2018, this past March the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) published the first major release of its model form venture capital documents since March, 2014. The NVCA forms were first developed in the early 2000s with a view towards introducing a measure of …

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Scott Bleier Speaking at TiE ScaleUp Intro to Venture Capital

Corporate attorney Scott Bleier will speak to the company participants of the current TiE ScaleUp Cohort on Monday, December 3. TiE ScaleUp helps "Seed to Series A" companies overcome typical barriers to growth by helping them to optimize their strategic positioning, operations, sales, and competitive advantage. TiE offers a vibrant community of serial entrepreneurs, thought …

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Scott Bleier Moderating Webinar on Diversity and Impact Investing

Corporate attorney Scott Bleier will moderate the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) webinar Diversity and Impact: Key Drivers for Economic Growth, as part of the NECEC's Investor and Corporate Partner Readiness Webinar Series. The webinar will be held on Friday, October 12, and the panel will discuss the amount of impact that diversity can have …

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