The Shuttered Venue Operator and Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grant Programs: How to Help Your Clients Access the Billions Available


CLE credits earned: 1 General Credit (WA 1 Law and Legal)

How often are you able to help your client obtain potentially millions of dollars while using only a few hours of your time? With $16.2 billion available for “Shuttered Venue Operators” (SVO) and $20 billion available for restaurants and bars, attorneys should expect some phone calls from interested clients. The SBA will not begin accepting applications for the SVO grant until April 8, 2021, 102 days after the law was signed.
The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) may take just as long before applications are accepted. Attending this program will dramatically shorten the time needed to educate yourself on these incredible grant programs.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   What happened during the 102-day pre-application process for the SVO, and is it relevant to the RRF?
•   What businesses are “eligible entities”?
•   How much can my client get?
•   What are the steps to get the grant?

Date / Time: March 31, 2021

•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Eastern
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central
•   10:00 am – 11:00 am Mountain
•   9:00 am – 10:00 am Pacific

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Closed-captioning available upon request

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Original Broadcast Date: March 31, 2021

Paul E. Petruska | Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

Paul E. Petruska Is an experienced trial attorney, estate planner and small business advisor who focuses on solving each client’s unique problems. Paul’s focus on client needs has helped him create a practice that provides a wide spectrum of services. For clients concerned with litigation defense, Paul has disposed of cases through motion practice, obtained defense verdicts in jury tried cases, and successfully handled appeals. For those needing proactive advice to avoid litigation, Paul has served as outside general counsel to draft safety, employment and document retention policies, while also addressing human resource matters. For clients worried about the future, Paul has drafted everything from a simple will to complex trust agreements to address that concern.
Paul’s focus on defending each client’s unique interests helps him serve as a vital team member for companies in numerous industries. His litigation experience includes matters related to transportation, product liability, employment litigation, construction, personal injury, commercial catastrophic property damage, and toxic torts.
Paul also has a diverse work history. He began as an associate for a medium-size insurance defense firm, became a partner in a boutique litigation firm, and was the chief trial attorney for a large commercial insurer’s major case unit. Paul works closely with clients to help them understand, evaluate and address areas of risk to avoid potential litigation. He is well-versed in liability analysis, data analysis and strategic planning, helping him to accurately assess the best course of action in a given dispute.
As new needs have arisen, Paul has looked to address them. During the pandemic, he has drafted policies specific to COVID-19 and advised clients seeking economic relief through COVID-19 programs such as the Paycheck Protection Program, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant Program and the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

Gabrielle Intagliata | Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

Gabrielle Intagliata represents companies from a variety of industries in litigation matters as an associate attorney at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. She brings an analytical, problem-solving approach to her practice an focuses on quickly identifying potential legal issues that might hinder a client’s ability to achieve their business goals. Gabby’s prior experience in administrative and business development roles at her family’s manufacturing company gives her insights into the daily challenges of running a business. In addition, she worked during law school for the Washington University School of Law Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic, assisting in a class action lawsuit over jailhouse conditions. She joined Greensfelder as a summer associate in 2018 and 2019, working with the Litigation, Trusts & Estates, Intellectual Property, Construction, and Environmental groups

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I.CARES Act to the American Rescue Plan 12:00- 12:15

II. Shuttered Venue Operator Grant program 12:15 -12:30
– a) Eligibility criteria
– b) Grant amount
– c) Explanation of the prioritization process

III. Shuttered Venue Operator Grant program – The 102 days from the President’s signature to the SBA accepting applications 12:30 -12:45

IV. Restaurant Revitalization Fund 12:45- 1:00
– a) Eligibility criteria
– b) Grant amount
– c) Explanation of the prioritization process