Third Stimulus Legislation Offers Additional Economic Relief for Businesses and Nonprofits


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

The third COVID-19 related stimulus bill, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “Act”), contains a number of provisions designed to assist businesses and nonprofits negatively affected by the ongoing global pandemic. In particular, the Act provides for additional funding and expands eligibility for the Paycheck Protection Program, extends the availability of the Employee Retention Tax Credit, establishes the Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant program, and provides additional funding for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program. The CLE will focus on how businesses and nonprofits can take advantage of these programs in order to maintain their operations in these difficult times.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   The Paycheck Protection Program
•   The Employee Retention Tax Credit
•   Other SBA Relief Programs: The Restaurant Revitalization Fund, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, and Shuttered Venue Operators Grants

Date / Time: April 6, 2021

•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern
•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Central
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mountain
•   10:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific

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Closed-captioning available upon request

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Original Broadcast Date: April 6, 2021

Hannah J. Greendyk | Riker Danzik Scherer Hyland Perretti LLP

Hannah is an associate in the Firm’s Corporate and Tax, Trusts & Estates Departments. Hannah received her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, cum laude, in 2016. She graduated in 2013 with a B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science from Seton Hall University.

Richard J.L. Lomusico | Riker Danzik Scherer Hyland Perretti LLP

Richard is a partner in Riker Danzig’s Commercial Litigation and Securities Litigation Practices, resident in the Firm’s New York office.
Richard is an experienced litigator, regularly handling multi-million dollar commercial and regulatory matters for a variety of clients, including complex securities class actions and disputes relating to complex financial instruments, mortgage securitizations, and corporate governance. He represents clients in civil and criminal matters before FINRA, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He has also represented insurance and banking companies in disputes with former employees, including obtaining a preliminary injunction for a mortgage company and a temporary restraining order for a leading bond fund in two separate employee poaching cases.
In one high profile case, Richard successfully argued in the Second Circuit for the reinstatement of claims brought by an international hedge fund. Earlier in his career, he obtained dismissal of claims against an international financial services firm facing claims of wrongdoing related to the collapse of Enron in a FINRA arbitration and defended dozens of complex securities class actions arising from the “” bubble, including oversight of briefing and extensive eDiscovery. His practice extends into the technology industry, where he represents clients in all facets of regulatory and complex litigation matters. An international electronics firm relied on Richard to argue motions precluding the disclosure of confidential documents in a false advertising action, which resulted in Richard ultimately securing a favorable settlement for the client. More recently, Richard has advised fintech companies on regulatory issues involving cryptocurrency.
Richard has also been active in pro bono work. He has assisted victims of domestic violence in obtaining orders of protection, served as a Special District Attorney in Kings County, New York to argue for affirmance of a conviction, and volunteered at the NYC Bar’s Monday Night Law Program. Richard is a frequent writer on litigation and securities topics, and is often quoted regarding trends in these areas. Prior to joining Riker Danzig, he was Counsel with a large, national firm, and previously served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Goldman, Sachs & Co., and a Director at UBS Investment Bank. Richard began his career at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

Jason D. Navarino | Riker Danzik Scherer Hyland Perretti LLP

Jason is a partner in Riker Danzig’s Tax and Corporate Groups. He has considerable experience advising both large and small business clients with respect to structuring and documenting domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures in a tax-efficient and tax-compliant manner, forming operating and investment partnerships and limited liability companies, and managing other related tax and corporate matters. Jason also counsels nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations with respect to tax, corporate, employment and intellectual property matters.
Jason has been named as one of the NJBIZ Forty Under 40 recipients for 2016. The Forty Under 40 awards program celebrates the state’s most accomplished young businessmen and women who have been making headlines in their field and who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence and to the community. In 2015, Jason was named a “New Leader of the Bar” by the New Jersey Law Journal. A high honor, the Law Journal selects for this recognition attorneys in their second decade of practice whose achievements in the workplace and public service involvement distinguish them from their peers. Thomson Reuters has included Jason on its Super Lawyers “Rising Star” list since 2014.

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I. The Paycheck Protection Program 1:00-1:20
II. The Employee Retention Tax Credit 1:20-1:40
III. Other SBA Relief Programs: The Restaurant Revitalization Fund, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, and Shuttered Venue Operators Grants 1:40-2:00