The coronavirus pandemic continues to present a host of challenges for employers, and there are certain issues which have greatly and uniquely impacted owner-managed and closely held businesses. Companies have found themselves in unchartered territory relating to financing and capitalization issues, qualification for various government loan programs available through the Small Business Administration (SBA), as well as daily business operational and corporate governance matters. This webinar is the first in a series of three and will explore high-level strategic decisions that business owners and key executives are dealing with at this time. The topics include:

  • Financing: Work-through plans pertaining to restructuring of senior credit facilities, impact on sub-debt, and tripping loan covenants
  • Government Financing: SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, PPP Funding, SBA’s 7(a) Loan Program as expanded under the CARES Act, and CARES Act Loans
  • Occupancy: Lease/occupancy matters, rent deferment, and the impact of PPP on negotiations
  • Board Governance: Documenting actions, remote meetings, electronic data rooms, and e-signatures

Date & Time

Friday, May 1, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET)


Amy L. Arndt, Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions
April Hamlin, Partner, Securities and Capital Markets
George H. Singer, Partner, Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Capital Recovery
James R. Walston, Partner, Real Estate Development and Transactions
Brent R. Heberlee, Of Counsel, Government Relations and Public Policy

This program is open to Ballard Spahr clients and prospective clients. There is no cost to attend. This program is not eligible for continuing education credits.

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact us at


Be sure to join us for the webinars that will follow. The second installment will address operational matters, including supply chain management, contracts, HR matters, and re-opening issues. The third webinar will feature merger and acquisition considerations involved with acquiring or selling businesses during a pandemic. Invitations for these webinars will follow.

Part Two - Friday, May 8, 2020 | 10:00 AM CT
Part Three - Friday, May 15, 2020 | 10:00 AM CT