To address the concerns of our clients and resource partners during and long after the Coronavirus pandemic, PilieroMazza created the "COVID-19 Client Response Team".  The Team’s purpose is to offer government contractors and commercial businesses practical guidance with information and resources necessary to protect you, your business, and your personnel against the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19.  In that regard, the “COVID-19 Client Resource Center” was also launched to offer links to presentations, blogs, client alerts, and other additional resources.  Please see below.

Led by Cy AlbaNichole AtallahKathryn Hickey, and Matt Feinberg, the COVID-19 Client Response Team comprises partners from PilieroMazza’s core practice groups, including Government ContractsBusiness & CorporateLabor & Employment, and Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Please contact us at should you need immediate assistance. Since every situation is different, a Team member will need to discuss your specific situation with you.

Cy Alba

Government Contracts

Nichole Atallah
Labor & Employment

Kathryn Hickey

Business & Corporate

Matt Feinberg

Litigation & Dispute Resolution



Presentations and Articles

Client Alerts
  1. NEW! The Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application: Cracking the Code and Deciphering the Confusion
  2. NEW! House Passes Legislation Modifying Existing PPP Regulations
  3. NEW! SBA Issues Long-Awaited PPP Loan Forgiveness Application
  4. NEW! Social Engineering Fraud: 4 Steps Every Company Needs to Take Right Now
  5. NEW! SBA, Treasury Issue New Guidance Concerning Good-Faith Certification on the Necessity of Their Loan Request
  6. NEW! House Introduces New Legislation Allowing Startups To Access PPP Funding
  7. NEW! House Introduces Legislation To Modify Existing PPP Regulations 
  8. New Senate Bill Could Make PPP Expenses Tax Deductible
  9. CARES Act and PPP: Important Updates Regarding Loan Forgiveness Calculations and Returns
  10. $484 Billion Relief Bill Signed Into Law, $310 Billion Allocated to Paycheck Protection Program 
  11. DOL Issues Temporary Regulations the Day the FFCRA Became Law 
  12. FFCRA Leave Effective April 1: DOL Issues Additional Guidance 
  13. Contracting Officers Can Pay You Even If the Contract Is Shut Down! 
  14. The CARES Act and Leave Guide for Employers: Deciding Which Option is Best for You and Your Employees 
  15. Senate Passes Historic COVID-19 Stimulus Package: Billions Set Aside for Small Businesses 
  16. Coronavirus in the Workplace—What Employers Need to Know
  17. COVID-19 Emergency Sick and Family Leave: What Employers Need to Know
  18. Breaking Down SBA's COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan

  1. NEW! CARES Act Section 3610 – Part 1: Confusion and Shifting Sands
  2. NEW! CARES Act Section 3610 – Part 2: A Rock and A Hard Place
  3. NEW! Creating a New Normal: 5 Steps for Employers Preparing a Returning Workforce in a COVID-19 Environment
  4. For Contractors, an REA for Keeping Your People Safe and on the Job
  5. HHS Provides Guidance on the CARES Act's Provider Relief Fund 
  6. Do You Meet the Unique Eligibility Requirements for a PPP Loan? 
  7. Delaware Allows Public Companies to Hold Remote Shareholder Meetings 
  8. Defense Production Act Orders for COVID-19 Related Medical Equipment 
  9. HUBZone Program Flexibility During the COVID-19 Outbreak 
  10. COVID-19 and Its Effects on Credit Facilities 
  11. 8(a) Contractors: To Suspend or Not Suspend In Light of COVID-19 
  12. Employers: A Briefing on Federal Agencies' Responses to COVID-19 
  13. COVID-19 and Material Adverse Effect Provisions in Acquisition Agreements

  1. Affiliation in the Context of SBA Loans, Guidance for Venture Capital Investors

News from PilieroMazza
  1. Jonathan Pomerance Comments on Defense Production Act and Meat Plant Production During COVID-19
  2. CARES Act Small Business Workshop Spotlights Cy Alba 
  3. Nichole Atallah Comments on Small Business Benefits in CARES Act, FFCRA, and EFMLA 
  4. Jon Williams Featured in "Force Majeure? Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Government Contractor Impacted by COVID-19"  
  5. CARES Act Stimulus Loans: "Founders & Friends" Podcast Features Kathryn Hickey 
  6. Jon Williams Comments on How Will COVID-19 Change How You Conduct Business? 
  7. PilieroMazza's Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

Additional Resources

New Legislation 
  1. Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act 
  2. Stimulus Phase III:  Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act) 
  3. Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act, Section-by-Section 
  4. Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist 
  5. Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act 
  6. Stimulus Phase II:  Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  7. Poster: Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act 
  8. Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Fact Sheet for Employers 
  9. Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers 
  10. Providing Expanded Family and Medical Leave to Employees Affected by COVID-19 Online Dialogue 
  11. Stimulus Phase I:  Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act 

Business Relief Programs and Resources
  1. UPDATED! COVID-19 Stimulus Assistance to Small Businesses: Issues and Policy Options 
  2. List of COVID-19 Small Business Relief Programs by State.  Please visit the linked text for a list of federal, state, and lender-specific support, which will be updated to include programs as they’re released and refined. Return to Forbes' web page regularly for updates on this list.  
  3. Coronavirus Acquisition-Related Information and Resources 
  4. OMB Issues Guidance on Contract Issues Associated with COVID-19 

Department of the Treasury
  1. NEW! Paycheck Protection Program Loans FAQs
  2. For Small Businesses Seeking Direct Relief from COVID-19

Small Business Administration (SBA)

  1. NEW! Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application
  2. Small Business Administration: A Primer on Programs and Funding
  3. SBA Disaster Loan Program FAQs
  4. Finding an Eligible SBA Lender
  5. SBA Disaster Assistance
  6. SBA Disaster Loan Assistance 
  7. SBA Disaster Loan Application 
  8. SBA Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Check local sites as well since many loans will be given out locally. 
Check with local banks to see if they are offering loans specific to COVID-19. 
Check your insurance policies.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  1. COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Department of Defense (DOD)
  1. NEW! DOD Issues New CARES Act, Section 3610 Guidance
  2. U.S. Army Implementing Guidance on CARES Act 
  3. Intelligence Community (IC) Guiding Principles for IC Acquisition & Procurement Community on Implementation of the CARES Act 
  4. CARES Act Invoice: Contractor Certification 
  5. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Bulletin 
  6. FAQs: DIA General Contracting 
  7. Invoicing Information for Contractors Under the CARES Act 
  8. Class Deviation 2020-O0013 – CARES Act Section 3610 Implementation
  9. Implementation Guidance for Section 3610 of the CARES Act 
  10. FAQs: Implementation Guidance for Section 3610 of the CARES Act 
  11. COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force 
  12. DOD Guidance on Commercial Item Determinations During the COVID-19 Emergency 
  13. DOD Memo on Purchase Card Use During the COVID-19 Emergency 
  14. Managing Defense Contracts Impacts of the Novel Coronavirus 
  15. Class Deviation—Justification and Approval Threshold for 8(a) Contracts

Veterans Affairs (VA)
  1. Memorandum on Authorizing the Exercise of Authority under Public Law 85-804. The President has issued an order that gives the Secretary of the VA leeway to make changes to federal contracts for national security reasons.  
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  1. DHS Chief Procurement Officer Message for the DHS Contractor Workforce for Implementing CARES Act Section 3610 

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

  1. NEW! IRS Guidance Says No Deduction is Allowed for Business Expenses Paid with Forgiven PPP Loans
  2. Form 7200: Advance Payment of Employer Credits Due to COVID-19
  3. Instructions for Form 7200: Advance Payment of Employer Credits Due to COVID-19 

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

  1. OMB Preserving the Resilience of the Federal Contracting Base in the Fight Against the Coronavirus Disease 
  2. OMB Issues Guidance on Contract Issues Associated with COVID-19

General Services Administration (GSA)
  1. GSA COVID-19 Related FAQs for Contractors 
  2. GSA FAQ for Global Supply Contractors 
  3. GSA Policy Letter Offering Guidance Regarding Acquisitions and Contracts for GSA Essential Critical Infrastructure Activities and Novel Coronavirus 
  4. GSA FAR & GSAR Class Deviation Regarding Debarring Official Notification to Contractors
  5. Disaster Response Registry 

Department of Labor (DOL)
  1. Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  2. Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Fact Sheet for Employers
  3. Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
  4. Providing Expanded Family and Medical Leave to Employees Affected by COVID-19 Online Dialogue
  5. DOL Coronavirus Resources
  6. COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies and the Fair Labor Standards Act: Questions and Answers
  7. COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies and the Family and Medical Leave Act: Questions and Answers

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Main COVID-19 Site
  2. OHSA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
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