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  • 1/14/2021 1:00 PM CST
  • 1/14/2021 2:00 PM CST

Learn what's important for U.S. metalcasters to know about the coronavirus relief and government spending package for fiscal year 2021 during this AFS Members-Only Webinar.

The package includes an assortment of aid for small businesses, including an additional $284.45 billion for another targeted round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, and providing a simplified forgiveness process for PPP loans less than $150,000. as well as many tax provisions, including the extension of various expiring provisions, extensions and expansions of certain earlier pandemic tax relief provisions, and much more.

Join us on Thursday, January 14 at 1:00 pm CT / 2:00 pm ET with Angela B. Styles and Zach Rudisill, partners of Akin Gump, Government Contracts Team in Washington, D.C., will discuss the new PPP relief provisions and other key provisions of the relief package.

  • During the webinar, you will:Learn how these changes impact your existing PPP loan;
  • Gain insider knowledge on the new PPP relief provisions and learn how to apply for a second (or initial) PPP;
  • Find out about the miscellaneous tax provisions in the package; and
  • Ask the pressing questions most important to you.

UPDATE: PPP Loan Program Re-Opens for First and Second PPP Loans

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans – both first and second loans – have been extended through March 31, 2021 or until funding runs out. Small businesses must apply for PPP loans through a qualified financial institution, not through the SBA. Both the first and second loans are eligible for forgiveness when the loan’s funds are used according to the terms and conditions of the program. This will be covered in the webinar.

Speaker: Angela B. Styles is currently a partner in Akin Gump's government contracts team in Washington, D.C. Her practice has spanned over 25 years. She is recognized for her experience in government procurement policy, cost and pricing issues, and commercial item contracting.

She also assists clients in matters involving: suspension and debarment, procurement integrity, civil false claims, the Anti-Kickback Act, schedule contracting, leasing, complex internal investigations, intellectual property and the Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act. She has testified about complex federal procurement issues at more than 30 hearings before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. She earned her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law.

Zach Rudisill, partner, Akin Gump, where he focuses his practice on domestic and international tax policy and international trade policy.