Colin J. Keefe joined the Firm in 2012 and is now a shareholder in our transactional practice and the Chair of our Mergers & Acquisitions Group. His practice includes an emphasis on seller-side representation in eight- and nine-figure strategic and private equity transactions with national and international buyers. Mr. Keefe is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was decorated for heroism in combat during the Battle of Baghdad in April 2003. His legal career began as an associate with a large Manhattan law firm, where he primarily represented lenders in nine- and ten-figure project and acquisition finance transactions. Mr. Keefe now represents banks and financial institutions in many of the Lehigh Valley’s largest commercial financings. In addition, Mr. Keefe regularly handles construction contracting, real estate sales and acquisitions (with or without the accompanying sale of an ongoing business), and general corporate matters.
On Monday, January 11, 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration (the SBA) along with the Treasury Department re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for both new and existing borrowers. This article focuses on existing PPP borrowers and outlines the steps to take to apply for a second draw PPP loan. Business principals considering a PPP […]
On December 27, 2020, the Economic Aid Act was signed into law, which is intended to, among other things, continue providing assistance to companies and entrepreneurs whose businesses were adversely affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. A key provision of the Economic Aid Act is an expansion of the already existing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). […]
The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a warning about email scams related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and its borrowers. Borrowers are reporting receiving emails from “sba-attorneys.com” that inform the recipient PPP funds were issued to them erroneously and action must be taken to avoid “potential criminal liability.” This email is […]
On July 23, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a procedural notice to lenders participating in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) concerning the loan forgiveness application process. The notice informs lenders that beginning August 10, 2020, they may begin submitting forgiveness applications through an online platform. The notice states that the SBA intends to […]
On July 16, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the availability of $50 million in grant funding to assist employers in providing hazard pay to employees performing life-sustaining jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The intent of the COVID-19 Hazard Pay Grant Program (Program) is to ensure that front-line employees in vital industries are able to […]