Kenneth R. Charette is a shareholder in the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate, and Healthcare practice group and is Chair of the Food & Beverage industry group.
Mr. Charette routinely assists entrepreneurs, start-ups, privately held businesses, capital partners with a variety of complex transactions, including: mergers and acquisitions (both “Buy-Side” and “Sell-Side” matters), investment transactions, capital raises, joint ventures and other strategic partnerships, reorganizations, management buy-outs, spin-offs, shareholder relations, management incentive plans, corporate governance and other similar matters. He also advises clients regarding various contractual arrangements, such as: service, distribution, sales agency, manufacturing, licensing, endorsements, employment, amongst other relationships.
In his healthcare law practice, Mr. Charette counsels hospitals, surgery centers, medical group practices, independent living facilities and other health care providers (as well as individual physicians). He focuses on transactions specific to the healthcare industry, such as the structuring of practice mergers/acquisitions or joint ventures, physician services agreements, billing and reimbursement matters, medical practice buy-ins/buy-outs and issues of regulatory compliance involving HIPAA’s patient privacy rules, the Stark Law, and the Anti-Kickback Statute.
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). […]
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Good news for small businesses. On November 20, 2020, the Northampton County COVID-19 Relief Small Business Grant Program re-opened and is currently accepting applications. Northampton County Council has approved this Grant Program, in partnership with the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, that will distribute $1.3 million dollars of CARES Act Funds to Northampton County […]
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 […]