The SEC responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing public companies with a 45-day extension to file certain disclosure reports that would otherwise have been due on or before July 1, 2020. In a statement dated June 26, 2020, the SEC declined to extend this relief beyond July 1.
On June 23, 2020, approximately two months after issuing “CF Disclosure Guidance: Topic No. 9,” the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance issued “CF Disclosure Guidance: Topic No. 9A” to provide additional guidance regarding operations, liquidity, and capital resources disclosures companies should consider with respect to COVID-19.
On June 23, 2020, with many public companies preparing for their second quarter financial reporting process, the SEC’s Chief Accountant issued a statement emphasizing the continued importance of high-quality financial reporting in light of the significant impacts of COVID-19.
The SEC recently adopted temporary final rules to expedite the offering process for small businesses affected by COVID-19 that are seeking to meet their funding needs through the offer and sale of securities pursuant to Regulation Crowdfunding.
In Response to Recent Corporate Statements on Racial Justice, New York Comptroller Urges Companies to Disclose Workforce Diversity Data
On July 1, 2020, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer announced an initiative calling on companies who recently issued supportive statements on racial equality to publicly disclose the composition of their workforce by race, ethnicity and gender.
Serving Up Some Help: How Subchapter V Can Solve Problems for Service Industry Debtors During the Time of COVID-19
As COVID-19 continues to devastate the U.S. and local economies, the service industry in particular has experienced substantial declines in both business and profits. However, the new Subchapter V of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code and the CARES Act have provided service industry debtors with new and potentially life-saving tools to solve their unique debt issues moving forward.
As Chapter 11 debtors have grappled with the SBA’s surprising anti-debtor stance, a promising strategy has emerged. This strategy does not make sense for every Chapter 11 debtor, but for those Chapter 11 debtors that need additional liquidity and otherwise qualify for a PPP loan, quick action may be necessary.
Steps and strategies for trade vendors to protect themselves in the event a customer may file for bankruptcy during economic disruption.
Professionals should consider the traditional tools for helping troubled businesses but also explore non-traditional methods of solving client problems.
CARES Act Increases The Limits For Small Business Bankruptcy Cases, But How Does A Small Business Bankruptcy Case Work?
It has been widely reported that the CARES Act increased the debt limit for small business bankruptcy cases under Subchapter V of Chapter 11, but how do small business bankruptcy cases differ from normal Chapter 11 cases and what are the benefits for small businesses?