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Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grant Program

By: Benjamin J. Klassen

Congress has authorized a promising grant program for restaurants, bars, breweries, food trucks and caterers, with grants awarded based on the recipient’s decline in revenues during 2020. The Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grant program is part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which was signed into law on March 11, 2021. Continue reading for a ...

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Approved Federal Stimulus Package Offers Help for Small Businesses

By: Ryan J. Schildkraut, Benjamin J. Klassen and

Following intense negotiations in Washington, Congress approved the latest federal stimulus package as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, and the President has signed the bill into law.  Included in the omnibus spending bill are modifications to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) under the title the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and ...

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More Relief on the Way for Small Businesses

By: Ryan J. Schildkraut and Benjamin J. Klassen

The Winthrop & Weinstine corporate law team lays out the key updates and takeaways from the second round of PPP funds.


Franchisees in Focus: Preparing for the Year Ahead

A Post-Election Conversation with Franchisee Industry Experts

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

Exit Strategies

Shareholder Ryan Schildkraut will speak on a panel about finding buyers for a small business, and avoiding the mistakes that sellers often make.

Minneapolis Club
729 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

11:00AM - 1:00PM
Client Alert

SBA Moves Goalposts on Eligibility Requirements, Causing Anxiety for PPP Borrowers

By: Ryan J. Schildkraut, and

If you were one of the thousands of small businesses who received a PPP loan in the initial wave of funding – or if you are still considering applying as part of the second wave – one of the key eligibility requirements for the loan substantively changed last week, at least according to the latest ...

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SBA Provides Underwhelming Guidance on PPP as Small Businesses Rush to Apply

By: Joel C. Johnson

Late Thursday, April 2, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) released a highly anticipated Interim Final Rule and a new form of borrower application for the Paycheck Protection Program which was established as part of the CARES Act.  Small businesses and banks were hopeful that the SBA would provide additional guidance on how to interpret several ...

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Paycheck Protection Program: Forgivable Loan Program for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Now Law

By: Benjamin J. Klassen

The below information was updated on April 3, 2020, to include information on the Interim Final Rule and updated application.  A link to our alert regarding the takeaways from Interim Final Rule is available here. This article was originally published under the title “Congress Poised to Pass Massive Loan Program for Small Businesses – What You Need ...

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SBA Disaster Relief Loan Program: Important Considerations for Small Businesses

By: Ryan J. Schildkraut

Note: This information is current as of 8:00 a.m. on April 1, 2020. The Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) is providing up to $2 million in long-term disaster-relief loans to qualifying small businesses for economic injury suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES ...

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Remedies Under Real Estate Leases Due to “Force Majeure” – Some Practical Suggestions

By: Timothy M. Barnett

In these difficult times, we are certain that you are focused on the health and safety of your families and employees.  At the same time, we understand you are concerned about the devastating impact that restaurant or franchise unit closures due to COVID-19 will have on your business’s financial condition and your contractual obligations to ...

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COVID-19 Impact on Contracts

By: Ryan J. Schildkraut

COVID-19 has presented businesses in the United States and around the globe with unprecedented challenges in supply chain and business continuity and performance of contractual obligations. In this uncertain time, an often overlooked “boilerplate” contract provision may be key to understanding your rights and obligations under your business contracts: a force majeure clause. This information ...


Craft Beer, Distillery and Liquor Law: The Ultimate Guide

Attorney Ryan Schildkraut is a speaker for the National Business Institute video webcast, "Craft Beer, Distillery and Liquor Law: The Ultimate Guide," rebroadcast on June 27, 2017.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
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