With a booming economy and job market, the movement to eliminate non-competes continues to gain federal traction and remains at the forefront of discussions around innovation and economic growth. Most recently, on July 9, 2021, the Biden Administration issued its Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy (“Executive Order”) calling on the Federal…

On September 15, 2021, the House Ways and Means Committee approved certain tax proposals to be included in the “Build Back Better” $3.5 trillion reconciliation legislation. The legislation includes a number of tax increases designed in part to help defray the costs of the Biden Administration’s new spending bill, including, in particular, several changes to…

A letter of credit can be an effective tool for a business when it is required to provide additional payment security to a third party. The letter of credit is essentially a guarantee by a bank or other financial institution (called an “issuer”) to a third party (called a “beneficiary”) that it will be paid…

Martin LLP advises a national banking institution as agent and lender in the funding of a ~$20M senior secured term loan credit facility under the Main Street Lending Program, proceeds to refinance existing debt and fund working capital at a global provider of emotional intelligence tests, training, and products. A separate $2M revolver was closed alongside the Main Street…

Announcement  Martin LLP is pleased to announce that we have advised a national banking institution as agent and lender in the closing of a $3.5M senior secured credit facility under the Main Street Lending Program, proceeds to refinance existing debt and fund working capital at a Texas-based event center business. About the Main Street Lending…

Preparing for Potential Defaults under a Corporate Loan Agreement As the coronavirus pandemic continues to depress large swaths of the economy, many businesses continue to experience significant revenue shortfall, and in some instances cash flow has ceased entirely. Unfortunately, for corporate borrowers, this raises the specter of a default on their loan obligations as they…

Drawing Down on Existing Lines of Credit. In a recent post, we examined the pandemic’s effect on corporate loan agreements and identified some key issues that borrowers should consider. In this post, we examine one of these key issues in greater detail, namely drawing down on existing lines of credit, or ’revolvers’. As a result…

On May 15, 2020 Collaberex hosted a webinar addressing common questions about loan forgiveness under the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). Signed into law on March 27th, under the CARES Act, the program offers forgivable loans of up to $10 million each to qualified small businesses in order to fund payroll and certain other overhead costs….

COVID-19 Alert To our clients, friends and colleagues: Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut has issued an Executive Order directing all workers at ‘non-essential’ businesses in the state to stay at home during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This order, which follows similar orders from the states of New York, Pennsylvania, California and Illinois, will go…

For a secured lender, cash is often the most critical piece of collateral. Borrowers generally keep cash in deposit accounts at a bank. Thus, a lender will want to obtain a perfected security interest in those deposit accounts in order to have a perfected security interest in that cash. Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial…

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