If your business needs some extra assistance due to the pandemic, you are not alone. If you are part of the framework that helps guide that assistance to those in need, you are in new territory. Wherever you fit in the complex landscape of governmental relief programs, you don’t have to go it alone. Dorsey has been assisting companies of all sizes pivot in order to operate in the new normal. If you need us, call us.

Since well before the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in late March 2020, we have had dozens of lawyers tracking and analyzing the federal relief efforts. We have teams of attorneys standing by, ready to respond immediately to your questions about how your business might access funding, regulatory relief and other available assistance.

Our Governmental Relief and Incentives Team (GRIT) ensures that our knowledge about the various programs created by governmental relief programs are up to the minute and that every client is matched with the most relevant capabilities. The GRIT coordinators listed below have access to the full Dorsey multi-disciplinary team and are ready to immediately get you connected to the expertise you need. Dorsey is here to assist with advice on issues such as:

  • Emergency loans for small businesses, including Small Business Administration (SBA) loans under the Paycheck Protection Act (PPP), the Healthcare Enhancement Act (HEA) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program;
  • The Federal Reserve Board’s Main Street Credit Program for small to mid-market businesses;
  • Other financial lifelines for distressed companies;
  • Federal and state contracting issues;
  • Aid for hospitals and healthcare organizations;
  • Aid for passenger and cargo airlines and other affected industries;
  • Considerations and tools for employers including Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) issues;
  • Disaster relief and other funding for state and local governments;
  • “Essential” business analyses.


CARES Act and Other Federal Relief

Main Street Lending

Small Business Administration (SBA) and Other Small and Mid-Size Business Relief

Other Government Programs (International & U.S. Regional)

Media Coverage