• Posts by Emily Wurtenberger Schott
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    Emily Schott assists clients with commercial real estate matters, including the acquisition, sale, financing, development and leasing of commercial properties. She represents borrowers and lenders in financing transactions ...

On March 19, 2020, the SBA approved Ohio’s application to qualify for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. Small businesses in Ohio may now apply directly to the SBA for low interest working capital loans of up to $2 million.

As many businesses enter uncharted territory as the coronavirus pandemic reaches new heights, we have received numerous inquiries regarding the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. This update will address three questions: (1) When will the funds be available to Ohio businesses under the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, (2) Who classifies as a “small business?” and (3) is collateral required?  

On March 15, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted announced that the Ohio Development Services Agency (“ODSA”) has started the process to make low interest, long term working capital loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) available to Ohio businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic. 

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