Speakers for this event
Jessica M. Zeratsky
Jessica M. Zeratsky
Jessica represents financial institutions and other lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, privately held and publicly traded businesses, school districts, and government authorities. She partners with her clients on commercial/creditor rights, banking and commercial finance, public finance, bankruptcy and restructuring, real estate, and general debtor and creditor matters. Much of her time is devoted to managing client transactions. Jessica structures, documents, negotiates and closes commercial finance transactions across the country, including:• Secured and unsecured revolving credit and term loan financings • Asset-based loans • Tax-exempt financings • Real estate loansAdditionally, Jessica counsels her clients in situations of financial distress, including workouts, refinancing of debt, creditor-debtor litigation, asset acquisitions and dispositions, restructurings and reorganizations, liquidations, and insolvencies. As a key member of the firm's CARES Act resource team, advised clients on accessing COVID-19-driven financial assistance, including Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs), Mid-Size Loans, and Main Street Lending Program Loans.
A member of Husch Blackwell's Real Estate, Development & Construction team, Josh leads the firm’s Construction practice. Josh has represented clients for more than 29 years in the complete array of construction services and litigation. Josh provides contractors, designers, owners and developers with tremendous experience and knowledge in all areas of construction. Josh trains companies in his own version of best practices he has named "Breachless Execution." The Breachless program implements the Law in Action approach taught at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Josh helps clients and industry groups appreciate the benefits realized if all parties to a project understand their obligations, execute their responsibilities, collaborate on problem solving and minimize the disruption caused by disputes. Additionally, as an American Arbitration Association Arbitrator Josh uses that experience as a foundation to leverage his exposure to a variety of construction challenges when helping clients avoid risks in project performance.
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), originally part of the March 27, 2020, CARES Act, has undergone several changes since its inception, including June’s PPP Flexibility Act, a myriad of Interim
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), originally part of the March 27, 2020, CARES Act, has undergone several changes since its inception, including June’s PPP Flexibility Act, a myriad of Interim Final Rules and other guidance issued by the Small Business Administration (SBA). On December 27, 2020, a new stimulus bill (the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021) was signed into law, comprehensively changing the PPP and associated small-business provisions of the CARES Act.
Please join Jessica Zeratsky, a partner at Husch Blackwell’s Financial Services group and Josh Levy, a partner at Husch Blackwell’s Construction and Design Group for a presentation and discussion about the new stimulus bill and its impact on small businesses.
(Thursday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm