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Guy Molinari

Partner and Chair of Corporate and Securities Group

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Guy Molinari

Partner and Chair of Corporate and Securities Group

Guy Molinari is a partner and chair of the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice. With significant securities and mergers and acquisitions experience, Guy’s core practice focuses on advising growth companies and their leaders, businesses considering and executing strategic transactions, and private and institutional investors. Guy’s transactional experience includes most stages of development: financing and refinancing/restructuring, whether in public or private, equity or debt markets; business combination transactions; going public and going private transactions and contests for corporate control.

In response to the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses of all sizes and in most industries, Guy's practice also includes representation of potential borrowers seeking the financial support offered by various Federal and State programs, including the Payroll Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance and the Coronavirus Economic Stabilization Act loans from the Treasury/Federal Reserve programs.

Guy also serves on TKD's Covid19 Response Team which monitors ongoing developments in Federal and State responses to the pandemic; analyses from an interdisciplinary team, whose work is regularly updated, are available here.

Guy also advises family offices and other investors in distressed and developing businesses, as well as multi-strategy investment funds. He also served as general counsel for Northern Power Systems, Inc. in connection with its emergence from bankruptcy proceedings and turnaround.

Prior to joining the firm, Guy was a partner at Heller Ehrman (and its predecessor firm Werbel & Carnelutti) and at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, where he served as a partner and counsel.

Representative Matters:

  • Represented Special Purpose Acquisition Company in its $170 million in initial public offering.
  • Represented seller in the sale of its computer software and services company.
  • Represented the merging credit union in $400+ million combination with one of the nation’s largest credit unions.
  • Represented a public international manufacturing company in its underwritten public offering of $9 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes, as well as the exchange offers for an aggregate $3.5 billion of notes in connection with a merger with another industry participant.
  • Represented investment funds and investment managers focused on global macro, event driven, distressed, real estate opportunity, shareholder activist and leveraged debt product strategies.
  • Represented a private equity fund and controlling stockholder of public web hosting company in sale to industry leading cable and telecoms company.
  • Served as an advisor to emerging and growth technology companies in capital raising efforts, contract management, and corporate governance matters as outside counsel.
  • Represented a cross-border investment fund in real estate developments.
  • Served as general counsel to wind turbine design and manufacturing company, advising CEO’s team on capital raises, intellectual property portfolio matters, supply chain management, human resources and investor relations; supported Board and various Board Committees in corporate governance matters.
  • Represent numerous buyers and sellers of renewable energy projects.
Education
  • Columbia Law School, J.D. (1987)
  • Columbia Business School, M.B.A. (Finance and Capital Markets concentration) (1987)
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A. (1983) summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions
  • New York
Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York State Bar Association
  • University of Pittsburgh - Honors College Board of Visitors
  • Paycheck Protection Program Extended Through August 8, 2020

    Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the Small Business Administration is tasked with administering the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the loan program intended to allow employers to continue to pay their employees and assist with certain other expenses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Announces Main Street Lending Program Is Fully Operational

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston announced the Main Street Lending Program is “now fully operational, ready to purchase participations in eligible loans that are submitted to the program by registered lenders.”

  • SBA Issues New Interim Final Rule for Paycheck Protection Program– Guidance Your Business Should be Aware Of

    Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the Small Business Administration (SBA) is tasked with administering the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the loan program intended to allow employers to continue to pay their employees and assist with certain other expenses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Internal Revenue Service Announces Relief for Qualified Opportunity Zone Investors

    On June 4, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2020-39, which provides temporary relief to qualified opportunity funds (QOFs) and their investors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Modifies Main Street Lending Program

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston announced changes to the Main Street Lending Program (Program) to allow more small and medium-sized businesses to be able to participate in the Program. 

  • Federal Reserve Advances Towards Launching Main Street Lending Program

    The Federal Reserve recently announced that the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has set up the special purpose vehicle (SPV) to purchase participations in loans originated by eligible lenders under the Main Street Lending Program (Program). In addition, Program loan participation agreement, form borrower and lender certifications, and other required form agreements are now available on the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Main Street Lending Program Forms and Agreements website. The Federal Reserve also updated its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), dated May 27, 2020.

  • Amendment to CARES Act and PPP Loan Forgiveness

    On June 5, 2020, President Trump signed H.R. 7010 (the Bill), which the Senate had unanimously passed. The Bill amends several provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

  • Alternative Loan Options For Certain Small Businesses, Non-Profits and Landlords in New York State

    For certain small businesses, non-profits and landlords who did not receive a Paycheck Protection Program loan or an Economic Injury Disaster Loan from the Small Business Administration, New York State is making available loans under the New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF). The NYFLF is a new economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York State’s small businesses, non-profits and landlords as they reopen after the COVID-19 outbreak and New York State on PAUSE.

  • Main Street Loans: How Much May a Company Borrow?

    Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announced on May 19, 2020, before a Senate Committee that the Main Street Lending Program (Program) is anticipated to be launched around the end of May. Prospective borrowers should be preparing for making loan applications with participating lenders when the Program commences.

  • New York City Council Passes Suspension of Personal Guarantees for Certain Commercial Tenants

    On May 26, 2020, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the City Council’s bill No.1932-A (the Personal Liability Bill). The Personal Liability Bill adds a new section 22-1005 to the administrative code of the City of New York, suspending the enforcement of personal liability provisions for certain commercial tenants affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

  • SBA Releases Additional PPP Loan Review Guidance

    On May 22, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Department of Treasury, published an interim final rule (the Review Guidance) to supplement previous Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness guidance. The Review Guidance is intended to establish the standards by which the SBA will investigate whether a loan met program requirements and the circumstances under which it will be released from liability on a guarantee for such a loan.

  • SBA Releases Additional PPP Loan Forgiveness Guidance

    On May 22, 2020, the Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Department of Treasury, published an interim final rule to supplement previous Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness guidance.

  • Eligibility Requirements for Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program

    Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announced on May 19, 2020, before a Senate Committee that the Main Street Lending Program (Program) is anticipated to be launched around the end of May. Prospective borrowers should be preparing for making loan applications with participating lenders when the Program commences.

  • SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and Instructions

    On May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Department of Treasury released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application (the Forgiveness Application) and detailed instructions for the Forgiveness Application. To apply for PPP loan forgiveness, the borrower must complete the Forgiveness Application and submit the completed application and required documentation to its lender.

  • SBA Extends Good Faith Certification Safe Harbor Until May 18, 2020 and Loan Increases for Certain Partnerships

    Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the Small Business Administration (SBA) is tasked with administering the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the loan program intended to allow employers to continue to pay their employees and assist with certain other expenses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
    As the PPP went into immediate effect without the standard comment period, the SBA continues to issue additional guidance in the form of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and responses as well as Interim Final Rules (IFRs). The most recently updated FAQs, current as of May 13, 2020, are available here and the most recently issued IFRs are available here. Importantly, the U.S. government will not challenge lender PPP actions that conform to the FAQs, and to IFRs and any subsequent rulemaking in effect at the time.

  • SBA Issues Additional Guidance on Good Faith Certification

    Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the Small Business Administration (SBA) is tasked with administering the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the loan program intended to allow employers to continue to pay their employees and assist with certain other expenses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • New York Extends Moratorium on Evictions and Tolling of Statute of Limitations

    On May 7, 2020, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Executive Order No. 202.28 (the Executive Order), extending the existing moratorium on evictions and foreclosures for an additional 60 days. The Executive Order also extended time periods set forth in certain prior executive orders, including tolling all statutes of limitations until June 6, 2020.

  • SBA Issued Additional FAQ on Paycheck Protection Program on May 6, 2020 – Guidance Your Business Should Know

    Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the Small Business Administration (SBA) is tasked with administering the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the loan program intended to allow employers to continue to pay their employees and assist with certain other expenses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    As the PPP went into immediate effect without the standard comment period, the SBA continues to issue additional guidance in the form of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and responses. The most recently updated FAQs, current as of May 6, 2020, are available here. Importantly, the government will not challenge actions that borrowers and lenders take consistent with the guidance in effect at the time.

  • SBA Issues Additional FAQ on Paycheck Protection Program

    Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the Small Business Administration (SBA) is tasked with administering the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the loan program intended to allow employers to continue to pay their employees and assist with certain other expenses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Revisions Announced to Main Street Lending Program

    The U.S. Federal Reserve announced revisions to the Main Street Lending Program to facilitate lending to small and medium-sized businesses by eligible lenders. The U.S. Department of Treasury, using funds appropriated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) will invest $75 billion in a special purpose vehicle (SPV) established by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, which, along with a loan commitment from the Federal Reserve to the SPV, will enable up to $600 billion in new financing for eligible small and mid-sized businesses.

  • U.S. Department of Treasury Issues Guidance on PPP Loan Audits

    On April 29, 2020, the U.S. Department of Treasury issued an updated FAQ. Notably, Q39 confirms Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s public statement that the SBA will audit all Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans in excess of $2 million upon submission of a loan forgiveness application.

  • IRS Issues Notice on Deductibility of Expenses Paid with Forgiven PPP Money

    On April 30, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2020-32, which provides that no deduction is allowed for expenses paid with loan money forgiven under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

  • The Paycheck Protection Program – Additional Guidance

    Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the Small Business Administration (SBA) is tasked with administering the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the loan program intended to allow employers to continue to pay their employees and assist with certain other expenses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
    As the PPP went into immediate effect without the standard comment period, the SBA continues to issue additional guidance in the form of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and responses. Importantly, the government will not change actions that borrowers and lenders take consistent with the guidance in effect at the time.

  • The U.S. Department of Treasury Issues Updated Guidance on Borrower Certification

    On April 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) issued an updated FAQ (the Updated Guidance) with one additional Q and A (Q31) that addresses the required certification that “current economic uncertainty makes this loan request necessary to support the ongoing operations of the Applicant.” The Updated Guidance emphasizes that a borrower must assess its economic need for a PPP loan at the time of its application in addition to reviewing applicable affiliation rules to determine eligibility.

  • Federal Government Passes Act Providing Additional PPP and EIDL Funding – What Businesses Should Know

    The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (the Enhancement Act) was passed on April 24, 2020, and provides $484 billion in additional funding. Critically, the Enhancement Act includes additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Emergency Injury Disaster Loan program (EIDL), both of which had run out of funding.

  • The Paycheck Protection Program – How to Obtain Forgiveness of Your Loan and Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

    Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) the Small Business Administration (SBA) is tasked with administering the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a newly created loan program intended to allow employers to continue to pay their employees and assist with certain other expenses.

  • New York State Attorney General Proposes Changes to New York's Securities Offer

    At the end of March 2020, the New York State Attorney General announced temporary relief to meet certain filing deadlines for investment advisers, brokers, dealers, salespersons, commodity broker-dealers, commodity salespersons, commodity investment advisers. In general, any registration renewal, amendment or other required filing that would have been due between March 1, 2020, and April 30, 2020, is extended by 90 days.

  • U.S. Federal Reserve Issues Guidance About Main Street New Loan Facility

    On April 9, 2020, the U.S. Federal Reserve announced the creation of the Main Street New Loan Facility (Facility), to facilitate lending to small and medium-sized businesses by eligible lenders. Under the Facility and the Main Street Expanded Loan Facility, a Federal Reserve Bank will commit to lend to a single common special purpose vehicle on a recourse basis.

  • U.S. Department of Treasury Provides FAQ for Paycheck Protection Program

    On April 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Treasury, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration (SBA), published guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). The FAQ provides guidance to borrowers and lenders as to the SBA’s interpretation of the CARES Act and the PPP Interim Final Rule published on April 2, 2020.

  • Small Business Administration Provides Interim Final Rules for Paycheck Protection Program

    On April 2, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued its Interim Final Rules (the Interim Rules) for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The Interim Rules include examples to illustrate the methodologies used to calculate loan amounts. Additionally, the U.S. Treasury Department released an updated Application Form.

  • U.S. Department of Treasury Issues Additional Guidance for Paycheck Protection Program

    Following the enactment of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), small businesses and their advisors have been anxiously awaiting additional guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department (Treasury) regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). --  On March 31, 2020, Treasury issued its guidance.

  • Our Top 10 Legal Alerts from 2019

    As we start a new year, we would like to share with you some of our most popular legal alerts from 2019.

    Our top-read alerts range from construction, labor & employment, tax, immigration, trusts & estates, cooperatives & condominiums, real estate, corporate & securities, litigation and intellectual property, reflecting the broad array of our full-service practice. We hope that our alerts have been valuable to you and your colleagues, and demonstrate our commitment to providing helpful information to you.

  • Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s Top 10 Legal Alerts from the First Half of 2019

    As we head into summer, we would like to share with you some of our most popular legal alerts from the first half of 2019.

    Our top-read alerts range from construction, labor and employment, tax, corporate and securities, immigration, cooperatives and condominiums, commercial leasing, real estate, litigation and intellectual property, reflecting the broad array of our full-service practice. We hope that our alerts have been valuable to you and your colleagues, and demonstrate our commitment to providing helpful information to you.

  • Commercial Tenancy Contract Disputes: The New York Court of Appeals Curtails the Ability of Commercial Tenants to Seek a Yellowstone Injunction

    For approximately 50 years, commercial tenants in New York facing potential action for breach of lease and possible eviction have enjoyed the use of a so-called "Yellowstone injunction," which, if granted by the court, froze the contractual cure period under a lease governed by New York law.

  • Proposed Regulations Put the Opportunity in Qualified Opportunity Zones

    One of the positive developments resulting from the 2017 tax legislation has been offering taxpayers a limited-time opportunity to defer gain on the sale of assets, reduce the gain when finally recognized and even eliminate gain on certain new investments. This is all made possible under the 2017 Tax Act by investing in "Qualified Opportunity Zones," a new provision that allows taxpayers to free up capital gains and reinvest those gains in economically distressed census tracts.

  • There's a Tax-Savings Opportunity in Qualified Opportunity Zones

    The 2017 Tax Act is offering a limited-time opportunity for taxpayers to defer gain on the sale of assets, reduce the gain when finally recognized and even eliminate gain on certain new investments. This is all made possible under the 2017 Tax Act by investing in "Qualified Opportunity Zones," a new provision that allows taxpayers to free up capital gains and reinvest those gains in economically distressed communities. Learn more about the intricacies of these tax benefits.

Education
  • Columbia Law School, J.D. (1987)
  • Columbia Business School, M.B.A. (Finance and Capital Markets concentration) (1987)
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A. (1983) summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions
  • New York
Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York State Bar Association
  • University of Pittsburgh - Honors College Board of Visitors

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