91220 3.00

Author: Ashraf Elkotaney

CPE Credit:  3 hours for CPAs

This course assists professionals with helping organizations or informing clients of recent legislation to provide relief to businesses facing the challenges of COVID-19. It provides an overview of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and discusses certain provisions that provide relief to different businesses. In the framework of the catastrophic impact of COVID-19 on business activities around the world, the following topics will be addressed: (i) considerations that public companies should keep in mind while assessing and factoring the current and potential impact of the coronavirus and its related risks on their businesses and their reporting and disclosures practices, (ii) challenges for life sciences companies, (iii) U.S. employment considerations, (iv) the impact of COVID-19 on mergers & acquisitions transactions, and (vi) bank regulatory relief.

Publication Date: May 2020

Topics Covered

  • CARES Act Overview
  • Stimulus Breakdown
  • Loan Programs Central to CARES ACT Stimulus
  • CARES ACT ‐ Bank Regulatory Relief
  • Employment Considerations
  • Coronavirus and M&A
  • Challenges for Life Sciences Companies
  • COVID‐19's Impact on Health System's M&A Activity
  • Impact on Public Company Disclosures and Other Considerations
  • Examples
  • Going Forward/Following Steps
  • Potential Securities Litigation Issues


Learning Objectives

  • Recognize Loan Programs Central to CARES ACT Stimulus
  • Describe bank regulatory Relief under the CARES ACT
  • Identify the impact on public company disclosures
  • Describe employment considerations
  • Identify the impact on M&A due to Coronavirus
  • Recognize the potential securities litigation issues
  • Identify challenges for Life Sciences Companies/healthcare entities



Instructional Method

NASBA Field of Study
Business Management & Organization (3 hours)

Program Prerequisites

Advance Preparation

Additional Course Details

  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
  • Pre-Requisites: None
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