Taft partners Kiamesha Colom and Melissa Macchia will present at a webinar titled “Paycheck Protection Program Loan Update and How to Maximize Forgiveness” hosted by YPO Gold Cincinnati on May 18. Colom will discuss the legal issues related to PPP and loan forgiveness and Macchia will address issues related to human resources, unemployment and payroll.
Colom is chair of Taft’s COVID-19 SBA Task Force. She focuses her practice in the areas of real estate transactions, real estate lending and commercial finance transactions and related business transactions. Colom has extensive experience closing SBA, USDA and conventional commercial loans for commercial lenders and borrowers related to real estate, equipment, machinery and C&I lending. Her extensive base of knowledge covers an array of commercial loan types, including government guaranteed lending, asset based line of credits, term loans, real estate transactions and construction loans. Additionally, Colom has assisted banks with recovery of yearly financial documents, past due funds, liquidation and government guaranteed purchasing processes.
Macchia is a member of Taft’s COVID-19 Evolving Workplace Task Force. She concentrates her practice in employment law, with a particular emphasis on prevention and defense of employment-based litigation. Macchia has represented governmental and private clients in workplace discrimination litigation, policy formulation and employment-related investigations. She also regularly assists employers with a wide array of employment-based issues, including wage and hour, discrimination and harassment training, and medical leaves and accommodations. Her practice also includes representing universities in employment matters and student affairs.