What Now, and What Next: Your Orchestra and COVID-19 Federal Relief (Part 2)

Wednesday, April 8, 1:00 to 2:30pm EDT

Free On-Demand Webinar for Members

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As a follow up to our April 1 webinar, the League of American Orchestras presents another free webinar for members in order to provide new information on SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans, a deeper dive into new guidelines for the Paycheck Protection Program, an overview of Employee Retention Tax Credits, and the latest information on additional forms of relief for orchestras and musicians amidst the COVID-19 crisis. 

We would appreciate your sending any questions in advance to this link to our question portal to help focus our approach. Please also visit our Federal Assistance web page for important background information and the latest links to federal guidelines. 

Speakers: Kyle Miller, Pryor Cashman, LLP; Michael Dunworth, Pryor Cashman LLP; and Taylor Weinstein, Pryor Cashman LLP
Moderator: Heather Noonan, League of American Orchestras

Who Should Attend?

Executive directors, youth orchestra directors, trustees, finance staff, HR staff, development and fundraising staff, and anyone seeking to learn more about the federal COVID-19 relief packages.

Even if you can't attend the webinar live, register to receive a recording.

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Special Note

With the vast number of people now working remotely and using video conferencing technology, there may be unforeseen challenges accessing live sessions due to circumstances beyond our control. We apologize in advance for any connection issues you may encounter. Anyone who is unable to participate in a live session will have access to the recording, which the League will try to publish no later than the next business day.

 About the Speakers

Michael Dunworth is a partner in Pryor Cashman’s Tax, Investment Management and Executive Compensation, ERISA & Employee Benefits Groups. Blending broad-based transactional and advisory service with decades of experience in structured finance, Michael provides comprehensive counsel that helps clients make strategic, goal-driven business decisions. As a former auditor at Coopers & Lybrand, one of the original “Big 8” accounting firms, Michael thoroughly understands structured finance and financial analysis. His background and training enable him to evaluate the financial implications of transactions and provide advice clients require to make sound, strategic decisions. Michael represents both foreign and domestic entities, including entrepreneurs, investors in and sponsors of investment funds, real estate developers, parties to leasing transactions and investors in real estate, infrastructure, affordable housing, historic rehabilitation and alternative energy transactions

Kyle Miller, a member of Pryor Cashman’s Banking + Finance and Corporate Groups, works on numerous matters that are focused on banking, securities, and general corporate law. With experience in a wide variety of financing transactions, he represents borrowers and lenders in secured and unsecured loan transactions, public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities.  Corporations, emerging technology companies, leading banking institutions, and underwriters appreciate Kyle’s meticulous attention to detail in their transactional matters. Conscientious and proactive, he handles banking and debt securities matters, negotiates and structures corporate finance deals, and works on cross-border mergers and acquisitions.  Whether representing JPMorgan Chase Bank in a $2.89 billion credit facility provided to one of the nation’s largest mutual fund groups or organizing construction financing for major real estate developers, Kyle ensures his clients are able to navigate the complex web of legal, commercial, and regulatory issues that companies face when entering into financing transactions.

Taylor Weinstein is a member of Pryor Cashman’s Tax and Investment Management Groups, where she advises corporate entities, family-owned businesses and individuals on domestic and international tax issues arising in connection with mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, REITs, investment funds, private equity and offshore investment vehicles. Taylor has extensive experience structuring and negotiating partnership, joint venture and operating agreements, as well as tax disclosures for private placement memoranda. Additionally, she counsels businesses on the tax implications of cross-border transactions, including FATCA, and provides guidance on charitable giving and personal tax planning to high net worth families and individuals.

Heather Noonan is the Vice President for Advocacy for the League of American Orchestras. From the League’s Washington, D.C. office, Heather represents orchestras to national policy leaders in the arenas of government arts funding, education reform, international cultural activity, and nonprofit and philanthropic policies, and leads the League’s efforts to communicate the public value of orchestras and to increase orchestras’ local advocacy capacity. Heather directs the League’s technical assistance to orchestras navigating the complex aviation and protected species rules related to travel with musical instruments, and represented global music interests in treaty negotiations at the 17th  and 18th Conferences of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. She established and edits the League web site Artists from Abroad: The Complete Guide to Immigration and Tax Requirements for Foreign Guest Artists. Heather is the convener of the Cultural Advocacy Group, the working group of national arts, humanities, and cultural stakeholders that collaborate year-round to advance federal policy priorities.  She is a recipient of the Sidney R. Yates Award for Outstanding Advocacy on Behalf of the Performing Arts from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals. 


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This webinar is made possible by generous grants from American Express, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.