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BT and Kennesaw State University Share Results of Georgia Construction COVID-19 Outlook Survey

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Bennett Thrasher and Kennesaw State University’s (KSU) College of Architecture and Construction Management are proud to share the results of their fifth annual Georgia Construction Outlook Survey. This year’s survey, which focused on COVID-19’s impact on the industry in the state, captured insights and data from over 120 privately-held construction companies, including home builders, heavy contractors, general contractors and specialty contractors.

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Peter Stathopoulos Shares Efforts to Resume Production in Georgia

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Over the past 15 years, Georgia has established itself as a go-to location for production. The coronavirus pandemic, however, has created challenges for the industry and temporarily brought production to a halt. To discuss how studios can successfully restart production in the state, Entertainment Partners and Barnes & Thornburg hosted the webinar, “Georgia on My Mind: Pushing Play on Production in Georgia.”

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Bennett Thrasher Hosts PPP Flexibility Act Webinar in Collaboration with the Georgia Restaurant Association

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The recently passed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020 provides employers with more flexibility and time to use PPP funds and qualify for loan forgiveness. The program’s lending terms are particularly beneficial to the restaurants and retailers that were forced to either delay their reopening or resume operations at a reduced level. To educate Georgia restauranteurs and franchisors about these changes, Bennett Thrasher hosted a webinar in collaboration with the Georgia Restaurant Association on the PPP Flexibility Act.

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Peter Stathopoulos Discusses Production Incentive Issues Arising from COVID-19

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In a recent webinar, Peter Stathopoulos, leader of Bennet Thrasher’s State & Local Tax practice and the firm’s Entertainment practice, breaks down the many expenses production companies could experience due to COVID-19. These expenses include shut down, interim holding and restart costs. As production companies strategize the most effective ways to tackle these expenses, they are looking to individual states to issue legislation and provide production incentives.

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Tim Oberst Joins Thought Leaders to Discuss Strategies to Implement during Uncertain Times

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The Rawls Group recently hosted a webinar featuring experts from Bennett Thrasher, Burr Forman, People 1 and NLP Center of Atlanta who weighed in on effective strategies companies should implement to navigate the current uncertainty related to the coronavirus. Tim Oberst, a Tax Partner at Bennett Thrasher who has been instrumental in navigating the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, shared his insight and advice for small businesses to consider in the current environment.

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Bennett Thrasher’s Peter Stathopoulos to Speak on Panel at Georgia Production Partnership’s South Georgia Regional Meeting

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Bennett Thrasher Partner Peter Stathopoulos will be featured as a panelist at the upcoming Georgia Production Partnership (GPP) South Georgia Regional Meeting, coined “Attracting Productions to South GA.” Each year, GPP hosts the South Georgia Regional Meeting to showcase the immense opportunity that the film industry brings to the state.

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