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Understanding PPP Loan Forgiveness

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • ZOOM


  • Cover the cost of another registrant with this registration type.
  • CLA is sensitive to the current situation faced by the non-profit and arts sector within COVID-19. We are currently offering our workshops at a sliding scale or "pay what you can" price. While CLA is a nonprofit we are also in need of your continued support but want to ensure accessibility of our content and workshops to all no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact for waiver code.

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Your small business or nonprofit received a Payment Protection Program (PPP) Loan. Congratulations! Now that you've been able to provide for your employees, how will you tackle loan forgiveness? This workshop walks you through the PPP Loan Forgiveness application, helping you understand the qualifications, how to calculate forgiveness, proper recordkeeping, and what to report. Join California Lawyers for the Arts and accountancy corporation Sher | Gelb for this informative workshop.

About Online Workshops:

Registrants will be emailed a link to register for the Zoom seminar online after booking through the CLA website. Please make sure to check the bottom of your confirmation email for the Zoom link.

About the Speakers

Keith Heerdt, Partner at Sher | Gelb 

Keith follows his father and grandfather into public accounting, working at his father’s firm while studying accounting at USC. After earning his CPA credential he became interested in business valuations; he qualified as a Certified Valuation Analyst and then received an ABV accreditation from the AICPA. He has represented clients in arbitration proceedings, IRS audits and collection matters, and other taxing authority examinations. Keith formed a partnership in 1997, Hubbard & Heerdt, CPAs, during the next 12 years he grew his practice and served as the Tax, Accounting and Managing Partner of the firm. His expertise in tax and valuation matters has been important to many clients. Keith also has a growing business management practice, which includes some top TV commercial and film directors. In 2010 Keith dissolved his partnership to become a partner at SHER|GELB, rejoining a firm he worked for as a junior accountant over 25 years ago. Keith enjoys many of the important things in life: family, yellow labradors, surfing, sailing, fencing, wakeboarding and off-shore fishing.

Steve Arau, CPA, Sher | Gelb

Steve joined Sher | Gelb in 2011 offering his expertise in financial consulting and tax preparation for individuals and businesses. He works with businesses and individuals both in the United States and abroad in a multitude of industries, while specializing in the Entertainment industry.

Steve obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Business Economics and an Emphasis in Accounting.

Steve enjoys playing sports, hiking in national parks, and spending time with family and friends.

These workshops are made possible, in part, from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles Department of Arts and Culture; The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs; and the California Community Foundation.  Additional support provided by the California Arts Council.  



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