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SBA Proposes Important New Section 8(A) Regulations

November 5, 2009

On October 28, 2009, the SBA published a proposed rule proposing to clarify and/or change various aspects of its Small Disadvantaged Business program and its size regulations. The proposed regulatory changes are directed at (1) eliminating abuses of joint ventures between tribally-owned or ANC-owned concerns and large businesses; (2) providing clarifications to existing SBA requirements; and (3) eliminating or easing certain restrictions relating to the 8(a) program.

For more information, please contact the professional(s) listed below, or your regular Crowell & Moring contact.

Marc F. Efron
Retired Partner – Washington, D.C.
Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2563
John E. McCarthy Jr.
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2579