18 May 2020

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Audit and Compliance Preparedness Program

Miller Johnson has developed a PPP Audit and Compliance Preparedness program to offer clients a strategic solution to identify, gather and organize relevant documents and performance data to ensure their business is best positioned to comply with the ever-changing rules governing the Paycheck Protection Program.

The program is specifically designed to position clients to deal effectively and efficiently with any resulting inquiry or investigation related to their business’s application for, or use of, PPP funds.

“We are proactively working with PPP borrowers and their other advisors to best prepare them for favorable outcomes by identifying and developing key supporting documents, legal arguments and potential defenses in the event of any enforcement action or inquiry,” said Jeff Muth, Max Barnes, and Erik Daly, attorneys heading up the firm’s interdisciplinary team providing the guidance.

The firm launched the program today, with the following services offered:

  • Assist with identifying and compiling records and data to support the good faith “need certification” made at the time the PPP loan application was made as well as the subsequent loan forgiveness application;
  • Review use & accounting of funds supporting application for loan forgiveness;
  • Compliance assessment based on review of information received;
  • Development of audit preparedness plan; and
  • Advise on enforcement defenses and evidentiary support for the same.

For enrollment information and cost details of the PPP Audit Preparedness guidance program, please visit:

The program was featured as part of the May 18, 2020 discussion during the firm’s free COVID-19 webinar series. To listen to a recording of the webinar, please click

Miller Johnson is a full-service firm providing legal counsel to businesses and individuals in areas such as business and corporate, employment and labor, litigation, employee benefits, and estate planning.  In November 2019, U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers awarded Miller Johnson with tier 1 rankings for 29 practice areas in the Grand Rapids Metro area and nine practice areas in Kalamazoo.

# # #