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As a leading law firm in the field of SBA and Treasury debt issues, Protect Law Group is proud to offer top-notch legal services through the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals. Our team of expert SBA attorneys is well-versed in the complex laws and regulations surrounding these matters and has extensive experience in representing clients nationwide. Whether you are located in San Diego, Orange, or Los Angeles Counties in California, our SBA lawyers are ready to provide you with the necessary legal assistance to protect your rights and interests. Contact us today and

We prosecute SBA Debt Collection cases before the SBA Office of Hearings & Appeals (SBA OHA). Our SBA OHA Appeal Attorneys are well-versed in appealing certain SBA debt collection cases and property deprivation issues via administrative litigation before the SBA OHA. Our SBA OHA Appeal Attorneys can help you assess the specifics of your case and, where applicable, prepare an Appeals Petition in response to eligible administrative offsets, federal salary offsets, military salary and military pension and annuity pay offsets. Suppose your SBA debt collection Appeals Petition is accepted at the sole and absolute discretion of the SBA OHA. In that case, our SBA OHA Appeal Attorneys can then prosecute your administrative litigation matter.

We can launch formal discovery, issue subpoenas, engage in motion practice, represent you in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) or pre-hearing conferences, perform legal research, and write persuasive legal arguments that help advocate your positionto possibly settle or compromise your SBA debt once and for all.

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The Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) is an independent office of the Small Business Administration (SBA) established in 1983 to provide an independent, quasi-judicial appeal of certain SBA program decisions.  The SBA OHA has jurisdictional authority to conduct proceedings in the collection of debts owed to the SBA and the United States under the Debt Collection Act of 1982, the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, and 13 CFR Part 140.  The SBA OHA has the sole and absolute discretion concerning your Appeals Petition.  The SBA OHA’s office is on the Eighth floor of SBA headquarters above the Federal Center SW metro stop. Their address is  409 Third Street, SW, Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20416.

Aggressive collection of SBA debts has increased considerably in recent years. Understanding the SBA OHA appeals process requires experienced SBA OHA Appeal Attorneys who are knowledgeable and understand government law, including the nuances that may arise if the SBA tries to deprive your property without due process of law.  You can fight administrative offset, federal salary offset, military pay offset, military pension, or annuity offset based on an SBA loan default.  If you have received the following sample Notice from either the SBA or on behalf of the SBA by the Treasury/Bureau of Fiscal Service:

Administrative Offset against your Federal Salary, Pension, or Retirement Benefits, (e.g., DFAS Military, United States Postal Service, Department of Defense)

then, time is of the essence ... that’s where Protect Law Group can help. However, you must understand that certain time deadlines must be met to try and preserve your right to file an Appeals Petition in response to the aforesaid sample Notice.  If you fail to act within the statutory time frame from receipt of your Notice, you damage your opportunity of having your Appeals Petition accepted and heard by the SBA OHA.  With several years of experience focusing on SBA debt collection matters, our SBA OHA Appeal Attorneys can help SBA debtors navigate the maze of complex issues covering SBA rules, regulations and appeals.

Our SBA attorneys are here and can help with the following legal assistance situations:

  • Develop and implement proactive strategies to defend and potentially settle your SBA debt collection matter
  • Apply legal authority to help support your positions
  • Review the merits of filing an Appeals Petition with the SBA OHA
  • Investigate factual, procedural, and legal errors and how to prosecute or defend against them
  • Intervene in response to notices sent by or on behalf of the SBA regarding administrative offset, federal salary offset, military pay offset, or military pension or annuity offset
  • Present the necessary information to prepare and prosecute an SBA OHA Appeals Petition
  • Administratively litigate your case before the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) assigned to your SBA OHA Appeals Petition if jurisdiction is granted and your case is accepted for hearing

The Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) is an independent office of the Small Business Administration (SBA) established in 1983 to provide an independent, quasi-judicial appeal of certain SBA program decisions.  The SBA OHA has jurisdictional authority to conduct proceedings in the collection of debts owed to the SBA and the United States under the Debt Collection Act of 1982, the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, and 13 CFR Part 140.  The SBA OHA has the sole and absolute discretion concerning your Appeals Petition.  The SBA OHA’s office is on the Eighth floor of SBA headquarters above the Federal Center SW metro stop. Their address is  409 Third Street, SW, Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20416.

Aggressive collection of SBA debts has increased considerably in recent years. Understanding the SBA OHA appeals process requires experienced SBA OHA Appeal Attorneys who are knowledgeable and understand government law, including the nuances that may arise if the SBA tries to deprive your property without due process of law.  You can fight administrative offset, federal salary offset, military pay offset, military pension, or annuity offset based on an SBA loan default.  If you have received the following sample Notice from either the SBA or on behalf of the SBA by the Treasury/Bureau of Fiscal Service:

Administrative Offset against your Federal Salary, Pension, or Retirement Benefits, (e.g., DFAS Military, United States Postal Service, Department of Defense)

then, time is of the essence ... that’s where Protect Law Group can help. However, you must understand that certain time deadlines must be met to try and preserve your right to file an Appeals Petition in response to the aforesaid sample Notice.  If you fail to act within the statutory time frame from receipt of your Notice, you damage your opportunity of having your Appeals Petition accepted and heard by the SBA OHA.  With several years of experience focusing on SBA debt collection matters, our SBA OHA Appeal Attorneys can help SBA debtors navigate the maze of complex issues covering SBA rules, regulations and appeals.

Our SBA attorneys are here and can help with the following legal assistance situations:

  • Develop and implement proactive strategies to defend and potentially settle your SBA debt collection matter
  • Apply legal authority to help support your positions
  • Review the merits of filing an Appeals Petition with the SBA OHA
  • Investigate factual, procedural, and legal errors and how to prosecute or defend against them
  • Intervene in response to notices sent by or on behalf of the SBA regarding administrative offset, federal salary offset, military pay offset, or military pension or annuity offset
  • Present the necessary information to prepare and prosecute an SBA OHA Appeals Petition
  • Administratively litigate your case before the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) assigned to your SBA OHA Appeals Petition if jurisdiction is granted and your case is accepted for hearing

Representation for SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals - Protect Law Group
$505,000 SBA 7A LOAN - FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT LITIGATION (CALIFORNIA)

$505,000 SBA 7A LOAN - FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT LITIGATION (CALIFORNIA)

Clients borrowed and personally guaranteed an SBA 7(a) loan.  Clients defaulted on the SBA loan and were sued in federal district court for breach of contract.  The SBA lender demanded the Client pledge several personal real estate properties as collateral to reinstate and secure the defaulted SBA loan.  We were subsequently hired to intervene and aggressively defend the lawsuit.  After several months of litigation, our attorneys negotiated a reinstatement of the SBA loan and a structured workout that did not involve any liens against the Client's personal real estate holdings.

$150,000 SBA 7A LOAN - SBA OIC CASH SETTLEMENT

$150,000 SBA 7A LOAN - SBA OIC CASH SETTLEMENT

Client personally guaranteed SBA 7(a) loan balance of over $150,000.  Business failed and eventually shut down.  SBA then pursued client for the balance.  We intervened and was able to present an SBA OIC that was accepted for $30,000.

$220,000 SBA 7A LOAN -DOT WAIVER OF ADMINISTRATIVE FEES & COSTS

$220,000 SBA 7A LOAN -DOT WAIVER OF ADMINISTRATIVE FEES & COSTS

Clients personally guaranteed an SBA 7(a) loan that was referred to the Department of Treasury for collection.  Treasury claimed our clients owed over $220,000 once it added its statutory collection fees and interest.  We were able to negotiate a significant reduction of the total claimed amount from $220,000 to $119,000, saving the clients over $100,000 by arguing for a waiver of the statutory 28%-30% administrative fees and costs.

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