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Can a Business Loan be Forgiven if the Business Fails?

Discover key factors regarding business loan repayment obligations after a business failure. Explore SBA loan forgiveness options and consult with Protect Law Group.

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Can a Business Loan be Forgiven if the Business Fails?

Here at Protect Law Group, we have the privilege of serving clients all over the country. We understand the financial challenges that businesses may encounter, particularly when it comes to securing business loans. As a result, one common question that often arises is, "Can a Business Loan be Forgiven if the Business Fails?" In this blog post, we will delve into this important issue and discuss key considerations, including SBA loan forgiveness options. We aim to provide you with the necessary information to make informed decisions for your business's financial future. Read on to learn more! 

Understanding Business Loans

Business loans are crucial for many entrepreneurs and small business owners to start, grow, or sustain their operations. However, economic downturns, unforeseen circumstances, or other factors can sometimes lead to business failure. In such instances, the question of loan repayment becomes pertinent.

Legal Obligations vs. Business Bankruptcy

When a business closes its doors, business owners need to understand that the debts incurred, such as business loans, do not simply vanish. Unfortunately, as a business owner, you may be personally liable for any loans that you have guaranteed. This means that even if your business is no longer operating, you may still be obligated to repay these loans if your business structure allows for a personal guarantee. It is crucial to have a thorough understanding of the financial responsibilities that come with owning a business, as it can have a significant impact on your finances in the event of closure.

Exploring SBA Loan Forgiveness

The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers loan forgiveness programs for certain types of loans, providing a reduction of the debt obligation to eligible borrowers facing financial hardship. SBA forgiveness loan options can assist in alleviating the burden of repayment in specific circumstances. Our team can guide you through the process of applying for SBA loan forgiveness and help determine if you qualify for these programs.

Consulting with Our Legal Team

At Protect Law Group, we specialize in assisting businesses and individuals with legal matters related to business loans, including SBA forgiveness. If you are grappling with a failed business and uncertain loan repayment obligations, we are here to provide expert guidance and personalized solutions tailored to your situation.

Navigating Complex Financial Situations

Our experienced attorneys are well-versed in navigating complex financial issues, including debt resolution, negotiating settlements, and exploring legal options to protect your interests. We will work closely with you to understand the specifics of your case and develop a strategic plan to address your concerns effectively.

Seeking Peace of Mind

Navigating the aftermath of a failed business can be overwhelming, but you don't have to face it alone. Our team at Protect Law Group is dedicated to helping you find clarity and peace of mind in uncertain times. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward resolving your business loan challenges.

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The client personally guaranteed an SBA 7(a) loan for $150,000. His business revenue decreased significantly causing default and an accelerated balance of $143,000. The client received the SBA's Official 60-day notice with the debt scheduled for referral to the Treasury’s Bureau of Fiscal Service for aggressive collection in less than 26 days. We were hired to represent him, respond to the SBA's Official 60-day notice, and prevent enforced collection by the Treasury and the Department of Justice. We successfully negotiated a structured workout with an extended maturity date that included a reduction of the 14% interest rate and removal of substantial collection fees (30% of the loan balance), effectively saving the client over $242,000.



Clients personally guaranteed SBA 7(a) loan balance of over $300,000.  Clients also pledged their homes as additional collateral.  SBA OIC accepted $87,000 with the full lien release against the home.



Client personally guaranteed SBA 7(a) loan for $350,000. The small business failed but because of the personal guarantee liability, the client continued to pay the monthly principal & interest out-of-pocket draining his savings. The client hired a local attorney but quickly realized that he was not familiar with SBA-backed loans or their standard operating procedures. Our firm was subsequently hired after the client received the SBA's official 60-day notice. After back-and-forth negotiations, we were able to convince the SBA to reinstate the loan, retract the acceleration of the outstanding balance, modify the original terms, and approve a structured workout reducing the interest rate from 7.75% to 0% and extending the maturity date for a longer period to make the monthly payments affordable. In conclusion, not only we were able to help the client avoid litigation and bankruptcy, but our SBA lawyers also saved him approximately $227,945 over the term of the workout.

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