Anytime you default on a loan, there are consequences, most of which are not the most favorable. Protect Law Group helps small business owners when they are unable to pay on their SBA loan and it enters into default. Below, we'll take a look at some of the consequences of an SBA loan default. Call our SBA lawyers for a free consultation today!
You Could Lose Your Collateral
If you used collateral as any part of security for your SBA loan (this can be your home, car, or other business assets), the lender could seize these assets in order to sell and hope to recoup the money they lent to you.
Others Could Lose Their Collateral
If anyone else co-signed on your SBA loan, then their assets could also be at risk. The lender has the right to take assets in order to recoup their losses from anyone who guaranteed the loan.
The SBA or Your Lender Can Demand Repayment in Full
The lender can take their case to the SBA and ask them to issue a demand letter, which is basically a legal and a formal demand for repayment of your defaulted SBA Loan.
The SBA or Your Lender Can Take Legal Action
The lender can take you to court and receive a judgment against you, giving them the right to take money from your bank account. They can also garnish your wages and your social security funds. In sum, they will take a fine tooth comb and analyze any and all business and personal assets you have in order to receive some compensation.
Why Hire Us to Help You with Your Treasury or SBA Debt Problems?
Millions of Dollars in SBA Debts Resolved via Offer in Compromise and Negotiated Repayment Agreements without our Clients filing for Bankruptcy or Facing Home Foreclosure
Millions of Dollars in Treasury Debts Defended Against via AWG Hearings, Treasury Offset Program Resolution, Cross-servicing Disputes, Private Collection Agency Representation, Compromise Offers and Negotiated Repayment Agreements
Our Attorneys are Authorized by the Agency Practice Act to Represent Federal Debtors Nationwide before the SBA, The SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals, the Treasury Department, and the Bureau of Fiscal Service.
$375,000 SBA 504 LOAN - SBA OIC CASH SETTLEMENT
Client personally guaranteed SBA 504 loan balance of $375,000. Debt had been cross-referred to Treasury at the time we got involved with the case. We successfully had debt recalled to the SBA where we then presented an SBA OIC that was accepted for $58,000.
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. 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 we also save him approximately $227,945 over the term of the workout.
$488,000 SBA 7A LOAN - SBA OHA LITIGATION
Clients personally guaranteed an SBA 7(a) loan. The SBA referred the debt to the Department of Treasury, which was seeking payment of $487,981 from our clients. We initially filed a Cross-Servicing Dispute, which was denied. As a result, we filed an Appeals Petition with the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals asserting legal defenses and supporting evidence uncovered during the discovery and investigation phase of our services. Ultimately, the SBA settled the debt for $25,000 - saving our clients approximately $462,981.