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ECOA May Provide A Defense To The Personal Guarantee Of A Spouse

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ECOA May Provide A Defense To The Personal Guarantee Of A Spouse

We provide individuals who are facing an SBA loan default with solutions. We will analyze your SBA loan problems and advise you on potential solutions such as an SBA offer in compromise.

Dealing with the idea that you might be facing an SBA loan default can be terrifying.  The SBA attorneys in our office are skilled at helping clients understand all the facets of their situation.  We will advise you as to the potential for an SBA offer in compromise.  You should never face your SBA loan problems alone.  It is important to retain the services of an attorney who can help you through this difficult time in your life.  Please contact us for a free initial consultation.

Many times the SBA will require a borrower's spouse to sign a personal guarantee even when the spouse has no role in the borrower's business.  The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (“ECOA”) provides important protections to “disinterested spouses” who are required to guarantee the business loans of their spouses. Regulation B provides that a lender may not automatically require a qualified applicant’s spouse to execute any loan documents.  In a community property state, such as California, the lender may be able to require the spouse’s signature, but only after first conducting a separate analysis of the income and assets of the business, and the income and assets of the interested spouse, and then reviewing the jointly owned assets.  Although there is a two year statute of limitations on bringing a claim based on an ECOA violation, such a violation can be raised at any time as a defense.   As such, a disinterested spouse that was required to sign a personal guarantee may be able to defend against enforcement based on a ECOA violation defense.

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$58,000 SBA 7A LOAN - AWG HEARING DEFENSE

$58,000 SBA 7A LOAN - AWG HEARING DEFENSE

Client personally guaranteed SBA 7(a) loan balance of $58,000.  Client received Notice of Intent to initiate Administrative Wage Garnishment (AWG) Proceedings.  We represented client at the Hearing and successfully defeated the AWG Order based on several legal and equitable grounds.

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

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

Clients borrowed and personally guaranteed an SBA 7a 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.

$488,000 SBA 7A LOAN - SBA OHA LITIGATION

$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.

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