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Often times, SBA debtors who have signed personal guarantees associated with an SBA Loan Agreement think that simply filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is the proverbial “golden ticket” to fix the SBA loan problems and get out of personal liability with an SBA loan default. However, just because an SBA debtor files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy versus an SBA Offer in Compromise, does not mean that the debtor is “out of the woods.”
Banks and lenders try to find ways to create or maintain superior leverage even though an SBA debtor threatens to file for bankruptcy protection after an SBA loan default. However, the story does not end with a mere electronic or paper filing. Lenders and their attorneys do scrutinize the Chapter 7 petition pre-filing actions of SBA debtors to discover if distressed SBA debtors have improperly disposed of collateral, transferred property or other reachable assets through "quitclaim" or other suspicious "gift" transactions to family, friends or other third parties to keep them from their reaches.
Chapter 7 bankruptcy debtors, in their filings, are required to disclose to the United States Trustee all of their assets, liabilities, income, and any anticipated increase in income. Any intentional failure to do so, can not only expose the SBA debtors to the adversarial complaint process and disqualify their discharge of certain debts, but can also also initiate possible referrals to the United States Department of Justice for criminal fraud and may even result in a filing of federal indictment with multiple counts of bankruptcy fraud for concealing and knowingly making false oaths and declarations.
Additionally, SBA debtors may have made misrepresentations in the origination of the SBA loan and during the servicing and work out stages with the Lender or SBA in their financial statements and written submissions to them. Lenders review these materials as part of their due diligence to protect their rights to collect on the SBA Guaranty and mitigate further damage to its and the SBA's recovery efforts.
In such instances, there may also be grounds by the Lenders (and even the SBA) to object to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge or otherwise contest the bankruptcy in its entirety when borrowers or SBA loan guarantors engage in any such malfeasance. In these cases, adversarial proceedings in bankruptcy can be the forum through which lenders can resolve any guaranty affecting deficiencies contained within their files.
Dealing with the idea that you might be facing SBA loan default can be terrifying. The SBA attorneys in our office are skilled at helping clients understand all facets of their situations. If, for instance, you need to know what an SBA offer in compromise is, you can simply ask your lawyer. You should never face 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. We urge you to read about the services that we have available and to contact us if you believe that we can be of assistance to you right now.