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New SBA SOP Eases Loan Process for Franchisees

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New SBA SOP Eases Loan Process for Franchisees

Protect Law Group is committed to resolving your SBA loan default problems. Our experienced attorneys can help you through the SBA loan default process with an SBA offer in compromise, administrative wage garnishment defense, or other SBA loan forgiveness processes.

The SBA historically has been a major cog in the lending to franchises. In the past the SBA required franchisees to qualify as a small business. Therefore, the franchisee could not be “affiliated” with the franchisor. The result was form over substance contracts that established no prohibited affiliation. Moreover, SBA offices were inconsistent in how each respective office interpreted the rule.

The SBA issued a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), 50 10 5(I), that provides a new process to apply a consistent rule of establishing non-affiliation. Instead, any presumption of affiliation can be defeated by offering a standardized SBA addendum to their franchise agreements.

However, the new SOP notes that “the applicant franchisee and the franchise system must meet all SBA eligibility requirements.” As such, individual SBA offices may continue to apply additional standards or requirements.

If you are facing an SBA loan default, contact us at 1-888-756-9969 for a FREE initial consultation.

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$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.

$150,000 SBA 7A LOAN - NEGOTIATED WORKOUT AGREEMENT

$150,000 SBA 7A LOAN - NEGOTIATED WORKOUT AGREEMENT

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.

$680,000 SBA COVID-EIDL LOAN - SBA OHA LITIGATION

$680,000 SBA COVID-EIDL LOAN - SBA OHA LITIGATION

Small business sole proprietor obtained an SBA COVID-EIDL loan for $500,000. Client defaulted causing SBA to charge-off the loan, accelerate the balance and refer the debt to Treasury's Bureau of Fiscal Service for aggressive collection. Treasury added $180,000 in collection fees totaling $680,000+. Client tried to negotiate with Treasury but was only offered a 3-year or 10-year repayment plan. Client hired the Firm to represent before the SBA, Treasury and a Private Collection Agency.  After securing government records through discovery and reviewing them, we filed an Appeals Petition with the SBA Office of Hearings & Appeals (OHA) court challenging the SBA's referral of the debt to Treasury citing a host of purported violations. The Firm was able to negotiate a reinstatement and recall of the loan back to the SBA, participation in the Hardship Accommodation Plan, termination of Treasury's enforced collection and removal of the statutory collection fees.

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