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SBA Offer in Compromise and Other Legal Services

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is an arm of the federal government best know for loan programs. Their loans are obtained more easily when you have less than perfect credit. They are also repayable over a longer period of time than most standard business loans from a bank or credit union. However, to counterbalance these advantages, the federal government can be very strict about repayment plans. As a result, SBA loan default and even SBA loan foreclosure can be commonplace. Studies have shown that, of all of the SBA franchise loans offered between 2003 and 2012 (representing over $1.5 billion), 28% defaulted.

When you receive a SBA demand letter, you may look for an attorney who represents business owners in SBA cases. The following is a list of benefits these attorneys can offer as you seek out appropriate representation.

  • An attorney will first work to protect you and your personal assets. Then, they will focus on appealing the SBA's decision of default or foreclosure. That way, they will work to give you one of two outcomes: the time to start paying again or a way to close the business while remaining financially intact.
  • Your lawyer will employ a series of tactics to stall foreclosure or allow you to start catching up on payments. These include requesting deferment, applying for administrative representation with the SBA, litigation, negotiation, a case brought before the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals, and an SBA Offer in Compromise (SBA OIC).
  • This last option involves coming to an agreement with the SBA in which partial or reduced payments are made in order to settle the debt. It involves a complicated application process that an SBA case attorney will understand. During the process, your attorney may be able to forestall a SBA loan foreclosure on your business property or home.
  • The goal is to enable you to pay off part or all of your loan. An attorney may encourage you to apply for the SBA's Tax Offset Program, in which your yearly tax refunds are used as repayment. This eliminates the hassle and stress of making monthly payments.
  • If you are not having SBA problems, many attorneys can help you get your affairs in order so you can apply for an SBA loan.

Many firms that are employed for SBA cases are willing to work anywhere in the country. Keep this in mind when selecting the appropriate legal counsel.

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Clients personally guaranteed an SBA 504 loan balance of $337,000.  The Third Party Lender had obtained a Judgment against the clients.  We represented clients before the SBA and negotiated an SBA OIC that was accepted for $30,000.



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. 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.



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.

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