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The Importance of Proper Documentation for SBA Forgiveness

Discover how proper documentation can secure SBA loan forgiveness. Expert tips from seasoned SBA loan attorneys for successful business debt relief.

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The Importance of Proper Documentation for SBA Forgiveness

In the complex landscape of Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, the pathway to forgiveness can seem fraught with obstacles. At Protect Law Group, we understand the nuances of navigating these challenges and emphasize the critical role of proper documentation. As your dedicated SBA loan attorneys, we are here to guide you through the intricacies of securing your business debt relief with precision and professionalism.

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Understanding SBA Forgiveness Criteria

The first step towards achieving SBA loan forgiveness is a thorough understanding of the criteria set forth by the SBA. It's not merely about meeting the loan's use requirements; it's about meticulously documenting every related transaction. Proper documentation serves as the foundation of your forgiveness application, demonstrating compliance with SBA guidelines. Our SBA loan lawyers are adept at helping clients identify and compile the necessary documents, ensuring that every qualifying expense is accounted for and substantiated.

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Organizing Financial Records

Organizing your financial records is more than a best practice; it's a strategic move in your forgiveness application process. Detailed records, including bank statements, invoices, and payroll reports, are indispensable. They not only support your forgiveness claim but also prepare you for any audits by the SBA. Our team of SBA lawyers specializes in assisting clients with the organization and review of their financial documents, ensuring that your submission is both comprehensive and compliant.


Navigating Changes in Legislation

The landscape of SBA loans and forgiveness programs is ever-evolving, with legislation and guidelines subject to change. Keeping abreast of these changes and understanding their implications on your forgiveness eligibility is crucial. Protect Law Group stays at the forefront of legislative developments, providing our clients with timely updates and strategic advice on adjusting their documentation practices accordingly.

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Professional Advocacy and Representation

Perhaps the most significant advantage of enlisting an SBA loan attorney from Protect Law Group is the professional advocacy and representation we provide. Navigating the SBA forgiveness process can be daunting, but you don't have to do it alone. Our attorneys are authorized to represent federal debtors nationwide, offering expert guidance every step of the way — from preparing your application to addressing any challenges that arise during the review process.

Securing SBA loan forgiveness is a detailed and demanding process, emphasizing the importance of proper documentation. At Protect Law Group, we are committed to offering unparalleled support and expert representation to small business owners seeking debt relief. If you're navigating the complexities of SBA forgiveness, let our experienced SBA loan lawyers guide you toward a successful resolution. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you in securing the financial relief your business deserves.

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Why Hire Us to Help You with Your Treasury or SBA Debt Problems?

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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

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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

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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.



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



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.



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.

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