If your lender denied a PPP loan application you have rights to review and appeal. Our experienced SBA attorneys can guide you through the process.Book a Consultation Call
SBA PPP Loan Denied
You will have filed your application for your PPP loan. Unfortunately, the lender denied your application. Importantly, the denial may mean the end of your business. It may result in the termination of employees. As such, the denial of your PPP loan application can have devastating consequences. Nevertheless, you can appeal the decision. However, you must jump through some hoops in order to successfully appeal and denied PPP loan application.
You can only have a decision by the SBA appealed to an administrative law judge. Unfortunately, you cannot appeal the decision of the lender to an administrative law judge first. Therefore, you will have to request a review of the decision first by the SBA. If the SBA, after its review, also denies your application, you can then appeal that decision to the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals. You must request a review within 30 days.
If your review is unsuccessful, you file your appeal with the SBA's Office of Hearings and Appeals or OHA. Thereafter, the administrative law judge (ALJ) receives the case. In short, an ALJ presides over administrative hearings with the government. Keep in mind, the SBA will appoint an attorney to represent its interests in the appeal as well. As such, you should also have an experienced attorney representing your interests.
Once the SBA issues its review decision, you have limited time to file your appeal. To that end, you must file your appeal within 30 calendar days after your receipt of the final SBA loan review decision. Alternatively, you only have 30 days from your notification by the lender of the final SBA loan review decision. However, the deadline starts running from whichever notification you receive first.
In order to successfully appeal, you must prove that the SBA based its loan review decision on clear error of fact or law. Furthermore, the burden of proof rests with you. Thus, you must show the SBA's decision was in error by a preponderance of the evidence.
To meet your burden of proof, you will need to submit various documents described by SBA rules. Moreover, you will have to include a legal brief showing how the facts and law prove the SBA made an error.
Our attorneys have the experience to aggressively represent you in front of the SBA and the OHA. Contact our offices today to set up your evaluation with one of our attorneys.
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
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
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.
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.
Clients personally guaranteed 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 504 loan balance of $375,000. Debt had been cross-referred to Treasury at the time we got involved with the case. We successfully had debt recalled to the SBA where we then presented an SBA OIC that was accepted for $58,000.
We provide people who are facing an SBA loan default with solutions. We analyze SBA loan problems and provide solutions such as an SBA offer in compromise.