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What NOT to Do if You Are Facing an SBA Loan Default

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What NOT to Do if You Are Facing an SBA Loan Default

What NOT to Do if You Are Facing an SBA Loan Default

Facing a business failure is most definitely not a fun experience. However, the sooner you act and get your affairs and accounts settled, the sooner you'll be able to move on with your life. Protect Law Group is a California-based SBA attorney who helps business owners whose SBA loans are in default. Below, learn what not to do if you are facing an SBA loan default. Call for a free consultation today!

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Don't Avoid Your Lender

Avoiding your lender sends the signal that you have no intention of paying one single dime. This will either result in you being sued by your lender or having the SBA come after you, which could result in severe consequences for the rest of your life, including having your wages garnished, as well as your federal tax refund taken.

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Don't Take on More Debt

If your business is losing money every month and you are beginning to use credit cards to pay the bills and you are looking into taking out a home equity loan, then it's time to call it quits. Taking on more debt will only put you further into a hole.

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Don't Sell Your Business Assets Without Permission

If your SBA loan and other business loans are in default, do not sell your business assets. If you hope to settle with the SBA and your other lenders, you have to have something to offer, and if you sell your business assets to pay the bills, you have nothing at the end of the day.

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Don't Commit Fraud

Trying to get around the federal government is just not a good idea. They have seen every trick in the book, and, odds are, you will get caught. When that happens, you can expect the book to be thrown at you with a closed door to negotiations. Don't try to sell your business or otherwise mislead your lender in any way.


Protect Law Group is a group of SBA lawyers who help you when your business is in default on an SBA loan. It's always best to follow the laws, and with the help of a top-rated SBA debt resolution attorney, you can settle your loan and not walk away broke. Call for a free consultation today!

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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 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. 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 we also save him approximately $227,945 over the term of the workout.



Clients borrowed and personally guaranteed an SBA 7(a) 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 an SBA 7(a) loan.  The SBA referred the debt to the Department of Treasury, which was seeking payment of $487,981 from our clients.  We initially filed a Cross-Servicing Dispute, which was denied.  As a result, we filed an Appeals Petition with the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals asserting legal defenses and supporting evidence uncovered during the discovery and investigation phase of our services.  Ultimately, the SBA settled the debt for $25,000 - saving our clients approximately $462,981.

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