If you are facing an SBA default, you don't necessarily need a SBA lawyer. However, with your financial future on the line, it's probably a good idea to retain one. Protect Law Group offers SBA debt resolution help for small business owners facing an SBA loan default in California. Below, we'll offer tips on how to choose the right SBA lawyer for you. Call for a free consultation today!
Experience is key when dealing with the SBA, SBA lenders, and the applicable laws. You'll also want one who is intimately familiar with the Offer in Compromise process in case you will go that route.
Charges a Fair Price
For small business owners facing an SBA default, money is an issue. The last thing you want is to spend every last spare dime defending all of your other dimes left. Typically, about 10% of the amount that your SBA lawyer saved you is a fair fee for their services.
While most SBA lawyers are looking to help small business owners, some will take advantage of your situation, especially if it's turned to desperation. Ensure your SBA attorney is offering you the best advice and following the law. They also should not be charging large upfront fees.
Is a Good Fit
Are you comfortable with your SBA lawyer? At the end of the day, this person is potentially holding your financial future in their hands. Do you trust them? Most SBA lawyers offer free consultations. Call up a few and see what you think. Are they optimistic? Do they sound knowledgeable? Can you work with them throughout the duration of your case?
Why Hire Us to Help You with Your Treasury or SBA Debt Problems?
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.
$1,200,000 SBA 7A LOAN - SBA OHA LITIGATION
Client personally guaranteed an SBA 7(a) loan to help with a relative’s new business venture. After the business failed, Treasury was able to secure a recurring Treasury Offset Program (TOP) levy against our client’s monthly Social Security Benefits based on the claim that he owed over $1.2 million dollars. We initially submitted a Cross-Servicing Dispute, but then, prepared and filed an Appeals Petition with the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals (SBA OHA). As a result of our efforts, we were able to convince the SBA to not only terminate the claimed debt of $1.2 million dollars against our client (without him having to file bankruptcy), but also refund the past recurring amounts that were offset from his Social Security Benefits in connection with the TOP levy.
$337,000 SBA 504 LOAN - SBA OIC CASH SETTLEMENT
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.
$488,000 SBA 7A LOAN - SBA OHA LITIGATION
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.