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Attorneys for SBA Loan Debt Relief
If you have taken out a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan and are having difficulty making your payments, our Business Debt Relief Attorneys offer multiple options to help you. Whether issues are on the horizon or you are already facing bank account levies, asset liens, or even wage garnishments – our Debt Lawyers and Certified Debt Arbitrators will be able to guide you through all the choices and advise how to manage your SBA loans and other business debts in the most cost-effective manner.
Our Debt Attorneys and staff are well versed and experienced in dealing with SBA loans. If a third-party debt collector is handling your debt, we are able to help protect you from their abusive practices. Our attorneys know the laws in regards to how they can collect and what they can and cannot do. We will help ensure your rights are protected from harassment when dealing with those trying to bleed you dry.
We can help with the following types of SBA loans:
- 7(a) General Small Business Loans – the most common but also includes special types of loans such as CAPLines, SBA Export Loans, Advantage Loans, Rural Business Loans, & Community Advantage Loans.
- Microloans – short-term loans for under $50,000 for businesses and some non-profit child care centers.
- CDC/504 Real Estate & Equipment Loans – for financing higher cost assets
- Disaster Loans – including Home and Personal Property Loans, Business Physical Disaster Loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, or Military Reservists Economic Injury Loans.
We Can Deal with Whoever is Trying to Collect from You Including:
- Your Original SBA Lender
- The US Department of Treasury Bureau of Fiscal Service (BFS)
- The BFS Debt Management Services department
- The US Department of Justice
- The US Attorney’s Office
SBA Loans are Federally Guaranteed
The federal government backs your SBA loan, but that does not mean if you are in default that the loan will be paid off for you by the government thus relinquishing you of your responsibility to pay. If you default the federal government will pay off the original lender, then you owe the money to the federal government instead. In other words – YOUR LENDER IS PROTECTED, BUT YOU ARE NOT.
Personally Guaranteed SBA Loans
If there is a personal guarantee, then your liability spreads beyond your business. Your personal wages or assets may also be at risk. The SBA can attach more forms of income than other types of creditors you may owe can. A judgment creditor can put a lien on your property, a levy on your bank account, or garnish your salary and the SBA can do the same. In addition, through the Treasury Offset Program, the SBA has the ability to:
- Garnish payments to your business from customers, vendors, & contractors
- Garnish Social Security benefit payments
- Garnish tax refund checks
- Garnish federal employee benefits & retirement payments
- Garnish military benefits & retirement payments
The Statute of Limitations for SBA Loans
Loans from the SBA do not fall under the Statute of Limitations (SOL) of the state where the loan was originated. Unless you are sued, SBA loans are allowed to collect for 6 years from the date of your last payment made no matter what your state of residence SOL laws allows for. Specific other nuances also can extend the SOL of an SBA loan. If your loan is backed by real property, the SBA can sue you at any point in time. If your loan is in default, the SBA may send it to the U.S. Treasury for collection where they may attempt to collect beyond the SOL of 6 years.
Debt Relief Alternatives for Small Business Administration Loans
The below options each have their own benefits and drawbacks. Please call for your free consultation to speak to one of our trained professionals.
Deferment of Principal and Interest Payments
A deferment is a way to postpone your scheduled loan payments for a specified period of time – which can vary from case to case. The SBA Loan Deferment option is for business owners that are experiencing short-term issues with cash flow. You will need to be able to show that your business will need a deferment but also that your company is able to repay the amount owed. Keep in mind if you wish to defer your payments unless agreed upon, the interest will continue to accrue on top of the outstanding balance.
Once a bank issues an SBA loan, they are then able to sell or assign the loan to a different lender or investor in the secondary market. If your loan has been sold, it does not change the payment terms you initially agreed upon, but it does change the type of deferment agreement we are able to negotiate for you due to the fact that there are different deferment guidelines for different loans. Once your deferment period is over you will be expected to resume payments.
If your loan was already in default when a deferment option was approved and you have not made payments since the deferment period has expired thus putting the loan back into default again, there may be better options for you if you are now able to make payments. If you still want to defer the loan payments, our SBA attorneys can help negotiate on your behalf to achieve the best possible deal for your given situation.
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SBA Repayment Plans
If you have fallen behind on payments but now are able to resume making payments again our Business Debt Lawyers may be able to help get you back on track by lowering your monthly payments and saving you thousands of dollars. A Repayment plan may be an excellent option for you if you are experiencing a long-term financial problem. We have successfully negotiated many repayment plans for business owners who had fallen behind.
We will reach out to the current servicing agency on your behalf and take over the phone calls and notices you may be receiving. Our attorneys and debt arbitrators then negotiate in an attempt to wipe out any fees and extra charges that were added to your balances due to missing payments in the past. Our debt law firm will help to ensure a payment plan that fits within your monthly budget so you can keep as much as the cash flow coming into your business as opposed to having it go towards high payments.
When we negotiate our payment plans, we will make sure you are informed of all offers, and we never agree to anything without your consent. You will have the final say as to whether or not you want to accept an arrangement
Repayment plans are negotiated on a case by case basis so to find out more about a repayment plan or other options for your business, CALL NOW for a FREE CONSULTATION.
Debt Settlement - Offer in Compromise
If you have fallen behind and now have access to a portion of the amount you owe on an SBA loan, we may be able to settle the loan for a lesser amount than your current outstanding balance – saving you thousands of dollars in the process. All offer and compromise negotiations are handled on a case by case basis but if your business has fallen behind you may be a candidate and the earlier you start the process – the better! Time is your enemy when it comes to the SBA. Once you are in default on your loan, the interest and fees start to accrue. If your account has been turned over to a third-party collection agency as a result of non-payment, then the collection fees can be added to the balance. If the collection agency or the Treasury Offset department is unsuccessful in collecting what you owe, then the US Treasury can then and add up to a 28% penalty fee on top of what you owe. The costs will add up rather quickly so the quicker have us arrange for a settlement payoff, the fewer fees that will accrue thereby saving you from the power of compounding interest working against you.
By settling your debt with the SBA, we can help you to:
- Create a plan to repay your debt within your own budget
- Flexible payment arrangements
- Save thousands off the balance owed
- Save thousands in potential future interest
- Become free of your SBA debt in a fraction of the time it would have otherwise taken
- Avoid bankruptcy
SBA Lawsuit Defense Litigation
If you have received a summons and complaint from the US District Attorney’s Office, we can defend your business and personal rights. This would be a great option if you fall into any of the following scenarios:
- You need to buy some time to figure out what your best resolution is;
- You need time to arrange for funds;
- You are contemplating bankruptcy;
- You are closing your business;
- You have a legitimate defense as to why you do not owe the SBA the amount claimed or at all.
Unless the alleged amount being demanded is inaccurate, fraudulent, or predatory, the likelihood of successfully avoiding a judgment being entered as a result of strictly legal defense is unlikely however you should NEVER let a summons and complaint go unanswered! Defense litigation for a lawsuit from the SBA should not be looked at as a strategy to win or beat the case but rather an approach to delay a judgment from being entered so you can resolve the matter.
If a lawsuit has been filed against you and you do not have an answer filed with the court, then you will lose your case by default and a judgment would be entered against you. DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU. Our SBA defense attorneys can request time extensions, file an answer on your behalf, request discovery demands be met, request numerous adjournments, and provide responses for any allegations brought against you. We have the experience and the know-how so one way or another we’ll be able to help you deal with this situation.
SBA loans can be discharged through bankruptcy. Whether or not the bankruptcy is filed personally or for your business will determine the result of how the discharge will affect your liability. Many SBA loans have personal guarantees which lead many business owners with little personal assets to file for personal bankruptcy. If you are a business owner and want to file for personal bankruptcy, your obligation to pay back the loan will be discharged; however, the liability for the business remains. The SBA can enforce its claim on any collateral pledged to secure the loan – through seizure or repossession of business assets. If a business bankruptcy is filed, it needs to be considered if your business can still function and operate on a daily basis. Among many other factors to be discussed range anywhere from:
- What type of business you operate
- How the business entity was set up
- The assets of the business
- The accounts payable of the business
- The amount owed to the SBA
- Other liabilities owed beyond the SBA
- Past, Current, & Future Cash Flow of the business
It is important to note as well that if you file for Bankruptcy and discharge your obligation to pay your SBA loan, you most likely will NOT be approved for a future SBA loan if you want to apply again. Depending on the amount you owe, this may be a small price to pay to correct your current situation.
In addition to SBA Loan Negotiations, call to learn more about the other types of debts we can help your business with:
- Credit Cards
- Loans and Lines of Credit
- Office and Equipment Leases
- Vendor Debts
- Merchant Cash Advances
- Bank Levies
- Property Liens
- Department of Labor
- We can even help collect what you are owed from your own customers, which may be one of the causes of your company’s struggle!
- We offer consumer options to help with debt, student loans, mortgages, and tax relief services if your business financial troubles have spread to your personal finances as well.
We offer MANY Different Business Debt Relief Services as Each of Our Clients’ Needs are Different. No Matter Your Situation…WE CAN HELP!
How Dramer Law Handles Our Business Debt Relief Cases
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Free Consultation, Fact Finding, & Financial Analysis
When you call our firm, we will want to know how and when your financial hardship began as well as what the current status is, to get a better understanding of what you are experiencing. Our staff is trained to ask the right questions to make sure that no stone in your financial picture goes unturned. Any representative that will speak with you will have a minimum of 10 years experience
We analyze your current financial situation including your assets and liabilities as well as your current cash flow, allowing us to narrow down our services more specific to what you can afford. This step is critical in any of our processes as we ensure that whatever service we recommend will be within your budget and therefore you’re more likely to succeed.
Full Disclosure, Recommendation, & Customization
There are multiple options for each problem we encounter so based on your analysis; we will then tailor fit the best option to the individual needs of your budget. We will explain in great detail all aspects of each process including the risks & fees – not just how much money you can save. Nothing will be hidden from you as we are a full disclosure law firm.
Our Relief Specialists are NOT Paid a Commission so there will be no sales pressure at our law firm. There is no obligation to retain our services. You will be given all the facts you need, and then you will be given plenty of time to think things over. Debt relief is an important decision, and we won’t rush you! We have worked hard over the years to earn the reputation we have by giving honest advice to those in need rather than the advice that benefits our bottom line!
Limited Power of Attorney & Authorization to Communicate
Lenders are Sent Notice of our Representation
Once retained, we immediately send a copy of our Limited Power of Attorney to your creditors, debt-collectors, or attorneys. Sending notice of representation is the first step in curbing any creditor or collector calls you may be receiving. We do not want you to be harassed – we’ll take over the calls for you.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
Once any third party servicer, debt collector, debt purchaser, collection attorney, foreclosure attorney, etc. receive our Limited Power of Attorney, they are obligated to contact us directly on your behalf. Failure to do so is a violation of the FDCPA, and we will sue them for you. There is no fee charged to you if we do not win your case, and if we do win, you can win up to $1,000 per violation, and the collector in violation will pay our attorney fees for you. It’s basically free money!
We Get the Job Done!
We are Incentivized to Perform
Our mortgage negotiation services are offered a fee structure as such that you pay part of the fee when retaining our firm and part of the fee only if we’re successful. The success fee helps ensure we are incentivized, so you’ll know we have your best interests in mind. We don’t benefit from getting you to hire our law firm, but instead, we benefit when we get the job done for you. You pay for our performance – and that’s what we do – we perform! We never agree to anything without first consulting with you and getting your approval. It is your debt and your money, so you have the final say in all of our negotiations
We Work Efficiently & Quickly
The combination of our experience, well-trained representatives, long hours, and state of the art software, allow us to accomplish more in any given day than most other firms only dream about. This can be said for ANY service we offer from negotiations to litigation to bankruptcy. We work quickly on your behalf as the longer you delay with a deed in lieu of foreclosure, the more fees your lender will charge. We will be in touch with you throughout the process to keep you informed and are available when you need us.
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At The Law Offices of Kenneth H Dramer PC, before we make any recommendations, our debt lawyers, certified debt relief specialists, and paralegals are trained to ask the right questions to find out about your specific situation. Based on your current income and your financial hardship, we will determine which course of action will work best for you. We do not only offer one path, as no one process can solve everyone’s needs. We will take our time with you and help evaluate what your best course of action should be. CALL NOW FOR A FREE CONSULTATION and one of our advisors will be there to get you started on your path to financial freedom. There is no obligation to enroll, so don’t delay.
One way or another, we can help!
Why Choose Dramer Law for Your Business Debt Relief Needs?
Debt is Our Specialty
Other companies and law firms offer debt relief – we specialize in it! We do not offer any services that aren’t strictly related with clients that are struggling financially so our clients have unique needs, compared to those of other law firms, that we can cater to. We offer all debt relief options and we service our clients like family. You should never settle for less when trying to settle for less!
Since our clients don’t have tons of money to spare like attorneys that practice in other areas of law, we charge low fees making our services affordable for anyone that needs help. Unless your case involves one of our attorneys having to go to court, our negotiation service fees are flat fee based not charged hourly.
One on One Client Service
All of our client relationships are One on One. You’ll have one individual client service representative that will be your point of contact and you’ll build a relationship with them so they’ll know exactly what you are going through. Aside from treating you with the upmost care possible, this means you won’t have to deal with multiple people and re-explain your situation to a different person each time you call. This saves time for you and eliminates any extra stress for you as time is money and being stress free is just as important as being debt free!
Client Service Response Time
All of our attorneys, paralegals, and negotiators are dedicated to providing the best possible experience while achieving results. We are available long hours but should we happen to be unavailable for any reason we pride ourselves on returning calls and emails right away, not several days later like most attorneys.
Many companies do nothing for the high fees they charge. We have heard many horror stories. These companies aren’t proactive, they put no effort into negotiations, they don’t even return your calls let alone calls from collectors! These actions cause collectors to seek other measures to collect, often meaning lawsuits. We typically work repeatedly with the same companies and are known for resolving accounts so therefore have a great reputation with industry lenders and collectors. This benefits you when we contact these companies on your behalf, they know the accounts will get resolved and therefore we are usually able to avoid legal action!
Many times, when we successfully get our clients out of debt, they still need assistance with other areas of their financial life. We offer many different services for those struggling with debts including Business Debt Relief, Mortgage Relief, Tax Relief, & Student Loan Relief. When Debt is the Problem – We Have the Answers!
The court proceedings were annulled, and agreeable working terms were consolidated with my creditors
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Very sharp and on point. Their price is very reasonable.
“Like most people bankruptcy never crossed our mind. My husband and I owed a lot of debt due to closing of our business, but we still tried to payoff debtors little by little. Until we got hit with a summons from the court ( for over 100K lawsuit). We research all over the internet and called many law firms and layers. Many of them ask what we want to do?.. We wouldn’t of call if we know what to do. And some offered hardship /debt relief or settle your debt for less.. no matter what you call it at the end you still have to pay the creditors, the debts collectors and the lawyer. In our case there is no way we can payoff everything. Many random phones calls later, we were fortunate to come acrossed Mike, he has explained to us bankruptcy doesn’t mean we will lose our house or car. As couple we are able keep certain amount of assets. We were also worried about our credit score, the bankruptcy record will stay in your record for 7 years ( our score were poor anyway). There aren’t that many reviews on the internet about them and like most people we’re not sure if we can trust them. Give Mike a call and a chance, his very sharp and on the point. Their price is very reasonable. Bankruptcy was the best choice we made and the cheapest way out. Now half year later we are debt free, no need to worry from phone calls from debts collectors. Get to keep our house and car, even our credit score went up. Don’t understand why we didn’t do it sooner I guess we were like a lot others going day by day try to be nice by paying off little by little. Thanks!” JC, Queens, NY. 7-7-2017
They were extremely professional and made the process easy
“The Law Offices of Kenneth H. Dramer P.C Attorneys at Law were efficient in handling by bankruptcy case. They were extremely professional and made the process easy! I highly recommend them.” – Jamie M. Seaford, NY 5-30-2017
They're highly recommended
It has been an absolute pleasure working with you
“I just wanted you to know it has been an absolute pleasure working with you. You never made me feel harried, pressured or overly anxious about paying off my bills. I wish everyone would be like that. Thank you again & i hope you don’t mind if i touch base with you the future, just to give you updates on how things are going. Be well.” Mary R. Bayshore, NY 4-30-2018
I would highly recommend Dramer Law for your debt settlement needs
“I would highly recommend Dramer Law for your debt settlement needs. A few years ago my husband and I had accrued entirely too much debt and no matter how hard we worked or how much we tried, we were unable to keep up with our bills and making the minimum payments was getting us nowhere. The best decision we could have made was to begin the debt settlement process. Most of the debt was in my name so I contacted Dramer Law . I have been extremely pleased with the efficient, attentive, reliable service provided by Michael Sininsky. I was initially hesitant to enter into any debt settlement program but now, without hesitation, I will say it was the best decision I could have made . From the initial consultation and throughout the entire process ,Michael patiently and fully explained everything. Any questions I had were addressed rapidly and any messages I left were returned promptly. I/we started out with $87,555.84 total debt and ended up paying back $26,020.71. That’s a savings of $61, 000.500 , or a 70% discount off our balances. I’m so happy we decided to go with Dramer Law and cannot thank Michael enough for all his hard work and professionalism. Any fees paid to Dramer Law were very fair and minimal compared to what I was paying to the credit card companies each month. Being debt free is such a relief- now we can move forward and put our money toward our kids college educations and save for our future.I am happy to recommend them and am so glad I contacted them a few years ago. Sincerely, Susan M.” Commack, NY 3-27-2018
We would highly recommend their services for debt reduction and settlement rate negotiations
Your promptness, efficiency, and trustworthiness have always been beyond my imagination.
“Thank you very much. Your promptness, efficiency, and trustworthiness have always been beyond my imagination. Perhaps I will be like that one day (in another life).” Peter L Valley Stream, NY 3-2-17
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