Author Archives: Brandon C. Meadows, Esq.

Classifying SBA Loans in Liquidation Status

Lenders, including 7(a) lenders and Certified Development Companies (“CDC”), must be proactive in recognizing when a loan should be classified in liquidation status, and understand the necessary steps in the liquidation process. Lenders who act promptly and follow the necessary … Read Full Post

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SBA 504 Loan Liquidation: Which Liquidation Actions Require SBA’s Pre-Approval (Part 2)

504 Loan Liquidation Actions This article is Part II of a two-part blog series, designed to assist 7(a) lenders and Certified Development Companies in determining which liquidation actions require SBA’s pre-approval on SBA loans. Part II in this blog series … Read Full Post

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SBA 7(a) Loan Liquidation: Which Liquidation Actions Require SBA’s Pre-Approval (Part 1)

7(a) Loan Liquidation Actions This article is Part I of a two-part blog series, designed to assist 7(a) lenders and Certified Development Companies in determining which liquidation actions require SBA’s pre-approval on SBA loans. Part I in this blog series … Read Full Post

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Coronavirus Crisis Management for Lenders and Servicers – Considerations for the Anticipated Rise in Loan Modification Requests

The efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 has caused an adverse ripple effect in the economy that will undoubtedly strain lending relationships and require widespread loan modifications. To assist borrowers and businesses with the anticipated volume of loan modification … Read Full Post

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Do Tenants Get Compensated When The Government Takes Property By Eminent Domain?

When the government takes property from a land owner under eminent domain, it is given that the government must pay the owner for the value of the property taken. However, tenants and leaseholders of property are often unsure as to … Read Full Post

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Mortgage And Note Default: Avoiding Usury Allegations

Under Florida law, there are maximum interest rates that lenders may charge. Any loan with interest in excess of the specified limit is subject to either civil or criminal usury, which means that the lender may have to pay significant … Read Full Post

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Do Homeowners Have A Duty To Disclose Potential Eminent Domain Proceedings When Selling Their Property?

In many cases, property owners become aware that eminent domain proceedings will affect their property, but owners are often surprised to learn how long the process takes.  Major government projects can take years of budgeting, engineering, and planning before the … Read Full Post

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Are Actual Fraudulent Transfer Judgments Dischargeable In Bankruptcy?

While bankruptcy proceedings generally allow individuals an opportunity to discharge many different liabilities, there are some classes of liabilities—such as those involving fraud—that are not dischargeable in bankruptcy.  The Bankruptcy Code (“Code”) prohibits the discharge of “any debt . . . for money, property, … Read Full Post

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Fraudulent Transfers 101: What You Need To Know When Following The Money Trail

The debt collection process is based upon a creditor’s right to repayment from the liquidation of a debtor’s assets.  In Florida, there are many judicial procedures available, which allow creditors to identify, seize, lien, levy and force the sale of … Read Full Post

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Fraudulent Transfer Remedies & Defenses Under FUFTA

There are fraudulent transfer remedies available to creditors, whether their claims are liquidated, mature or immature. But what fraudulent transfer defenses are likely, for debtors or creditors alike? Asset protection professionals involved with estates and trusts grapple with understanding these … Read Full Post

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