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SBA Loan Forgiveness and Bankruptcy | PPP Loan Discharge

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Many small businesses in the Tampa Bay area applied for and have received SBA loans, including funding that has come from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. In theory, if these businesses meet the requirements outlined by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), they can be eligible… Read More »

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Bankruptcy Fraud and Hiding Assets

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Whether you are an individual who is thinking about filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, or if you are a small business owner in the Tampa Bay area and are considering Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it is important to understand how hiding assets could result in bankruptcy fraud charges…. Read More »

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Filing Bankruptcy in Florida if You Moved from Another State | Bankruptcy Residency

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Did you move to Florida relatively recently? Did you move at a point at which you were struggling with debt and considering consumer bankruptcy, but you decided to see if a new location and a new job in the Tampa Bay area could help you get your finances back on track? Many Tampa Bay-area… Read More »

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In Bankruptcy Because of Seller Fraud in a Purchased Business

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All too often we meet clients who moved down to Florida with hopes of being in business for themselves. The story is the same each time. Meet “Bob” from Michigan. Bob worked in the corporate world for 35 years, accumulating a nice 401(k) Upon retirement he and his wife move to Wesley Chapel and… Read More »

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Chapter 7 for The Small Business Owner

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy for The Small Business Owner Part One:  Why Would a Small Business Need to File A Bankruptcy? A colleague asked me this morning why a small business would need to file a bankruptcy, instead of simply closing down and walking away.  Of course the owner might be facing personal guarantees for… Read More »

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Exceptions to the Chapter 7 Means Test for Non-Consumer Debt

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When you are planning to file for bankruptcy as a result of your business debts, there are many issues you will need to consider. For instance, what type of business structure do you have, and will bankruptcy result in you filing for personal bankruptcy in addition to filing on behalf of your business? When… Read More »

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Chapter 7 Bad Faith Filing and Criminal Fraud

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When you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy as an individual or as a business entity, you are expected to file for bankruptcy in good faith. In other words, whether you are filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy as a sole proprietor or as a larger business like an LLC or a corporation, the U.S. Bankruptcy… Read More »

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The Dangers of Transferring Property Prior to Filing a Bankruptcy

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Are you considering filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the Tampa Bay area, it is important to understand the dangers of transferring property prior to filing. Given that you are planning to file for liquidation bankruptcy, you are likely aware that you will only be permitted to retain property that is exempt. In other… Read More »

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Involuntary Chapter 7 for a Tampa Small Business

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When you are struggling to keep your small business in Tampa afloat, the prospect of facing a lawsuit from a creditor or debt collector can be extremely stressful. You may even be considering the possibility of Chapter 11 bankruptcy for your business in order to reorganize your debts and to get caught up on… Read More »

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How Does a Restaurant Close Down If It Wants to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

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If you are a restaurant owner in the Tampa Bay area and are planning to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, we know that you probably have numerous questions about how to begin the process of closing down your business. What will you do with perishable items? What are you supposed to do with the… Read More »

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