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Jan W. Pitchford Completed SBA-Required Intensive Closing and Funding the SBA Loan and Advanced SBA Loan Documentation and Closing Courses

SARASOTA, FL –Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, a member of the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (“NAGGL”) is pleased to announce that partner Jan W. Pitchford, has completed the SBA-required intensive Closing and Funding the SBA Loan and Advanced SBA Loan Documentation and Closing courses, enabling the Sarasota and Tampa Financial Services group to continue to efficiently represent clients in SBA 7(a) and 504 loans. 

“We are happy that Jan has obtained this certification. It adds another dimension to our serving the needs of our many financial institution clients,” said Partner, Financial Services Practice Administrator, Kent Ihrig.

As a Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate lawyer, Jan has represented financial institutions and other lenders in commercial lending and related activities since 1987.  Her extensive commercial lender experience includes real estate acquisition/development loans, construction and term lending, ground lease financing, and asset base lending. In addition, Jan has provided counsel to lending institutions on structuring and documenting restructures and loan workouts, which included forbearance agreements, structured settlements, and deeds in lieu of foreclosure transactions.

In response to the current COVID-19 crisis, the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration. For more information visit sba.gov


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