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504 Loan Closings: 2021 Update Course

3h 3m

Created on March 31, 2021




This is a Partner Course. Lawline has teamed up with this faculty member to produce this premium CLE content. As such, this course is not included in subscription access and must be purchased separately.

In partnership with Janice E. Garlitz*, this program:

  • Is accredited for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit in the states listed on this page

  • Is approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for Designated Attorneys 

  • Contains course materials that are SBA-approved

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) requires Designated Attorneys approved by SBA to close SBA 504 Loans to attend an SBA-approved Closing Update Course every 2 years. This course will fulfill that requirement for 2020. The program also is very useful for CDC (SBA-certified development company) Closing Staff and Non-Designated Attorneys who want the latest information on 504 Loan closings. The course covers all changes affecting 504 Loan closings since 2016 as well as advanced topics and tips in handling such closings.

Topics for 2021 include: 

  • 25-Year Debentures

  • Change in Job Numbers per Dollar Guaranteed by SBA

  • Changes in SOP 50-10(5) Development Company Loan Program Versions (J) and (K)

  • Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits

  • Changes in Maximum 504 Loan Amount for Energy Projects

  • Amending Authorization for Debenture Guarantee

  • Changes in Guarantors

  • Changes in EPC/OC requirements including Change in Ownership, Rent and Occupancy

  • Confirming Ownership

  • Documenting Use of Proceeds

  • Changes in New Business and Special-Purpose Properties

  • Payoff of Interim Financing

  • Intercreditor Agreements

  • Debt Refinancing without Expansion

  • CDC Lien Instruments and Title Insurance

  • Lease Subordinations and Nondisturbance, Tenants and Residential Space 

  • Changes to Insurance Requirements 

  • Changes to SBA's Environmental Policy

  • Changes for Appraisals

  • Construction and Zoning Requirements

  • Compensation Agreements (SBA Form 159)

  • Franchise Agreements and Management Agreements

  • Designated Attorney Requirements

Learning Objectives:
  1. The purpose of the 504 Loan Closing Update Course is to update attorneys and CDC closing staff on recent changes to the 504 Loan Program and statutory, regulatory and legal developments that affect loan closings

Registrants: Please note that faculty Jan Garlitz will send any materials not attached to this course within two business days.

Please note that there will be a 10-minute break from 12:00 p.m. to 12:10 p.m EST.

*This course and all 504 and 7(a) Loan Closing courses were produced with a partner and are not included in any of our unlimited CLE subscriptions.

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