St. Petersburg Business Debt Settlement and Merchant Cash Advance Lawyers

St. Petersburg Business Debt Settlement and Merchant Cash Advance Lawyers

Are you a St. Petersburg business owner struggling with debt? Have you taken out a merchant cash advance that is now proving impossible to repay? You may be feeling overwhelmed, but help is available.At Delancey Street, we have a team of experienced attorneys who can provide tailored advice and representation to business owners facing financial hardship. Although we are not a law firm ourselves, we work closely with trusted lawyers to deliver comprehensive debt relief services to clients.

An Introduction to Business Debt Settlement

If your St. Petersburg business has fallen behind on payments, debt settlement may be a viable path forward. Under a debt settlement agreement, your lawyers negotiate directly with creditors to reduce the amount you owe. Although your credit score will take a hit, debt settlement frees up cash flow and lets you move on.The attorneys we work with have years of experience negotiating debt settlements with major banks and alternative lenders. They know what arguments to make and can often secure discounts of 40-60% off the original balance. There are no guarantees, but an experienced lawyer gives you the best shot at striking a deal.To give you an idea of what to expect, here is a typical timeline for a business debt settlement case with our lawyers:

  • Month 1: Attorney sends initial “good faith letter” to creditors, explaining financial hardship and requesting settlement.
  • Months 2-4: Negotiations continue as creditors respond to letters and calls. Extra documentation may be required.
  • Months 5-7: With persistence, creditors eventually make settlement offers, which the lawyer will discuss with you.
  • Month 8: Once an offer is accepted, new repayment terms are formalized in a settlement agreement.

The exact timeline varies by creditor. The key is sticking through negotiations until a satisfactory deal is reached. With an expert lawyer on your side, the process is much easier.

Merchant Cash Advance Relief Options

Merchant cash advances (MCAs) are a particularly tricky form of business financing. Unlike loans, MCAs deduct a fixed percentage of credit card sales every day until the balance has been repaid (often at a multiple of the original advance). This can sink cash flow for restaurants, retailers, or any merchant reliant on credit card revenue.The good news is that lawyers can help you fight back against predatory MCAs in St. Petersburg. By investigating the original agreement, they may uncover violations of state laws that enable the contract to be voided altogether. If not, attorneys can still negotiate settlements – often ranging from 40% to 60% discounts off the balance.Specific relief options lawyers can provide include:

  • Renegotiating repayment terms (lower payments, longer duration)
  • Settling for a discount through negotiation
  • Defending against lawsuits brought by MCA providers
  • Voiding the MCA contract (if violations are found)
  • Filing bankruptcy as an absolute last resort

Having an attorney sends a strong message to MCA providers that you will not be an easy target. This shifts leverage in your favor during settlement talks. Rather than harassing you directly, MCA collectors will need to negotiate constructively through your lawyer.

Why Work With Delancey Street?

Delancey Street has over 10 years of experience guiding business owners through debt relief processes. We are not a law firm ourselves but work closely with a nationwide network of trusted attorneys who specialize in business debt settlement and MCA cases.Unlike large national firms, our lawyers provide focused, personalized representation. They take time to understand your business and priorities before developing a tailored game plan. With regular status calls, you will understand what is happening each step of the way.We also take pride in our affordability. By working with select attorneys open to alternative fee arrangements, we keep costs reasonable for clients already in financial distress.

Contact us for a free consultation to learn more.

Phone: 212-210-1851

What Information Do Lawyers Need to Start My Case?

To begin the debt relief process, attorneys will need access to certain business records and financing documents. Having these ready ahead of time ensures your case gets up and running smoothly:

  • Tax returns – Past 3 years to start
  • Bank statements – Past 6 months minimum
  • Financial statements – Profit/loss, balance sheets
  • Debt and loan documents – All outstanding debts
  • MCA agreement – If settling an MCA

By authorizing your lawyer to contact creditors directly, you also streamline verification of what you owe.

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