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Michael Lehnert Achieves SBA Certification as a 504 Loan Closing Attorney

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Attorney Michael Lehnert has become certified to close United States Small Business Administration (“SBA”) 504 Loans.

As part of its mission to promote the development of businesses, the SBA partners with Certified Development Companies (“CDC”) to offer 504 Loans to provide government backed financing for the purchase of real estate, buildings and machinery at competitive market rates. The fixed rate, long term loans with a high loan to value ratio available under the 504 Loan program are valuable tools available to small businesses throughout the country.

Lehnert concentrates his practice exclusively in real estate, assisting property owners, lenders and builders with commercial and residential development. His experience includes representation of a multi-state developer in the development, financing, leasing and sale of over 100 stores and representation of a lending institution in transactions totaling over $30 million in financing. Lehnert also contributes to the firm’s Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate blog.

Lehnert devotes countless hours to the community. He serves on the Real Estate Investment Society Board of Governors, is Vice President of the Southwest Florida Real Estate Council, and is Chairman of the Lee County Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters (“BBBS”). He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Young Lawyers Division of the Lee County Bar Association.

Lehnert received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He may be reached at 239.344.1184 or via email at