Executive Team

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Joshua Hyman

Joshua Hyman graduated from Washington University School of Law in 1989. Since that time, Josh has been a banking lawyer in Chicago and New York. For more than 30 years, Josh grew and maintained a national banking practice whereby he represented over a hundred banks, credit unions, loan service providers and institutional note buyers on a wide spectrum of Small Business Administration issues. Josh has been identified as a “leading lawyer” by his peers between 2010 and 2019. Josh founded and managed the banking practice at a mid-size Chicago law-firm in 2000. He eventually spearheaded the law-firm’s opening of a New York office and continued to represent financial institutions in Chicago and New York on a wide variety of issues.

In 2017 Josh stepped down from law-firm management and the day to day responsibilities associated with being the practice group leader of the firm’s banking department. At that time, Josh became special counsel to the law-firm. Josh prides himself on being hyper-responsive to clients’ needs and he approaches each matter with a practical and result oriented mindset. Josh is the Managing Director of SBA Loan Documentation Services. He brings a wealth of legal and business experience to the company and is highly regarded as a banking lawyer in the SBA space.

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Sarah Lash

Sarah is owner of a private law firm and serves as Affiliated Managing Director at SBA Loan Documentation Services.  Sarah focuses her legal practice on the banking & financial services industry, representing clients ranging from local credit unions to national banking institutions. She has appeared in both state and federal court and has experience in bankruptcy matters, residential and commercial mortgage foreclosure cases, title claims, breach of contract actions, consumer compliance, and replevin/detinue matters.

In addition to Sarah’s experience in general creditor’s rights, she focuses her practice on SBA related transactional and compliance issues. Having experience in both the liquidation and transactional side of SBA Lending, Sarah has a unique perspective on both the preparation and defense of loan documentation terms. Having worked with some of the largest SBA lenders for over a decade, as well as, SBA district counsels throughout the United States, Sarah brings a vast amount of SBA experience and knowledge to SBA Loan Documentation Services, LLC. Sarah has written many articles regarding SBA related compliance and regulatory issues and is a regular at the annual NAGGL conferences.

Prior to forming her own law practice, Sarah was a partner in the Banking practice group of a Midwest-based law firm where she managed their New York Office, as well as, a team of attorneys in their Chicago office.

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Amanda Navarro

Amanda is a Documentation Manager at SBA Loan Documentation Services. As a Documentation Manager, Amanda is responsible for managing the loan documentation process for all SBA and USDA Loans. Her 20 years in the banking industry allows her to review, analyze incoming documentation and produce accurate loan documents. She has worked with many high volume banks where she has originated small business loans, ranging from $50,000 – $1,000,000. She has packaged and closed numerous SBA 7(a), Express and USDA loans, ranging from $100,000 – $5,000,000. Her experience enables her to work on complex transactions that have multiple borrowers and entity layers with ease. She has the ability to identify possible issues that may impact the guarantee. She takes pride in ensuring the role she plays in the process is in compliance with the SBA and USDA’s regulations and standard operating procedures. Amanda also looks at each transaction from the vantage point of a former SBA and USDA lender and loan closer, which uniquely positions her to assess and address a lender’s perspective.

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Jennifer Hughes

Jennifer is an Affiliate Attorney at SBA Loan Documentation Services, LLC. As an Affiliate Attorney, Jennifer is responsible for managing commercial transactions and civil litigation.  Her 7 years of experience working in the financial services industry grants her the ability to accurately analyze and service commercial transactions in compliance with the standards set forth by the SBA. Previously working for a large law firm, she gained valuable experience in creditor’s rights and enforcement of judgments. Prior to that, Jennifer worked at a civil litigation firm where she represented institutional lenders and individuals in breach of contract actions, mortgage foreclosures, probate proceedings, landlord-tenant disputes and post-judgment proceedings. Jennifer was a faculty lecturer for the March 2018 Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education on Basic Enforcement of Judgments held in Chicago and co-authored the IICLE on that topic.  She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and serves as Co-Chair on the Executive Board of the Alliance for Women.  Jennifer graduated from Illinois State University in 2005 with a BA in Political Science and holds her JD from The John Marshall School of Law.  She has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since 2009 and the Northern District of Illinois since 2011.  She recently completed her application with the State Bar of New Jersey and is registered to practice law in the State.