Charles Castellon represents investors and small business owners and their families as a long-term trusted advisor for their business and personal legal needs. He focuses his practice on counseling and representing individual and business clients in the areas of commercial and residential real estate transactions and litigation, wills, trusts and estates, and business matters, including business succession planning, transactions and litigation.
Believing that the best way to predict your future is to create it, Charles strives to help clients build greater lives and businesses through effective planning and protection strategies. He built his former firm during the 2008 foreclosure crisis and great recession. That experience led Charles to make defensive planning for asset protection and wealth preservation a foundation of his legal business. He also is an investor and entrepreneur, which enables him to well-understand the needs of his clients.
Charles began his legal career as a trial attorney in New York City in 1992. In 2003, he made a life and career change by returning to Florida, where he had lived previously and always maintained strong roots while attending high school and college. Charles is active in community, civic, and professional associations. He presents and serves as a panelist on legal issues for organizations and associations throughout Florida, as well as actively publishing articles, blog posts and media commentary on his areas of experience.
On behalf of the undersigned individually and for the applicant business:
I/We authorize my/our insurance company, bank, financial institution, or other creditors to release to SBA all records and information necessary to process this application.
If my/our loan is approved, additional information may be required prior to loan closing. I/We will be advised in writing what information will be required to obtain my/our loan funds.
I/We hereby authorize the SBA to verify my/our past and present employment information and salary history as needed to process and service a disaster loan.
I/We authorize SBA, as required by the Privacy Act, to release any information collected in connection with this application to Federal, state, local, tribal or nonprofit organizations (e.g. Red Cross Salvation Army, Mennonite Disaster Services, SBA Resource Partners) for the purpose of assisting me with my/our SBA application, evaluating eligibility for additional assistance, or notifying me of the availability of such assistance.
I/We will not exclude from participating in or deny the benefits of, or otherwise subject to discrimination under any program or activity for which I/we receive Federal financial assistance from SBA, any person on grounds of age, color, handicap, marital status, national origin, race, religion, or sex.
I/We will report to the SBA Office of the Inspector General, Washington, DC 20416, any Federal employee who offers, in return for compensation of any kind, to help get this loan approved. I/We have not paid anyone connected with the Federal government for help in getting this loan.
CERTIFICATION AS TO TRUTHFUL INFORMATION: By signing this application, you certify that all information in your application and submitted with your application is true and correct to the best of your knowledge, and that you will submit truthful information in the future.
WARNING: Whoever wrongfully misapplies the proceeds of an SBA disaster loan shall be civilly liable to the Administrator in an amount equal to one-and-one half times the original principal amount of the loan under 15 U.S.C. 636(b). In addition, any false statement or misrepresentation to SBA may result in criminal, civil or administrative sanctions including, but not limited to: 1) fines and imprisonment, or both, under 15 U.S.C. 645, 18 U.S.C. 1001, 18 U.S.C. 1014, 18 U.S.C. 1040, 18 U.S.C. 3571, and any other applicable laws; 2) treble damages and civil penalties under the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. 3729; 3) double damages and civil penalties under the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act, 31 U.S.C. 3802; and 4) suspension and/or debarment from all Federal procurement and non-procurement transactions. Statutory fines may increase if amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
I/we authorize Widerman-Malek PL to process my loan application/s based on the information provided.
I certify that: