Eric Hostetler began his career in the Midwest as a runner for Franklin & Hance (now Franklin Law Group), a plaintiff’s medical malpractice firm in Louisville, KY. In 1997 he moved to Jacksonville, Florida to attend Florida Coastal School of Law. Eric worked full time as a clerk for Brown, Terrell & Hogan (now Terrell Hogan) while attending law school at night. After earning his law degree, Eric stayed in Jacksonville and worked for the law firm of Hiday & Rickey, P.A., where he focused on the areas of collection, foreclosure and subrogation. While at Hiday & Rickey, P.A., Eric represented many local credit unions and credit card companies in collection matters and nation-wide insurance companies dealing primarily in subrogating automobile accidents.
Eric moved to Brevard County in 2004 and began working for the law firm of Vance, Lotane & Bookhardt (now Lotane & Associates). There, Eric continued his practice of representing local credit unions in collection matters and foreclosure matters but focused on his main area of practice of representing nation-wide insurance companies in subrogation matters, dealing specifically with automobile accidents. Eric has practiced state-wide for over 14 years now and currently focuses his practice in the areas of insurance litigation and commercial litigation.
Eric also takes the time to give back to the community by being involved in the United Way of Brevard County and Bridges. He has served on the board of directors for the United Way and was chair of the Emerging Leaders, a group of young professionals dedicated to volunteering and supporting the United Way and its agencies. Eric is also on the Foundation board of directors for Bridges and is currently the president of the Melbourne Civic Theatre located in downtown Melbourne.
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: