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If my S Corp goes bankrupt, can they seize my home and/or personal assets to cover personally guaranteed outstanding debts?

Poughkeepsie, NY |
Filed under: S-corporation

The debts are credit cards and loans.

Attorney Answers 2


  1. When you personally guarantee a debt, your personal assets are at stake. So irrespective of wording, the short answer is yes. The S-Corp's creditors with personal guarantees in your name may proceed against you individually. If you do not settle or have other valid defenses, it is possible that they will obtain a judgment and put a lien on your home and attempt to foreclose the lien and so forth.


  2. My colleague stated it very well. That is why some creditors require the personal guarantee.

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