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Hi, we are share holders in a business that has folded. We are not directors in the business and have to now pay a large loan back to the bank.I know that we have to do that but as we are not directors of this business can we be held accountable for outstanding debt?

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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

the shareholders will not be held liable, unless you are considered de facto directors.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The director is trying to get us to refinance our house to help them pay debts. The bank will not do this as our income is too low and are already paying back $165,000 loan against our house for the business. I think they are just trying it on me and i just want to be clear that we are not responsible if we are not directors .
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

do you think you were shadow directors ?

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