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Upcoming Events

Date Meeting Venue City
May
10
Legal Strategies
for FinTech Webinar
Webinar 1pm - 2pm PDT
June
19 - 20
The Law & Business of Factoring
Training Course
Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, NV
June
22 - 23
Account Executive/Loan Officer
Training Course
Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, NV
July
27 - 28
Generating Business in Today's New World
Training Class
Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, NV
September
7 - 8
Transportation Factoring Meeting The Seelbach Hilton Louisville, KY
October
19 - 20
Advanced Factoring & Legal Forum Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, NV
October
26 - 27
How to Compete Against the World of
Fintech Training Class - Round 2
Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, NV
Jan
24 - 26, 2018
2018 Presidents & Senior Executives
Meeting
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Hawaii Island, HI

Event details will be posted below as they become available



Webinar - Legal Strategies for FinTech

with Laurie Martin Montplaisir, Esq. - Robbins, Salomon & Patt, Ltd.

The Venue: Webinar

The Schedule:

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017: 1pm - 2pm PDT (Pacific)
The ever evolving Fintech industry continues to impact the factoring space. This webinar is a follow up to the popular IFA Fintech training class from October 2016, addressing legal developments in the MCA industry as well as addressing questions and issues posed during and after the class. Focusing on methods you can implement in order to protect your collateral interest in existing clients and compete more effectively in the Fintech world, this webinar will cover the ongoing disruption for Factors, defensive strategies Factors can implement and provisions to include in legal documents.

Topics:

  • * Junior creditors funding Factoring clients
  • * Understanding relevant legal concepts, such as Tortious Interference, Negative Pledges, UCC provisions and Usury
  • * Tactics employed by MCA’s, including Confession of Judgment, executing against bank accounts and stacking
  • * Implementing defensive strategies
  • * Provisions to include in legal documents
  • * Case Study of Factor vs. MCA

Instructor:

Laurie is an attorney with the Chicago law firm of Robbins, Salomon & Patt, Ltd. with an extensive commercial finance practice. She represents many clients in the factoring industry and counsels her factoring clients on legal matters unique to the factoring industry, as well as general legal matters including contract negotiations, employment issues and risk management. Laurie has represented clients in asset-backed securitizations, mergers and acquisitions and commercial finance as well as more general corporate, transactional and litigation matters. Laurie’s diverse legal background has equipped her with a broad legal knowledge base and fueled her passion for acting as general counsel for businesses that frequently require skilled legal counsel but lack an in-house legal team. Her experience serving the factoring industry and her familiarity with a variety of businesses have given Laurie unique insights that enhance her ability to provide practical legal advice.

Fee:

The fee for this webinar is $50 ($75 for Non-IFA Members)


On Line Registration
or
info@factoring.org
or
call 1-805-773-0011 for more information


The Law and Business of Factoring
with Bob Zadek, Esq. from Buchalter, Nemer

The Venue: Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino - Las Vegas, NV

Bob Zadek's information-packed 2-day course - complete with a full set of superior forms he developed - is designed to help novices and seasoned factoring professionals, attorneys, and accountants build and strengthen their factoring know-how. His unique program devotes considerable time to revenue enhancing techniques and will increase your awareness of the factoring industry's challenges and opportunities.
This powerfully presented program provides the opportunity to learn about the most recent and relevant legal issues in today's factoring industry.

The Schedule:

  • Monday & Tuesday, June 19th  & 20th, 2017

Learning Objectives:

  • Add Revenue Enhancing Provisions To Your Contracts;
  • Sell Factoring By Diffusing Resistance To High APRs;
  • Get the Edge Over Other Competing Secured Creditors;
  • Get All You Can From The Notification Letter, Invoice, Acknowledgement And UCC Filing;
  • Deal Effectively With The Internal Revenue Service;
  • Eliminate Dilution And Deflect Account Debtor Claims;
  • Make Your Guaranties "Litigation Proof"
Some of the topics covered will be: 

  • The Law and Business of Factoring
  • Factoring Law - Usury And Bankruptcy Issues
  • Latest Case Developments
  • Factoring Without Recourse - What It Is - When To Do It
  • Pricing Options And Issues
  • Priority Issues - Where The Game Is Won And Lost
  • Taking Out Another Lender - The Right Way To Do It
  • Internal Revenue Service Issues
  • Specific Industries To Avoid/Pursue
  • Account Debtor Issues
  • Assessing Account Debtor Quality
  • Enforcing Claims After Default
  • Additional Financial Products You Can Sell To Clients

Instructor:

  • Bob Zadek, Esq. - Buchalter, Nemer
    Bob is one of the premier attorneys and an expert in the field of factoring. An attorney with the San Francisco office of Buchalter Nemer, he handles loan documentation, trade finance and letters of credit, loan workouts and bankruptcy. He is a past Chair of the Commercial Financial Services Committee of the Section on Business Law of the American Bar Association, and was a founder and Chair of its Subcommittee on Loan Documentation.

Accommodations:

  • A special rate at the Planet Hollywood of $89 has been negotiated for this event. There is also a $32/night resort fee. This includes use of the fitness center and internet access in your room.
  • You can make reservations by calling Planet Hollywood at 866-317-1829 and ask for the SMINT7 rate.
  • Or you can reserve a room online by clicking here
  • Room block expires on May 19, 2017.

United Airlines:

  • United is the official airline of the IFA. If you call the United Reservations Meetings Desk at 800-426-1122 or go online at United Airlines, to book your reservations, you will receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable discount fare. For all tickets issued through the United Meetings Reservations Desk, there will be a $25 per ticket service fee collected.
    Online use Offer Code: ZYFN760345
    If you call the Reservations Desk make sure to provide the Z Code ZYFN and Agreement Code 760345.

Fee:

    The fee for this course is $1495 ($1595 for Non-IFA Members)

Special Discount:

  • Past attendees from this course will receive 50% off
  • Bring 3 attendees for the price of 2
  • Register for this course and the AE-LO Training Course and receive a $100 total discount.
    Please call 805-773-0011 to receive these discounts

    The meeting will run from 7:30am - 4pm on Monday and 7:30am - 3pm on Tuesday, with a reception on Monday evening. The fee includes tuition, course materials (including all legal forms), continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, luncheons and the Monday evening reception.

    On Line Registration
    or
    info@factoring.org
    or
    call 1-805-773-0011 for more information


  • Account Executive / Loan Officer Training Class

    The Venue: Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino - Las Vegas, NV

    The Schedule:

    • Thursday & Friday, June 22nd  & 23rd, 2017

    Topics Include:

    • Invoice Verification Procedures
    • Checking the Paper Trail
    • Reviewing and Approving Debtor Credit Limits
    • Dealing with Credit Memos
    • Reserve Management
    • Management of the Accounts Receivable Aging
    • Monitoring Tax Payments
    • Collection Procedures
    • Specific Industry Concerns and Pitfalls
    • Client Service Techniques
    • Working with Government Contracts
    • Management Policies and Strategies
    • Documentation and Compliance Procedures
    • Assignment Procedures and Issues
    • Transportation Factoring Issues

    Instructors:

    • Jay Atkins   - President, Seacoast Business Funding a Division of Seacoast Bank
      Jay is a 30 year Commercial Finance Executive, holding titles as CEO or President within the Factoring Industry for the last 20 years. Jay currently serves as President of Seacoast Business Funding.

    • Robyn Barrett   - Managing Member, FSW Funding
      A Phoenix native, Robyn Barrett has seen the landscape of the Valley’s business community fluctuate with the natural ebb and flow of the economy. As a managing member of Factors Southwest, LLC, (dba FSW Funding) an independently owned and operated factoring firm, she helps small to mid-sized business-to-business companies secure funding that may not otherwise be available. By giving them access to the capital needed to grow, she is helping to shape Arizona’s business community. With a knack for numbers, Barrett took her grandfather’s old adage that, “the two things people cannot avoid are dying and paying taxes,” to heart and chose a career in accounting. With a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a CPA license, she embarked on what has been a 20-year journey through the world of finance. In 2001, Barrett founded Scottsdale-based Factors Southwest, LLC. With more than a decade of experience in factoring and commercial finance, she has the knowledge and know-how to help small businesses secure financing and be poised for success.

    • Diana Luoma, CAEF - President - D&S Factors
      Diana started her business career at the age of 19 when she was made the manager of her father's general store in Portola, CA, while going to school full time. After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno, with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education she taught for two years. Upon completing her MBA in 2005 she took over the position of Chief Operations Officer for D&S Factors.

    • Mike Ullman, Esq. - Principal - Ullman & Ullman, P.A.
      Mr. Ullman graduated from Nova University Magna Cum Laude. He has been actively practicing in the areas of factoring and asset-based lending for over 30 years. Mr. Ullman is a member of the Florida and American Bar Associations as well as the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida.

    Accommodations:

    • A special rate at the Planet Hollywood of $89 has been negotiated for this event. There is also a $32/night resort fee. This includes use of the fitness center and internet access in your room.
    • You can make reservations by calling Planet Hollywood at 866-317-1829 and ask for the SMIFA7 rate.
    • Or you can reserve a room online by clicking here
    • Room block expires on May 19, 2017.

    United Airlines:

    • United is the official airline of the IFA. If you call the United Reservations Meetings Desk at 800-426-1122 or go online at United Airlines, to book your reservations, you will receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable discount fare. For all tickets issued through the United Meetings Reservations Desk, there will be a $25 per ticket service fee collected.
      Online use Offer Code: ZYFN760345
      If you call the Reservations Desk make sure to provide the Z Code ZYFN and Agreement Code 760345.

    Fee:

      The fee for this course is $895 ($945 for Non-IFA Members)

    Special Discount:

      Register the same person for this course and the Law and Business of Factoring course and receive a $100 total discount. Please call 805-773-0011 to receive this discount.
    The meeting will run from 8am - 4pm on Thursday and 8am - 3pm on Friday, with a reception on Thursday evening. The fee includes tuition, course materials, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, luncheons and the Thursday evening reception.

    On Line Registration
    or
    info@factoring.org
    or
    call 1-805-773-0011 for more information


    Transportation Factoring Meeting

    The Venue: The Seelbach Hilton in Louisville, KY

    The Schedule:

      Thursday & Friday, September 7th & 8th, 2017

    The Program:

    Transportation Factoring organizations have unique needs. One of the best ways to help with your strategic planning is to spend time discussing those issues with other Transportation Factors. The purpose of this meeting is to provide a round table forum with current industry topics for Transportation Factors. This is a unique opportunity to share ideas and learn from others. This meeting will also feature an exhibit hall with products and services for Transportation Factors. We will begin with a welcome reception on Wednesday evening. Thursday we will have group discussions, guest speakers, breakfast, lunch and breaks in the exhibit hall. Thursday evening we will have a group dinner. We will finish up with breakfast and more group discussion on Friday, ending at 12pm.

    Moderators:

    • Jeff Foil - President, SevenOaks Capital Associates, LLC
      Jeff Foil was named President of SevenOaks in April of 2007 after having served as Vice President/Credit Manager for six years. Previously he had worked with Aames Home Loan as Underwriting Manager and as a Vice President for Amsouth Bank. Jeff is a graduate of Louisiana State University and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

    • Lori Gustaf - Chief Operations Officer, FirstLine Funding Group
      Serving as the Chief Operations Officer of FirstLine Funding, Lori is a proven leader, adept in identifying and enforcing best business practices. She utilizes her past experiences and current skill set to manage the departments, staff, and daily operations of the factoring division. Lori is a member of the International Factoring Association (IFA) and has served a term on the IFA’s Board of Directors as well as co-instructed IFA transportation seminars. Lori is also a member of the National Association of Credit Management Transportation Revenue Management Group, Women in Trucking, the Minnesota Trucking Association, the South Dakota Trucking Association, the North Dakota Carriers’ Association, and Leadership Madison/Chamber of Commerce, and she currently serves on the Board of Directors for the local United Way.

    Legal Counsel Provided By:

    • David Jencks, Esq. - Attorney - Jencks & Jencks, PC
      David is an attorney practicing for 18 years in the areas of transportation and factoring. He is a member of the Transportation Lawyers Association and Delta Nu Alpha, the professional fraternity of transportation professionals. David regularly assists with issues ranging from contract documentation, due diligence with prospects, best practices, field examinations, collections, litigation, and personnel training. He also lobbies for finance and transportation associations in state and federal legislature bodies. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of South Dakota and he holds a Juris Doctorate from Hamline University.

    Guest Speakers: TBA

    Exhibit Opportunities:

    • This meeting will feature an exhibit hall with vendors that provide goods and services to the Transportation Factoring industry.
      Click here for our Exhibitor/Sponsorship Form
      or Call 805-773-0011 ext 303 for more information.

    Accommodations:

    • A special rate at The Seelbach Hilton of $159 has been negotiated for this event.
    • You can make reservations by calling the Hilton at 1-800-333-3399 and ask for the Transportation Factoring Meeting rate.
    • You can also reserve a room online by Clicking Here
    • Room block expires on August 6, 2017. Based on availability.

    United Airlines:

    • United is the official airline of the IFA. If you call the United Reservations Meetings Desk at 800-426-1122 or go online at United Airlines, to book your reservations, you will receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable discount fare. For all tickets issued through the United Meetings Reservations Desk, there will be a $25 per ticket service fee collected.
      Online use Offer Code: ZYFN760345
      If you call the Reservations Desk make sure to provide the Z Code ZYFN and Agreement Code 760345.

    Fee:

      The fee for this meeting is $895 ($945 for Non-IFA Members)
      Note:The Transportation Meeting is limited to 2 attendees per Factoring company. We recommend registering early, as this meeting is limited in attendance and has sold out in the past. Attendance for Non-Factoring companies is limited to exhibitors and sponsors.

    The meeting will run from 8am - 4pm on Thursday and 8am - 1pm on Friday. There is a Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening from 5pm - 7pm and a Group Dinner on Thursday evening from 6pm - 9pm. The fee includes tuition, course materials, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, luncheons, Welcome Reception, Group Dinner and entrance to exhibit hall.

    On Line Registration
    or
    info@factoring.org
    or call 805-773-0011 for more information.



    The International Factoring Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org



    The IFA offers CLE credits for upcoming programs. For approved programs and states, please contact Heather Villa at info@factoring.org or 805-773-0011 ext 301.



    The IFA offers CAEF credits for upcoming programs. For information on approved programs and courses, please contact
    Terri Baker at info@factoring.org or 805-773-0011 ext 303.