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Events

Date Meeting Venue Location
March
3
 
The Overreach of New State Disclosure
Laws and their Effect on Factors
Webinar 11am - 12pm
PST
March
9
 
Joint Factoring Meeting with
the NYIC & IFA NE/SE/SC Chapters
Webinar 11am - 2pm
PST
March
24
 
A Practical Bankruptcy Guide
for Factors (Part One)
Webinar 11am - 12pm
PDT
May
12 - 15
2021 Hybrid Annual Factoring
Conference
Arizona
Biltmore

 
Phoenix, AZ
or Online
June
14 - 15
The Law & Business of
Factoring Hybrid Training Class
Planet Hollywood
 
Las Vegas, NV
or Online
 
June
17 - 18
 
Account Executive/Loan Officer
Hybrid Training Class
Planet Hollywood
 
Las Vegas, NV
or Online
June
23
 
A Practical Bankruptcy Guide
for Factors (Part Two)
Webinar 11am - 12pm
PDT
September
16 - 17
 
Hybrid Annual Transportation
Meeting
Marriott Omaha
Downtown
Omaha, NE
or Online

Event details will be posted below as they become available

 


Webinar: The Overreach of New State Disclosure Laws and their Effect on Factors
with Jason Medley, Esq, Palmer Hamilton, Esq. & Cole Harmonson

The Venue: Webinar

The Schedule:

  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 11am - 12pm PST (Pacific Time Zone)

Topics:

  • A review of new laws and pending legislation that imparts disclosure requirements on Factors
    Ability of such laws to reach outside of their jurisdictions 
    American Factoring Association efforts 
    Potential Loopholes for Factors

Instructors:

  • Jason Medley, Esq. - Member, Clark Hill PLC
  • Jason Medley represents banks, factoring companies and real estate interests in a variety of transactional matters, from due diligence to contract negotiations, workouts, intercreditor relations and secured party collections. Jason has twenty-one years of extensive experience in commercial financing. He is one of only a few preferred attorneys for the International Factoring Association. He also represents businesses in corporate governance and general matters, including entity formation, contracts, leasing, mergers and acquisitions.
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  • Palmer Hamilton, Esq. - Partner, Jones Walker
  • Palmer Hamilton is a partner in the Government Relations Practice Group at Jones Walker. He represents clients before the US Congress and advises numerous elected and appointed officials across the country. Palmer has held senior posts within several administrations and has actively represented clients in Congress for four decades, with a particular focus on finance and government affairs. Palmer currently serves as head of the firm’s Washington, DC office. Palmer’s prior governmental experience includes service as an assistant to the Comptroller of the Currency and as chief of new bank chartering of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Palmer has also served on various federal, state, and city boards. He has been active in the political realm in support of various candidacies, including serving as chairman of the Reelection Committee for US Senator Richard Shelby, former chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and current chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
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  • Cole Harmonson - Co-Founder and CEO, Dare Capital
  • From the very beginning of his career, Cole has recognized the transformative value of factoring and asset-based lending to manage cashflow for growing companies without impacting equity. In 1996, he founded State Bank’s factoring and asset based lending business; when they sold their business in 2007, Cole took the leap into entrepreneurship and founded Far West Capital, which had a successful bank exit in 2018 after supporting hundreds of companies’ growth.

Fee:

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


Register Here >>
 


Webinar: A Practical Bankruptcy Guide for Factors (Part One): a Factor’s Key Steps from the First Hint of a Client’s Filing through First Day Motions
with Lori Eropkin, Esq. and Deirdre Richards, Esq.

Your client tells you that they are consulting with bankruptcy counsel. What does the factor do next? This webinar will take you from news of a potential bankruptcy through the first hearing in bankruptcy court that will impact your collateral. Get equipped to protect your priority rights as to accounts receivable during this crucial timeline. 
 
Explore the benefits of workout options and forbearance agreements ahead of a bankruptcy filing. Understand how the automatic stay under Bankruptcy Code section 362 will impact the operation of your factoring facility.  Consider the potential advantages of debtor-in-possession factoring. Plan for your client’s use of cash collateral during the bankruptcy. 


The Venue: Webinar

The Schedule:

  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 11am - 12pm PDT (Pacific Time Zone)

Instructors:

  • Lori Eropkin, Esq. - Levinson, Arshonsky & Kurtz, LLP
  • Lori Eropkin works on behalf of clients in the commercial finance industry to structure asset based lending and factoring transactions, including DIP financing. She also litigates to enforce creditors’ rights in state and federal courts and in arbitration.
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  • Deirdre M. Richards, Esq. - Fineman Krekstein & Harris, PC
  • Deirdre M. Richards represents creditors in state and federal court, with an emphasis on representation of creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. 

Fee:

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


Register Here >>
 




The Law and Business of Factoring Hybrid Training Class
with Bob Zadek, Esq., Buchalter

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. This training class will be offered in a live hybrid format, so you can attend in-person or online. 

The Venue: Planet Hollywood Resort - Las Vegas, NV or Online Via Zoom

The Schedule:

  • Monday & Tuesday, June 14 - 15, 2021
  • 7:30am - 3:00pm each day (Pacific Time Zone)

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"

Topics Covered:

  • 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
    Bob is one of the premier attorneys and an expert in the field of factoring. An attorney with the San Diego office of Buchalter, 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 $139 has been negotiated for this event. There is also a $37/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 SMIF11 rate.
  • Or you can reserve a room online by clicking here
  • Room block expires on May 14, 2021.

Fee:

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

Special Discounts:

  • Past attendees from this course will receive 50% off.
  • Bring 3 attendees for the price of 2.
  • Register the same attendee 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 - 3pm  (Pacific Time Zone) both days. A 15 minute morning break, 15 minute afternoon break and a 1 hour lunch will be included. The fee includes tuition and course materials (including all legal forms). The in-person registration includes continental breakfasts, coffee breaks and luncheons both days. With the exception of meals, because of the hybrid interaction, the in-person and virtual attendee will have a similar experience during this training class. Virtual attendees will be in a live online classroom environment where they can pose questions to the speaker throughout the class. Price is per attendee. A unique participant ID will be sent to all virtual attendees.

For those that attend the course in Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood will be following Caesars' extensive health and safety precautions. Click here for more information.


Register Here >>
 




Account Executive/Loan Officer Hybrid Training Class


The Account Executive/Loan Officer Training Course is now being offered as a hybrid training class. You have the option of attending in-person or online via Zoom. This class is a comprehensive two-day course covering a multitude of issues related to factoring. It is designed to help employees within your organization become more knowledgeable about the factoring industry. 

The Venue: Planet Hollywood Resort - Las Vegas, NV or Online Via Zoom

The Schedule:

  • Thursday & Friday, June 17-18, 2021
  • 7:30am - 2:00pm each day (Pacific Time Zone)

Learning Objectives:

  • Deal Evaluation Process
  • Contracts, P.O.'s and Vendor Agreements
  • Invoice Verification Procedures
  • Checking the Paper Trail
  • Reviewing and Approving Debtor Credit Limits
  • Incoming Transactions & Compliance
  • 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

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.
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  • Robyn Barrett - Managing Member, FSW Funding
  • Robyn has earned her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a CPA license. Robyn's first official role in accounting was at Restaurant, Inc. in Phoenix, a food contract management company and subsidiary of the Greyhound Corporation. Three years later, she left the company to take on larger-scale accounting pursuits at The Dial Corporation. After six years at The Dial Corporation, Barrett ventured into the world of corporate finance at FINOVA Capital Corporation, a Phoenix-based publicly traded commercial lender. During her tenure at FINOVA, Barrett held numerous positions including: senior finance manager, senior marketing analyst, senior credit underwriter and vice president of marketing. After leaving FINOVA in 2000, she went on to serve as vice president of marketing and business development at ZoomLot Corporation. In 2001, Barrett founded Scottsdale-based Factors Southwest, LLC. Barrett holds a master’s degree in business administration from Grand Canyon University and is an active member of numerous industry organizations including: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA); Turnaround Management Association (TMA); Risk Management Association (RMA); International Factoring Association (IFA); Commercial Finance Association, and the Association for Corporate Growth.

Legal counsel will be provided by:

  • Michael Ullman, Esq. - Principal - Ullman & Ullman, P.A.
  • Mike received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida in 1975 and graduated Nova Law School Magna Cum Laude in 1979. He also served as a member of and published for the Nova Law School Law Review. Mike is a member of the Florida Bar, is admitted to practice in the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, Southern and Middle and Northern Districts of the Federal Courts in Florida and in the Eleventh and Fifth Circuit Federal Courts of Appeals as well as having been given pro hac vice status to serve his clientele throughout the country in numerous other states, including matters involving complex arbitration proceedings. Mike started his law firm, Ullman & Ullman, P.A., in 1980. Ullman & Ullman, P.A. has specialized in all forms of commercial transactions and litigation. Mike currently serves as co-counsel to and has been a frequent lecturer for the International Factoring Association for over a decade.

Accommodations:

  • A special rate at Planet Hollywood of $139 has been negotiated for this event. There is also a $37/night resort fee. This includes use of the fitness center and internet access in your room.
  • You can reserve a room online by clicking here
  • You can make reservations by calling Planet Hollywood at 866-317-1829 and request the SMIF21 rate.
  • Room block expires on May 17, 2021.

Fee:

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

The meeting will run from 7:30am - 2pm (Pacific Time Zone) on Thursday and Friday. A 15 minute morning break, 15 minute afternoon break and a 1 hour lunch will be included. The in-person registration includes continental breakfasts, coffee breaks and luncheons both days. With the exception of meals, because of the hybrid interaction, the in-person and virtual attendee will have a similar experience during this training class. Virtual attendees will be in a live online classroom environment where they can pose questions to the speaker throughout the class. Price is per attendee. A unique participant ID will be sent to all virtual attendees.

For those that attend the course in Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood will be following Caesars' extensive health and safety precautions. Click here for more information.

Register Here >>
 

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For more information, please email info@factoring.org or call 805-773-0011.

Cancellation Policy:
Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding COVID-19, the IFA will not charge a cancellation fee if you decide to not attend an in-person event based on concerns around your health or travel. For information on policies with online events, please refer to specific program registration pages or contact the IFA with inquiries.
 

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 will assist with applications to receive continuing legal education. To receive CLE credits, participants will need to submit all documentation to their accrediting states for approval. For more information, 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.