National Association of Credit Management
- Webinar: Legal Roundtable: Answering Your Questions
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Legal Roundtable: Answering Your Questions
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm EST
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This webinar is the first of its kind by NACM and provides a taste of what attendees at the upcoming Credit Congress in Orlando will experience at the Executive Exchange Sessions on June 9. This is your opportunity to control the content of the program by asking questions on any legal and collection subject of interest to you and having an open exchange of ideas, information and shared experiences with 3 of NACM's favorite legal practitioners. Legal questions can be on any subject of interest to you, such as credit applications, legal terms and conditions, electronic signatures and transactions, setoff rights, obtaining secured status through a Security Agreement or Consignment and UCC perfection or adding protection via a letter credit or guaranty, dealing with a customer that liquidates in and out of bankruptcy, antitrust issues at work or at credit group meetings, surcharging credit card fees, the legality of recording phone calls, ecommerce sales tax issues, credit insurance, puts and sales of claims, warning signals of financially distressed customers and your response, and bankruptcy issues, such as 503(b)(9) issues and defending preference claims. Collection issues can include litigation issues and tactics (including when to sue, why to sue, how to use, discovery, trial, and judgment enforcement), workout or forbearance agreements. In short, any legal, bankruptcy or collection issue is fair game!
As managing partner of Bernstein-Burkley, P.C., Robert S. Bernstein serves as a mediator and counsel to commercial landlords, equipment lessors, bankruptcy trustees, creditors' committees, creditors and reorganizing businesses in proceedings throughout Pennsylvania and the Middle Atlantic States, concentrating in the many facets of bankruptcy and commercial law. He has extensive experience in credit recovery matters, including collection, secured transaction and mortgage foreclosure.
His book, Get P.A.I.D.: A Guide to Getting Paid Faster (and What to Do if You Don't!) lays out an innovative strategy for businesses to successfully manage their credit policy and collect for their sales. Get P.A.I.D. is Bernstein's comprehensive system for businesses and credit managers to increase profits, reduce costs and delays, while developing better relationships with customers.
Bob has been a named a "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer" every year since 2004 in the area of bankruptcy and workouts by Philadelphia Magazine. He has also been named by his peers as one of "The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Bankruptcy" each year since 2009.
Wanda Borges, Esq., the principal member of Borges & Associates, LLC., has been specializing in commercial insolvency practice and commercial litigation representing corporate clients throughout the United States for an excess of thirty years. She is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the U.S. She is a member of the American Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, The Hispanic National Bar Association, The International Association of Commercial Collectors and the Turnaround Management Association. As a member of the Commercial Law League of America, she is a past President, a past Chair of its Bankruptcy Section and served for six years on the Executive Council of its Eastern Region. She has also served on the board of Regents College, and has taught Business Law at Seton College in Westchester County, New York. Wanda is a regular lecturer for the NACM and its various affiliates. She is a faculty member for the NACM's Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management. She has been a regular lecturer for many organizations, including the American Management Association (AMA), the Broadcast Cable Credit Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and CLLA. She has served as the Managing Editor and still contributes to NACM's Manual of Credit and Collection Laws and is a contributing author to its Principles of Business Credit. She is a member of NACM's Editorial Advisory Committee. She routinely publishes articles for "Business Credit" magazine and has published articles for its "Fraud Prevention News." Upon the passage of the BAPCPA in 2005, Wanda co-authored The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005–An Overhaul of U.S. Bankruptcy Law, for NACM.
Bruce S. Nathan, Esq. is a partner of Lowenstein Sandler LLP in the firm's bankruptcy, financial reorganization and creditors' rights group. Bruce has more than thirty years' experience in the bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency field and is a recognized national expert on trade creditor rights and the representation of trade creditors in bankruptcy, insolvency and other legal matters.. He has represented trade and other unsecured creditors, unsecured creditors' committees, secured creditors and other interested parties in many of the larger Chapter 11 cases that have been filed, and is currently representing the liquidating trustee and previously represented the creditors' committee in the Borders chapter 11 case. Bruce is co-chair of the Avoiding Powers Committee that is working with the American Bankruptcy Institute's Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 and also participated in ABI's Great Debates at their 2010 Annual Spring Meeting, arguing against repeal of the special BAPCPA protections for goods providers and commercial lessors, and was a panelist for a session sponsored by the ABI and co-sponsored by Georgetown University Law Center. He is also a member of ABI's Board of Directors and is a former Co-Chair of ABI's Unsecured Trade Creditor Committee. He is also the author of ABI's Trade Creditor Remedies Manual: Trade Creditor Rights under the UCC and Bankruptcy Code and contributes to ABI Journal's Last in Line Column . Bruce is also a member of NACM's Government Affairs Committee, is a regular contributor to NACM's Business Credit, is a contributing editor of NACM's Manual of Credit and Commercial Laws, and has co-authored The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005: an Overhaul of U.S. Bankruptcy Law, published by NACM. He also spoke at the 4th China International Credit and Risk Management Conference on the People's Republic of China's 2006 Law on Enterprise Bankruptcy. In 2011, Bruce received the Top Hat award, a prestigious award honoring professionals in the credit industry. He received his BA from the University of Rochester, his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his MBA from the Wharton School of Finance and Business.
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