>>reachING for the stars
Crazy Eddie’s Sam Antar Tells All
Sam Antar, a former CPA who was convicted of fraud committed in his capacity
as the CFO of Crazy Eddie and who helped mastermind one of the largest securities frauds of its time, will discuss how the frauds committed on the bank were
vaulted into greater frauds upon investors.
Moderator: Jeff Wurst, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, PC
Speaker: Sam Antar, Former CFO, Crazy Eddie
Women in Commercial Finance Wine Tasting Seminar 3: 30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Limited spots available. Please contact the CFA to RSVP)
Co-sponsored by Wells Fargo Capital Finance & the CFA Women in Commercial
Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall 5:00 p.m. - 6: 30 p.m.
Start your evening off the right way with cocktails and networking inside
the Exhibit Hall.
Nightcap Reception 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Co-Sponsored by Goldberg Kohn and Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen P.C.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013
Registration 7: 30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m.
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers Group & GB Credit Partners
Exhibit Hall Open 8:00 a.m. - 11: 30 a.m.
Find the latest cutting-edge products and services inside the exhibit hall to help
you and your business reach for the stars!
2014 Economic Outlook Breakfast 8:00 a.m. - 9: 15 a.m.
Co-Sponsored by Vedder Price P.C.
Four years into the recovery, the U.S. economy is still growing at a sub-par rate.
Why is government policy not working? What happens when tapering goes to
zero? Are we creating a new Grapes of Wrath? And how do China and the low
wage economies fit into this? This talk explores the historical and economic
explanations for the current economic transformation and what it says about
future consumption, investment and production.
Speaker: Jerry Nickelsburg, Ph.D., UCLA Anderson Forecast
ABL & Private Equity Networking Breakfast 8:00 a.m. - 9: 15 a.m.
Presented by the Commercial Finance Association
and the Commercial Finance Conference of California (CFCC)
Come hear what the top private equity players have to say about the terms
they are getting in both senior, 2nd lien, unitranche and mezzanine debt for
buyouts and dividend recaps. How are PE firms finding deal flow this year
vs. last? This quarter vs. last? What are the terms for a company with EBI TDA
above $50mm, $25mm or less? Is senior leverage at 5-6x or less? What matters most in picking a lender? A lawyer? A due diligence firm? This panel will
answer all these questions and more!
Moderator: Stephen Krawchuk, Crystal Financial
Panelists: Rahuk Aggarwal, Brentwood Associates
Nishad Chande, Centre Partners
Steven Chang, Clearlake Capital Group
Michael Nutting, The Gores Group LLC
Jonathan Seiffer, Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
Matthew Garff, Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
Panel Sessions 9: 15 a.m. - 10: 30 a.m.
Issues for ABL Commitment Letters in Acquisition Financing:
Watch Out What You Wish For!
As leveraged finance and asset-based lending markets converge, asset-based
lenders face increasing challenges to keep up with the expectations of sponsors and other borrowers in understanding the issues the lender confronts The
panel will discuss such matters as “SunGard”, MAC conditions, Xerox provisions,
diligence conditions, solvency conditions, the use of flex and the impact of the
syndication process in putting together the commitment letter for a transaction.
Moderator: David Morse, Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, PC
Panelists: Bobbi Accord Noland, Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs, LLP
Hamid R. Namazie, Esq., Buchalter Nemer
Presented by the Commercial Finance Committee of the Business Law Section
of the American Bar Association.
Is YOuR Website Optimized? LIVE Site Clinic
Google searches, tweets, SEO, mobile accessibility and beyond—if your website
is not optimized you ARE missing out on THOUSANDS of FREE and qualified
visitors! In this unique session, Internet marketing expert Andrew Hazen will
review your websites LIVE to reveal what is right and what is wrong with your
digital marketing strategy.
Speaker: Andrew Hazen, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, PC
Networking Break in Exhibit Hall 10: 30 a.m. -11: 30 a.m.
Engage with colleagues and make new connections over coffee inside the
Impact of New Regulations on Asset-Based Lending 11: 30 a.m. - 12: 45 p.m.
2013 brings new intra-government regulation in the form of Leveraged Loan
Guidance and FDIC Assessments for Higher Risk C and I Loans. These new regulations, coupled with existing compliance/capital standards including Basel
III, may require regulated institutions to significantly modify their business
practices. Panelists will discuss the regulatory environment, capital adequacy
models, risk ratings, upcoming bankruptcy reform and the potential evolution
of their business models.
Moderator: Darryl Kuriger, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Panelists: Robert Strand, American Bankers Association
Tess Virmani, Loan Syndication & Trading Association
Grant Wilson, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Lunch 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Co-Sponsored by Conway MacKenzie, Inc.
Enjoy one last meal before you head home to digest all of the quality information learned at this year’s Convention!
Convention Activity Policy
If you would like to hold a reception or other event during the Convention,
please keep in mind that these events cannot conflict with any scheduled
Convention activity. Please contact CFA at (212) 792-9390 in advance of making
any arrangements as we may be able to assist with contract negotiations.
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