Upcoming Webinars

Our educational webinars are hosted by industry professionals and cover a variety of topics related to the Order-to-Cash process. If you are a member, check your email for the registration code and enter it at checkout to ensure these webinars are free for you!

Check out what’s coming up:

•  Dec. 10 – Pandemic Panic: Bankruptcy in the Midst of COVID-19

•  Dec. 15 – Collections Compliance During the Pandemic

Pandemic Panic: Bankruptcy in the Midst of COVID-19

December 10th 2:00 PM (EST)  

Many industries, particularly retail, have been reeling from the disruption arising from the global COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers will discuss the onslaught of bankruptcy filings since the onset of the pandemic and what the future is likely to hold for the rest of 2020 and into 2021.

The speakers will then discuss recent trends and developments in insolvency and bankruptcy cases, including a retrospective of several recent, pandemic-driven chapter 11 cases, a discussion of changes in Bankruptcy Court practices and procedures in light of the ongoing pandemic, and a brief overview of non-bankruptcy alternatives for troubled companies, which are also seeing an uptick. Finally, the speakers will provide a summary of the changes to small business chapter 11 cases resulting from the recent enactment of Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 that took effect on February 19, 2020 and the impact of the CARES Act.

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Bruce S. Nathan
Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP

With more than 35 years of experience in the bankruptcy and insolvency field, Bruce is a recognized leader nationwide in trade creditor rights and the representation of trade creditors in bankruptcy 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. Bruce also handles letters of credit, guarantees, security, consignment, bailment, tolling, and other agreements and legal credit issues for the credit departments of institutional clients.

Among his various legal recognitions, Bruce received the Top Hat Award in 2011, a prestigious annual award honoring extraordinary executives and professionals in the credit industry. He was co-chair of the Avoiding Powers Committee that worked with the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11, 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 ABI. He is a frequent presenter at industry conferences throughout the country, as well as a prolific author regarding bankruptcy and creditors’ rights topics in various legal and trade publications.

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Andrew Behlmann
Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Andrew leverages his background in corporate finance and management to approach restructuring problems, both in and out of court, from a practical, results-oriented perspective. With a focus on building consensus among multiple parties that have competing priorities, Andrew is equally at home both in and out of the courtroom, and he has a track record of turning financial distress into positive business outcomes. Clients value his counsel in complex Chapter 11 cases, where he represents debtors, creditors’ committees, purchasers, and investors.

Andrew writes and speaks frequently about bankruptcy matters and financial issues. Before becoming a lawyer, he worked in senior financial management at a midsize, privately held company.

Special Education Event
Collections Compliance During the Pandemic

December 15th 3:00 PM (EST)

FCFP and Commercial Collection Agencies of America have teamed up and assembled a team of experts to address your questions. This is a real time education event based on what you have asked for.
  
The Federations mission is to provide continuing education and no cost or low cost to our members and the Credit, Collections and A/R community at large. We are delivering this content at $29.99 to make it available to everyone.
 
Get your questions answered by the experts:
  • What can I say on a past due invoice call if my customer is a sole proprietor?
  • Are the rules different by state, or for first party or third party?
…and much more!


Meg Scotty
CEO of Brennan & Clark

Meg stumbled into the receivables arena in 1987 and found a home. Originally accepting a consulting job to create credit policies and procedures while taking a break from her Clothing Design business, she decided the receivable arena was saner. She uses her creativity and passion for improving the status quo in just about everything she puts her attention to. Over the years, Meg has gone from consulting to working for, and eventually purchasing the commercial collection agency, Brennan & Clark. She has created a fun, focused, and purposeful organization. Along the way, her passion for the industry led her to be involved in the Commercial Collection Agency Association as a Board member and later, she became Chair. She then championed creating the Commercial Collection Agencies of America, where she was President, and now Past President. Meg currently serves on the Independent Standards Board. Whether raising her 2 children, out on an adventure with her husband, or enjoying the serenity of the outdoors on her bike, on her skis, or hiking through the mountains, there is never a “status quo”, it is always full on, get in the grind and find the fun in anything.

 


Tom Claybaugh
President and CEO, Mountain States Commercial Credit Management

Tom Claybaugh began his commercial collections career in 1984. He joined
Mountain States Commercial Credit Management in 1998 and serves as
President and CEO. MSCCM is a full-service commercial credit bureau and collection agency assisting the credit professional in all aspects of portfolio management. As well as maintaining membership in Credit Research Foundation, Tom and Mountain States are founding members of Commercial Collection Agencies of America.

 

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