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PLI - Asset Based Financing Strategies 2013

March 11, 2013 • New York, NY


Asset-based financing is a key source of credit for small and medium-size companies and for some larger, publicly traded companies as well. In contrast to equity financing where ownership in the company is diluted, asset-based financing allows companies to use their own assets to generate cash flow.

In structuring these loans, lenders and their counsel must consider all senior interests in the collateral, as well as the practical difficulties in obtaining payment in enforcement situations. Accordingly, asset-based lending requires not only a sound knowledge of the law, but also practical knowledge of the common drafting and enforcement issues likely to arise.

At this program, our expert faculty will explore the most common forms of asset-based financing, and the legal rules governing them, with particular emphasis on Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Bankruptcy Code. In addition, the faculty will share what they have learned in representing secured creditors and borrowers in structuring asset-based loans and in enforcing them inside and outside of bankruptcy. The faculty will also discuss a number of ethical issues that arise in asset-based financings.

Scott Lessne will speak on the topic, "Receivables Financing."

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