Commercial Finance Subcommittees

Agricultural and Agri-Business Financing

Chair:
Tomjack, Brandon
Mission Statement: The Agricultural and Agri-Business Financing Subcommittee provides a forum for the discussion of emerging transactional and bankruptcy issues of importance for attorneys working with the agricultural industry.

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Aircraft Financing

Chairs:
Zembrzuski, James
Vice-Chair:
Vazquez, Alyssa
Mission Statement: The Aircraft Financing Subcommittee provides a forum for lawyers and other participants in aircraft financing to discuss issues and recent developments in the U.S. and international aviation financing industry. The Subcommittee focuses on current legal issues and practices as well as on emerging trends in aircraft financing techniques and structures.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Chair:
Wurst, Jeffrey
Vice-Chair:
Zaino, Jeffrey
Mission Statement: The Alternative Dispute Resolution subcommittee provides information, education and support for the advancement of the use of arbitration and mediation in commercial finance disputes.  The subcommittee works in cooperation with other ABA committees and subcommittees in advancing its agenda and cooperates with banking institutions and other commercial lenders and trade associations such as the Loan Syndication Trade Association, American Arbitration Association, Commercial Finance Association, American Bankers Association, Equipment Leasing Association and other organizations engaged in commercial finance.

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ComFin/UCC Online Discussion Forum

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Content

Chairs:
Grodner, Robert
Marsh, Bridget

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Creditors' Rights

Chairs:
Chay, Eunice
Griffin, Thomas
Mission Statement: The Creditors' Rights Subcommittee provides a forum for discussion and presentation of cutting-edge legal issues of importance to creditors. We select and present issues that are relevant to transactional, workout and bankruptcy lawyers. We have an informal liaison with, and meet jointly with, the Bankruptcy Litigation Subcommittee of the Committee on Business and Corporate Litigation, and thus we also cover topics of interest to all constituencies in a Chapter 11 reorganization or liquidation.

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Cross Border and Trade Financing

Chair:
Wunder, Michael
Vice-Chair:
Nagar, Roshelle
Mission Statement: The Cross Border and Trade Financing Subcommittee addresses existing law, legislative developments and legal practices regarding secured and unsecured lending and trade finance in cross-border transactions, and facilitates awareness of how such laws and legal practices impact the participants in such transactions.

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Filing Office Operations and Search Logic

Chairs:
Pierce, Darrell
Hodnefield, Paul

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Financial Services Technology

Chair:
Cardenas, Jonathan
Vice-Chairs
Tinianow, Andrea
Mission Statement: The Financial Services Technology (“FinTech”) Subcommittee provides a forum for commercial finance, private equity and venture capital attorneys to exchange views on emerging financial technologies and their implications for corporate and financial transactions.

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Intellectual Property Financing

Chair:
Stevens, Pauline
Vice-Chairs
Hatzikiriakos, Kiriakoula
Mission Statement: The Intellectual Property Financing Subcommittee (i) provides a forum for discussion of current legal developments and other aspects of financial transactions secured by intellectual property and "cyber" assets, and (ii) coordinates with other ABA subcommittees and taskforces dealing with related areas of the law and shaping legislation. Subcommittee members come from diverse backgrounds, and include in-house and outside counsel for developers, licensors, licensees and financers of intellectual property.

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International Finance

Chair:
Margolis, Alexandra
Vice-Chairs:
Springer, Tracy
Struycken, Teun
Mission Statement: The International Finance Subcommittee facilitates discussion of current law, legislative developments, market practices and documentation relating to international finance transactions. These discussions often involve the interplay of U.S. and foreign law in international commercial finance. The subcommittee seeks to provide practical knowledge and guidance to finance lawyers from a variety of jurisdictions and affords its members opportunities to work together with lawyers from diverse legal systems.

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Lender Liability

Chair:
Abudulai, Suhuyini
Vice-Chair:
Raulston, Jonathan
Mission Statement: The Lender Liability Subcommittee provides a forum for discussion of commercial litigation in which financial institutions are defendants. As part of the Commercial Finance Committee, the Subcommittee emphasizes the needs of transactional, workout and bankruptcy lawyers, and also coordinates with the litigator-oriented Financial Institution Litigation Subcommittee of the Section's Business and Corporate Litigation Committee.

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Loan Documentation

Chair:
Sledge-Sarnor, Hilary
Vice-Chair:
Rissmiller, Jessica
Mission Statement: The Loan Documentation Subcommittee provides a forum for discussion of legal issues related to structuring, drafting and negotiating loan documentation, including credit and loan agreements, commitment and fee letters, guarantees and security documents and other related ancillary documentation that may be required as a condition precedent to loan closing. Documentation is considered in a variety of financing arrangements, including bilateral, club and syndicated loans, unitranche loans, asset-based loans, cashflow loans, acquisition financings, debtor-in-possession loans and senior and subordinated loans. The Subcommittee welcomes discussion on the many documents entered into in these contexts.

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Loan Workouts

Chair:
Steindorff, Gilbert
Vice-Chair:
Somma, Christopher
Mission Statement: The Loan Workouts Subcommittee considers current legal issues and trends of importance to lenders in loan restructuring, workout, enforcement and insolvency proceedings. The Subcommittee focuses on issues relevant to lawyers representing financial institutions in single and multiple lender loan transactions in workout, restructuring, and remedy enforcement contexts, including intra-lender issues in syndicated loan facilities and intercreditor issues in multi-tranche borrowing structures.

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Maritime Financing

Chair:
Schupp, Benjamin
Vice-Chair:
Matison, Katie
Mission Statement: The Maritime Financing Subcommittee monitors and reports on legal developments affecting lawyers involved in the financing of vessels and maritime operations. The Subcommittee addresses developments in both foreign and domestic flag vessel documentation and mortgage financing, as well as state titling and numbering laws. Members are currently involved with the National Conference on Uniform State Laws Drafting Committee on a Uniform Certificate of Title Act for Vessels. Members are also working on prospective amendments to federal legislation and regulations affecting documentation and mortgage financing and implementation of the Vessel Identification System. The Subcommittee maintains close ties with the U.S. Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center, the Office of Boating Safety, the Maritime Administration, the Maritime Law Association, and various industry groups.

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Programs, Meetings and Communications

Chairs:
Reece, Cathy
Rissmiller, Jessica
Rotenberg, Mathew
Simms, Sidney
Sonnenberg, Heather
Vice-Chairs:
Abudulai, Suhuyini
James, Nicholas

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Real Estate Financing

Chair:
Romine, Stephen
Vice-Chair:
Roehm, Victor
Mission Statement: The Real Estate Financing Subcommittee provides a forum for discussion of the financing of real estate, both as primary collateral in conventional mortgage loan facilities and as a portion of the collateral in commercial finance loan facilities. Many members of the Subcommittee represent creditors in traditional commercial finance matters as well as in real estate loans.

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Secured Lending

Chairs:
Haskins, Tarik
Filardi, Linda
Vice-Chair:
Simms, Sidney
Mission Statement: The Secured Lending Subcommittee provides a forum for discussion of legal issues related to security interests in personal property in a variety of financing arrangements, from traditional asset-based loans and factoring arrangements to securitizations and more exotic forms of receivables sales and financings, whether under UCC Article 9, common law, international conventions, or otherwise. The Subcommittee welcomes discussion relating to collateral of all types.

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Security Interests In LLC

Chairs:
Chiu, Victor
Fox, Gregory
Sheridan, Daniel

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Syndications Chapter for ABL Treatise

Mission Statement: The Syndications Chapter for ABL Treatise Taskforce was formed to contribute a new chapter to Howard Ruda's multi-volume treatise, Asset Based Financing: A Transactional Guide. At Professor Ruda's suggestion, the chapter will discuss the issues and law affecting modern syndicated (multi-lender and multi-tranche) asset based loans.

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Syndications and Lender Relations

Chair:
Virmani, Tess
Vice-Chairs:
Barclay, Maria
Racicot, Martin
Mission Statement: The Syndications and Lender Relations Subcommittee facilitates discussion of legal developments and market practices in the syndicated loan market amongst lawyers who represent all the major stakeholders in syndicated loan transactions (including administrative agents, lenders, participants, and borrowers).

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