March, 2010 Articles

Meet the Money®, the Premier Hotel Conference: May 3 to 5, 2010

For 20 years now, my partner Jim Butler of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group®, the premier hospitality practice in a full-service law firm, has been hosting the Meet the Money® Conference for hoteliers and lenders to the hospitality industry. This year’s theme, “Unlocking the Game-changers for the Coming Recovery,” focuses on the hotel industry’s rebound and […]

“Illuminating the Dark Side of the Bank During Challenging Times” – What Workout Professionals Do When A Troubled Credit Is Transferred Into Special Assets

I’m writing this as I head home from this year’s California Bankers Association Lenders Conference at Indian Wells. It was an interesting event, with sessions on topics as diverse as sales and marketing to an economic forecast to my program that covered the progression of a loan from default through workout, forbearance, foreclosure and bankruptcy. […]

Chief Credit Officers at CBA Lenders Conference See Continued Weakness Ahead

I am speaking at this year’s California Bankers Association Lenders Conference in Indian Wells this week, highlighting many of the techniques that workout professionals use when facing a troubled credit. My topic is “Illuminating the Dark Side of the Bank in Challenging Times,” and in the presentation, I follow a hypothetical situation through from the […]

Land Use and Real Estate

JMBM Focus: JMBM 2010 California Real Estate and Land Use Survey Results

Caution remains the watchword even as bearish sentiment declines JMBM’s 2010 California Real Estate & Land Use Survey gathered data from 98 executives, 49 percent of whom identified themselves as developers and 49 percent as capital providers. Respondents indicating they were "bearish" about the market declined from 22 percent a year ago to 11 percent […]

Bank Loan Workouts: What to Send to Your Counsel

A new deal has come into Special Assets and has been assigned to you. The line officer tells you that the customer has been a good customer of the Bank for several years and that you can expect nothing but cooperation. Everything was fine until last year, when business slowed to a crawl and cash […]

Litigation

Business Law News: The Business Divorce

The Business Divorce by Michael Gold Copyright © Business Law News Issue 1 2010. Reprinted with permission To view this article, click here. A Painful ExperienceOne of the most painful events any business owner can experience is a “business divorce.” What is this? It’s when partners split up, a key partner dies or leaves on […]

Discovery Technology Group™

The Daily Journal: E-Discovery Bar Set High For Litigants

Dan Sedor’s article, "E-Discovery Bar Set High For Litigants," was published by The Daily Journal. His article discussed the ruling in Pension Committee of the University of Montreal Pension Plan v. Banc of America Securities, LLC, which found that failing to issue a written litigation hold for relevant documents during discovery can result in strict […]