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Dick Rogan to Speak at SAMA Conference

I will be a panelist discussing “Specialized Loan Workouts” at the upcoming 4th Annual Special Assets Management Association conference to be held next week at the Santa Barbara Biltmore Hotel. My fellow panelists are the highly capable workout professional Cyndee Herles, Senior Vice President of Comerica Bank and hotel receiver Tim Post of Amber Hotels, Inc.

Cyndee, Tim and I will be discussing various topics of current interest to workout professionals. Our panel’s presentation is set for 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2013.

Topics of discussion will include practical tips on how to size up a problem loan, what to give counsel, how to assess a Chapter 11 filing at the outset, when to get a receiver appointed, when not to get a receiver appointed and how to work with a receiver to maximize recovery for the Bank.

If you are attending the SAMA Conference, catch my partners, Joel Berman and Barry Freeman on Thursday morning, April 18. Joel is on the always interesting “Lender Liability” panel at 8:30 a.m.. Barry is on the panel discussing the important topic, “Engagement of Financial Consultants and Advisors,” starting at 11:00 a.m.

SAMA is a terrific organization dedicated to workout professionals. Meetings are held in both Northern and Southern California. If I don’t see you at the SAMA Conference next week, I hope to see you at a Northern California meeting sometime this year.

This is Dick Rogan, bank lawyer and author of, signing off for now. Join us again soon to check out what’s new in the World of Workouts.


Year after year, day after day, workout professionals in the know rely on JMBM’s Special Assets Team™ to handle problem commercial and real estate loans. Whatever problem loans you have, chances are, we’ve seen it. Give us a call.

Our Perspective. JMBM represents commercial banks, special servicers, private lenders, asset-based lenders, hard money lenders and factors. We help lender clients throughout the United States craft business and legal solutions to their commercial and real estate troubled loans. For more information, please contact Dick Rogan at, or (415) 398-8080.

Richard A. Rogan is Chair of the JMBM Special Assets Team™. He also serves as the co-managing partner of JMBM’s San Francisco office and co-chair of its Bankruptcy Practice Group.

JMBM’s Special Assets Team™ has represented hundreds of lenders in California and throughout the United States. We regularly appear in bankruptcy courts, district courts and superior courts. We are proud to serve as trusted counsel and advisors who look for a business solution and try to help lenders find the best possible resolution for each troubled loan. Whether a loan is being newly documented, restructured or litigated, JMBM’s Special Assets Team™ has the skill, know-how and experience to solve your problem in a practical no-nonsense way.

NOTE TO CONSUMERS: As a matter of Firm policy, JMBM does not represent individual consumers who have disputes with their lenders. Many lenders have specialized consumer workout professionals who have the time to help consumer borrowers. There are many fine attorneys who specialize in representing consumers. Individuals with consumer lending problems should contact a lawyer or law firm who specializes in consumer insolvency and bankruptcy in their local area. When in doubt, we suggest you contact your local bar association’s Lawyer Referral Service. [For example, see Bar Association of SF or LA County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Services]

JMBM does not provide legal advice to consumers, and cannot respond to consumer inquiries.