Speaking Engagement

Special Assets: Are the White Gloves Off?

The 2nd Annual Bank Special Assets & Credit Officer’s Forum (West)

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club
1 Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA

Blank Rome partners Kenneth J. Ottaviano and Anthony R. Callobre will serve as panelists at Information Management Network’s (“IMN”) 2nd Annual Bank Special Assets & Credit Officer’s Forum (West), being held July 19 and 20, 2022, in Dana Point, California.

Ken and Tony’s panel, “Special Assets: Are the White Gloves Off?” will take place on Tuesday, July 19, from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. and will address:

  • How hold-over loan covenants set during the pandemic may adversely affect lenders in a post-pandemic world
  • How are (and how should) loan covenants being set in a post-pandemic world?
  • How front-end loan documentation can positively or negatively affect special assets recoveries
  • Does a frothy marketplace provide a petri dish for germinating new & old fraud schemes? 
  • What new types of fraud (PPP, EIDL, etc.) are borrowers perpetrating?
  • How can lenders fight back utilizing internal and external resources? 
  • Why is lender-on-lender violence increasing and what are new tactics that special assets bankers should be aware of?
  • How are post-pandemic workout strategies evolving? Are the white gloves in fact off?
  • Which industry verticals are most at risk?
  • Which tools can special assets bankers use to assess the impacts of supply chain, inflation, labor, COVID-19-related extraordinary expenses & economies, and other issues affecting their borrowers’ viability?

Their co-panelists will be:

  • Robert Riiska, Managing Director, SierraConstellation Partners
  • Jeffrey Brandlin, CPA, President & Founder, Brandlin & Associates
  • Christopher Rupp, Senior Vice President – Manager of Corporate Special Assets, U.S. Bank

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to be a Silver Sponsor of the Forum.

For more information or to register, please visit the event webpage.