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Legal Essentials for Lenders

This program covers important legal issues and concepts which must be understood and consistently applied to avoid litigation and better serve customers.

OnDemand
Recorded Thursday,
October 20th, 2022
Presented by Robin Russell
2h total length
$279.00 or 1 Token

Includes: 30 Days OnDemand Playback, Presenter Materials and Handouts

  • Lending
  • Risk Management/Legal
  • Commercial Lender
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Loan Closer
  • Loan Operations Manager/Specialist

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This program covers important legal issues and concepts which must be understood and consistently applied to enforce the Bank’s liens and other legal rights, avoid litigation and better serve customers. The goal is to provide an opportunity to learn or confirm your understanding of a variety of legal issues lending personnel deal with daily.

What You'll Learn

  • Loan Documents as Contracts
  • Purpose and Structure of Loan Agreements, Security Agreements, Borrowing Base Certificates and Other Loan Documents
  • The rules of Offset/Setoff
  • Course of Dealing: Defaults and Waivers
  • Priority of Liens and Payment
  • Due Authorization: Legal Entities & Signature Requirements
  • UCC Filings: Best Practices and Common Errors
  • Guaranties: Requirements, Rights and Risks
  • How Your Rights Change in Bankruptcy: Special Issues for Banks
  • Care and Keeping of Collateral in the Possession of the Bank
  • Avoiding Conduct that Leads to Litigation

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for lenders, their support staff, and loan quality personnel at all levels.

Robin Russell

Instructor Bio

Robin Russell has practiced law for 35 years and is licensed in Texas, New York, and Massachusetts, and has extensive experience in the energy sector, having been named to Oil and Gas Investor's 25 Influential Women in Energy in 2019. She is a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and of the American Law Institute. She combines a depth of experience in bankruptcy restructuring and litigation with financial transactions. She has represented corporate debtors, independent directors, liquidating trustees, bondholders, unsecured creditors' committees, bank groups, private equity funds, landlords, trade creditors, and bidders for estate assets in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings. She has also represented banks, institutional lenders, and corporate borrowers in commercial loan transactions and debt restructurings.

Robin is the principal author of Thomson Reuters' Texas Practice Guides for both Creditors' Rights and Financial Transactions and the Texas Bankers Association's Texas Secured Lending Guide, Texas Problem Loan Guide, Texas Real Estate Lending Guide, and Texas Account Documentation Guide. She is a frequent speaker on banking, bankruptcy, and financial restructuring-related topics and has served as a Chapter 7 Trustee. Robin received her LL.M. in Banking Law from Boston University and her J.D. from Baylor University where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Baylor Law Review. She clerked for the Texas Supreme Court before beginning her legal career.