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Briefing Call: Alternative Lending: Hot Topics and Trends in Small Business Lending and Collections

Posted By Jim Podewitz, Friday, June 5, 2020
Updated: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

 Briefing Call sponsored by

Recorded Thursday, June 11, 2020.

Listen to the Briefing Call here.

This presentation will provide the latest updates in the fast growing and ever changing world of Fintech small business lending and collections. The presentation will review innovative funding products including the merchant cash advance and provide updates on issues including the OCC’s proposed Fintech Charter, the Valid-When-Made Doctrine, confessions of judgment, usury, true lender litigation, choice of law implications and UCC enforcement.



Gregory Dye is an experience attorney in financial services, specializing in regulatory compliance, risk assessment, auditing, litigation, and project management.  With more than 20 years of experience in the credit and collections industry, he is a past-President of the Illinois Creditors Bar Association and currently a board member for the Michigan Creditors Bar Association. He previously served as a managing attorney and compliance officer.  He brings a unique perspective to the collections industry having been employed as the VP of Compliance as well as the BSA/AML officer for an online lender.  He has particular expertise in alternative lending and financial technology (FinTech). He is licensed to practice in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania and is currently the Director of Legal Services with Shermeta Law Group, PLLC located in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Jason Khano is a senior attorney at Aubrey Thrasher, LLC where he manages much of the litigation portfolio for Alternative Finance and FinTech clients. Jason works with attorneys throughout their nationwide network on novel issues that arise in these cases and provides counsel to clients on the ever-changing landscape of the Alternative Finance and FinTech industries. Jason has worked closely with Vincent Aubrey since he founded The Aubrey Firm, P.C. serving the unique needs of Alternative Finance and FinTech companies. Since its inception, The Aubrey Firm has grown to become Aubrey Thrasher, LLC and is proud to continue to provide its wealth of expertise to the both non-traditional and traditional finance industries, banks, credit unions, equipment finance, and all other Creditors seeking full-service, nationwide, collections and legal representation.

Jamie Polon is a partner at Mavrides, Moyal, Packman & Sadkin, LLP who manages the Creditors’ Rights Group. He represents a plethora of clients including multi-national banking entities, global credit card companies, small and large businesses, and alternative lenders. He has successfully recovered millions of dollars for his clients. He is licensed to argue before the Eastern and Southern District Courts of New York, the Second, Third and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States District Court of New Jersey, the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of International Trade. In 2013, 2014 and 2015, Jamie was selected by the publication “SuperLawyers” as a New York Metro Rising Star in the field of Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights. He is an active member of the Turnaround Management Association, a international community of professionals dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. Jamie has served on several charitable boards in New York, including the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Association-New York Chapter and Variety, The Children Charity. He has also been involved with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

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