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Paul Bent

Senior managing director of The Alta Group

Paul Bent is senior managing director of The Alta Group and leader of its legal services practice. He has several decades of experience as an investment banker, equipment leasing CEO and transaction attorney. He wishes to thank the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, other trade groups and the private California attorneys who have contributed greatly to helping steer the DFPI in a workable crafting of these impending regulations.

Posts by Paul Bent

Beware of the IoT

The internet has come a long, long way from the vision of its founders. In 1969, when the first node of the ARPANET on the campus of UCLA delivered a one-word message, “login,” to a special purpose computer at Stanford... read more

Show Me the Numbers: A Guide to California’s New Financial Disclosure Laws

There is no doubt you’re aware that California, the bastion of financial rules and regulations (and my home state), has once again enacted legislation affecting equipment leasing and finance. And because it is the country’s most populous state and largest... read more

Modern Day Swindlers: Evading Fraud in the Digital World

Fraud generally does not involve violence or force but instead arises from intentionally misplaced expectations. Common themes include deception, misdirection and reliance on the good faith of victims. Indeed, the “con man” moniker derives from the phrase “confidence man.” This... read more

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