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California’s Commercial Finance Disclosure Laws: A Guide

With California’s commercial financing disclosure laws becoming effective on Dec. 9, Andrew K. Alper of Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato provides an updated and detailed guide to the new regulations. ... read more

Alper, Krumholz Named Winners of ELFA Legal Excellence Award

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association awarded Andrew K. Alper of Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato and Marjorie Krumholz of Thompson Coburn the Edward A. Groobert Award for Legal Excellence. read more

What is the State of California Up To? Proposed Amendments Harmful to Business

One of the purposes of the California Financial Law is to ensure an adequate supply of credit to borrowers in the state, but Andrew Alper argues the law — and proposed amendments — are harmful to business. He dissects newly-introduced legislation, which could significantly affect lenders and brokers.... read more

Hardwick v. Wilcox: Release Ineffective for Usury Claims

Andrew Alper examines usury and discusses paths to exemption available for lenders using the Hardwick case as an example to demonstrate that having a borrower sign a general release may not always release the borrower’s right to file a usury claim against a lender.... read more

Choice of Law Clauses: Not Enough to Avoid Jury Trial?

Although many commercial contracts contain pre-dispute choice of law clauses, they are not always enforced due to conflicts with public policy. Attorney Andrew Alper reviews several cases with different outcomes which address this issue.... read more

Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy: What Chicora Life Means for Lenders

The recent Chicora Life case has provided additional law for debtors and guarantors to cite as authority when attempting to stay the lender from proceeding against a guarantor. Attorney Andrew Alper examines this case and the history of the automatic stay in bankruptcy proceedings.... read more

California Finance Lender’s License Law: Amendments Create New Issues for Unlicensed Brokers

Attorney Andrew Alper reviews recent amendments to the California Finance Lender’s License law, which have created complications for lenders that work with unlicensed brokers. He advises anyone involved in selling, brokering or lending to obtain a license to prevent negative consequences.... read more

The Aftermath of Recharacterization: Enforcing Terms of a Lease That is Actually a Loan

Andrew Alper discusses the issues that arise after a court recharacterizes a lease transaction as a loan. He reminds us that while a contract will remain enforceable, regardless of whether it is determined to be a lease or loan, there is no substitute for careful drafting.... read more

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