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NYIC Annual Credit Virtual Smorgasbord

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM) (EDT)


Back by popular demand, the Virtual Credit Smorgasbord Conference is a favorite dating back to the 1980s. Smorgasbord offers multiple educational sessions, networking, and top-notch speakers! Earn up to 4.0 CPE. Earn up to 1.0 CLE.

11:00AM – Login + Opening Remarks
11:30AM – Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Driving Growth in the Renewable Energy Sector: Investment and Financing Opportunities OR Crypto for Unsecured Creditors
12:30PM – Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Fintech OR Important Points in Factoring, ABL, and PO Financing for the Next Generation
1:30PM – Email, Work, or Networking Break
2:00PM – Concurrent Breakout Sessions: International OR Distress and the New Real Estate Paradigm
3:00PM – Main Session: Judge Roundtable
4:00PM – Networking Happy Hour

Register by 4/12 to receive a GrubHub gift certificate, provided for attendees to enjoy a snack during the sessions.

Event will conclude by 5:00PM

Panels & Speakers

Driving Growth in the Renewable Energy Sector: Investment and Financing Opportunities 
Our panelists will discuss the benefits of investing in and financing renewable energy projects and the various new and innovative ways in which funds and financial institutions can capture favorable returns, including through the use of loan and derivative products to maximize tax credits available under the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.

Moderator, Christy Searl, Managing Director, Leyline Renewable Capital, LLC
Dickson Chin, Partner, Financial Markets, Energy and Derivatives, Jones Day
Roxana Popovici, Board Member, Ambient Fuels, LLC and former Global Head of Renewable Power, Citi
Kelly Rubin, Partner, Tax, Jones Day

Crypto for Unsecured Creditors Panel | Qualifies for 1.0 CLE
Panel discussion from the perspective of cryptocurrency customers concerning property issues, rights, and considerations in bankruptcy.  Hear from legal and financial professionals on issues customers should be concerned about, and how to raise them in an efficient and effective manner to better protect their rights amongst mega corporations, financial institutions and large-firm professionals.

Moderator, Stephanie R. Sweeney, Partner, Klestadt Winters Jureller Southard & Stevens, LLP
David Castleman, CFTC Receiver, Partner, Otterbourg P.C.
Joel Cohen, Managing Director, Stout Risius Ross, LLC
Alexandra Steinberg Barrage, former FDIC Associate Director, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Paul Zumbro, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Distress and the New Real Estate Paradigm
Topics include:

  • Capitalizing on distress in the marketplace
  • Real estate and financing in the new paradigm 
  • Recent bank failures and what could be next for banks and borrowers 
  • Rise in bankruptcies and foreclosures 
  • CMBS 4.0 
  • Borrower defaults, remedies, strategies, and loan sales 
  • Know the players at the table: who is your counterpart and what’s their strategy and motivation 
  • Pitfalls and risks to investing while the “knife is falling” 
  • What is different about this round of distress 
  • Where are the opportunities and how to monetize them 
  • Outlook for 2023 and beyond

Moderator, Keith Larsen, Senior Reporter, The Real Deal
Greg Corbin, President, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Rosewood Realty Group
Shlomo Chopp, Managing Partner, Case Property Services
Michael Davis, Co-Founder, The Plymouth Group
Jerry Feuerstein, Founding Partner, Kriss & Feuerstein
Ira Zlotowitz, Founder, GPARENCY

Important Points in Factoring, ABL, and PO Financing for the Next Generation
Our panelists will discuss how to develop contacts and use them to provide financing opportunities.

Moderator, Harvey Gross, President, HSG Services
Jonathan Rhodes, CEO, Rhodes Financial
Tim Wise, VP, Loan Operations, Aurous Financial
Teresa Suet Yee, Managing Director, Commercial Services, Webster Bank

International Panel
Moderator, Peter Clement, SVP International Factoring, Rosenthal & Rosenthal
Michael McCumiskey, US Practice Leader, Amesto Global
Albena Petrakov, Principal, Practice Group Leader - Creditors' Rights, Reorganization and Bankruptcy, Offit Kurman

Fintech Panel
Moderator, Raffi Azadian, CEO, Change Capital
Scott Applegate, President, CapitalPlus
Matthew Begley, COO, Republic Business Credit
Andrew Bertolina, CEO, Finvoice

Judges Roundtable
Moderator, Elizabeth Aboulafia, Partner, Cullen and Dykman
Honorable Martin Glenn, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
Honorable Rosemary Gambardella, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey
Honorable James Tancredi, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Connecticut

Contact for sponsorship opportunities


$75 Corporate Members
$95 Individual Members
$125 Non-Members

Metal Members contact to process complimentary registration(s).


Virtual Details will be sent upon registration.

Event Contact
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