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May 04, 2021

LIBOR Fading Away: What Lenders and Borrowers Should Know

This is a supplement to our prior articles regarding the phasing out of LIBOR (see “LIBOR Is Fading Away” and “LIBOR Is Fading Away; But, Perhaps, Not as Quickly as Thought“). For decades, lenders have extended credit facilities, both large and small, using LIBOR-based interest rates and documents relating to these facilities.» Read More

Nov 17, 2020

LIBOR Is Fading Away

Please note that this has been updated on December 3, 2020, at “LIBOR Is Fading Away; But, Perhaps, Not as Quickly as Thought.”

For decades, lenders have extended credit facilities, both large and small, using LIBOR-based interest rates and documents relating to these facilities, such as promissory notes as adjustable mortgages, and often contain LIBOR-related provisions.» Read More

Apr 08, 2020

Small Business and Consumer Debt Collection Emergency Relief Act of 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced Senate Bill No. 3565 entitled “Small Business and Consumer Debt Collection Emergency Relief Act of 2020” (the “Bill”), which proposes several far-reaching amendments to the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, 15 U.S.C.» Read More

Mar 18, 2020

COVID-19 Is Destroying Our Economy, Don’t Let It Destroy Your Businesses

As we all practice social distancing to avoid the spread of COVID-19, businesses cannot escape the economic impact of the pandemic. With an economic recession on the horizon, the depths of which cannot be fathomed, it is crucial that businesses act proactively to address their obligations owed to creditors.» Read More

Apr 09, 2019

FASB Refuses to Let Regional Banks Avoid Taking Earlier Loss Reserves

On June 16, 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB,” the private, non-profit body which sets and revises Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), adopted a new accounting standard applicable to lenders, primarily banks. The new standard, “Current Expected Credit Losses” (CECL), is to take effect at the beginning of 2020.» Read More