2018 Legal Seminar For Credit Professionals

, Rebekah Smith, GBQ; Scott Goen, Cardinal Health
Kegler Brown

Join us for Kegler Brown’s 2018 half-day legal seminar with guest speakers Scott Goen of Cardinal Health and Rebekah Smith of GBQ Consulting, alongside our Creditors’ Rights + Bankruptcy team. The seminar will take place on Thursday, June 14, and we hope to see you there.

Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and a hot breakfast will be provided to attendees.

This year’s seminar will discuss the following valuable and timely topics:

8:00 a.m. Registration, Networking + Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Welcome - Larry McClatchey- Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter

8:45 a.m. Hot Topics in 2018

Christy Prince
Director, Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter

Stephanie Union
Of Counsel, Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter

Christy Prince and Stephanie Union of the Kegler Brown collections team will discuss receiverships as a collection tool; current trends in defending payments from preference lawsuits; pitfalls to avoid when intercreditor disputes arise, and effective management of costs in collection litigation.

9:30 a.m. Identifying Warning Signs in Financial Statements

Rebekah Smith, CPA, CVA, MAFF, CFF
Director of Forensic & Dispute Advisory Services, GBQ

If accounting is the “language of business,” then financial statements are the resulting history books that tell companies’ stories. However, financial statements are history books filled not with pictures and words but with numbers. Just like history books, the financial statements tell the stories of visionary leaders, brave pioneers opening new frontiers and fierce battles for new business. And sometimes, they tell tales of woe and impending doom.

Spotting these warning signs in financial statements from what otherwise seems to be dry numbers and seemingly incomprehensible footnotes can be difficult. This section of this presentation will dive more deeply into financial statements and explore the warnings signals in financial statements that can often go ignored.

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Effective Credit Applications and Sale Terms

Larry McClatchey
Director, Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter

Scott Goen
Manager, Credit Underwriting Retail, Cardinal Health

Scott Goen, an experienced credit manager, will discuss the essential information you need to request on a credit application – and why. You’ll also learn from attorney Larry McClatchey what terms you can – and should – include on a credit application, including owner guarantees.

11:15 a.m. International Sales + Collections

Luis Alcalde
Of Counsel, Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter

Global business attorney Luis Alcalde will outline critical steps to optimize your outcome in international sales, including elements to consider in payment strategies and ways to safeguard your position with contract clauses.

12:00 p.m. Questions/Wrap-up


Please RSVP to this free seminar by Thursday, May 10thby contacting Korri Titus at [email protected] or (614) 255-5515.


Kegler Brown
65 E State Street, Suite 1800
Columbus, OH 43215
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Complimentary Parking: There are several options available for parking. We will reimburse tickets from the Columbus Commons Underground Garage, located at 191 S. 3rd Street or from the Sheraton Valet, which is located on 3rd Street at the Sheraton Hotel just before the Columbus Commons Underground Garage.

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