Past College Events 

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  • The 2022 Annual Meeting & Dinner was held on Saturday, April 2 at the historical Vancouver Club in Atlanta, GA. Fellows Steven L. Harris and William H. Henning  were presented the Homer Kripke Achievement Award  in late 2021 or their leadership and history of exceptional dedication to the improvement of commercial finance law and practice.  The newest class of Regents was voted into office, and the 2022-2023 Executive Committee was introduced.  

Sixteen (16) new Fellows were inducted into the College during the Fellows Annual Meeting:
Susan Alker, Alker Law Group, P.C.
William Buck, Sidley Austin LLP (Retired)
Kimberly Desmarais, Jones Day
James Florack, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Ellen Friedman, Friedman & Springwater LLP
Claire Hall, DLA Piper LLP
Timothy Hoxie, Jones Day
Jason Kyrwood, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Michelle Nickel, Toyota Motor Corporation
Reginald O'Shields, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Jeffery Peterson, Lathrop GMP
Paul Roder, Moses Singer LLP
Mary Rosen, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association
Joshua Thompson, Sidley Austin LLP
Lydia Stefanowicz, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
John Whitlock, Lock Lord LLP
The College acknowledged these 2022 sponsors:  Patrick (Buzz) Guida (Duffy & Sweeney, Ltd.),  Eversheds Sutherland, Fennemore Craig PC,  Lane Powell PC,  McGlinchey Stafford PLLC,  Sidley Austin LLP,  Sher Garner and White & Case LLP.   
  • The College's 2022 Fall Dinner was held on Saturday, September 17 at the University Club of Washington D.C., following the ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting.  The Fellowship and their guests took advantage of the Club’s ambiance and renowned culinary fare with a well-deserved "time out", and filled the evening with camaraderie and relaxed interaction, after a week of business and learning at the ABA meetings.  The dinner was very well attended, and registrations for the Advanced Seminar a comment on the topic, the times, and the presenters!

  • The Fall Advanced Seminar was held Sunday morning, September 18, at The Washington Hilton, Washington, DC  for the three-hour seminar.  The Advanced Seminar focused on Emerging Trends in Legal Opinions on Commercial Finance Transactions featuring Fellows Marshall Grodner, Kim Desmarais, Juliet Moringiello, Steven Weise and Charles Mooney. Special Guest:  David Miller, a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and an active participant in the ACREL Attorney's Opinion Committee as well as the Working Group on Legal Opinions.