The Eagle
Nov. 26, 2014

CFPB Ombudsman's Office
Thomas W. Hamilton
I had occasion to attend a luncheon sponsored by the Northern Ohio Credit Association (NOCA) recently. Invited guest speakers were Wendy Kamenshine and Sharon Asar of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Ombudsman’s Office. This office is relatively unknown but provides a valuable service, not only to the consumer but also to those businesses servicing the consumer finance industry. The CFPB Ombudsman’s Office is an independent, impartial and confidential resource which helps to process issues arising from CFPB activities. More

A layman's guide to the creditors committee in Chapter 11 cases
For those of us who are not attorneys, lets take a moment to share a layman’s overview of the role an unsecured creditors' committee and its purpose as it relates to the reorganization of cases under a Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.More

How to write a solid plan for building a sustainable book of business
Attorney At Law Magazine
One of the easiest ways to fail in business development is to fail to plan. Currently, 95 percent of attorneys don’t have a written plan for how they are going to grow their book of business this year. More

6 strategies for enhancing your company's valuation multiple
Coface/By Bruce A. Fox, Attorney Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Ask a typical owner of a closely-held business what he or she is doing to enhance the value of the business in anticipation of an eventual sale, and you’re likely to hear some well-reasoned thoughts on ways to boost the company’s revenues and control its expenses. More

10 tips for a successful mediation
Corporate Counsel
If your company is headed to a mediation, you're in good company. But successful mediations do not simply happen. In this article are 10 tips you can use to increase the likelihood that your mediation is a success.More

Where to get more bang for your bribery buck
Inside Counsel
We all want to get our money’s worth, don’t we? Even the corrupt want to know that their cash is well spent. If you are going to bother to bribe someone, then chances are you want something in return, right? Well, for those who are inclined to bribery, there is now some direction on where to spend your money. More