Reprinted from NEFA Newsline (Sept/Oct 2015), p. 46-48
IN THEIR OWN WORDS …
The Benefits of Association
As a special addition to this year’s Funding Symposium issue, Newsline spoke with executives from five firms – two broker/lessors, two service providers and a funding source – that joined the National Equipment Finance Association in 2015. Our aim was simple: to find out a bit more about their companies and what compelled them to join the Association. Here’s what they have to say…
SPIWAK & IEZZA, LLP
Nick Iezza: The law firm of Spiwak & Iezza has provided legal services to the equipment leasing and financing industry throughout California since 1992. We handle all aspects of commercial equipment leasing and financing, including: leasing and financing origination and documentation, third party originator agreements, portfolio purchase agreements, lease syndication, workouts, enforcement, judgment collections, and representation and enforcement of creditor’s rights in bankruptcy cases. Our office is centrally located in Southern California, and we efficiently handle matters in all State and Federal courts throughout California.
Our firm recently rejoined NEFA because as partners we realized that we missed the great friendships we made in this organization, and the fantastic conferences and seminars NEFA organizes each year. The resources that NEFA offers to collection litigation attorneys are without equal. We were an active member of NEFA for years and we met tons of professional leasing people, repossessors, investigators, remarketers, bankers and other funding sources. These connections were invaluable in helping us grow our business and to improve the services we were able to offer our leasing industry clients.
We made the decision earlier this year that the firm would go back to its roots and re-establish its affiliation with this outstanding organization. We are now looking forward to the yearly conferences and the many periodic events throughout the region where we’ll be able to network and meet other leasing professionals. In fact, a couple of weeks ago, Lisa Spiwak, my partner, and I attended a NEFA Angel’s Game, where we got to meet approximately 50 people in an informal and fun setting. It was fantastic; we cannot wait for the next one!