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Secured Lending

CLE Hours: 6 including 6 General, 0 Ethics, 1 Professionalism, 0 Trial Practice

State Bar of Georgia - Atlanta, Georgia




  • Speakers, session times and credit hours are subject to change.
  • Ethics | Professionalism | Trial Practice



  • Presiding:
  • Kathleen O. Currey, Program Chair; Partner, Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP, Atlanta, GA
  • 8:00
  • In-Person Registration

  • 8:30
  • Introduction
  • Julia D. Neighbors, ICLE Director, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

  • 8:35
  • Welcome and Program Overview
  • Kathleen O. Currey

  • 8:40
  • Update on UCC Amendments
  • Kathleen O. Currey
  • Thomas D. Powell, Associate, Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP, Atlanta, GA

  • 9:15
  • Acquisition Financings
  • Bethani R. Oppenheimer, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Atlanta, GA
  • Brittiny K. Slicker, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Atlanta, GA

  • 10:00
  • Sponsor Related Provisions in Credit Agreements
  • Kelley C. Gass, Partner, Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP, Atlanta, GA
  • Madison A. Morrow, Associate, Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP, Atlanta, GA

  • 10:45
  • Break

  • 10:55
    The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act: Suggestions for a Grade A Loan
    Anthony C. Cianciotti, Shareholder, Baker Donelson, Atlanta, GA
    Mark I. Duedall, Shareholder, Baker Donelson, Atlanta, GA

  • 11:40
  • Recent Developments: Liability Management, ESG and Georgia Financial Disclosure Laws
  • Kevin A. Gooch, Partner, Holland & Knight, Atlanta, GA
  • V. Ellen Horne, Associate, Holland & Knight, Atlanta, GA

  • 12:25
  • Lunch

  • 1:10
  • Matthew J. Sandiford, Partner, King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta, GA
  • Joshua H. “Josh” Stein, Senior Associate, King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta, GA

  • 1:55
  • Non-Bankruptcy Remedies under Georgia Law
  • Kevin A. Stine, Shareholder, Baker Donelson, Atlanta, GA

  • 2:40
  • Break

  • 2:50
  • Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Profession (provides professionalism credit)
  • Gerald T. Woods, Associate Attorney, Regions Bank, Atlanta, GA

  • 3:50
  • Adjourn

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Ms. Kathleen O'Neil Currey's Profile

Ms. Kathleen O'Neil Currey Related Seminars and Products

Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs LLP

Kathleen Currey is a partner in the commercial finance practice group with Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP. She represents financial institutions and borrowers in secured lending and financial restructuring matters. Ms. Currey has extensive experience with syndicated loan facilities, asset-based financings, lender finance transactions, debtor-in- possession financings and negotiating complex intercreditor and subordination agreements. Ms. Currey is a member of the Firm’s executive committee and is the chair of the Firm’s partnership committee. She graduated from the University of South Carolina (B.S., Business Administration (Finance), 1986) and Emory University School of Law (J.D., with distinction, 1993) and is a member of the state bars of Georgia and South Carolina (inactive).

Ms. Currey is listed in Chambers USA Leading American Business Lawyers in banking and finance (2013-present) and in The Best Lawyers in America in banking and finance law (2016-present). Ms. Currey was featured in Secured Finance Network’s May 2021 Women in Secured Finance issue of The Secured Lender.

Ms. Kelley Chan Gass Related Seminars and Products

Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs LLP

Mr. Anthony C. Cianciotti's Profile

Mr. Anthony C. Cianciotti Related Seminars and Products

Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC

Mr. Cianciotti is an Atlanta-based shareholder in the Financial Services Transactions Group of Baker Donelson. He helps banks, other commercial lenders and borrowers structure, negotiate, and close secured loan transactions. His experience includes asset-based and cash flow working capital facilities, equipment and acquisition financing, and venture debt and growth capital lending.  In addition to his experience in private practice, Mr. Cianciotti previously served as Vice President-Legal Counsel at First Capital, an asset-based lender providing secured lending solutions to mid-market businesses. He also served as an adjunct professor at Emory University Law School.  Mr. Cianciotti received his J.D., magna cum laude, from University of Pennsylvania Law School and his B.S., summa cum laude, from Boston College.

Mr. Mark I. Duedall Related Seminars and Products

Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC

Mr. Kevin Arthur Stine Related Seminars and Products

Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC


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