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member news Among Our Members… Debt 3 March/April 2010 Submissions for Member News may be sent to the Commercial Law League of America by mail, fax or e-mail to: Member News, Commercial Law League of America ® 70 E. Lake Street Suite 630, Chicago, IL 60601 312-781-2000 fax: 312-781-2010 e-mail: mpochter@clla.org The Commercial Law League ® reserves the right to determine whether to publish submissions or photos and to edit submissions without prior notice to those submitting the announcement. s Richard G. Baumann has again been chosen as one of Southern California’s “Super Lawyers” in 2010. Considered among the best in their profession, “Super Lawyers” represent the top five (5%) percent of all practicing attorneys in Southern California. The “Super Lawyers” were elected by other lawyers in an extensive nomination and voting process and were published in the recent issue of Los Angeles magazine. Baumann, a past president of the CLLA, has lectured extensively and written on the subject of creditors’ rights and commercial collections. He is a board certified Creditors’ Rights specialist. Baumann is a member of the law firm SulmeyerKupetz in Los Angeles, Calif. For more information: contact SulmeyerKupetz • 333 South Hope Street, Thirty-Fifth Floor • Los Angeles, CA 90071 • Tel: 213-626-2311 • Fax: 213-629-4520 s Arlene Cohen Miller’s father, Irvin Bloom Switow (Sonny), passed away in January 2010. Sonny is survived by his wife, Maxine; his brother, Arnold (Eunice); his daughter, Arlene (John) of Longmont, Colo.; his son, Mark (Tammy) of Louisville; his son, Michael of Singapore; six grandchildren: Ryan, Jesse, Sam, Katie, Hayley and Al; and a great-granddaughter, Kaiyas. Dear Friends and Colleagues Many of you sent letters, e-mails and gifts to me and my mother upon the passing of my father, Irvin Bloom Switow (Sonny). In addition, I also received a lovely letter from the CLLA office that a contribution was made in my father’s honor to the Cantor Fund at Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Louisville, Kentucky. I hope some of you had the opportunity to meet my father when I received the American Lawyer’s President’s Cup in March 2009 at the Midwest Meeting in Chicago. Your outpouring of love and support has been amazing and very much appreciated! Many thanks, Arlene Cohen Miller Miller & Cohen, PC, Arrangements Chair Western Region s Bettie Kelley Sousa Elected President-Elect of the American Board of Certification. Raleigh attorney Bettie Kelley Sousa, a partner with the firm of Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, L.L.P. (Smith Debnam), was elected president-elect of the American Board of Certification at its recent meeting in La Quinta, California. The American Bar Association (ABC) administers the only nationwide certification of specialists in the legal fields of creditors’ rights and bankruptcy. Sousa, primarily a business litigator, has been a creditors’ rights specialist since the certification was first available in 1993. She has served on ABC’s board of directors since 2002, on its executive committee since 2004, and has held the offices of secretary and treasurer. Jerry T. Myers, the managing partner of Smith Debnam, also serves on ABC’s board of directors. Established in 1972, Smith Debnam is a mid-sized law firm that practices in the areas of corporate and business law, business litigation, commercial bankruptcy and reorganization, foreclosures, creditor representation, collections, commercial & residential real estate, construction law, employment law, equipment leasing & finance, family law, estate planning & administration, immigration law, and professional negligence. Smith Debnam has received the highest (“AV”) rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms. For more information, please visit http://www.primerus.com/. s The International Association of Commercial Collectors (IACC) recently elected its board of directors for the 2010 year during the association’s 39th Annual Convention in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Directors have been elected by their fellow association members to serve in a leadership role, providing guidance and direction for the association. The 2010 IACC Board of Directors: • President: Bill Mann, Joseph, Mann & Creed, Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Vice President: John Yursha, Commercial Recovery Group, Dover, Del. • Treasurer: Randy Frazee, Randall & Richards, Tucson, Ariz. • Past-President: Richard Brownlee, Central Mercantile Collection Services, Brighton, Mich. • Director: Terri Boettcher, BC Services, Inc., Longmont, Colo. • Director: Arnold Dashoff, Law Offices of Kind & Dashoff, Baltimore, Md. • Director: Michael Daugherty, Synter Resource Group LLC, Charleston, S.C. • Director: Robert Ingold, Commercial Collection Corp. of New York, Tonawanda, N.Y. • Director: Thomas Hamilton, The American Lawyers Quarterly, Cleveland, Ohio. • Director: Bryan Leib, Leib Solutions, LLC, Gibbsboro, N.J. • Director: Lee VandenHeuvel, Ross, Stuart & Dawson, Inc., Auburn Hills, Mich. With 195 collection agency members and 115 attorney and associate members, The International Association of Commercial Collectors Inc. (IACC) is the world’s largest international trade association for commercial debt collection professionals. Headquartered in Minneapolis, IACC serves members throughout the United States and in 20 other countries worldwide. Members of IACC recover millions of dollars annually for their clients and provide valuable assistance to credit departments in controlling mounting debts. To learn more, visit the IACC Web site at http://www.commercialcollector.com. 24

member news s Jocelyn Nager, Esq. will receive the Dena Coye Women’s Entrepreneurship Award for 2009, presented by the National Minority Business Council (NMBC). The award was scheduled to be presented to Nager at NMBC’s 30th Annual Awards Luncheon on Feb. 25, 2010 at the New York Marriott Marquis. This year marks the introduction of the Dena Cove Outstanding Woman Entrepreneurship Award, which was created in memory of Dena Coye, founder of Dena Coye Productions, who passed away in 2007. The 2010 luncheon chair was Kurt Woetzel, head of bank operations and technology for The Bank of New York Mellon, and mistress of ceremonies for the 30th Anniversary Luncheon was Renee Brown, president of the construction management firm C.W. Brown, Inc. Jocelyn Nager, president of Frank, Frank, Goldstein & Nager PC, advanced her career 20 years ago by joining the firm as an associate. Today — as the leader of a rapidly growing law firm devoted to debt collection, serving both major corporations and premier legal and accounting firms, and mother of two young children — she exemplifies the role of a leader and woman entrepreneur. Along with her firm management and growth responsibilities and parenting duties, Nager also fulfills a personal commitment to helping others by working on a steering committee at the Women President’s Education Organization (WPEO); as an active member in the CLLA and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO); as a board member of the Executives’ Association of Greater New York (EANYC) and by participating in industry associations such as the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and the International Association Commercial Collectors (IACC). s William I. Kohn, beloved husband of Karen (nee Mindlin); loving father of Shira (Michael Levy) Kohn, Kinneret Kohn and Asher Kohn; cherished son of Frances and the late Arthur; dear brother of Linda Levy, Ann (David) Marks, and Mitchell (Karl Lott) Kohn has passed away. Services were held Feb. 26 at the Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel, 1985 S. Taylor Road., Cleveland Heights. Family received friends at the residence, 4295 Symphony Lane, Pepper Pike on the Friday following services and on Saturday evening. Contributions can be made to the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, Attn: Dean Alan Michaels, 55 W. 12th Ave., Columbus, 43210 or the Hadassah Medical Organization, the Heart Research Fund, 23980 Chagrin Blvd., No. 100, Cleveland, 44122. To read more about Mr. Kohn, please visit the following Web site: www.beneschlaw.com. s The CLLA regrets to inform you of the passing of Phillis M. Feldman, 81, wife of CLLA member Leo Feldman (Teller Levit & Silvertrust, LLC- Chicago, IL). Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 60601. For more information regarding the arrangements, please call 847-673-6111. The National Minority Business Council, Inc., a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation, was founded in 1972. The primary purpose of the organization is to enhance the success and profitability of the small business community through the provision of high-quality services, programs, advocacy and networking support. The secondary purpose is to act as an information clearinghouse for the women- and minority-owned business enterprise (MWBE) community. For more information, contact Frank, Frank, Goldstein & Nager, 1430 Broadway, #1615, New York, NY, 10018, 212-686.0100. s Rubin, Levin, Hickey, Hoard, Rossow and Hurlbut Selected as Indiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2010 George A. Rubin, Elliott D. Levin, Christine Hayes Hickey and John C. Hoard, partners in the law firm Rubin & Levin, P.C., have been selected for as Indiana Super Lawyers for 2010. The Super Lawyers directory annually names attorneys with high distinction who are chosen by their peers and through independent research. The designation is given to only 5% of all Indiana attorneys. Additionally, Mr. Levin has been named as one of the Top 10 attorneys in Indiana, and Ms Hickey has been named as one of the Top 25 Women in Indiana. The attorneys at Rubin & Levin, P.C. concentrate their practices in creditors’ rights, commercial collections, commercial litigation, bankruptcy and corporate reorganization. Additional information can be found at www.rubin-levin.com. Member Builders Rewarded The CLLA Membership Committee is continuing its member building campaign for 2004. Current members who recruit new members to the League will be rewarded with up to a $50 “coupon” redeemable toward annual dues or for CLLA conference registration fees. In order to receive a “coupon” for recruiting a member, the recruiting member’s name must be included on the new member’s application. Once the application is received, the coupon will be forwarded to the recruiting member. The coupon will be good for 12 months from the issue date and will be for an amount equal to the lesser of $50 or the new member’s annual dues. Accumu-lated credits, for any calendar year, cannot exceed the member’s current annual dues. For more information about this program, contact the CLLA offices for assistance at 312-781-2000. Debt 3 March/April 2010 25

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