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Paul Ricotta Elected President of the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys

Mintz is pleased to announce that attorney Paul Ricotta has been elected to serve as President of the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys (ACFA). 

Mr. Ricotta will be inducted into this new role at ACFA’s Continuing Legal Education Weekend, May 17-19 at the Cliff House, located in Cape Neddick, Maine. He will serve a two-year term. ACFA aims to “further the practice of law applicable to commercial finance, including but not limited to asset-based lending, factoring, loan restructuring and insolvency,” with members “actively participat[ing] in the drafting, modification, reform, and interpretation of commercial and insolvency law,” according to its website.

Mr. Ricotta has more than 35 years of experience representing debtors and creditors in workouts, restructurings, and commercial bankruptcy proceedings and in commercial finance transactions. Prior to joining Mintz, he was general counsel to M&T Bank, where he was responsible for the bank’s entire commercial and back office activities. 

Mr. Ricotta has developed a national reputation representing bondholders and indenture trustees (particularly in connection with tax-exempt bond debt) in workouts and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases throughout the country. He is also counsel to debtors, unsecured creditors' committees, secured lenders of various lien priorities, major trade vendors, landlords and tenants, equity holders, and buyers of many different types of assets in bankruptcy proceedings, both domestically and internationally. 

ACFA’s members include in-house attorneys and attorneys in private practice who focus on middle-market commercial credit transactions and commercial bankruptcy matters, serving most of the nation’s major banks, commercial finance companies, leasing companies, and factors. The organization’s membership spans more than 30 states and a number of countries.

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