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Invaluable Connections

The International Factoring Association's (IFA) goal is to assist the Factoring community by providing information, training, purchasing power, and as a resource for the Factoring community.

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About Us

In December of 2020, the International Factoring Association, the largest association of commercial finance companies in the world, launched its SoCal Chapter. This Chapter was formed to assist industry firms by providing additional training and networking opportunities at a local level. 

The Chapter serves factors, asset-based lenders, other receivables finance companies, purchase order companies as well as service providers from Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada.

Our Mission

The SoCal Chapter of IFA was formed with a vision of providing educational workshops, seminars, and events to our region which address and meet the current needs and future growth of factoring companies and trade finance companies in the areas of Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada; that are of the quality our business finance professionals have come to expect from the IFA.

Why SoCal IFA

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Become A Member

Membership of the SoCal chapter of IFA has many benefits and provides great exposure for your company!

 

Email us with any questions you may have.

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Media Membership for Lenders: $1,500 

(To select this membership, you must be a lender

and a member of IFA National).

3 FREE Admissions to ANY IFA Chapter ONLY Events
Event Sponsor at ALL IFA SoCal Chapter ONLY Events

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Gold Membership for Lenders: $750 

(To select this membership, you must be a lender

and a member of IFA National).

2 FREE Admissions to ANY IFA Chapter ONLY Events
Event Sponsor at ALL IFA SoCal Chapter ONLY Events

Logo listed prominently on IFA SoCal homepage and event promotions

Silver Membership for Lenders: $350 

(To select this membership, you must be a lender

and a member of IFA National).

1 FREE Admission to ANY IFA Chapter ONLY Events
Event Sponsor at 1 IFA SoCal Chapter ONLY Events

Logo listed on IFA SoCal homepage and event promotions

Membership for Lenders:

$150 

(To select this membership, you must be a lender

and a member of IFA National).

3 FREE Admissions to ANY IFA Chapter ONLY Events
Event Sponsor at ALL IFA SoCal Chapter ONLY Events

TOP logo listing on IFA SoCal homepage and event promotions

Social media promotion

2 FREE Admissions to ANY IFA Chapter ONLY Events
Event Sponsor at ALL IFA SoCal Chapter ONLY Events

Logo listed prominently on IFA SoCal homepage and event promotions

1 FREE Admission to ANY IFA Chapter ONLY Events
Event Sponsor at 1 IFA SoCal Chapter ONLY Events

Logo listed on IFA SoCal homepage and event promotions

Our Members

Your generous support is vital in helping us fulfill our mission.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MEDIA MEMBERS

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR GOLD MEMBERS

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SILVER MEMBERS

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Thursday, February 29, 2024 Pickleball Event

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LEAP INTO OUR FIRST PICKLEBALL EVENT OF 2024
We are utilizing a Leap Day to return to action! Come out and network with your industry friends and make new ones while finding your own comfort in a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level of play, while also watching and networking on how to do business well together too! Visit our Registration Page to register!


EVENT DETAILS:
Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 3:30 - 5:30 PM

In-person event

Courtside Superstores
79 Technology Drive
Irvine, CA 92618


PRICE:
Fees cover Pickleball play, beverages including beer and hard seltzers, snacks, and cigars!

Pickleball play, drinks, snacks, and networking: $45 per person

Non-players, drinks, snacks, and networking: $35 per person

As this is a limited capacity event, payment must be made when registering.


3 COURTS TO BE UTILIZED:
Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced.

Many participants have been first time players, including our president, John Cummings!


 

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Thanks to our main sponsor, Oxford Commercial Finance.
Anne Mask, VP Business Development 
www.oxfordcommercialfinance.com

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Thanks to our secondary sponsor, Camel Financial,
for making this a fantastic opportunity to have some fun, mingle,
and support the SoCal Chapter of the IFA.
Camel Financial, Inc.
www.camelfinancial.com

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Past Events

Octoberfest Pickelball, Beer, and Cigars
Courtside Superstores - Irvine, CA

October 26, 2023

In-person Event

2nd Anniversary at Golden Road Brewing
Golden Road Brewing - Los Angeles, CA
September 7, 2023
In-person Event

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Pickelball, Beer, and Cigars
Courtside Superstores - Irvine, CA

July 20, 2023

In-person Event

Sweet 16 March Madness
Yard House - Pasadena, CA

March 23, 2023

In-person Event

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California Disclosure Laws
November 15, 2022
Webinar

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Dealing with a Troubled Debtor

October 20, 2022

Webinar

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Golden Road Brewing
Los Angeles, CA

September 29, 2022
In-person Event

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Virtual Happy Hour
June 21, 2021
Virtual

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Legal & Lending: Coast to Coast

April 22, 2021

Joint Webinar with NYIC

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Inaugural Chapter Event
February 23, 2021
Virtual

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Commercial Finance:
Challenges Facing Women in Leadership
September 29, 2021
Joint Webinar with NYIC, IFA Northeast & Southeast

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Video On Demand

If you missed any SoCal Chapter of IFA webinar, 

you can stream our informative programs by Video On Demand on Vimeo.

 

Email us with any questions you may have.

Dealing with a Troubled Debtor

Moderator:
Steven Kurtz - Levinson Arshonsky & Kurtz, LLP

Co-Moderator:
Haze Walker - FSW Funding

Panelists:
Geoffrey Berman - DSI
David Ellis - GemCap
Lori Eropkin - Levinson Arshonsky & Kurtz, LLP
Aaron Todrin - Second Wind Consultants

 

Strategies to Compete in an Unprecedented
Economic Environment


Moderator:
Haze Walker - FSW Funding

Panelists:
Bill Elliott - First Business Bank
Brett Horwitz - TAB Bank
Carrie Jenkins - Triumph Business Capital

 

2021 NYIC Joint Factoring Program with IFA, IFA Northeast, IFA Southeast, and IFA SoCal
 

Panel 1: Legal

This panel will cover factor risk, setting up the strongest litigation position, post- funding due diligence, and pre-litigation protections upon default.

 

Moderator: 

Gary M. Krasna, P.A. - Owner, Krasna Law

 

Panelists:

Steven Kurtz - Partner, Levinson Arshonsky & Kurtz, LLP 

Bruce Loren - Partner, Loren & Kean Law

 

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Panel 2: Lending

This panel will cover participations, over advances, lender finance, purchase order finance, and lending best practices.

 

Moderator: 

Richard Simon - Member, Mandelbaum Salsburg

 

Panelists:

Raffi Azadian - CEO, Change Capital

Louis Barone - SVP, Head of Domestic C&I Lending, BHI

Harvey Friedman - Chief Operating Officer, Lenders Funding, LLC

Terry Keating - President, US Asset Based Finance, Accord Financial

Paul Schuldiner - Executive Vice President, Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Inc.

Video On Demand

If you missed any SoCal Chapter of IFA webinar, 

you can stream our informative programs by Video On Demand on Vimeo.

 

Email us with any questions you may have.

California Disclosure Laws of 2023

Speakers:
Sydnee Breuer - Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Inc.
Bob Zadek - Buchalter

California Disclosure Laws

Speaker:
Bob Zadek - Buchalter



 

Dealing with a Troubled Debtor

Moderator:
Steven Kurtz - Levinson Arshonsky & Kurtz, LLP

Co-Moderator:
Haze Walker - FSW Funding

Panelists:
Geoffrey Berman - DSI
David Ellis - GemCap
Lori Eropkin - Levinson Arshonsky & Kurtz, LLP
Aaron Todrin - Second Wind Consultants

 

Strategies to Compete in an Unprecedented
Economic Environment


Moderator:
Haze Walker - FSW Funding

Panelists:
Bill Elliott - First Business Bank
Brett Horwitz - TAB Bank
Carrie Jenkins - Triumph Business Capital

 

2021 NYIC Joint Factoring Program with IFA, IFA Northeast, IFA Southeast, and IFA SoCal
 

Panel 1: Legal

This panel will cover factor risk, setting up the strongest litigation position, post- funding due diligence, and pre-litigation protections upon default.

 

Moderator: 

Gary M. Krasna, P.A. - Owner, Krasna Law

 

Panelists:

Steven Kurtz - Partner, Levinson Arshonsky & Kurtz, LLP 

Bruce Loren - Partner, Loren & Kean Law

 

________________

 

Panel 2: Lending

This panel will cover participations, over advances, lender finance, purchase order finance, and lending best practices.

 

Moderator: 

Richard Simon - Member, Mandelbaum Salsburg

 

Panelists:

Raffi Azadian - CEO, Change Capital

Louis Barone - SVP, Head of Domestic C&I Lending, BHI

Harvey Friedman - Chief Operating Officer, Lenders Funding, LLC

Terry Keating - President, US Asset Based Finance, Accord Financial

Paul Schuldiner - Executive Vice President, Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Inc.

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