Monday, May 2 ,2005
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Classified Ads---Other eMail Postings
When Leasing News first started its “classified ad” section on January 6, 2003, our goal was to help people find jobs. The “Help Wanted” section was originally free, but when we had over 150 ads, basically from brokers, looking for salesman to work on an “commission only” basis, the solution was to change to “paid ads.” Unfortunately, none of those who were advertising in this section wanted to pay for their ad.
During this time we always had a section for other places to also post, a “job wanted.” In this section, we also gave tips from others, such as to look everyone, tell everyone, approach looking for a job as a “job,” to sign up with a recruiter but not give them an “exclusive,” meaning if you found a job elsewhere, they did not earn a commission.
We also recommended Craig's list, which at one time was only in one city, then seemed to grow, and now is perhaps the most economical method to post a “newspaper classified ad. Printed newspaper classified is down considerably, where Craig's list is not only cheaper, but actually reaches more people. The cities have also expanded considerably. There are other illustration advantages, too.
Some people think there is an age divide among those who use computers. Most printed newspapers believe they are losing their 30 year old and under audience to the internet, whereas their market place is now more aimed at those over 50 years old, particularly 60 years old.
While I don't have enough information to comment on this (as a side not for over ten years I have been doing “dog and pony” shows about using the internet at local nursing homes, and in the last few years, I rarely do it as most are now on T1's and many travel around in their wheelchair with a wireless laptop---here in Silicon Valley,) the point being is not to leave any “stone unturned.”
Here are a group, some free, others a fee. If you know of one we have left out, please send to
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Allco Leasing and Financial Services of Lake Oswego, OR (03/05) old timer Jim Harris's leasing company sells company to LEAF Financial Corporation, a subsidiary of Resource America. Jim was one of the 80 brokers in an association in the 1970's who decided he wanted to be a lessor. His firm specialized in collateral deals over $100,000 in the Northwest, limiting brokers to 5%, often structuring transactions 1 st and 5%.
Silvermark Capital (03/05) a division of Sterling Bank in Houston, Texas, is reported to be making the move to get out of equipment leasing, as bank spokesman confirms Fred Van Etten and Daniel Fritz no longer with the bank. Whereabouts unknown. If you see either one, let them know we are seeking an interview. Other speculation is the bank is getting ready to take advantage of the “bank grab” going on in Texas, putting itself up for sale.
Commercial Money Center (CMC), Southern CA. (03/05) CMC Portfolio Turned Over to US Bancorp . “Should you or your readers have any questions regarding this matter feel free to contact me direct at 605 361 7781.”Troy Lang
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firstname.lastname@example.org (12/04) Reportedly the settlements over unpaid leases continue two years after the bankruptcy of Commercial Money Center (CMC). Officers have been back in business since then, but under different names. The latest agreement involves Lakeland Bank and Royal Indemnity. Allegedly both firms filed claims against each other over the pools of commercial leases Lakeland purchased from CMC and surety bonds Royal issued that guaranteed lease income. Under terms of a recent agreements. Royal will pay $1.85 million to Lakeland, which in turn gets to retain $531,000 Royal already paid. The deal must still be approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court (5/2004) CMC Cases Like Timex—Keeps Going and Going. (11/03)The officers of this company are back in business while the "disputes" continue among insurance companies, banks, vendors, lessees, and perhaps only the attorneys are being remunerated (10/03) Ameriana said it will write off two lease pools in the third quarter, an action that will reduce the quarter's net income by approximately $2,784,000 or $0.88 per diluted share. Heretofore, Ameriana had established reserves against these lease pools equal to approximately 58% of the approximately $10,900,000 that currently remains outstanding. Note: NetBank and others have taken over certain aspects of the defaulted portfolio, as reported earlier, and suits with the insurance agency surely continue, while the class action suit continues taking depositions, while the former officers have started new leasing and finance ventures. (3/2002) Court filing agreements http://www.leasingnews.org/archives/March%202003/03-13-03.htm#cmc (3/2003) NetBank Lakeland settle BK for portfolio http://www.leasingnews.org/archives/March%202003/03-12-03.htm#new (3/2003) CMC attorney withdraws, not getting paid http://www.leasingnews.org/archives/March%2020
03/03-06-03.htm#cmc (3/2003) Class action lawsuit regards not being licensed in California for lease financing http://www.leasingnews.org/archives/March%202003/03-05-03.htm#believe 12/2002---Commercial Money Center Bankruptcy Docket for case 02-09721 http://two.leasingnews.org/temporary/bankruptcy.htm (12/2002) Ameriana Bancorp to Boost Reserves 4Q re: Commercial Money Center (Nasdaq: ASBI) announces that it will set aside additional reserves of up to $5.6 million in the Company's fourth quarter ending December 31, 2002. This action will reduce fourth quarter after-tax net income approximately $3.4 million or $1.08 per share, resulting in a net loss for both the quarter and full year. In 2001, Ameriana reported net income of $1,216,000 or $0.39 per diluted share for the fourth quarter and full-year net income of $3,800,000 or $1.21 per diluted share. Approximately $4.7 million of the additional reserves to be set aside pertain to Ameriana's investment in a pool of leases acquired from the Commercial Money Center ("CMC"), a now- bankrupt equipment leasing company. Ameriana originally purchased two separate pools of equipment lease receivables totaling $12,000,000 from CMC in June and September 2001, of which approximately $10,900,000 currently remains unpaid. Each lease in the pools was backed by a surety bond issued by one of two insurance companies rated at least "A" by Moody's Investors Services. The bonds guaranteed payment of all amounts due under the leases in the event of default by the lessee. Each pool was sold under a Sales and Service Agreement by which the insurers serviced the leases. In each case, the insurers assigned their servicing rights and responsibilities to Commercial Servicing Corporation, an affiliate of CMC, which also has filed bankruptcy. When the lease pools went into default earlier this year, one insurer made payments for several months under a reservation of rights while the other refused to make any payments. Both insurers now claim they were defrauded by CMC and are denying responsibility for payment. Ameriana is one of a number of financial institutions around the country that purchased interests in lease pools from CMC. All of the CMC lease pools are in default and in litigation. The Federal Panel on Multi-District Litigation has taken control over most of the federal actions involving the insurers of the lease pools and has assigned them to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, for consolidated pre-trial purposes. (NetBank has $80 million as part of the suit, among others.) (10/2002) Deadline for filing for claims for Commercial Money Center has been extended since the proceedings were converted to a Chapter 7. The CURRENT attorney is Bradley Shraiberg and his phone number is 561.395.0500. He is the contact until a further motion is filed to have him removed (he said for geographical reasons, as it is now moving to the Southern District of California Bankruptcy court in San Diego .) ( Read about CMC ) (6/2002) files voluntary bankruptcy, #11, in Florida, all hell breaks loose (5/2002) Gets worse, officers may go to jail (4/2002) Many, many complaints; reports of leases where equipment never existed, paying for leases that do not exist, much behind the scenes on the reputation of the founders, lawyers having a field day, San Diego FBI investigating all.(3/2002) Throws in the towel, 128 employees out of work, Dir. of Marketing Bill Hanson not paid, goes back to work for himself, bringing Gil Evans and his son Ty with him. closes door, leaving many unpaid bills and questions, especially about Kiosk leasing. (2/2002) Returns $1.2 Million to Date admit many complaints by applicants, vendors, and brokers. Fails to secure insurance line of credit after September 11th.
Funding Tree (03/05) Kendra Bernal Gets One Year in County Jail, pleads her routine before the judge who buys it, just like all her victims fell for her story. She communicates from jail by internet to her boy friend and other friends, spinning her web (evidently she also reads Leasing News, as she has sent them our coverage of her sentencing.) (8/04) Kendra Bernal sentencing moved to October 13,2004 (7/2004) Funding Tree Kendra Bernal in Utah, out on $184,000 bail, due to report in California on August 25, 2004 for sentencing. (3/2003) wrap-up by the late award winning journalist Rene Tankersley, Landline Magazine: http://www.leasingnews.org/archives/March%202003/03-12-03.htm Nevada Attorney General Closes Legacy/Funding Tree Down http://www.leasingnews.org/archives/February%202003/ 02-27-03.htm#fdic the Year-end wrap-up by Rene Tankersley, Landline Magazine http://www.leasingnews.org/archives/February%202003/02-12-03.htm#easy (2/2003)---"I Really Didn't Know." Telemarketer confesses for her action, tells all: (2/2003)Rene Tankersley Landline Magazine up-dated 12/2002---Complaints continue about Funding Tree operation in Nevada keeping advance rentals. (10/2002) In the last episode, Kendra Bernal had resigned (went back to jail), a new president was named, and according to the attorney of record, the hearing before the California Department of Corporations was cancelled. The corporation did not have a Finance Lender's License to conduct business, and further was ordered to desist. The Funding Tree was appealing, until Kendra Bernal was arrested for violating parole. It appears The Funding Tree has moved to the State of Nevada, where a license is not required. Leasing News has two complaints, one in Maryland, the other in Kentucky, where advance rentals have been paid, one where the vendor has not been paid for the limousine, but leasing payments were taken out of the lessee bank by ACH. Riverside, CA ( 6/2002) New president says there is hope past vendors and brokers will be paid. Dept. of Corp. "cease and desist order" still in place. Riverside DA Jerry Fox warns, "Don't take advance rentals if there is no lease approval. "(6/2002) Kendra Bernal arrested for allegedly violating parole (5/2002) More complaints, although e-mails say some deals have funded and vendors have been paid---hope--- (5/2002) Many more complaints (4/2002) Many complaints. Vendors/brokers not paid.
NorVergence , New Jersey (03/05) Thirteen state AG's jump on Preferred Capital venue issue, little realizing that the company is closed to receivership (02/05) “ERA” contract a joke http://leasingnews.org/PDF/NorVergence_Rental_aggreement.pdf (02/05) Ohio Banks Affected by NorVergence Bankruptcy (2/04) Venue Losses by Lessors local and federal courts (2/04) NorVergence Mess Not Going Away, Perhaps Criminal Action (1/05 NY AG Eliot Spitzer settles two more, now at $13MM (1/05) Peter J. Salzano, CEO file BK 11 (1/05) No disagreements about “leasing companies caving in,” as more state AGs (six now) join in litigating leasing companies for settlements with NorVergence Leasing customers. (01/05) Irwin Financial $4 million NorVergence Charge off. (12/04) More Leasing Companies "Caving In" (12/04) Leasing News Editorial: Amicable, Generous Settlement for NorVergence Lessees (12/04) NY Atty. Gen. Gets Another $11 Million Settlement (12/04) Penn. AG Sues NorVergence/Salzano Brother (12/04) Other leasing companies follow GE's lead. (12/04) GE becomes hero, sets pace for other leasing companies. In a surprise move, GE Capital made a settlement with New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and his staff regarding 100 approximate leases for the so-called "matrix box" and long distance telephone service from NorVergence, who filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy in July (11/04) 41 Leasing Companies in NorVergence Dilemma (10/04) ELA meets NY Attorney General's staff (10/04) Leasing companies file on lessees, Weir Group has almost 1300 plaintiffs in class action suit, newspapers print poor picture of leasing companies (9/04) Florida attorney general requests leasing companies cease collecting lease payments; three other state AG's follow (8/04) First class action is filed, two others to follow. (7/2004) Campaign to Stop Leasing Company Payments (7/2004) Robert J. Fine Resigns as EAEL President, ran Finance Division, discounting paper to banks and others (7/2004) Telecom Agent Association starts “Legal Co-Op” to breaking third party leasing contracts sold by NorVergence or involved with NorVergence equipment and service. (7/2004) NorVergence files Chapter 7(7/2004) NorVergence files Chapter 11.(7/2004) NorVergence investigated for failing to pay its employees NorVergence (4/2004) "Mr. Arnold comes to NorVergence Capital from HP Financial Services, where he was the Finance Director for North America. At HP Financial Services, he was responsible for all financial functions and was instrumental in integrating the HP and Compaq Financial services portfolios. Mr. Arnold was part of management team that launched Compaq Financial Services in 1997."
Preferred Capital , Brecksville, Ohio (03/05) Leasing News has received several “insider” reports that the company may be closing its doors, primarily due to the debt with NorVergence and many lawsuits involved. Creditors to make decision whether bank goes into receivership. Several reports from community banks that Preferred Capital sold the same deal to each of them, called “double dipping.”
RW Professional , Long Island, NY (02/05) case postponed to after June, 2005, one source says Barry Drayer has let go the original attorneys and is using his best sales techniques in trying to plea a deal. (12/04) Bank of New York pays $24 million fine in order to avoid criminal indictment for allegedly failing to report suspicious activity at a branch. "Bank of New York eats $24,000,000 for not handling the infamous "E" account properly. Barry will never serve time in jail, but the deep pocket guys will roll to cover their ****." (9/04) Drayer Fires Attorneys, Trial Postponed until March, 2005 (8/04) Trial scheduled for October 14,2004. http://www.leasingnews.org/archives/August_2004/8-09-2004.htm#rw (6/2004) Trial to start October 14 th , 2004 http://www.leasingnews.org/Conscious-Top%20Stories/RW_update7.htm (11/03)Jury to be selected for trial on April 12,2004 (9/03) Defendants on bail, "house confined," with trial to start April 12, 2004. "Status Conference adjourned to 11/14/03 @ 1:30 p.m. before USDJ Spatt. Conference held. Speedy Trial Information on Dfts: Code Type: XT, Start Date: 9/5/03, Stop Date: 4/12/04. Excludable Delay entered on the record. Next Status Conference: 1) Conclude discovery 2) Set motion schedule. Questionnaires two weeks before jury selection on 3/30/04. 3/31/04 counsel to pick up questionnaires. 4/6/04 all counsel to agree on jurors who will return for Jury Selection. Jury Selection 4/12/04 @ 9:00 a.m. Consent to Magistrate Judge selecting jury by dfts and govt. No adjournments of Jury Selection date will be granted. Re: Bradley Simon's Letter dated 9/2/03. Govt. to move documents to another location and keep boxes (2nd set) for the Courthouse." Last file is a letter: "Ms. Besser is currently subject to a 7:00 p.m. curfew as part of her pre-trial supervision and requests that the curfew be lifted on 10/19/03 so she may participate in a gathering in Manhattan." It appears for the defendants to ask to either/or travel from their home or at certain hours, as they are remanded to their residence with electronic monitors on their ankle. "MINUTE ENTRY; before USDJ Spatt on 9/5/03 @ 11:30 a.m., for Criminal Cause for Status Conference as to Dfts Payaddi Shivashankar, Susan Cottrell, Adam Drayer, Roger Drayer, RW Professional Leasing Services Corp., Rochelle Besser, Barry Drayer. Dft RW Professional Leasing Services Corp. present on bail with retained counsel Stuart E. Abrams. Dft Rochelle Besser present on bail with retained counsel Stuart Abrams. Dft Barry Drayer present on bail with retain counsel Stephen L. Cohen. Dft Roger Drayer present on bail with retained counsel Jerald Rosenthal. Dft Adam Drayer present on bail with retained counsel Thomas Marino. Dft Susan Cottrell present on bail with retained counsel Jerald Rosenthal. Dft Payaddi Shivashankar present in custody with CJA counsel Edward Jenks. Govt: Geoffrey Kaiser. Court Reporter: Harry Rapaport. Case called. Status Conference adjourned to 11/14/03 @ 1:30 p.m. before USDJ Spatt. Conference held. Speedy Trial Information on Dfts: Code Type: XT, Start Date: 9/5/03, Stop Date: 4/12/04. Excludable Delay entered on the record. Next Status Conference: 1) Conclude discovery 2) Set motion schedule. Questionnaires two weeks before jury selection on 3/30/04. 3/31/04 counsel to pick up questionnaires. 4/6/04 all counsel to agree on jurors who will return for Jury Selection. Jury Selection 4/12/04 @ 9:00 a.m. Consent to Magistrate Judge selecting jury by dfts and govt. No adjournments of Jury Selection date will be granted. Re: Bradley Simon's Letter dated 9/2/03. Govt to move documents to another location and keep boxes (2nd set) for the Courthouse. Notice of Appearance filed by Jerald Rosenthal for dft #4. (Coleman, Laurie)" (6/2002) 40 FBI agents raided the offices and arrested Barry and Rochelle, Roger and Jennifer Drayer. The investigation found $6.5 Million of fraud. Prosecutors said that the company, the RW Professional Leasing Corporation, concocted elaborate schemes using up to 100 rented mailboxes as far away as California to send phony checks, sham invoices, bogus leases and other false documents to banks in various states. Based on those documents, the banks lent RW millions of dollars to buy equipment and lease it out, prosecutors said. The schemes included multiple loans from different banks for the same medical equipment and loans for equipment that was never bought or leased, prosecutors said. Take the Money and Run:
Part I, http://www.leasingnews.org/Conscious-Top%20Stories/moneyandrun1.htm
Part II, http://www.leasingnews.org/Conscious-Top%20Stories/moneyandrun2.htm
Part III http://www.leasingnews.org/Conscious-Top%20Stories/moneyandrun3.htm
Orix Financial ORIX USA's Structured Finance division, based in Kennesaw, GA, recently exceeded $1 Billion in new business volume since its inception four years ago ( 01/05)ORIX USA Forms Corporate Finance Group (10/04) ORIX Announces Interim Results-Leasing Revenue Down. (7/2004) Reports Closing Kennesaw, GA Office, rental available. (4/2004) Gary Corr, president and COO of ORIX Financial Services, Inc. (OFS) announced the promotion of Bill G. Fite to group president of ORIX's equipment finance group (EFG). Many complaints by employees continue over lack of communication and broker promises. (1/04) On February 13th, forty people will be let go in Orix's New York Office and twenty-five in Kennesaw with layoffs continuing every two weeks from then on through the end of the fiscal year (3/31). “The layoffs will hit IT and Accounting the hardest but they will be across the board (SFG, EFG, RPG, Operations, HR).“Also, apparently there is an internal memo among the Dallas Executives that has a timeline for vacating Kennesaw entirely (1/04) “We Need Your Help!” Orix Employee Cries Out Loud ( http://www.leasingnews.org/archives/January%202004/01-16-04.htm#we ( 1/04) Orix Capital Markets will announce that they are shutting down the NY office. Major layoffs will hit the Kennesaw, Georgia office either mid or late February. Nothing is certain yet but it is probably safe to say that Orix will be out of the leasing business altogether at this time in 2005. (1/04) “ They have also already told the CIO, Chief Legal Officer, EFG Group President, and some other senior level people when their last day will be (1/04) Gary Gusoff is Gone---Five More to Follow (12/03) Despite the press releases and hoopla, according to a highly reliable source, Gary Gussoff last day will be December 31, with more officers to follow, with rumors Orix may be getting out of the leasing business in the USA (11/03)Fitch Withdraws ORIX Financial's Senior Debt Rating (11/03) " Holmes had four businesses reporting to him, the ones run by Hidder, Crain, Neptune and Fite. Today after the reorganization Corr gets only one of those businesses, the old Credit Alliance portfolio run by Fite. The other three organizations that Holmes recruited and nourished at OFS are all reporting elsewhere. How long will those guys stay around, they jumped ship from elsewhere to follow Holmes? And what is the fate of Fite, is he really necessary if all Corr has is the Equipment business?" (11/03)Fitch Places ORIX Special Servicer Rating Watch Negative| (10/03) http://two.leasingnews.org/loose_files/Orix_Motivational_Posters.ppt (10/03) Beyond comedy. (10/03) Holmes gone! (10/03) Orix floundering, Holmes to going, going... (9/03) US team in trouble, look for shake-up on top. (8/2001) "Orix Corporation was raised to "outperform" from "hold" by analyst Tomotaka Ohio at UFJ Capital Markets Securities". In a related story, Orix was reiterated "hold" by analyst Edward Gordon at WestLB Panmure. Insider tells us not much action happening at Orix. Shows what a press release about a new president coming on board and new credit manager. Hype still works on Wall Street. (7/2001) Hires Donald Cox as Exec.VP/CFO-30 years exp. at BofA. Many predict he will be a "figure head" and the company will not be around in two to three years---history will tell if this is correct or not. (4/2001) Orix to "consolidate;" close offices, moving to Atlanta, GA. (2/2001) Closes re-discount center, Steve Geller says "goodbye." (11/10 First six months profits up 14% at Orix! ) (11/8) New President at Orix appointed. 10/2000 "long-term Outlook has been revised from Stable to Negative". Credit Alliance has changed its name to ORIX Financial Services, 9/2000 Japanese Bank President commits Suicide (Orix is a 14.7% shareholder in bank having problems), (8/2000) closes small ticket vendor division in Portland Oregon, "Business as usual in New Jersey and with Brokers" says Steve Geller.
Cybernet , Grand Rapids (2/05) Trustee looks for help with Cyberco (1/05) Creditors looking for money, find a lot of expensive wine (11/04) Founder Barton Watson barricades self in house, commits suicide (11/04)According to public records, “approximately (70) banks and leasing companies are involved with a fraud estimated to be in excess of $60 million.
Conrad & Associates , Carlsbad Ca (02/05) Looks like Bill and TY Hanson, late of CMC have done it again. Complaint received “I think my investment of 50k is no more. Got $500 a month or 12% return for 2004. Got January 05, but none for this month. All phones etc off!!! Sold me a Promissory note.” Attempts to find them for a response have all failed. They seem to have disappeared.
Commercial Financial Group , Westlake, Ohio (02/05) John Spano, who spent five years in jail, was arrested again, for doing the same thing, keeping deposits and advance rentals.
Tech Com (Universal Equipment) , Southern California, (02/05) Ernie Reinhardt Guilty 13 Counts involving lease advance rentals and deposits.
Republic Leasing of South Carolina/NetBank (02/05) NetBank Loss $17.7 Million 4 th Q; Current period results include a provision expense against the company's Commercial Money Center, Inc. (CMC) lease receivables totaling $29.0 million, pre-tax (10/04) "Production within our business finance division (formerly known as Republic Leasing) increased by $4.4 million or 10% for a record of $46.9 million." (7/2004) New name :NetBank Business Finance (6/2004) July 1, 2004, Republic Leasing, a subsidiary of NetBank, will become a division of NetBank. (4/2004) ” The commercial equipment leasing business had production of $39 million, a decrease of $5.2 million or 12% “ (3/2004) Republic Leasing of South Carolina to Become Division NetBank April 1,2004. (7/2003) Jim Merrilees, CLP leaves to join Santa Barbara Bank & Trust Leasing Division as Vice President. Laura Poore also joins the Leasing Division as Marketing Representative. The division specializes in small-ticket leasing transactions originated through equipment leasing companies and brokers nationwide (2/2003) Forms a new division with Jim Merrilees heading it up in Portland-Merrilees left First Corp after Textron, Nations Credit, Greybank, Colonial Pacific Leasing. To concentrate on vendor/captive lessor marketplace. (1/2003) NetBank reported a net loss of $15.9 million (or $.36 per share) for the full year 2002 (12/2002)"The aim is to package the loans and sell them to investors for fatter, "banklike" profits; armed with new management and a coterie of experienced bankers plucked from rivals. .. languished since the Internet bubble burst. At their peak, the shares were trading at more than six times what they are fetching now. NetBank, with total assets of $3.76 billion, operates the nation's largest independent retail Internet bank. It also is a wholesale and retail mortgage lender. No one doubts that Internet banking is here to stay. Most banks -- large and small -- offer online banking in some form." Atlanta-Journal. $80 million loan Commercial Money Center insurance question. http://two.leasingnews.org/archives/December%202002/12-30-02.htm#NetBank (7/2002) cuts over 100 brokers, wants to become more efficient with remaining 150 brokers. (11/2001) parent and company now owned by NetBank; Dwight Galloway gets early Xmas present, broker community cheers the good news too. http://www.leasingnews.org/Conscious- Top%20Stories/dwight.htm 9/27/2000 "The expected result will be a sale of Republic Leasing" --- Dwight Galloway. He adds, "We have always been for sale for the right price, but in 13 years we have not sold off any leases or gone direct after broker's business, ever".
Celtic Capital Corp , Santa Monica, Ca. (1/05) Discovery Bank of San Marco, CA, to purchase certain assets, including its $23 million loan portfolio, and assume certain liabilities/ Celtic to become subsidiary and continue operating the commercial finance business under the Celtic name.
Penske Truck Leasing , Fl (1/05) Sues Bank of America for $1.6MM Nigerian type scam, prof. believes Nigerian company sent him check to cash for Penske refund, where he received a percentage for “processing” it.
Dolsen Leasing Company, Yakama, WA (1/05) Bob Dolsen passes away, the founder of the oldest independent leasing company in Washington State.
DVI, Philadelphia (01/05) BK Trustee Seeking “Vendor Payments” 90 Days, meaning deals funded within last 90 days before bankruptcy, also going after broker commissions paid during this time period. (5/2004) Fitch Ratings places certain classes of DVI, Inc. equipment transactions on Rating Watch Negative DVI (4/2004) the bankrupt Jamison medical finance company, loaned its chief executive more than $500,000 - and loaned another senior executive $150,000, and creditors want the loans repaid. (12/03) The U.S. District Court entered an order appointing Cedar Street Group as lead plaintiffs, and Krislov & Associates, Ltd. as lead attorney in the securities class actions brought against DVI, Inc.'s former chief executive officer, Michael A. O'Hanlon, and chief financial officer, Steven R. Garfinkel, and DVI's former lead underwriter, Merrill Lynch & Co. Claims against DVI, Inc. (DVI or Company) are currently stayed due to its Chapter 11 filing. (9/03) Suit Filed Against Former Senior Executives of DVI as law suits galore appear (8/03) starts cutting employees, half let go, close to 200 now (8/03) DVI files BK (8/03) Leasing News insiders say deals not being funded, real problems, company most likely will file bankruptcy, major problems. (12/2000 out of broker )
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Pawnee Leasing Corporation announces the closing of a $57,500,000 multi-year revolving credit facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Gary Souverein, Executive Vice President, stated, "As our industry continues to be closely scrutinized by the credit markets, especially in recent years, we are pleased with the very positive reception afforded Pawnee Leasing within the lending community. It is a credit to our business model, dedicated employee team and important broker/lessor origination network.”
Ronald Schneider, Northern Regional President, stated, “This facility builds upon the long relationship Bank One has enjoyed with Pawnee Leasing and we're pleased to be able to continue supporting this highly focused and entrepreneurial firm.”
Pawnee Leasing Corporation, providing lease financing in the lower 48 states since 1982, purchases small-ticket “Start-Up” and "B" Credit transactions exclusively from a national network of brokers/lessors. For more information please contact Gary Souverein, Executive Vice President or Scott Woodring, Vice-President, Marketing at 800-864-4266.
Gary H. Souverein
(“like you, we're doing the best we know how each day.” Gary.)
At meeting Tuesday, Fed seen moving again on small increase in interest rates
Owners Hold Off On Sales Of Homes
S.D. firm's diabetes drug gets go-ahead
California Nuts Briefs---
In California, Governor Slips From Heights
Governor pushes immigrant hot button
“Gimme that Wine”
Take my wine... s'il vous plait!
Fine wine flows from the 'Show Me' state
Vertical vineyard fights fears of slides Planting down steep slope has La Honda residents worried
This Day in American History
1611—King James Bible Published, major religious change which lead to religious groups seeking freedom of religion in the new world. King James 1 had appointed a committee of learned men to produce a new translation of the Bible in English. This version, popularly called the King James Version, is known in England as the Authorized Version.
Stanley Cup Champions This Date
1967 Toronto Maple Leafs
Opening Day in Chicago
the first pitch soars across home plate
Written by Dan Zamudio, published in his