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ELFA Announces May Webinar Lineup for EF Professionals During COVID-19

May 06, 2020, 07:15 AM

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announced new webinars scheduled for May. The webinars are part of the association’s “Wednesday Webinars @1” series created to provide critical information to equipment finance professionals in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The webinars will engage experts on a series of hot topics—from e-leasing to loan modifications—and allow attendees to ask questions during interactive Q&A sessions. All of the events qualify for one CPE credit.

The following ELFA webinars are scheduled for May 2020:

e-Signatures and e-Leases in the COVID-19 World
Wednesday, May 6, 1-2 p.m. ET
Is your equipment finance company looking to ramp up e-signing and e-leasing in the current environment? Learn what you need to know to jump start (or accelerate) your e-signing and full-blown e-leasing. Topics will include considerations flowing from remote work locations, signer authentication, enforceability considerations and determining who has the “original.” Featuring: Moderator Dominic Liberatore, Deputy General Counsel, DLL, with panelists Stephen Bisbee, President, eOriginal, and Bob Cohen, Partner, Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP. Time will be reserved for Q&A. 

Operational Resiliency: Tools for the Pandemic and Beyond
Wednesday, May 13, 1-2 p.m. ET
How are you addressing your company’s current needs and long-term operational resilience? This webinar will help you address the needs of the current crisis with post-pandemic planning and prepare for the “new normal.” It will also help you take a more holistic approach to building long-term organizational resilience. Record actionable “lessons learned” from your organization’s pandemic response and use this crisis to map more accurately the interdependencies between your assets, critical processes and suppliers. All attendees will receive a Post-Pandemic Report Template and a “Return to Work” Plan Template. Featuring: Mike Campbell, CEO, Fusion Risk Management, Past ELFA Board Member; David Nolan, Founder & Strategic Advisor, Fusion Risk Management; and an additional speaker TBA.

Pandemic Politics: An Update from the Editor in Chief of the National Journal
Wednesday, May 20, 1-2 p.m. ET
Join Chelsea Neil, ELFA Director of Federal Government relations, as she speaks with Jeff DuFour, Editor in Chief of the National Journal Daily about the upcoming summer legislative agenda in Congress, the congressional primaries and a look ahead to this fall’s general election. Time will be reserved for Q&A. 

Lease and Loan Modifications and Restructurings in the COVID-19 Environment
Wednesday, May 27, 1-2 p.m. ET
In this difficult business environment lessors and lenders are receiving requests from their customers for some form of rent accommodation. This webinar will focus on the basic accounting model for lease and loan modifications, recent actions by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and federal regulators in the U.S. and the International Accounting Standards Board in London to address the COVID-19 impacts on leases, and how these models work with the more common forms of lease modifications. Featuring: John Bober, Managing Member, IXL Lease Advisory Services, LLC and Chair, ELFA Financial Accounting Committee; Shawn Halladay, Chief Financial and Operations Officer, The Pitney Bowes Bank; Tim Kolber, Managing Director, National Office Accounting Services, Deloitte, LLP; and Mamta Shori, Chief Financial Officer, Wells Fargo Equipment Finance.

To register for an upcoming ELFA webinar or view recordings of past webinars, visit

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