Key Issues for Small Business Finance in 2021

State and federal financial regulators increasingly are focused on protecting small businesses, as illustrated by recent enforcement efforts and new state laws regulating both traditional and innovative small-business finance products. In this webinar, Manatt small business finance professionals will discuss what small business finance companies can expect in 2021, and what they should be doing to prepare for increased regulatory scrutiny.

Topics will include:

  • Status and requirements of commercial finance disclosure regulations in California and New York, and whether other states are likely to adopt similar requirements
  • Expanded jurisdiction of state regulators, including California UDAAP authority
  • Enforcement priorities affecting small-business finance companies, including fair lending claims
  • What to expect from the CFPB and the FTC in 2021

This program is open to Manatt clients and prospective clients.


Scott M. Pearson, Partner, Manatt Financial Services
Kay Fitz-Patrick, Associate, Manatt Financial Services
John Kimble, Associate, Manatt Financial Services

Date and Time

Wednesday, March 24, 2021


This program has been approved for 1.0 NY CLE Skills (transitional and non-transitional) and for 1.0 CA MCLE General credit.

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This program does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. Views expressed by presenters are strictly their own and should not be construed to be the views of Manatt or attributed to Manatt.



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