SPEAK: Stay in the know with SettlePou

News & Blog > News

Kerry Southerland Presents at the 2017 Mid-America Lenders Conference


Kerry Southerland, a Shareholder in SettlePou’s Commercial and SBA Lending Section, presented at this year’s Mid-America Lenders Conference (“MALC”) in Austin, Texas.  MALC is an annual national conference that is dedicated to educating lenders about government-guaranteed programs.  Attendees range from Small Business Administration personnel, to vendors, to large and small lenders from all over the country. 

Kerry’s presentation was entitled “Navigating the 10-Tab Purchase Package En Route to Funding of Your SBA Guaranty”, which she was honored to present along with Vanessa Piccioni, the Director of the National Guaranty Purchase Center.  This is the second consecutive year Kerry has been asked to speak.   Her presentation in 2016 was about the due diligence process and the best practices as it relates to closing an SBA loan.  Although Kerry’s practice is primarily transactional lending, she can assist lenders with problem loans thanks to her workout experience, including a clerkship with Judge Houser in the  Northern District of Texas Bankruptcy Court, which also allows her to spot potential problems from the front-end of a loan transaction to avoid any repair or denial issues with government-guaranteed loans.   If you would like to contact Kerry about her presentations or any other questions concerning commercial lending, she can be reached at ksoutherland@settlepou.com or 214-560-1856.