Business Law Basics and Lender Liability

Business Law Square

May 17, 2022

11:00 am Eastern | 10:00 am Central | 9:00 am Mountain | 8:00 am Pacific

This webinar will provide the banker with a basic framework of Business Law including the judicial process.

Emphasis will be placed on how the legal system can help/harm the banker including how to avoid a lawsuit due to lender liability through maintaining both ethical behavior and effective negotiations.

A review of the stages of litigation, alternatives to litigation including arbitration and mediation, and the borrower’s business structure (from a legal perspective), will be displayed.

The seminar will also cover the nature and characteristics of contracts (the promissory note), problem loan situations, and collection efforts. Additionally, banking regulations and tort reform will be discussed. This webinar will also cover the concept of Lender Liability including recent industry trends.

This portion of the seminar will address some of the technical aspects of this often-overlooked subject. This webinar is a must for all bankers who want to better understand business law basics and avoid expensive, unwanted litigation!

Time: 90 minutes

Learning Objectives:

  • The Difference between Law and Ethics and Why It Matters from a Lender Liability Standpoint
  • Negotiations and the Law
  • The Judicial Process including the Stages of Litigation
  • Alternatives to Litigation including Arbitration and Mediation
  • The Borrower’s Business Structure and the Law
  • The Nature and Characteristics of Contracts (The Promissory Note)
  • Problem Loan Situations (What Happens when a “Good” Loan Turns “Bad”)
  • Collections (How Hard Can You Push?)
  • Overview of Banking Regulations
  • Other Business Law Issues including Tort Reform and Its Impact on the Borrower
  • Lender Liability and Recent Industry Trends
  • Technical Aspects of Lender Liability

ICBA Members: $199
Nonmembers: $299
Unlimited Webinar Pass subscription: $0


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David Osburn


David L. Osburn & Associates, LLC