Richard Simon has been practicing law for over 30 years and has extensive experience in commercial litigation, and commercial, industrial, trade and purchase order finance. Throughout his career he has acted as outside general counsel, advising clients on a myriad of issues confronting midsize to large businesses on a daily basis, including business structure, planning, finance, compliance and contract matters.
Richard, who has been a firm member since 2000, spent 10 years as a principal and the general counsel to a trade finance company with an emphasis on asset-based lending, factoring and purchase order funding. During this time he was responsible for all legal affairs, the purchase order funding operations and oversight of corporate compliance.
Richard established the firm’s asset-based lending, middle market, factoring and trade finance practice which currently represents banks and non-institutional lenders, factors and borrowers in both loan negotiation, documentation and restructuring transactions.
Richard has had numerous speaking engagements of note, including the following:
Commercial Finance Association
Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys
International Factoring Association – Member of Bd. of NE Chapter
Turnaround Management Association
American Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
State of New Jersey
State of New York
Seton Hall University, J.D., cum laude, 1974
Law Secretary to the Honorable Geoffrey Gaulkin, J.S.C., 1974-1975
Syracuse University, B.A., 1971