Richard I. Simon, Member

Richard I. Simon

Member

rsimon@lawfirm.ms

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Richard Simon, who has practiced law for over 30 years is a Shareholder, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Banking and Financial Services Practice Group, and Partner in Charge of the Firm’s New York Office. Richard has extensive experience in, all aspects of commercial lending, including commercial and industrial, asset based lending, factoring, trade, purchase order, supply chain and other alternative financing complex commercial litigation, and commercial transactions. 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, corporate governance, cybersecurity and privacy issues.

Richard, who first became a firm member in 2000 also spent 10 years as a principal and general counsel to a factoring and trade finance company with an emphasis on asset-based lending, factoring purchase order funding, and documentary letters of credit. During this time he was responsible for all legal affairs, the purchase order funding and letter of credit operations and oversight corporate compliance.

Richard established the firm’s commercial banking finance practice which currently represents banks and non-institutional lenders, factors and borrowers in both loan negotiation, documentation and restructuring transactions.

On an ongoing basis, Richard’s eclectic background has helped clients efficiently and cost effectively successfully complete difficult transactions.

Richard has had numerous speaking engagements of note, including:

  • NYIC-ABF Journal Education and Networking Conference at Villanova University in April of 2009;
  • IFA/NYIC Joint Factoring Program in New York City, March 2013;
  • IFA/NYIC Joint Factoring Program in New York, March 2014;
  • “SHARK TANK WORKSHOP” in New York, October 2014;
  • NYIC/IFA Northeast Joint Program & Luncheon, February 2015;
  • IFA/NYIC Joint Factoring Program in New York, March 2015;
  • IFA Legal Panel, Miami, FL 2016;
  • NYIC Shark Tank Workshop, New York 2016;
  • NYIC, IFA Northeast, DeBanked & AFBA 2018 Lending Conference, New York, October 2018.

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

Overview

Richard Simon, who has practiced law for over 30 years is a Shareholder, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Banking and Financial Services Practice Group, and Partner in Charge of the Firm’s New York Office. Richard has extensive experience in, all aspects of commercial lending, including commercial and industrial, asset based lending, factoring, trade, purchase order, supply chain and other alternative financing complex commercial litigation, and commercial transactions. 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, corporate governance, cybersecurity and privacy issues.

Experience

Richard, who first became a firm member in 2000 also spent 10 years as a principal and general counsel to a factoring and trade finance company with an emphasis on asset-based lending, factoring purchase order funding, and documentary letters of credit. During this time he was responsible for all legal affairs, the purchase order funding and letter of credit operations and oversight corporate compliance.

Richard established the firm’s commercial banking finance practice which currently represents banks and non-institutional lenders, factors and borrowers in both loan negotiation, documentation and restructuring transactions.

On an ongoing basis, Richard’s eclectic background has helped clients efficiently and cost effectively successfully complete difficult transactions.

Richard has had numerous speaking engagements of note, including:

  • NYIC-ABF Journal Education and Networking Conference at Villanova University in April of 2009;
  • IFA/NYIC Joint Factoring Program in New York City, March 2013;
  • IFA/NYIC Joint Factoring Program in New York, March 2014;
  • “SHARK TANK WORKSHOP” in New York, October 2014;
  • NYIC/IFA Northeast Joint Program & Luncheon, February 2015;
  • IFA/NYIC Joint Factoring Program in New York, March 2015;
  • IFA Legal Panel, Miami, FL 2016;
  • NYIC Shark Tank Workshop, New York 2016;
  • NYIC, IFA Northeast, DeBanked & AFBA 2018 Lending Conference, New York, October 2018.
Professional Affiliations

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

Admissions

State of New Jersey

State of New York

Education

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