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BRUCE N. MENKES is a partner in the Chicago law firm of Mandell Menkes LLC, where he represents lenders, merchants and equipment lessors. Mr. Menkes helps clients with a wide variety of consumer and commercial finance matters, including negotiating and documenting co-brand and other payment card agreements for retailers; preparing agreements for lending and leasing transactions; and advising on privacy, data security and regulatory compliance issues. He also litigates consumer and commercial finance disputes, including defending consumer class actions suits alleging violations of consumer fraud laws, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Truth in Lending Act. Mr. Menkes is a past chair of the Debt Collection Practices and Bankruptcy Subcommittee of the Consumer Financial Services Committee of the American Bar Association. He has written numerous articles, including "The FDCPA and the First Amendment" (Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, 2011). Mr. Menkes earned his B.A. degree, highest honors, from William & Mary and his J.D. degree from the University of Chicago. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois, before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (member of the Trial Bar), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
GEORGE E. WARNER JR. is the founding partner of Warner Law, LLC, a boutique firm emphasizing collection matters. He practices in the area of creditors' rights for local, regional, national, and international clients. Mr. Warner regularly represents financial institutions, equipment leasing companies, and other secured and unsecured creditors. He has extensive experience in state and federal litigation and complex post-judgment activities. A frequent lecturer for continuing legal education programs for other attorneys and adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law from 1997 to 2001, Mr. Warner is committed to raising the expectations of expertise of his peers. He has practiced law for more than 18 years, with nearly 15 of those years focused almost exclusively on commercial collections. While with Bernick & Lifson, P.A., Mr. Warner became and continues to be one of the only two Minnesota attorneys to hold National Board Certification as a creditor's rights specialist by the American Board of Certification. He is a long-time member of the Commercial Law League of America and the Minnesota State and Hennepin County bar associations. Mr. Warner earned his B.A. degree from the University of Iowa and his J.D. degree from the Hamline University School of Law.
RONALD S. WEISS is a partner in the Kansas City law firm of Berman, DeLeve, Kuchan & Chapman, L.C. He practices in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Mr. Weiss wrote the chapter on general executions in The Missouri Bar Handbook and Attachments on Debtor/Creditors' Rights, and the chapter on bankruptcy in The Missouri Bar Practical Skills Handbook. He also is a contributing writer to The Missouri Bar Bankruptcy Practice Handbook. Mr. Weiss has been a lecturer for The Missouri Bar seminars and for the National Association of Credit Management in the Kansas City Bar Young Lawyers Trial Practice Program. He has served as chair of the Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute. Mr. Weiss is a member of The Missouri Bar, the American Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Commercial Law League of America and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Missouri.