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Paul Bent

Paul Bent

Practice areas:

Equipment Finance and Leasing, Corporate & Incorporation, Business, Contracts & Agreements, Debt & Lending Agreements

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About Me

Experience


Corporate, business, and transactional lawyer for 35 years.  Negotiating and representing clients in business deals, partnerships, financing transactions, leases and loans, development projects, and specialized transactions.


 


Arbitration and mediation of business and commercial disputes and transactions.


 


Services


Business planning and business formation.


Business, financing, and transaction advice and counsel.


Transaction negotiation, contracts, and documentation.


Project planning and financing.


Loan and lease contracts and negotiations.


Representation in business transactions, projects, and financing.


Structuring, negotiating, and financing business transactions in manufacturing, retail, real estate, technology, transportation, telecommunications, entertainment, and many other industries.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Equipment Finance and Leasing: 40%
    33 years
  2. Debt & Lending Agreements: 15%
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 15%
  4. Business: 15%
    33 years
  5. Corporate & Incorporation: 15%
    33 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

Law Office of Paul Bent

3715 Lewis Ave
Long Beach, CA, 90807

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197808/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lawyer of the Year 2012Long Beach Bar Association2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior Managing DirectorThe Alta Group, LLC2003 - 2013
President and General CounselGoodSmith & Co., Incorporated1984 - 2013

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Joseph A. Ball/Clarence S. Hunt Inn of CourtMaster of the Bench; President; Secretary/Treasurer2005 - Present
Long Beach Bar AssociationChair, Technology Committee; fmr Board of Governors2004 - Present
International Technology Law AssociationBoard of Advisors; fmr President1973 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Energy Project FinancingProject completed
Acquisition of BusinessAcquisition completed
Business Due DiligenceSuccessful transactions

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
LJN’s Equipment Leasing Newsletter, part 2 of a 2-part article“Dodd-Frank: What About Leasing?”2011
LJN’s Equipment Leasing Newsletter, part 1 of a 2-part article“Dodd-Frank: What About Leasing?”2011
Equipment Leasing Today”Considering the Alternatives in Alternative Energy”2008
Journal of Equipment Lease Financing“Investing in Alternative Energy Equipment and Projects”2008
Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation“The Future of Financing Alternative Energy Equipment”2007
Equipment Leasing Today“When is a Consumer? The Dynamics of a Changing Leasing Landscape”2005
LJN’s Equipment Leasing Newsletter“Cross-Border Disputes and the Potential for Resolution via Mediation”2005
Equipment Leasing Today“Mediation in Leasing”2005
AFP/Exchange“Transaction Troubles? The Courtroom’s Not Your Only Recourse”2004
The Secured Lender“Avoiding the Courtroom When the Transaction Goes Bad”2004

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern Univ SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Univ of California at Los AngelesMathematics and Computer ScienceA.B.1973

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Executive Summit 2013"Innovation and Regulation -- Are They Mutually Exclusive?"2013
Executive Summit 2012"Dodd-Frank: The Impact on Equipment Leasing"2012
ELFA Legal Forum"Dollars and Sense: Leasing Economics for Lawyers"2012
ELFA Credit & Collections Conference"Impact of Regulation in Equipment Leasing"2011
ELFA Annual Convention"Predictive Analytics in Corporation Finance"2011