Bank Counsel Seminar



*All times listed below are in PDT

**Tentative Schedule. Subject to change.

Thursday, May 27
9:00 AM – 9:05 AM Welcome/Opening Remarks
9:05 AM – 10:05 AM Patience and Persistence While Under Pressure:
Dealing With the Paycheck Protection Program

Pamela Martinson

Michael Flynn
Of Counsel

Mike Zandpour
Associate General Counsel
City National Bank

Yale Kim
VP, Associate General Counsel
Citizens Business Bank
10:05 AM – 11:05 AM A Brave New World – New Laws That
Change the Playing Field for Real Estate Lenders

Barry A. Smith

Jeannine Del Monte Kowal
Associate General Counsel
Pacific Western Bank

Moderated by:
Peter S. Muñ​oz
Reed Smith LLP
11:05 AM – 12:05 PM Managing Customer Risk in the Cannabis
(or Cannabis-Adjacent) Space

Oren Bitan
12:05 PM – 1:05 PM Awards & Lunch Break
1:05 PM – 2:05 PM Regulatory Roundup – Current Developments and More

Speakers TBD
2:05 PM – 3:05 PM TEMPERATURE CHECK!! Managing a Workforce
During a Pandemic

Candace M. Gomez
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Paul Amante Jr.
Vice President
Irvine Management Company
3:05 PM Program Adjourns


For this year’s 2021 Bank Counsel Seminar, we have updated our pricing model to reflect a one-time fee for the bank/law firm depending on how many people register for the seminar. Please refer to the table down below.

Pricing For One Time Fee For 1-5 Attendees One Time Fee For 6 or More Attendees
WBA Bank Member $395 $695
Bank Non-Member $695 $995
Law Firm Member $395 $695
Law Firm Non-Member $695 $995

To register just one individual for the seminar, please feel free to click on the register online button down below to register today. Or you can fill out the registration form.

Register Online

To register more than person from the bank, please contact Lori King at for more information.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees less a $75 processing fee per registrant will be refunded if cancellation is received by Thursday, May 13, 2021. No refund if cancellations are received after Thursday, May 13, 2021. Substitutions welcomed.