George A. Hewett Speaks at America East Conference


August 4, 2017 - Boston, MA
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On August 3, Davis Malm shareholder George A. (Tony) Hewett, participated in a panel at America East 2017, an annual conference for U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) lenders. Mr. Hewett’s panel, “SBA 504: What Happens After Closing,” was designed to help the lead bank and SBA licensed certified development companies (CDCs) understand the SBA closing issues that could impact, or even delay, funding of an SBA loan. The panel discussed the SBA District Office approval process. Attendees also heard best practices from the panelists to help ensure a pleasant borrower experience during and after the settlement process.

Mr. Hewett practices in the Business Law area at Davis Malm, focusing his practice on commercial lending, real estate finance, and public finance. He has extensive experience in handling all phases of commercial lending transactions, including closings, portfolio management activities and workouts involving bankruptcy, litigation and liquidation of assets through foreclosure and/or secured party sales. For the past 30 years, Mr. Hewett has been lead counsel in representing national, regional, and local bank and non-bank lenders, closing on over 3,500 transactions during this time throughout New England and the United States. He is a United States Small Business Administration approved specialist in closing and servicing SBA loan transactions, including the 7(a) SBA guaranteed loan program. He also works extensively in the SBA 504 Program for Economic Development, has been approved as a Designated 504 Closing Attorney for seventeen years, and is a former member of the Board of Directors of New England Certified Development Corporation.

America East is an annual conference that promotes networking and educational growth for new and seasoned SBA lenders. The conference focuses on programs and initiatives to support exporting, aiding an underserved and thriving community, and providing training on a variety of SBA policies and procedures. For more information about America East, click here.

About Davis, Malm & D’Agostine, P.C.
Founded in 1979, Davis Malm is a premier mid-sized, full-service New England firm. The firm provides sophisticated, cost-effective legal representation to local, national, and international public and private businesses, institutions, and individuals in a wide spectrum of industries. The attorneys at the firm practice at the top level of the profession and deliver successful results to clients through direct partner involvement, responsive client service, and practical and creative problem solving. Davis Malm is the member firm for the International Lawyers Network representing Massachusetts and northern New England.

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America East is an annual conference that promotes networking and educational growth for new and seasoned SBA lenders.