Seven Shareholders from Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton are Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2009

Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 20, 2008

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A. announces that the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America has selected 7 of its members for inclusion in its annual legal guide. Harley Tropin and John Kozyak received the highest honor of the publication by being identified as Bet-the-Company Litigators.

Corali Lopez-Castro, John Kozyak, David L. Rosendorf, and Charles Throckmorton are listed in the Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law category. Kenneth Hartmann and Gail McQuilkin were selected in the Intellectual Property Law category. Harley Tropin was selected in the Commercial Litigation category. John Kozyak and Cori Lopez-Castro are also recognized as top Commercial Litigators.

Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 2.5 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. The American Lawyer describes the Best Lawyers listing as “the most respected list of attorneys in practice.”

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton is an AV Rated law firm located in Miami, Florida. The 22 lawyer firm handles complex commercial litigation and corporate bankruptcies. It represents clients in health care, contract, tort, securities fraud, professional malpractice, intellectual property, unfair competition, employment disputes, antitrust matters, and class action litigation and defense. In bankruptcy matters, it represents corporate debtors, individual debtors, bankruptcy committees, indentured trustees, special servicers of securitized loans, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, bankruptcy trustees, bankruptcy receivers, assignees for benefit of creditors, landlords, tenants, shareholder, and asset purchasers.

For more information about Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton please visit the website or call (305)372-1800.

### Experiences Dramatic Increase in Auto Loan Demand for 2nd Quarter 2009

Irving, Texas (PRWEB) July 12, 2009, an online direct to customer auto finance company, has seen a 113.4% percent increase in applications for the second quarter 2009 compared to second quarter 2008. Just as dramatic, comparatively, the second quarter of 2009 to the first quarter 2009 has shown an increase of 77.6%. The demand for direct to consumer auto finance has jumped significantly during the first six months of 2009.

Finance applications for the purchase of new and used cars as well as refinance loans, has risen sharply due much in part to the increase demand for the limited indirect financing that is available through traditional channels at dealerships. These traditional channels have left consumers without options thereby leaving consumers to apply online in search of alternative financing. They have been driven to expand their search options and through the internet, the consumer is finding alternative financing solutions. This is clearly resulting in the large increase of auto loan application volume.

“We are absolutely delighted to be in a position to help so many people with solutions to their auto finance needs,” said Dale L. Peterson, President of “and once again, this continues to signal that demand for direct to consumer lending for the purchase of new and used autos and auto refinance loans is much bigger than the supply of financing. We experienced the same strong demand in the first quarter as we see lenders tighten credit and leave the direct market because of a lack of available ABS securitization.”

Peterson also stated that, “As we monitor the month to month activity, the strength of the demand from direct consumer financing customers continues to search for a relaxation of some of the overly cautious parameters they are evaluating applicants by. We’ve seen interest rates increase, and credit qualifications become so narrowly defined that all anyone can do is wait for lenders to increase their activity. We seriously believe that it’s a matter of time before visionary companies enter and capture market share in this direct to consumer market.

“It is still a very challenging marketplace,” Peterson said, “with all that has happened, the Big three automakers, the bailouts, the reorganizations and restructurings in just the last 90 days. However, we continue to be excited about the future and are pleased with the positive growth that we have been able to achieve. Although uncertainty remains as to when credit will loosen up, the industry will emerge stronger and more prepared to meet the changing needs of the consumer market. Our overall long term outlook of our industry remains positive.”

About is a registered trademark of and a division of Horizon Digital Finance, L.L.C. which began operation in 2003. The company is a privately held, direct-to-consumer, internet-based financing marketplace that helps consumers take control of the research, finance and buy processes for New and Used Auto Loans, Refinance Auto Loans, Private Party Auto Loans and Lease Buyout Auto Loans. Offering a wide range of products and services to simplify the search for information and funding alternatives, consumers are provided with a secure, confidential place to obtain up to four loan offers. facilitates the matching of lenders based upon customer needs via a patent pending, proprietary analysis and evaluation process called Preferred Placement

QuinStreet CEO Identifies Recession Winners and Losers at LeadsCon 2009

Foster City, CA (PRWEB) July 14, 2009

QuinStreet, Inc. CEO, Doug Valenti, was a featured speaker on the State of the Industry panel at LeadsCon 2009 in Las Vegas on May 4. Valenti offered a valuable perspective into the online lead generation industry. At the helm of the industry’s leading performance marketing and media firm for the past decade, Valenti has a deep understanding of trends in online marketing.

“No business is completely immune from the current economic climate, and there are many segments of online marketing that are negatively affected by current economic weakness,” Valenti said. “But, performance marketing on the Internet is one of very few industries continuing to grow overall. Looking to the future, we see a cause for continued optimism and a long term growth chart that is very much up and to the right.”

Valenti projects potential winners in the months ahead, predicting companies with heavy reliance on media for customer acquisition, such as NetFlix, are likely to capitalize on declining display ad rates. Other businesses likely to succeed in online marketing are companies whose value proposition is based upon saving consumers money.

“We are seeing a lot of shopping online for cost savings on essential products and services,” Valenti said. “It’s not a surprise that coupon sites have achieved revenue increases approaching 40 percent this year.”

Other categories of business likely to grow in the current market are non-discretionary products and/or services. Medical and health related products and services are holding up very well in online marketing campaigns, Valenti noted.

On the other hand, Valenti anticipates continued market softness for businesses promoting discretionary purchases, especially large items such as automobiles and homes, as consumers continue to delay making big ticket purchases.

“Purchases that require consumers to access bank credit or home equity are facing particular challenges at this time due to tightened credit and reduced home equity values,” Valenti said. “Many remodeling and home improvement projects are scaled back due to financing constraints.”

Bank related offerings, such as credit cards and mortgages, are unlikely to see significant growth in the near-term due to problems with their balance sheets and with securitization markets. Banks with strong balance sheets may succeed in attracting new customers, particularly for refinancing, Valenti noted.

The LeadsCon 2009 State of the Industry panel was moderated by David Carlick, Director, ReachLocal, Inc., and featured Valenti along with Ross Sandler, Senior Analyst Global Internet & Media Research, RBC Capital Markets; and Michael Zeisser, Senior Vice President, Liberty Media Corporation.

About QuinStreet, Inc.

QuinStreet, Inc. has been the leader in performance marketing and media online since 1999, consistently delivering the right leads at the right volume to thousands of industry-leading clients.


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Financial Institutions Group Global Head Ruth Porat to Keynote Wharton School Finance Conference 2009

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 11, 2009

Ruth Porat, Global Head, Financial Institutions Group, Morgan Stanley will join the tenth annual Wharton Finance Conference as a Keynote Speaker. The conference, organized by students of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, will be held at the Park Hyatt at Bellevue in Philadelphia on Nov. 20, 2009. Throughout the current financial crisis, Ms. Porat has been responsible for the Firm’s coverage of financial institutions and governments globally.

The Wharton Finance Conference, whose theme is “Looking Forward: Finance in a New Horizon.” will include panel discussions on such issues in Corporate Social Responsibility vs. Government Regulation, the Increased Competitiveness of Services Firms, International Opportunities, Infrastructure Finance, Financing Growth, Financial Innovation in the 21st Century: Sales & Trading Perspective, Careers in Finance: Recruiting in a Tough Economic Environment. Participants can look forward to a conglomeration of the best minds in business and meeting with intellectual and experienced experts.

Keynote speakers at the Wharton Finance Conference 2009 include:

— Ms. Ruth Porat Global Head, Financial Institutions Group, Morgan Stanley, Vice Chairman, Investment Banking Division

— Mr. Tony Ehinger, Managing Director of Credit Suisse,

Co-Head, Global Securities, Investment Banking Division

Other scheduled conference participants include:

— James R. Tanenbaum , Partner, Morrison & Foerster and Chair of the firms Global Capital Markets practice

— Andrew Ross Sorkin, Chief Mergers and Acquisitions Reporter and Columnist, The New York Times

— Rodolfo L. Molina, Managing Director, Head of Southern Latin America, UBS Investment Bank

— Rob Collins, Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Banking for the Americas, Greenhill & Co.

— Vikram Pant, Managing Director, IDFC Project Equity

— Jonathan Turnbull, Head of Infrastructure Investment Banking, Citigroup

— Ed Rubin, Head of Cross Rate and Securitized Product Sales (Deutsche Bank)

— Devin O’Reilly, Principal, Bain Capital

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania — founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school — is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. The most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world, Wharton bridges research and practice through its broad engagement with the global business community. The school has more than 4,700 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 10,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and an alumni network of more than 85,000 graduates.

Further information on the conference can be found at:

Members of the media are invited to attend, but pre-registration is required.

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Media inquiries:

Peter Winicov (Wharton Communications Office)

Telephone: 1-215-746-6471


General inquiries:

Haoying Sun (Finance Conference student team)

Telephone: 1-215-485-1831


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G. Edward DeSeve, Special Advisor to President Obama on Economic Stimulus Package to Speak as Keynote at Wharton Finance Conference 2009

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 15, 2009

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