Maury Poscover, senior counsel at Husch Blackwell, will receive the Homer Kripke award at the 2015 Annual Meeting and Dinner of the Fellows of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers on April 18 in San Francisco.

The Homer Kripke Achievement Award recognizes a career of noteworthy leadership and a history of exceptional dedication to the improvement of commercial finance law and practice.

Poscover represents commercial financial institutions in structuring secured, cash-flow and unsecured loans, developing strategies, handling financial restructurings and advising on lender liability avoidance. He also provides counsel to middle-market and multinational companies, serving their needs in mergers, acquisitions and disposition of their
Poscover has held numerous leadership positions with the American Bar Association (ABA), including Chair of the Business Law Section and member of the ABA Board of Governors. Among other accomplishments, Poscover was active in the Business Law Section’s efforts to develop standardization and guidelines for opinion-issuing in third-party transactions, known as the Silverado Accord. For three years he served on the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, which evaluates nominees to the federal bench.

Prior to becoming the Chester Rohrlich Professor of Corporate Law, Finance and Taxation at New York University School of Law, Homer Kripke served as Assistant General Counsel at The CIT Group, Inc. for 17 years. An expert in secured transactions, Professor Kripke also mastered securities law and accounting, in addition to being President of the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, from 1963 to 1965. Having contributed to the development of American commercial jurisprudence throughout his entire adult life, the College has deemed it particularly fitting that the lifetime achievement award be named in Professor Kripke’s honor.