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Goldberg Kohn is honored to once again sponsor the Secured Finance Network's Cross-Border Finance Essay Contest. The prize competition will be open to an author or co-authors employed by any SFNet member company.

Essays can be on any topic dealing with Cross-Border Finance, which is defined to include asset-based lending, factoring, receivables purchases and other forms of cross-border trade finance. For example, an essay might be about a unique or innovative deal structure and how it was created and implemented, or might address regulation of international finance, developments in secured transactions law that affect cross-border secured finance, deal trends, or a historical look at how international finance has contributed to major world developments.

Essays will be judged on content, originality, clarity, structure and overall contribution to furthering and expanding understanding within the field of cross-border finance. Essays will be judged by the members of the SFNet International Finance and Development Committee, and winners will be announced no later than July 5, 2023.


Three winning essays will be chosen for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Winning essays will be published in The Secured Lender magazine and all three winners will have the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion at the SFNet Annual Convention. Winners will also receive engraved plaques with their names.


Essays must be no more than 3,000 words (no minimum). Contestants are asked to send their submissions in Word format to, and to please include your name, title, company and email address. Entry is free and submissions must be submitted by April 10, 2022

About the Secured Finance Network

Founded in 1944, the Secured Finance Network (formerly the Commercial Finance Association) is an essential resource for all organizations and professionals who deliver and enable secured finance to businesses. The hub of a vibrant community, SFNet brings together the people, data, knowledge, tools, and insights that put capital to work. Through a range of networking opportunities — from large-scale conferences to intimate local chapter events — SFNet fosters communities of interest that can generate opportunities, deal flow, and long-term relationships and collaborations.

SFNet also develops and delivers training and tools through in-person and online educational programs that promote best practices, advance organizations, build staff capabilities and propel individual careers. As the premiere association of asset-based lenders, factoring firms and other secured finance constituents, SFNet is a strong advocate representing members on critical public policy and legal issues that have an impact on our industry and members’ businesses.