American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers

The American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers is a professional organization dedicated to promoting the field of commercial finance law through education, legislative reform and the recognition of distinguished practitioners, jurists and academics. The College offers a venue to promote and recognize outstanding achievement and advances in the field of commercial finance law.

Upcoming Events

Click here information about upcoming events including the College’s briefings for Fellows.

Letter to Fellows from President Peter Carson, August 5, 2016

2017 Fellowship Dues

Notices for the College's 2017 dues were distributed on December 1, 2016.  These dues support the ACCFL services and activities during the 2017 calendar year, so prompt payment is appreciated.  If you are a current Fellow and do not receive your notice and invoice, please contact our administrative office at and we will be happy to assist you.  

History of the College

The American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers was founded a quarter century ago, through the foresight, insight and perseverance of our co-founders Maury Poscover, David Willenzik and Earnest Bland Williams III.  Over the succeeding years, this College has inducted nearly 300 preeminent practitioners and scholars as Fellows and has firmly established itself not only as a prominent honorary society of remarkable collegiality, but importantly also as a learned, active and influential participant in the field of commercial finance law.  And now, through the labors and invaluable recollections of many, the history of the College has now been written and is available for your enjoyment.  Please click here to read the History of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers online or to download a copy.  

Fellows met in Boston
on September 10-11 for the College's

2016 Fall Dinner & Advanced Seminar 

If you missed this ACCFL 2016 mid-year dinner on September 10, 2016, you missed a delectable, collegial and very enjoyable event. The dinner was held at the distinguished Algonquin Club in Boston, MA, and attended by more than 50 of our colleagues and guests.   

The 3rd annual Advanced Seminar was held on September 11, 2016, at the Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP , courtesy of our host, fellow Edwin SmithThe topic, LLC Member as Debtor – A Jungian Analysis? (It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how things are in themselves; and the Mobius Strip of Business Entities (The Protected Series)), was designed and led by Professor Daniel S. Kleinberger, Emeritus Professor of Law, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and Reporter for the Uniform Law Conference Drafting Committee on Series of Unincorporated Business Entities.  

According to attendees, the Advanced Seminar was well worth getting their brains in-gear on a Sunday morning!  The 2017 Fall Dinner & Advanced Seminar will be held in Chicago on September 16th and 17th.  Watch the website for more information.  Fellows will receive a registration notice and instructions by email about six weeks before the event. 





2017 Annual Meeting and Dinner 
to be held in New Orleans, LA

The College will hold its 2017 Annual Meeting & Dinner on Saturday, April 8th at Arnaud's Restaurant in the French Quarter.  As in the past, the meeting will be held following the ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting.  The ABA meeting is being hosted at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, not far from the French Quarters of this famous city.  The College will welcome new Fellows at the meeting, sponsored by current College Fellows.

Further details about the Annual Meeting and Dinner will be posted and all fellows will receive up-to-date information about the event and registration in February.  If you have specific questions that need to be answered right away, please email the College's administrative office at: