Tribute to Earl Glick

Once again we have lost one of the founding members of the Commercial Finance Committee as well as one of the leaders in the field of commercial finance, Earl Glick of Los Angeles. Earl died in early January just short of 78 years old. He was there at the beginning of the CFS committee in 1983 and served as the Program Committee Chair from 1988-1992. He was a regular participant on panels and an active member of the committee for many years.

Earl grew up in Chicago and graduated from Northwestern’s School of Law in 1953 at age 23. After a stint as an assistant Attorney General, he started a firm in Chicago. He and his family subsequently relocated to southern California where he ultimately joined the storied firm of Gendel, Raskof, Shapiro & Quittner. He worked there for 30 years and headed the commercial finance group. In 1990 he joined Orrick Herrington where he practiced until his retirement. In addition to CFS he was actively involved in the Financial Lawyers Conference and the Commercial Finance Association. He was a nationally recognized leader in the field of commercial finance law. Earl served on numerous asset based lending panels including one of the first ABA satellite seminars.

Earl valued his family the most. Janet, his wife of 51 years, his four children and numerous grandchildren regularly attended ABA meetings with him. He shared a rich quality of life with them. His sense of humor was legendary. He was a prankster with a ready smile and an even more ready warm handshake or hug. It is hard for me to say or write his name without breaking into a smile.

To me and many others, Earl was a mentor, a teacher and a friend. He will be missed but never forgotten.

-- Maury Poscover