October 5, 2017
By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Movers and Shakers
Coleman Movers & Shakers — Marty Teckler Joins Blank Rome
Marty Teckler Joins Blank Rome
“We are thrilled to welcome Martin to the Firm,” says Alan J. Hoffman, Chairman and Managing Partner. “Martin’s previous role as deputy GC for the SBA for more than a decade brings substantive, first-hand knowledge of what it takes to close an SBA-related transaction to Blank Rome. His insider experience at the SBA will be an excellent addition to the team’s capabilities, and we look forward to offering his knowledge of funding sources and related programs to our clients.”
“Martin’s experience with the SBA and other federal agencies, combined with his private practice experience, provides him with a unique perspective,” says Lawrence F. Flick II, Partner and Chair of Blank Rome’s financial services industry team. “Focused on achieving successful outcomes for his clients, Martin is a top-notch negotiator, blending his government experience with knowledge of the law to consider all possible outcomes and deliver unique solutions for his clients.”
“I am very excited to join Blank Rome, as the Firm’s client base is very compatible with my existing clients.” says Marty. “Additionally, I look forward to tapping into Blank Rome’s vast resources and legal talent within the mergers & acquisitions group and financial services industry team, allowing me to better serve my existing clients while simultaneously enhancing Blank Rome’s current service offerings.”
As former deputy general counsel for SBA and senior counsel for the SBA’s Business Lending, Small Business Investment Company, and Development Company programs, Mr. Teckler routinely prepared security transactions and interacted with sources of lending and venture capital for small businesses.
In his private practice, Mr. Teckler primarily represents lenders who participate in government-guaranteed loan programs—particularly SBA and U.S. Department of Agriculture programs, among other agencies—that make assistance available to small and mid-sized businesses. Furthermore, Mr. Teckler represents private equity funds, which are often licensed as Small Business Investment Companies and regulated by the SBA, that make investments in the middle-market and small businesses.
Marty earned his J.D. from George Washington University Law School and his B.A. from Boston University.
Christopher Hunter Joins TMC Financing’s Southern Nevada Team
Chris has greatly contributed to the economic development and expansion of the Southern Nevada small business community and is excited to continue to do so at TMC. Chris’ mission is strongly aligned with the mission of TMC. He takes pride in being a small business champion and thrives on helping small business’ grow to their next level of potential.
Based in Las Vegas, Chris has over 18 years of experience in the small business financing industry and has knowledge throughout every facet of SBA lending. Prior to joining TMC, Chris was Vice President of Business Development at Nevada State Development Company, where for seven years, he worked with lenders to provide SBA 504 financing to local businesses, supporting his clients throughout the entire life of their loan.
Chris also has banking experience from working as a Commercial Loan Officer at SouthwestUSA Bank. In this role, he processed all SBA bank loan products from beginning to end. Additionally, Chris has worked as a Business Development Officer and Servicing Administrator for Mountain West Small Business Finance.
Hancock Bank & Trust designated as Preferred Lender by SBA
“We have a dedicated staff of lenders who understand the needs of small businesses in our areas; we will make your banking experience easy by coming to your business location anytime to tailor a financial plan to suit your needs, not ours,” says Kelcey Rock, Head of Guaranteed Lending at Hancock Bank & Trust.
Preferred Lender status will allow Hancock Bank & Trust to offer SBA loan products in a simple, faster and much more streamlined process for the business owner. Hancock Bank & Trust is the only Kentucky community bank in the western and south central Kentucky area with Preferred Lender status.