Stephanie Stephens will serve as an instructor for the Commercial Finance Association’s 2018 Advanced Underwriting Workshop. Participants will learn from case studies of real deals that went wrong. The cases will take a look at the assumptions at the beginning of the deal, including over-looked due diligence items, to the evolvement of the deal through loan work-out, which resulted in losses for the lender and shareholders. The instructors will examine current trends in the changing retail industry and how to structure around some of the pitfalls of lending to retailers. The workshop will take place September 12-13 at Latham & Watkins LLP in Chicago.