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The Plumb Club to Host Industry Town Hall/Roundtable

A webinar to help retailers manage financial, employment and legal issues at this time.




The Plumb Club to Host Industry Town Hall/Roundtable

Laurence S. Tauber, Howard Hoff and Erik A. Jens

(PRESS RELEASE) The Plumb Club will host a timely and much-needed webinar on Tuesday, April 7 at 1pm EDT. The webinar will be aimed at helping retailers plot a course of action to traverse the financial issues that many may be feeling as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

To provide qualified insight into the various areas, The Plumb Club has assembled an expert panel of leaders from the financial, legal and banking industries. Each will provide a 3-5 minute synopsis on their area of expertise. Afterward, attendees will be able to ask questions, in real-time, specific to their challenges.

The webinar, which will be moderated by Lawrence Hess, Executive Director of The Plumb Club will include the following renowned experts:

  • Howard Hoff, CPA, GCMA, Marks Paneth LLP
    Mr. Hoff brings more than 25 years of experience in accounting and consulting to his position as the partner-in-charge of the Commercial Business Group at Marks Paneth LLP. In this capacity, he provides a broad range of services to a diverse client base and is recognized for his expertise in the jewelry and apparel industries.

    Mr. Hoff will be able to address a wide range of questions including the government CARES Act, IRS extensions, employment issues, refunds and other business challenges.

  • Laurence S. Tauber, Founding Partner, Cohen Tauber Spievack & Wagner PC
    Mr. Tauber has practiced corporate, business, real estate, and commercial law for thirty years. A trusted advisor to executives, business owners, and in-house attorneys, Tauber has business experience and perspective that has become a valuable resource for the many clients that have been with the firm over the long term.

    Mr. Tauber will be able to provide insight on a wide range of legal issues, with a focus on lease issues, as well as employment law.

  • Erik A. Jens, CEO
    Mr. Jens, well known within the jewelry industry brings a wealth of knowledge in commercial and corporate banking solutions to the jewelry sector, as well as expertise in human resources, operations, technology and legal areas. Before heading up his own firm he was CEO, Diamond and Jewelry Clients with ABN AMRO Bank offering commercial banking products to the diamond and jewelry industry.

    Mr. Jens will be able to provide insight on how to best work with your bank on current loans, manage a line of credit, restructure debt and other types of loans that may be available beyond government loans.

“We know that there has been a lot of information recently provided by industry resources”, said Michael Lerche, president of The Plumb Club. “However, we are also hearing from retailers that there are still many unanswered questions. We are hoping to give retailers a chance to ask these questions directly to the people who may be able to provide answers.”

Participation is open to all retailers. Interested parties should register for the webinar using the following link. Visit here.






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