Loan Participations for Community Banks: Risks & Rewards
Gain a thorough understanding of loan participation agreements and the risks and rewards to both the lead bank and the purchasing bank.

This program covers the risks and rewards of loan participations to both the lead bank and the purchasing bank.

Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of Participation Agreements. A participant’s checklist for a well-drafted Participation Agreement will be reviewed and administration of the participated loan will be discussed.


  • Advantages of a Participation to the Lead Bank and to the Participant Bank
  • Risks to the Participant
    •      Lack of Information
    •      Lack of Involvement in Negotiations
    •      Dependency upon Lead
    •      Waivers
    •      Financial Instability/Insolvency of Lead
    •      Set-off by Borrower
    •      Failure to Perfect
    •      Conflicts of Interest
  • Due Diligence by the Participant and Access to Information
  • Disclosure of Participation to Borrower
  • Concentrations and Other Regulatory Aspects of Participations
  • Loan Agreement Provisions Related to Participations
  • Duties Owed by Lead to Participant
  • Rights to Loan Collateral and Guaranties
  • Loan Administration Issues
    •      Loan Payments and Other Functions
    •      Consent to Amendments
    •      Restrictions on Transfer
    •      Loan Purchase Options
    •      Reimbursement and Indemnification Obligations
    •      Subparticipations
    •      Set-off by Participant
  • Understanding the Participation Agreement
  • The Participant’s Checklist
  • The Participation in Workout Mode


CRE lenders, commercial lenders, credit analysts, loan review specialists, special assets officers, lending managers and credit officers. Support personnel involved in the administration of loan participations are also encouraged to attend.


Robin Russell is a partner with the law firm of Andrews Kurth L.L.P., practicing in the areas of banking, bankruptcy and corporate finance, representing banks, insurance companies, corporate and individual borrowers in secured commercial and consumer lending transactions. Robin is the author of TBA’s bestselling “Texas Secured Lending Guide” and the “Texas Real Estate Lending Guide.” She teaches loan documentation annually to over 5,000 bankers nationwide.

Credit Information

Institute of Certified Bankers: ICB website for instructions regarding self-reporting. Institute of Certified Bankers: Estimated credits: 2.5 hours CRCM/CLBB (self-reporting).  


Live Webinar:

Member price: $265.00 | Non member price $530.00

On-Demand Webinar

Member price: $280.00 | Non member price $560.00


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