Strategic Partnership Will Provide Crucial Educational Materials for Repossession Industry
IRVING, Texas—The American Recovery Association (ARA) and Bassford Remele have announced a groundbreaking partnership that will bring unparalleled educational and compliance perspectives to lending and repossession communities alike.
The ARA is excited to utilize Bassford Remele’s trusted compliance and litigation experience to assist ARA members in developing a “Culture of Compliance” that will stand out across the recovery industry. The partnership will kick-off with an industry-wide webinar on Wednesday, April 7.
Bassford Remele is a full-service litigation firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bassford has built strong relationships with business leaders in a number of industries, including credit and collections, background screening, secured lending and leasing, construction, agribusiness, health care, and technology. Its lawyers have a depth of experience in various practice areas, including defense of consumer law claims (FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA, wrongful repossession), collection and replevin proceedings (UCC Articles 2A and 9), creditor representation in bankruptcy, data privacy compliance and litigation, as well as many others.
Bassford regularly litigates cases through trial in the district courts, handles appeals at the state and federal level, and represents clients in regulatory investigations and proceedings. Bassford’s lawyers are licensed to practice in numerous state and federal jurisdictions across the country.
“We are honored to have a company with the reputation of Bassford Remele partner with our association with the intent of taking our CCRS program to the next level and supporting our mission to equip recovery professionals with the knowledge needed to succeed in today’s ever-changing landscape,” said ARA President Dave Kennedy. “This is another great step in our efforts to unite the industry and provide our members with tangible resources that can benefit their businesses long-term.”
As part of this new partnership, ARA will be able to provide additional compliance materials to help navigate legislative perspectives. ARA is also excited to announce Bassford Remele’s participation in ARA’s new online community, Repo.Tradewing.com.
“We are very excited to work with the ARA and its membership on the compliance and litigation fronts,” said Bassford Remele Shareholder Patrick Newman. “More than anything we look forward to being a resource for the recovery and remarketing industry.”
About American Recovery Association, Inc.
American Recovery Association (ARA) is the world’s largest association of recovery and remarketing professionals. ARA members specialize in locating and repossessing collateral on behalf of lending institutions, including banks, savings institutions, finance companies, credit unions, rental/leasing companies, and auto, truck, and equipment dealers. ARA is a nonprofit association whose members serve 27,000 national and international cities. All members are certified independent business operators. For more information, call 972.755.4755 or visit the website at www.repo.org.
About Bassford Remele
Bassford Remele, P.A. is a full-service litigation firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With unparalleled courtroom and trial experience, Bassford Remele devotes its practice to providing trial and appellate representation, as well as dispute resolution, for regional, national, and international clients in a variety of complex business and commercial litigation. Founded in 1882, Bassford Remele is recognized as a leading Minnesota firm by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in 2020. The firm is ranked nationally and regionally in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list in 19 practice areas, including Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation. It is also among Forbes’ “America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms.” For more information, visit their website at https://www.bassford.com
 The educational materials referenced herein are not intended to be, nor are they, legal advice. Nothing stated herein, or in any of the referenced educational materials, creates an attorney-client relationship between ARA membership and Bassford Remele PA. No such relationship will be created absent an executed retention agreement with Bassford Remele PA.