February 6, 2015 Leave a comment

Camilo Concha is the founder and CEO of LendingUSA, a technology-driven direct-to-consumer and point of sale financing solution for medical practices, specialty retailers, legal firms, and more. A graduate of California State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and of UCLA’s Anderson  School of Business, he is an experienced leader and entrepreneur.

Mr. Concha has raised over $150 million in investment capital to facilitate LendingUSA’s aggressive growth. The company, which has expanded exponentially since launching in 2014, offers the first truly merchant-friendly financing solution, with competitive fees and fast loan decisions offered through a proprietary lending portal. LendingUSA’s unique approach makes it a money-saving solution for merchants and a more convenient financing option for their customers.

As part of his mission to make LendingUSA the premier point-of-sale financing provider in the United States, Mr. Concha has personally recruited a number of experienced senior executives with deep insight into the lending industry. These executives include Mike Testa, former President of CareCredit and current President of LendingUSA. Under Mr. Testa’s leadership, CareCredit grew from handling $100 million a year in annual loan volume to almost $5 billion.

Mr. Concha is committed to building successful businesses through innovative practices and expert leadership. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, a community of business leaders whose members employ more than 15 million people around the world.

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From Humble Beginnings…

September 8, 2014 Leave a comment

photo 5The Origin of Camilo Concha

When Camilo Concha and his family first moved to the United States from Colombia, they had only $300. Camilo barely spoke any English, had no job, and no friends. With such a meager start, and the odds already firmly stacked against him, few would believe that so many years later, he would be an extremely successful entrepreneur with several flourishing companies under his guidance.

Camilo Concha enrolled in high school where he was able to take ESL classes and finally learn to speak English. It was through these classes that Camilo was at last able to communicate his ideas, but it would still be years later before he would find the radiant confidence he possesses today.

Unsatisfied with only his high school diploma, Camilo Concha wanted to attend college. He knew that to be a successful businessman, he would need a higher education and a degree. His ESL teacher warned him that college would be difficult for a non-native speaker and that he would probably be better off if he instead enrolled in a trade school to learn a skill such as welding because graduating college would probably take him many years longer than it would for most people.  But Camilo Concha was determined. Four years later he would be accepted to CalState Northridge and begin his education of the world of business management and finance.

While attending college, Camilo Concha got a job working for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association as a Spanish-language receptionist, helping those Southern California residents who could not speak English find the right attorney. While working this job, Camilo realized the desperate need for an attorney referral service. It was then that Mr. Concha decided to establish the Attorney Search Network.

From his San Fernando Valley apartment, Camilo Concha began the Attorney Search Network. In the beginning, he was the only employee and was still working his other job while attending college, but in his spare time, he slowly grew the business, piece by piece. It didn’t take him long to realize he needed a real office with a real, official business address. So one afternoon Camilo took a long walk down Ventura Blvd, looking for any available space for lease. He had no idea how much it would cost to rent an office. He called the number of a real estate agent for a building with an opening. She came down to show him the space, but she could tell he probably didn’t have the funds to secure it. She asked him what his budget was and Camilo told her. $200. The real estate agent either took pity on Camilo or saw an opportunity to make a little extra. She told him to come back the next day. She just might have something for him.

When Camilo came back the following morning, he found his new office. It was a janitor’s closet that had been repainted the night before. The way that Camilo Concha looked at it, an office was an office. He finally had a real business address. The room was so small that whenever Camilo would meet with clients or take calls, he would have to step out of the office. As time went on, Camilo Concha continued to expand the business until eventually he needed help. He needed employees. Now, Camilo works out of one of the tallest buildings in the San Fernando Valley and employs dozens of people.

From the work he did to create the Attorney Search Network he realized that he could translate those skills he learned to found other companies. His next venture would be similar to ASN but this time be in the field of medical referral. 1800mysurgeon was created to assist individuals who are looking for a board-certified, reputable cosmetic surgeon. Both the Attorney Search Network and 1800mysurgeon have extensive databases of hundreds of doctors and lawyers from nearly every legal and medical field.

After two successful ventures, Camilo Concha wanted more. He knew from creating the Attorney Search Network and 1800mysurgeon that along with the need that people had in trying to find the right attorney or doctor, there was also a need to finance legal and medical fees. This spurred Camilo Concha to create his next two companies: mylegalloan.com and medicalfinancing.com, both of which offer financial assistance to those with a need for a legal defense fund or a costly cosmetic procedure that would otherwise not be covered by insurance.

It is through Camilo Concha’s remarkable ability to diagnose market needs and find viable, simple solutions that he has been able to find so much success in his many business ventures. Camilo Concha holds many professional affiliations with regulatory agencies such as the California State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Fair Credit Council, the International Association of Debt Arbitrators, and the Better Business Bureau. He has been a guest of honor at the home of former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox. Additionally, Camilo is a member of the YPO of Beverly Hills and Karma International and was the recipient of an Award of Excellence from the California State Assembly Office.

About Camilo Concha

camilo conchaWho is Camilo Concha?

He is the CEO and founder of Marketing Holdings, www.marketingholdings.com, a digital marketing and media company based in Sherman Oaks, California. The company offers a wide range of 21st century marketing services designed to suit every client’s needs.

As a marketing guru and entrepreneur, Camilo Concha has been developing digital solutions for real-world problems for nearly 20 years.

 

 

Some of Camilo Concha’s companies:

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Attorney Search Network – is one of the leading lawyer referral services in the United States. With certification from the State Bar of California, ASN adheres to the strict standards put forth by the American and Californian Bar Associations to ensure that potential clients are matched with only certified, experienced lawyers.

The more than 400 attorneys belonging to the Attorney Search Network are required to be fully insured in order to protect potential clients from legal malpractice.  Additionally, the attorneys belonging to the Attorney Search Network cover a wide range of areas, offering representation and counseling  for nearly every legal concern. The company was recently recognized by the United Chamber of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley.

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1800mysurgeon.com – is one of the largest and most trusted cosmetic procedure referral companies in the world. For individuals seeking doctors to perform cosmetic medical procedures, 1800mysurgeon.com offers a diverse and extensive network of board-certified, insured doctors.

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TheDAIgroup.com Distressed Assets Investment Group is a Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm specializing in undervalued and distressed properties.

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Mylegalloan.com is a legal financing company created to help individuals pay their legal fees so that finding a good lawyer doesn’t have to be something only available to the wealthy.

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MedicalFinancing.com  provides medical loans to individuals undergoing elective procedures. Cosmetic surgery can be a costly endeavor, but with MedicalFinancing.com, everyone can afford to look the way they want to look.

Camilo received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from CalState Northridge and attended the UCLA Executive Program before embarking on a career in business analysis and consulting. After a few years offering his expertise to help other companies find solutions, Camilo Concha decided to start his own company. Marketing Holdings is a 21st Century digital marketing firm with cutting-edge methodologies, focused on taking its clients into the future.

With professional associations with the Better Business Bureau, the International Association of Debt Arbitrators, the American Fair Credit Council, the California State Bar, and the American Bar Association, Mr. Concha has made it a priority that his companies are always abiding by the strictest industry regulations and keeping on top of the latest trends and
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Camilo has a proven track record of helping those in need afford the medical and legal help they deserve, and he has devoted his life to creating businesses that level the playing field for those with fewer resources.  A member of Karma International, and the Beverly Hills chapter of YPO, Camilo was recently a guest of honor at the home of the former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox. He is also the recipient of an Award of Excellence from the State Assembly Office.

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Expungements in California

September 12, 2013 Leave a comment

Everyone makes mistakes. When those mistakes make their mark on a criminal record, it can destroy goals, hopes and dreams. Just one criminal conviction can make it very difficult to find employment or make advances in your career, only adding to your embarrassment.

Luckily, California law makes it possible to get an expungement off your criminal record. An “expungement” is court-ordered proiStock_000003580532XSmallcess in which a criminal conviction or criminal report is “sealed.”

Once your record is expunged, your criminal charge will not come up on your criminal background search for many employers and agencies. Some employers and agencies will still have access, but a vast majority of employers will not see the past criminal charge.

The rules for getting an expungement vary state to state. In most states, there is no expungement for those with felonies or sex offenses. Juvenile and misdemeanor convictions usually are eligible for expungement. Expungements can be especially beneficial for someone looking for a job. In California, most misdemeanors and some felony cases can be expunged.

To qualify for an expungement in California, you need to have finished probation, followed all court orders and have no new charges made against you. After the defined time period has passed, you may be eligible for expungement. To find out more, you should consult a criminal lawyer.

It is important to keep in mind that some criminal offenses cannot be expunged, or will take several years for expungement to take place. Expungement for sexual offenses or DUI cases, for example, should be discussed with a criminal defense lawyer, who can explain procedures and other outcomes. A criminal defense lawyer can help relieve you from your prior conviction by helping you expunge your record.

About Camilo Concha:  Camilo Concha, is the founder of Attorney Search Network, a  Lawyer Referral Service in California certified by the California State Bar and meets all the American Bar Standards as a Lawyer Referral Service. Attorney Search Network has been in business for over 11 years.

When is the right time to update your will or trust?

September 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Changes occur in everyone’s life. When changes such as marriage, birth, divorce, child adoption, death of a family member, or the value of an estate affect the terms of a will or trust, it is essential to update your will or trust. In that case, it is advised to consult an estate planning lawyer.

Any major change in your life is a good reason to make your will or trust current. Furthermore, if you have not yet set up a will or trust, now it the perfect time to do so. The last thing you would want is for the courts to decide all matters of distribution for you when you die without a will. The last thing your family would want is a higher tax burden in case your will is not updated.

Most often, wills are written years ago and do not reflect significant changes. Updating your will or trust can help avoid unfortunate situations such as leaving assets to deceased spouses or not recognizing new grandchildren as beneficiaries.

An estate planning lawyer can help you update your will or trust to reflect how you would like to allocate your estate. A lawyer can create an amendment to your will, print it out and have it signed and witnessed.

About Camilo Concha:
Camilo Concha, is the founder of Attorney Search Network, a  Lawyer Referral Service in California certified by the California State Bar and meets all the American Bar Standards as a Lawyer Referral Service. Attorney Search Network has been in business for over 11 years.

Immigration Law

August 28, 2013 Leave a comment

Immigration law encompasses the ever changing laws that deal with the entry to the United States. Immigration law is what governs the persons who are not citizens of the United States to come to the United States as a tourist, for work, for study or for the purpose of becoming a United States citizen.Immigration law can be very complicated and even a burden when dealing with U.S immigration. Some of the issues that may come up with immigration law are:

  • Employment issues: If you need work authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Family issues: If you have family abroad who wish to join you in the U.S, or if you want to get reunited with your children.
  • Deportation issues: If you are facing deportation or removal from the U.S.
  • Citizenship issues: If you wish to receive the benefits that U.S. citizenship offers.
  • Criminal offense issues: If there is a criminal offense that keeps you from obtaining a green card.
  • Student issues: If you wish to pursue your education in the U.S.
  • Asylum issues: If you wish to stay in the U.S because your native country is unstable.

The citizenship process can be a very lengthy process. U.S citizenship applications can get complicated. Sometimes, citizenship applicants are wrongfully denied naturalization, causing an applicant to appeal or reapply, delaying the naturalization process.During the citizenship process, the government needs to know that applicants:

  • Have been continuously and physically residing in the U.S
  • Can read, write and speak English
  • Have an understanding of the U.S government system, history and the principles outlined in the U.S constitution
  • Have good morals and are proud to live in the U.S

Deportation: Under immigration law, deportations are the removal of aliens from the U.S when the alien has violated the immigration laws. Deportations are ordered by immigration judges, even if no prior punishment has been imposed. Those who go through a deportation, or removal, are usually immigrants who have entered the U.S illegally or non-citizens who have committed serious crimes.

Deportations occur year after year and cause thousands of people to be separated from their family, friends, and communities. Families and businesses suffer and the person removed from the country must start their immigration and citizenship applications from the very beginning. In some cases, deportations are so severe that individuals are completely barred from returning to the U.S. That’s why it is important to begin paperwork as soon as possible.

Asylum/Refugee: Persons who have fear of persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, group membership, or political opinion may be eligible for asylum or refugee status. Refugees may apply for refugee status at a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office. The USCIS will review documents and give refugees documents for entering the U.S.  It is important to apply for refugee status very soon after entry to the U.S. The petition/application should be completed without errors or misstatements so that the application process does not delay. The application should be filed within one year of entering the U.S. The evidence required for the application is extensive and sometimes difficult to obtain.

Writ of Mandate Definition: In some cases, the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) fails to move forward with or delays an immigration case. When a green card application, citizenship application or other type of immigration application is delayed, a writ of mandate, also known as writ of mandamus, can be filed with the Federal Court. A writ of mandate is a formal written civil action that is issued to the USCIS when an applicant’s case has been delayed for one year or more, with or without explanation, to compel the USCIS to take action on the application. Seeking a writ of mandate may be necessary in order to protect your rights, but while a writ of mandate authorizes the court to order a remedy, it is only a means of determining the reasons why the decisions are pending. It does not determine the outcome of the decision. By forcing the USCIS to make a decision, an applicant might be faced with denial. This may be appealed in a timely manner, with the help of an immigration lawyer.

What an Immigration Lawyer can do for you:

An immigration law lawyer can be on your side when it comes to the various issues in immigration law. An immigration lawyer can increase your chances of entry, work or study in the United States and eventually help you get citizenship. Contacting an immigration lawyer for immigration issues is a good way to avoid the burdens of immigration law. A lawyer saves people and businesses time and effort.

About Camilo Concha:
Camilo Concha, is the founder of Attorney Search Network, a  Lawyer Referral Service in California certified by the California State Bar and meets all the American Bar Standards as a Lawyer Referral Service. Attorney Search Network has been in business for over 11 years.

Family Law

August 20, 2013 Leave a comment

Family Law:

Family law encompasses all aspects of family relations. Family law includes adoption, child custody and visitation, children’s rights, child support, spousal support (alimony), separation agreements, divorce (dissolution of marriage), marital property division (equitable division), estate planning and trusts, insurance, cohabitation agreements, pre-marital (pre-nuptial) agreements, marriage and other legal issues that involve the family.

 

Consequences of Family Law:

Issues in family law can be very complicated. For example, divorce issues can be difficult to figure out because when there is no prenuptial agreement signed before the marriage, it can be difficult to figure out who gets the assets. Child custody can also be devastating and lead to a multitude of arguments and disputes. Child custody is the rights and responsibilities that one parent carries towards a child. This not only includes physically keeping a child, but also the obligations for the child’s wellbeing such as authority, religion, education and health care. At times, spouses settle child custody issues among  themselves and out of court in a private agreement.

 

What a Family Law Lawyer can do for you:

A knowledgeable family lawyer can be helpful during a major life event or change. Consulting with a family lawyer can help families settle disputes in the case of divorces, child placements, spousal or child abuse, domestic violence or other major family law issues.

 

About Camilo Concha:

Camilo Concha, is the founder of Attorney Search Network, a  Lawyer Referral Service in California certified by the California State Bar and meets all the American Bar Standards as a Lawyer Referral Service. Attorney Search Network has been in business for over 11 years.

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