Equipment & Transportation Leasing and Finance
A national leader serving many of the industry’s top companies.
The majority of U.S. companies now use leasing as a powerful tool for financial flexibility and growth. Our firm has attained a national reputation over the past 30 years representing the finance companies, asset-based lenders, banks and independent firms that provide these economically vital programs. Some of the largest, well-known companies in the leasing and finance industry rely on us for services that include drafting and negotiating loan and lease agreements, creating and documenting floor plan and captive finance transactions, taxi medallion and other structured vehicle participation transactions, closing and documenting capital markets and syndication transactions, portfolio sales, and working out troubled transactions.
Our attorneys possess a strong understanding of both the legal and business issues facing the industry, which has enabled them to deliver cutting edge advice in a highly regulated, and often litigious, arena. Relying upon the broad experience of our practice, we often come to be thought of as the general counsel to our finance and leasing clients, representing them on matters such as real estate, tax planning and corporate transactions. We also provide general litigation and bankruptcy support for the enforcement of our clients’ defaulted lease transactions through our Creditors’ Rights group.
We also advise clients on a wide variety of aviation matters, including the documentation of aircraft transactions, fractional ownership, aircraft registration matters and compliance with FAA regulations and the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment the Aircraft Protocol. Our diverse experience in financing and leasing transactions includes sale and leasebacks, operating leases, interchange agreements, time share arrangements, cross-border leveraged lease financings and export credit enhanced and other offshore financings, including aircraft financings guaranteed by the Export-Import Bank and Hermes.