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Equipment Finance & Leasing

Our equipment finance and leasing team has substantial experience representing bank and non-bank financial institution lessors and secured lenders in U.S. and cross-border equipment financing transactions. Our experience includes:


  • Rail: represent lessors and secured lenders in financing of passenger and freight cars and locomotives operating in the U.S. and Canada
  • Vessels: represent owner/lessors and secured parties in financing U.S. and foreign freight ships, barges, tow vessels, tankers, passenger ferries, cruise ships, fishing vessels, support vessels and yachts
  • Corporate aircraft: represent lessors and lenders in financing U.S.-registered corporate fixed wing and rotary aircraft
  • Commercial aircraft: represent lessors and lenders in financing U.S.- and foreign-registered commercial aircraft, pre-delivery progress payment financing, leasing and secured transactions


  • Equipment: represent lessors and lenders in financing manufacturing plants and equipment, computers and information storage, medical devices and telecommunications equipment
  • Project: represent lessors and lenders in project finance transactions involving real estate, equipment construction and operations financing


  • Municipal, state and federal: represent lessors in government leasing transactions and development of standard government leasing documentation


  • Leases: represent lessors in single investor and leveraged tax leases, finance leases, synthetic leases, TRAC lease and conditional sale agreement transactions
  • Secured transactions: represent lenders in transactions secured by equipment and real estate
  • Syndications: represent buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of leases, secured loans and participations, portfolio review and assignment documentation
  • Documentation: represent  lessors and lenders in the development of transaction documents for leasing and secured transactions
  • Vendor finance: represent commercial lenders and lessors in vendor financing and the development of program agreements


  • Federal: represent lessors regarding federal taxation and depreciation in leasing transactions
  • State: represent lessors in state sales and use tax and local property tax issues involving leased equipment
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