Equipment Leasing

Our lawyers have regularly advised leasing companies, lenders and equipment end-users in all facets of structuring, negotiating and documenting lease-financing transactions involving a wide range of equipment types. These include tractor-trailer fleets, information systems and software, telephone switches, manufacturing lines, ocean vessels, automobile fleets, buses, railcars, material-handling equipment, hospital equipment, aviation ground support equipment, aviation simulators, in-flight entertainment equipment and aircraft.

Lease transaction structures handled by SGR lawyers include leveraged, single-investor and synthetic leases, capital and operating leases, double-dip cross-border leases and sale-leasebacks, as well as allied structures including true-sale securitizations, agency agreements, enhanced equipment trust certificates, lease discounting, sales-support vendor leasing programs and investment partnerships and trusts.

Equipment leasing transactions often raise legal issues that require specialized input from attorneys practicing in other areas of law. Our equipment leasing attorneys have the expert support of SGR attorneys who maintain active practices in such specialty areas, including income taxation, securities, creditors’ rights, insurance, ERISA, banking, municipal finance, real estate and litigation, among others.

The attorneys in SGR’s equipment leasing practice can assist clients in realizing equipment leasing transactions in virtually any industry.