Equipment financing and leasing can present numerous challenges, especially in a tough economy. Structuring the most effective and advantageous transactions requires the insight of skilled legal counsel. Holland & Knight's Equipment Financing and Leasing Team, recognized by leading industry publications as a worldwide leader in the field, has the knowledge and experience to help you with your full range of financing and leasing needs. We regularly handle "big ticket" as well as middle-market capital leasing transactions.
Whether you are an equipment lessee or lessor, owner participant, synthetic lessor, operator, manufacturer, buyer or seller, lender, indenture or owner trustee or credit enhancement provider, our team is prepared to guide and advise you on issues surrounding complex commercial lease laws.
Our Equipment Financing and Leasing Team handles domestic and cross-border transactions, including those involving operating, finance, single investor, leveraged and synthetic leases, as well as other types of leasing and conditional sales. We have extensive experience in transactions involving letters of credit, interest rate options, currency and interest rate swaps, as well as syndicated transactions, intercreditor, participation and subordination agreements drafted on behalf of lead lenders.
Our team's corporate finance law attorneys work in conjunction with the firm's tax and banking law attorneys to structure transactions that meet your objectives, maximize tax benefits and minimize risk. In default and workout scenarios, we call upon members of our firm's Bankruptcy Team who have extensive experience in repossession, bankruptcy and restructuring.
We represent clients in a variety of equipment leasing and financing transactions across multiple industries and a full range of equipment. We have handled transactions involving:
We have extensive industry knowledge gained through decades of hands-on experience. Members of our team have served on the board of directors and executive committee for the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. We are also active in educational seminars on leading-edge issues in the industry. In addition, our team has been recognized to be among the leaders in the field by several national publications.
The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2020 edition recognized Holland & Knight to be among the leading firms for Transport Finance and Leasing; the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" guide placed Holland & Knight's Equipment Finance Law practice in its first tier both nationally and locally (New York and San Francisco); the Chambers High Net Worth 2019 guide recognized four Holland & Knight attorneys in the area of Private Aircraft: Global-wide; and the 2019 Chambers Global guide named Holland & Knight among the world's leading law firms in the area of Aviation Finance. In addition, The Legal 500 United States 2019 edition ranked Holland & Knight in the top eight U.S. firms in Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance and in the top nine U.S. firms in Transport: Shipping – Finance.
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