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Equipment Leasing

Equipment leasing and other methods of equipment finance are important vehicles for providing capital to the mainstream of American business.  Such financing can provide companies with a variety of economic benefits, including favorable tax and accounting treatment, preservation of cash flow, and speed and simplicity in documentation.  Shipman & Goodwin has extensive experience in dealing with a wide variety of equipment financing across an array of industries.
We regularly represent equipment lessors and finance companies in providing various forms of financial assistance, including secured loans, finance leases, TRAC leases, synthetic leases, leveraged lease structures, including cross-border transactions, operating leases, SBA financing programs, industrial revenue bond loans, and participated loans.  We have also acted on behalf of lessees in such transactions.  Our work has involved many industries and equipment types, including aircraft, railroad rolling stock, charter vessels, other transportation vehicles, including trucks, tractors and trailers, manufacturing and production equipment, construction machinery, utility facilities, healthcare equipment, packaging machinery, and telecommunications and other high-tech equipment.
Attorneys working on equipment finance transactions interact regularly with other practices in the firm, including the tax group that assists in the analysis and planning of the tax attributes of such transactions.  The firm's banking group supports the equipment lease practice when some deals inevitably sour. The corporate trust practice's extensive work on leveraged lease financings also provides added depth to the equipment finance team.
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