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Equipment Finance

Business-focused legal advice for all your equipment financing needs

Capabilities at a glance

  • Attorneys who are leaders in equipment finance, working closely with industry bodies and helping you see trends before they emerge.
  • Broad experience supporting a wide range of equipment leasing and financial institutions, including small ticket, middle market and large transactions in many industries.
  • A national, full-service law firm with offices around the country, so we can support you wherever you do business.
  • Involved in key industry trade organizations, including the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) and the National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA).

Shared purpose with clients on equipment leasing and finance law

The Quarles Equipment Finance team is part of the Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditor’s Rights Practice Group and the Commercial Finance Practice Group, providing sophisticated, experienced counsel to a wide range of equipment leasing and financial institutions. We advise clients on new lease and finance documentation, workout and restructuring matters, and enforcement actions, including federal and state litigation, receiverships and bankruptcy. We also assist our clients with securitizations, syndications and loan and lease sale transactions. Based on years of experience and industry knowledge, our attorneys efficiently and effectively handle equipment and finance matters. We serve as collaborators and client partners, offering creative and strategic insight for all matters.

Broad knowledge of a range of industries and client types

Our attorneys are proud to provide a service that is grounded in detailed knowledge of this complex area of law, but we also have a diverse range of experience, helping clients across a range of industries. We cover all sizes and types of transactions, including middle market and large transactions in many industries, such as retail, manufacturing, health care, technology, transportation and agriculture. We represent clients on matters throughout the country, which means we can help you with what can sometimes be a complicated web of local, state and federal regulations. Our team members are actively involved with and maintain leadership roles with organizations that support the leasing industry, including ELFA, providing our team with up-to-date knowledge on leasing law and trends so we can best assist our clients.


  • Represented an equipment leasing company’s interest in enforcement proceedings and a bankruptcy case, addressing assumption/rejection issues and lease recharacterization claims.
  • Regularly negotiate and enforce client's financed interests in sizeable Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.
  • Defended and negotiated settlement of multiple claims, including preference actions, in state court receivership.
  • Successfully protected client's collateral interests and obtained judgment against multiple debtors in state court litigation and receivership proceeding.

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