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Governmental Finance — Municipal and Tribal

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) Legal Forum


Samantha Skenandore participated in the panel "Governmental Finance — Municipal and Tribal" during ELFA's Legal Forum on Wednesday, May 5. The panel addressed the common issues involved in financing and lease transactions with governmental entities, including financings with tribal governments. 

The following topics were also discussed during the panel:

  • Constitutional and statutory debt limitations
  • Authority for financings
  • Special approval requirements for tribal governments
  • Political risks
  • Financing structures
  • Sovereign immunity
  • Lien perfection
  • Sales of transactions or portfolios
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