Equipment Leasing and Finance

Bousquet Holstein PLLC has an active equipment leasing and financing practice. We represent clients in leasing transactions involving a diverse range of assets, including computers and other technological equipment, office equipment, healthcare equipment, transportation equipment, construction equipment, containers, trucks and trailers.

We represent a broad range of clients, including lessees and lessors, lenders, equity investors, insurance companies, manufacturers, equipment remarketers, and software companies. Our engagements involve transaction structuring and documentation, as well as workout and dispute resolution matters. In the event that a dispute arises, Bousquet Holstein PLLC has successfully represented clients in equipment-recovery situations, litigation, workouts and restructuring.

Our business and tax attorneys play an integral role in the structuring and documentation of lease transactions. Our tax attorneys have extensive experience with the tax laws governing the tax status and consequences of various types of lease arrangements. The members of the equipment leasing and financing practice group work with our tax group, in-house counsel, and accountants to provide for the integration of the tax consequences of leasing within a client’s overall tax situation.

Our attorneys have closed a variety of equipment leasing and financing transactions such as:

  • direct commercial leases;
  • municipal and government leases;
  • purchase and sale of lease portfolios;
  • recourse and non-recourse discounting of lease transactions;
  • sale leasebacks; and
  • bankruptcy aspects of leasing, including assumption and rejection.

The following is a list of selected engagements:

  • $25 million sale of national equipment leasing company’s lease portfolio to a bank-owned leasing company;
  • representation of national equipment leasing company in connection with large auto parts manufacturer’s bankruptcy involving multi-million dollar leases of material handling equipment;
  • representation of regional bank in connection with a lease servicing arrangement;
  • recovery of $10 million of technology equipment from bankrupt lessee; and
  • $50 million master equipment leasing program with regional bank.