The Lease Finance Group at Chapman and Cutler LLP builds on the firm's extensive experience in secured and unsecured financing to focus exceptional resources in the area of lease finance and, in particular, leveraged lease financings. We were active in the early development of leveraged leasing as an industry and, as structures and types of lease transactions have become increasingly complex, we continue to draw on the collective experience of our lease and equipment finance practitioners to meet the needs of our clients effectively and efficiently.

Our practice group has extensive rail and aircraft finance experience, giving our attorneys an in-depth understanding of these high profile industries. In the rail finance area, our clients include the nation's two largest Class I railroads.

For decades, our practice group has served lessees, lessors and debt, equity and underwriter participants, including institutional investors, international leasing companies and rail companies, in all types of lease and equipment financings. Included in this mix are leveraged lease financings (involving multi-tier, double dip and cross-border leases), structured secured and tax-advantaged lease financings, synthetic and credit-tenant leases and other sophisticated transactions involving equipment trust certificates, enhanced equipment trust certificates and lease portfolio securitizations.

The Lease Finance Group is supported by nationally known tax practitioners who devote a major portion of their time to the structuring of transactions and various issues of tax ownership and indemnification that are critical to such financings.

Given the ever-increasing complexity of the financings in which we represent clients, our attorneys are accustomed to seamlessly working in cross-disciplinary teams so that all resources of Chapman and Cutler LLP are available to serve each client.

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