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Unintended Consequence — JPMorgan’s Costly Mistake

In January, JPMorgan Chase lost a court battle with General Motors’ creditors’ committee regarding the accidental termination of JPMorgan’s UCC securing a $1.5 billion loan. Ruskin Moscou Faltischek attorney Jeffrey A. Wurst dissects the resulting court cases surrounding the notorious GM bankruptcy and resulting fallout from JPMorgan’s costly mistake.... read more

Staying Ahead of the Curve: Preparing for the New Lease Accounting Rules

Bill Bosco takes a different approach to the lease accounting project discussion by detailing how lessors can best prepare for the new accounting rules and how to apply them to your business planning. Overall, he notes that despite the proposed changes, the prospects for the industry are positive.... read more

Bottom Line Equipment Distributor Issues: A Top Priority on Capitol Hill in 2015

Christian A. Klein, vice president of Government Affairs at Associated Equipment Distributors, says 2014 was a busy year, and we can expect more of the same in 2015. With the federal highway program, tax code reform and regulatory bureaucracy still topping the priority list, Klein stresses industry-wide engagement as a key component to getting the job done in Washington.... read more

Wallwork Financial Finds Growth Well Beyond the Bakken Shale

Wallwork Financial president Bill Wallwork shares his vision for his grandfather's company, which is quickly approaching its 100 year anniversary.... read more

Healing the Bifurcation: Business Jets See Positive Momentum

Richard Aboulafia, vice president of Analysis at Teal Group, discusses the state of affairs in the current business aviation sector with Monitor, focusing on business jet growth and the cautious optimism it brings to an industry that’s been burned before.... read more

Forty Years on the Road: Navigating the Ups and Downs in the U.S. Trucking Industry

As GE Capital Transportation Finance celebrates its 40th anniversary, industry veterans Dan Clark and John Conkin dissect the changes they’ve witnessed in the U.S. trucking industry over the last four decades and share their outlook for the road ahead.... read more

ALCS Capital: Bringing the ‘Human Touch Back to Finance’

Patrick McMullan announced the launch of ALCS Capital, an independent commercial finance company, in early 2014. Drawing upon his wealth of experience gained at AT&T Capital and CIT, McMullan and his team have set out to fill the void created by a lack of coverage on smaller scale loans in the hope of bringing the “human touch back to finance.”... read more

A Positive Perfect Storm…U.S. Commercial Truck Industry Expectations Remain High

NTEA Market Data and Research Director Steve Latin-Kasper says that despite a growth rate decline from 2012 to 2013, and the resulting caution in the first half of the year, 2015 is shaping up to be a positive perfect storm for the U.S. commercial truck and truck equipment industry.... read more

How Equipment Finance Can Foster Innovation

GE Capital, Corporate Finance chief commercial officer Eric Dusch discusses equipment finance’s ability to foster innovation and the importance of the opportunity it affords to learn about the market and keep abreast of developments.... read more

Construction Industry Activity, Optimism Rise in 2014: Will it Continue in 2015?

John Crum discusses Wells Fargo Equipment Finance’s Second-Half 2014 Construction Executive Survey, which reveals broad-based increases in construction activity compared to a year ago. More executives said they are seeing “somewhat higher” or “much higher” construction activity than at any time during the past five years.... read more

U.S. Economy’s Revival — Boosting Outlook for Business Aviation

Monitor contributor Daniel Casciato catches up with NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen to discuss the current state of the business aviation industry. While the industry has been on a positive trajectory since the Great Recession, Bolen is keeping a keen eye on many issues going into 2015, including the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration.... read more

A Thin Line: How Dodd-Frank Defines, Affects Commercial & Consumer Transactions

The Lamm Group Managing Partner Anthony L. Lamm explains how the Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act not only defines commercial transactions, but how it also may change what was considered a commercial transaction to a consumer transaction.... read more

FASB Leases Project Update: Two Decisions May Harm the Industry, One Will Help

Monitor contributor Bill Bosco discusses two major issues discussed at a recent FASB meeting and how leveraged lease and sale leaseback accounting changes may affect the industry at large.... read more

Industry Executive Roundtable: Despite a Challenging Economy, Industry is in a Good Place

Monitor contributor Lisa Miller catches up with four industry leaders to get their take on the current economic environment, industry sentiment and pending regulations. Overall, despite excess liquidity, spread compression, increased regulation and other issues, our roundtable participants remain upbeat about future opportunities.... read more

Franchise Finance: Still the Next Big Thing

Signature Financial’s John Black delves into the franchise finance industry, explaining its evolution and the opportunities that come along with it. Overall, he notes it is an exciting time to be a lender engaged in the food service marketplace.... read more

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