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Stephen T. Whelan

Partner of Blank Rome

Stephen T. Whelan is a partner in the New York office of law firm Blank Rome and a former member of the ELFA Board of Directors (2013-2016). He can be reached at swhelan@blankrome.com.


Posts by Stephen T. Whelan

Stipulate — and Lose? The Danger of Relying on Casualty Values

It used to be so easy. Lessors would attach schedules of casualty values and early termination values to an equipment lease agreement. These values typically were expressed as a percentage of the lessor’s cost of the items of equipment suffering... read more

Blockchain: The Next Big Thing for Equipment Finance?

Two years ago, most readers of this article probably had not heard of blockchain. Since then, the following events have occurred: The keynote speaker at the 2017 ELFA annual convention identified blockchain as one of the top five trends in... read more

Don’t Be an April Fool: How to Avoid the Hague Hangover

In the latest variation on “April Fool,” the Hague Convention on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities Held with an Intermediary will become effective in the U.S. on April 1, 2017. In one of its parting... read more

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