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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

Posts by Stephen T. Whelan

DOUBLE TROUBLE: New York and California Threaten Many Business Practices

In 2016, the New York State attorney general sued Northern Leasing Systems (NLS), its officers and outside counsel for allegedly conducting business in a “persistently fraudulent or illegal manner.” The action was prompted by complaints from more than 800 equipment... read more

Tipping the Scales: Stipulate – and Lose, Part II

It happened again. This time, not simply via an oral ruling by a judge from the bench, but in a written opinion, for all the world to see. And even though the litigants settled their differences after the decision was... read more