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Alta Leaders to Present on Cybercrime and Climate Finance at ELFA’s Legal Forum

Paul Bent and Patricia Voorhees of The Alta Group will share their expertise on legal issues impacting the equipment leasing industry at the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s 2023 Legal Forum, which will take place May 7 to May 9 in Fort Myers, FL. read more

Blank Rome Adds Prince to Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice

Blank Rome hired Rebekah Prince as a partner in the Los Angeles office for its corporate, M&A and securities practice group. Prince’s corporate practice includes representing public and private companies as well as clients in the sports, media and entertainment and franchising industries. read more

Blank Rome Adds Munzer to Finance, Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group in Chicago

Blank Rome added finance partner Cynde H. Munzer to the firm’s finance, restructuring and bankruptcy group in Chicago. Munzer was previously a member at Dykema. read more


A bankruptcy court bench ruling at the end of 2021 stated that certain protective provisions are unenforceable. Stephen T. Whelan digs into what those proceedings mean and how an investor can structure its interest to achieve an enforceable bankruptcy-blocking right.... read more

SLR Investment Corp. Completes Merger with SLR Senior Investment Corp.

SLR Investment Corp. closed its previously announced merger with SLR Senior Investment Corp., with SLR Investment Corp. as the surviving company. read more

Blank Rome Hires Kronenberg as Energy Finance Partner

David E. Kronenberg joined Blank Rome as an energy finance partner in the firm’s finance, restructuring and bankruptcy practice group and as a member of the firm’s cross-practice energy industry team. read more

SLR Investment Corp. and SLR Senior Investment Corp. Agree to Merge

SLR Investment Corp. (SLRC) and SLR Senior Investment Corp. (SUNS) entered into an agreement to merge together, with SLRC as the surviving company, subject to stockholder approval and customary closing conditions. read more

Patriot National Bancorp to Merge with American Challenger to Form Digital Bank

Patriot National Bancorp will acquire digital banking company American Challenger Development via a reverse subsidiary merger, with American Challenger surviving as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Patriot. read more

DOUBLE TROUBLE: New York and California Threaten Many Business Practices

Many equipment finance companies work with third-party sales organizations or originators. But what happens if one of those third parties is accused of fraud? Stephen Whelan examines two cases that may cause equipment finance professionals to question their business practices. ... read more

Tipping the Scales: Stipulate – and Lose, Part II

Stephen T. Whelan

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

Blank Rome Opens Chicago Office and Adds Four-Partner Group

Blank Rome expanded its national platform to Chicago, with the addition of a four-partner group. The law firm expects the new office to launch upon the completion of certain regulatory requirements. read more

ELFA/IMN Investors’ Conference: Equipment ABS Market ‘Strong at All Levels’

Presenters at the 17th Annual Investors’ Conference shared an optimistic outlook for the equipment finance industry, with ABS “strong at all levels,” M&A “very frothy” and 2018 business investment expected to be “very bullish.”... read more

Alter Ego Trip: Daebo International Challenges an International Vessel Lease

Blank Rome’s Michael Schaedle and Gregory Vizza dissect the New York Bankruptcy Court’s Daebo International Shipping decision that upholds the independence of vessel lenders and lessors from their borrowers’ and lessees’ general obligations while reaffirming the power of Chapter 15 to protect foreign collective remedies from opportunistic individual creditor action in the U.S.... read more

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

Stephen Whalen examines how the Hague Convention will affect the equipment finance industry. He urges those who use securities accounts for securitization transactions, portfolio sales or security deposits to familiarize themselves with the new rules before they go into effect on April 1.... read more

Blank Rome Represents J.F. Lehman In Ravn Air Group Acquisition

Blank Rome acted as legal counsel to J.F. Lehman in its acquisition of the Ravn Air Group, the largest regional air transportation provider in Alaska. read more

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