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Equipment Leasing–Leveraged Leasing (Fifth Edition)

Author(s): Ian Shrank, Arnold G. Gough
Practice Area: Banking and finance, Equipment financing, Financing
Published: Nov 2010
Supplement Date: Feb 2018 i Other versions can be found in the Related Items tab.
ISBN: 9781402414947
PLI Item #: 26485

Hailed as “authoritative” by the Tax Executive, Equipment Leasing–Leveraged Leasing provides readers with the comprehensive legal, tax, economic, accounting, environmental, and insurance information and advice needed to develop and implement leasing deals that maximize rewards and minimize risks.

Written by more than thirty leading leasing authorities, and featuring hundreds of pages of sample forms, checklists, and documents that expedite successful transactions, Equipment Leasing–Leveraged Leasing is an essential resource for guidance on structuring and documenting leasing transactions, helping readers to:

  • Determine whether it’s better to lease or buy
  • Comply with intricate laws governing leasing deals
  • Structure and draft agreements of any kind or size
  • Achieve specific goals for clients, whether they’re lessors, lessees or lenders
  • Effectively handle problems specific to certain kinds of leasing
  • Minimize legal and financial risks, including warranty, environmental, and tort liability, bankruptcy risks, and the risks associated with originating leases and loans through the Internet 
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Ian Shrank is a partner with the New York office of Allen & Overy. Mr. Shrank’s practice focuses on lease financing of every possible configuration, project financing, corporate finance and captive insurance companies. On a number of occasions he has chaired or participated in programs on equipment leasing, leveraged leasing and project financing for PLI and other organizations. For several years he has chaired or spoken at conferences on cross-border leasing for the Structured Finance Institute. Mr. Shrank is a member of the Board of Editors of, and a frequent contributor to, Leader’s Equipment Leasing Newsletter. He has A.B. (magna cum laude) and J.D. (cum laude) degrees from Harvard University and is a member of the New York Bar.

Arnie Gough is a partner in the corporate department of Winston & Strawn’s Chicago office. He has been involved in various aspects of the firm’s leveraged lease and structured finance practice for approximately fifteen years. Mr. Gough has represented lessees and equity investors in numerous domestic and cross-border leasing transactions involving real estate, transportation equipment, production equipment, mining equipment, distribution systems and facilities. He has been involved in the development of several transaction structures, including ownership FSC leases, Pickle leases, LILO structures, and single-investor synthetic leases. Mr. Gough co-authored an article on synthetic leases with Winston & Strawn partner Mike Robinson, which appeared in the Fall 1994 and the Spring 1995 issues of the Journal of Equipment Lease Financing. Mr. Gough is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he received a B.B.A. (magna cum laude) in 1978 and a J.D. in 1981, and was a staff member of the Notre Dame Lawyer.