Business Litigation

Bankruptcy, Creditors' Remedies & Equipment Leasing

Messerli Kramer’s Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Remedies & Equipment Leasing group has extensive experience in all aspects of equipment leasing and finance; secured transactions; asset-based lending; and banking and finance litigation. We routinely handle lease and loan negotiation; documentation and enforcement matters; inventory/dealership financing; replevins; collections and judgment enforcement; business and fraud litigation; portfolio acquisitions; bankruptcies and workouts; receiverships; and appeals throughout the Midwest and across the country.


  • Lease and Loan Negotiation and Documentation

  • Inventory/Dealership Financing

  • Portfolio Acquisitions/Due Diligence

  • Enforcement of Equipment Lease and Loan Documentation

  • Collections, Replevins, and Judgment Enforcement

  • Business and Fraud Litigation

  • Creditor Representation in Chapter 7, 11 and 12 Bankruptcies (including adequate protection, priority disputes, lift stay motions, preference claim defense, and adversary claim proceedings)

  • Receiverships

  • Appeals

Representative Experience

  • Documentation and negotiation of multimillion dollar loan transactions, primarily focused on asset based lending.

  • Documentation and negotiation of commercial lease transactions, including master equipment leases and schedules, commercial TRAC leases, municipal leases, and related documentation.

  • Represented national bank equipment lessor in successfully obtaining significant monetary judgment and recovery of collateral in multi-jurisdictional dispute.

  • Represented national equipment lessor in multi-jurisdictional federal and bankruptcy court litigation, successfully recovering a substantial amount of high dollar value collateral.

  • Representation of multiple, national equipment lessors in litigation over the execution, validity, and priority of liens in state and federal court actions, including replevin, adequate protection, and relief from stay motions.


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Joshua A. Hasko

President, Attorney

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