Messerli Kramer’s Equipment Leasing & Finance group has the experience and in-depth knowledge representing clients across all industries, equipment types, and financial transactions. Our attorneys rely on as much as 50 years of individual experience to formulate cost effective and innovative strategies for equipment procurement transactions of any size that enable strong outcomes for lessees and lessors alike.

Equipment financing accounts for nearly $1 trillion a year in transactions, and as equipment costs continue to increase, the quality of your representation and counsel becomes further paramount. Messerli Kramer’s Equipment leasing & Finance group has a well-earned reputation for navigating even the most complex of transactions, and provides zealous advocacy and representation to achieve business goals while minimizing risk.

Whether our clients, large or small, are looking for top-notch representation in equipment finance forms and policy implementation, deal structuring, negotiation, documentation, or litigation, they trust Messerli Kramer’s deep and varied equipment finance experience to apply strong, business-centric guidance that creates value and meets or exceeds objectives.


  • Lease and Loan Negotiation and Documentation

  • Inventory/Dealership Financing

  • Large, Middle, and Small Ticket Lease Transactions

  • Vendor Lease Programs

  • TRAC, First Amendment, Service Contract, and Synthetic Leases

  • Equipment Finance Agreements

  • Traditional Loan Financing

  • Form Preparation and Advice Concerning UCC, Tax, and Other Policies and Procedures

  • Representation of Bank and Commercial Lessors and Lenders, Originators, Vendor Captives and Lessees

  • Commercial and Municipal Leases

Representative Experience

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

  • Represented a medical facility acquiring CT scanning equipment using per-click financing.

  • Represented a trucking firm looking to offer a creative structure for owner/operator drivers to lease trucks.

  • Represented a municipal, tax-exempt lessee in acquisition of fire engines.

  • Prepared forms and policies for startup or growing small ticket, large ticket and middle market leasing companies and banks

  • Negotiated and closed leases of rail cars and infrastructure in France, Germany, Austria and Italy

  • Negotiated, drafted and closed leasing facility for Fortune 100 lessee

  • Prepared syndications forms and closed fundings for originators, lenders and buyers


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Joshua A. Hasko

President, Attorney