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The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our firm.  Law firm websites have much in common.  Like other firms, Marks & Associates, P.C., offers highly skilled lawyers and a great reputation.  Like them, we promise to do a good job and we value your business.

What we believe sets us apart is our experience and our focus on equipment finance. This emphasis on a primary area of practice enables us to provide practical, cost-effective solutions and prompt, reliable representation.  We protect our clients, get deals done and promote the success of those who place their trust in us; in short, we recognize that we are a service business.  I stand behind these statements.

                                                                                                                Barry S. Marks, Founding Shareholder

The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor to find much fun in life.

– Charles M. Schwab

Our firm addresses the needs of large and small equipment leasing and finance operations in a wide variety of transaction types, including:

  • Large ticket, middle-market and small ticket lease transactions
  • Vendor lease programs
  • TRAC, first amendment, service contract and synthetic leases
  • Equipment finance agreements
  • Traditional loan financing
  • Progress payment, interim funding and construction loans
  • Leveraged lease structures, including cross-border transactions
  • Sublease and inventory structures
  • Assignments and syndications
  • Warehouse and funding lines
  • Refinancings, back-leveraging, lease assignments, sales of interest and other structure or party changes
  • Multiparty use arrangements and financings for operators and drivers
  • Debt fundings and portfolio acquisitions
  • Mixed goods and services transactions
  • Representation of bank, captive and independent equipment financers and lessors
  • Representation of funders and brokers in creating broker programs

Theory may mislead us; experience must be our guide.

– Henry Steele Commager     

We have years of experience in documenting and enforcing financings for many types of equipment, among them:

  • Motor vehicles (including trucks, tractors and trailers)
  • Manufacturing, utility and construction equipment
  • Hotel and commercial FF&E
  • Aircraft and vessels
  • Railroad rolling stock and subway trams
  • Electric generation, water treatment and other facilities
  • Computer, telecommunications and other high-tech equipment
  • Satellite transponders
  • Medical equipment, including CT scans and facilities
  • Gas compression equipment
  • Ambulances, fire engines and other municipal assets

A lawyer who has not studied economics and sociology is very apt to become a public enemy.

– Louis Brandeis

Our services are not limited to financings secured by business equipment. We represent clients in a wide range of commercial transactions and secured and unsecured financings, including lines of credit and loans secured by insurance, stock and other intangibles.

We handle real estate transfers and financings nationwide. Our services also include representing clients in mergers and acquisitions of companies through asset or ownership transfers and specific asset transfers, including sales and acquisitions of asset portfolios.  We pride ourselves on being able to address the needs of our business clients and providing the same business-oriented service that we offer the equipment finance industry.

Difficulties melt away under the tact.

– Benjamin Disraeli

Although our lessors and lender clients include several members of the Monitor 100, no single client or type of business enterprise dominates our client base.  We represent or have recently represented bank-affiliated leasing companies, including a major regional bank and community banks.  We have created leasing programs for both existing and start-up equipment leasing companies as well as for vendors entering the equipment finance business.  We represent captive vendor finance companies and those who finance vendor-originated transactions.  Our  clients also include brokers, small leasing companies and lease originators as well as funding sources and lenders. Learn about our policies.

For further information

For more information, please contact us online, email or call any of our lawyers at the numbers on our bio pages, or call Tammy Phillips at 205.251.8301.

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