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There is some dispute as to the origin of the term “red-headed step child,” but its usage since the early 20th century has been to denote a child who is unwanted, neglected and misunderstood by his or her parents. For many banks and other lessors, the limited competition, strong credits and tax benefits of “muni leasing” make it a favorite. In many respects, however, municipal leasing (which term we will use for equipment financing and leasing for state, county and city governments and agencies generally) is equipment finance’s red-headed stepchild.
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‘Trial of the Century’ Takes on Hell or High Water
By Paul Bent
Will a Rising Tide of Managed Solutions Transactions Sink the Most Venerated of Leasing Provisions?
There is change afoot in the equipment leasing marketplace, and it portends a potentially seismic shift in the perception, usefulness and utility of the well-tested HOHW clause.
How 2018 Tax Changes Will Affect Companies Focused on Truck Acquisition
By Brian Holland
Corporations with private fleets in the U.S., as well as for-hire carriers, have begun ordering faster than before. As the economy continues to strengthen, this trend will continue to grow and so will the need to replace aging equipment.
Recognizing the Signs of Financial Distress
By Steven Strom
Diagnosing financial distress, and the ability to address the relevant issues, is a necessary role of board members and senior executives.
Shipping Insolvencies and Texas Businesses
By Nicole Hay and Thomas Scannell
Texas businesses and their attorneys should be aware of legal and practical issues that may arise in the event of a shipping insolvency. Two particularly murky areas that have been illuminated by recent case law are maritime liens and reclamation rights.