The Blakes Financial Services group has leading equipment finance and leasing lawyers who advise on and document all forms of equipment finance, refinance and leasing transactions. We assist clients with cross-border finance structures, multi-jurisdictional lease deals involving tax-based structurings, securitizations, large-ticket financing, sale-leasebacks and syndications. We also help them with developing small/mid-ticket lease and finance programs involving business and consumer customers across Canada.
Equipment lessors, financiers, manufacturers and suppliers retain us for our expertise in addressing issues related to their leasing and finance needs. As industry leaders, we have developed several innovative, tax-efficient financing and security structures currently used in Canada. With Canada’s largest and most highly regarded aviation law and aircraft practice, we represent most of the world’s largest aircraft and engine lessors and financiers, aircraft and engine manufacturers, and government agencies. We have extensive experience negotiating leases for every major class of property, including consumer products; trucks, buses and other types of motor vehicles; ships; rail cars and other rolling stock; and large construction, manufacturing and technological equipment.
On the consumer side, Blakes has one of the largest groups of lawyers with specialized knowledge of consumer protection legislation. Team members have been retained by the Canadian Finance and Leasing Association (CFLA) to deal with numerous issues relevant to the Canadian equipment leasing and finance industry, including acting as national counsel to CFLA as the provinces and territories introduce new cost -of -credit disclosure rules for leases and loans. With our preeminent specialized Tax and Restructuring & Insolvency groups, we are able to provide our clients with comprehensive, cost-effective service required to successfully complete any type of equipment leasing or finance transaction.