November 30, 2021

Volume XI, Number 334


Merrick J. Benn

Equipment finance companies and banks rely on Merrick Benn to provide real-world solutions to everyday business challenges, balancing risk management with helping companies grow.

Merrick’s practice includes the handling of all aspects of equipment financing transactions including substantial experience in structuring, documenting and negotiation of single investor Lease Agreements (true/tax motivated, finance, TRAC and synthetic), secured financings, progress payment financings, syndications,  leveraged financings, cross-border transactions, discounting, inventory and receivables financings, asset backed securitizations, project finance and other forms of structured finance. Merrick has more than 20 years of experience representing some of the most active bank-affiliated and large, independent equipment financing companies in the US in developing standard lease and syndication documentation, including the implementation of titling trusts.

Merrick has extensive experience with:

  • Corporate & commercial aircraft

  • Locomotives & rail equipment

  • Barges & Tankers Trucks and other heavy equipment

  • Manufacturing/construction equipment

  • Computer hardware & software licenses

  • Mining equipment

  • Medical equipment

  • Modular storage facilities

Merrick’s experience comprises credit enhancements, including guaranties, letters of credit, certificates of deposit, cash collateral, deposit accounts and pledges of certificated and uncertificated securities.

Merrick’s clients often turn to him for counseling on the acquisition and disposition of large loan and lease portfolios comprised of all asset classes.


Articles in the National Law Review database by Merrick J. Benn