Kevin Trabaris – Equipment Leasing & Vendor Contracting | EM3 Law

Kevin Trabaris, newest Partner at Edwards Maxson Mago & Macaulay, LLP, draws contrasts between equipment leasing and vendor contracting – two things that have little in common, while sharing insights on leases every lender should be aware of.

Here are a few excerpts from the article: 

  • …there is no concept of mutuality in equipment lease agreements. 
  • The lessor has not stepped into the shoes of the supplier, it has merely paid it.  There is no reason to expect a lessor to provide warranties on the equipment.  
  • When a lender makes a loan, the lender must know for certain that the borrower is fully obligated under the loan after the signing of the loan documents.  For leasing, this is less certain.  
  • The more risk the lessor suffers, in any form, including from contractual changes to its standard lease agreement, the more the lessor’s original credit analysis (and pricing) may suffer.

To view the article, click HERE.

About the Author

Kevin Trabaris is a corporate and commercial finance transactional attorney with experience representing banks, financial companies, equipment lessors, insurance companies and other funding entities in connection with commercial and corporate loans, equipment leases, bank loans, bonds and many other types of financing. He has handled everything from small ticket transactions to billion dollar syndicated loans, asset-based loans, real estate, working capital and more. Trabaris also handles business transactions and has experience creating companies as well as selling them. This includes corporation, LLC and partnership creation and advice, contract drafting and negotiation, corporate governance, vendor agreements, sale documents and merger/acquisitions matters and more.

For more information, please contact Kevin Trabaris, Partner, at

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