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Alfrado D. Donelson

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Alfrado Donelson offers his clients more than 30 years of experience in the equipment leasing and finance industry, including the creation and restructuring of a wide variety of asset-based loans, leases and other financing vehicles.

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Equipment Leasing and Finance 101 August 31, 2016

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Provided both legal and business advice in structuring and closing equipment financing transactions of first impression involving parties in the United States and Asia.

Represented leasing/financing parties in state-of-the-art equipment financing transactions.

Experienced in financing equipment in the United States and in jurisdictions in Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Professional Biography

Overview

Based in our Jackson office, Mr. Donelson's national leasing and lending work typically centers around various types of equipment, including manufacturing, transportation and construction equipment, as well as vessels.

Mr. Donelson has held general counsel positions at several GE Capital businesses, most recently as vice president and general counsel of Global Electronic Services, Inc., a GE Capital financial solutions business, where he had a lead role in supervising, negotiating and structuring all major transactions. Prior to joining GE, Mr. Donelson was a partner in the New York office of a Chicago-based law firm.

Mr. Donelson was a member of the 2009 – 2010 class of Leadership Greater Jackson, a program run by the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership to establish relationships among existing and emerging business leaders from varied segments of the community, to assist in solving community problems, to educate participants as to major community issues, and to develop and inspire leadership in solving community issues. In his community, he sits on the board of directors of the Mississippi Museum of the Arts and serves as vice president of the board of directors of Mississippi Children's Home Services (MCHS).

Representative Matters
  • Provided both legal and business advice in structuring and closing equipment financing transactions of first impression involving parties in the United States and Asia.

  • Represented leasing/financing parties in state-of-the-art equipment financing transactions.

  • Experienced in financing equipment in the United States and in jurisdictions in Latin America, Europe and Asia.
  • Experienced in asset-based financing such as cash-flow lending, receivables and similar types of loans.
  • Prepared fifty-state surveys for multiple equipment leasing and finance companies on a variety of relevant topics, including licensing, usury, motor vehicle titling, and landlord lien issues.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Member – Mississippi Bar Association
  • Member – New York Bar Association
  • Board Member – Mississippi Museum of the Arts
  • Board Member – Mississippi Children's Home Services
  • Leadership Greater Jackson (2009 – 2010)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® in Mergers and Acquisition Law since 2013; Commercial Finance Law (2020)
Speaking Engagements
  • "Advanced UCC," Equipment Leasing and Finance Association Legal Forum (May 2017, May 2018, May 2019)
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