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Gregory J. Faherty


Gregory Faherty has more than 15 years of experience navigating complex commercial transactions in the areas of equipment finance and general commercial lending.

Professional Biography

Gregory Faherty is a shareholder in Baker Donelson's Baltimore office who represents a range of clients in the areas of equipment finance and general commercial lending matters. He has a strong legal background handling complex specialty-equipment assets, including aircraft, marine and railcar finance. Throughout his career, Greg has served in various senior management positions in subsidiaries of large national banks that focus on general equipment lending and franchise finance transactions.

Greg drafts, documents and negotiates equipment transactions from inception through closing. He provides advice and counsel on direct originations, as well as a wide range of syndicated transactions. In addition, Greg advises clients on the documentation of core middle-market equipment assets in the transportation, vendor, corporate aircraft, marine, rail and vehicle/fleet industries.

Greg previously served as a Senior Vice President/Director of Operations for Bridge Funding Group, a national subsidiary of BankUnited, with a portfolio of equipment and franchise transactions that, at its height, exceeded $2 billion. He gained firsthand experience with the legal and compliance implications of lease/loan documentation, and he handled originations and syndications of all varieties of commercial transactions.

Greg also served as a Senior Vice President/Documentation Group Manager for Capital One Equipment Finance and a Vice President/Operations Manager for SunTrust Equipment Finance & Leasing Corp. Clients benefit from Greg's legal counsel on matters involving equipment loans and leases with target transactions ranging in value up to $50 million. Greg is well versed in offering counsel related to target market segments, general equipment lending policies and procedures, transaction structuring, target assets and credit related matters.

  • Member – Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) (2012 – present)
  • Member – Maryland State Bar Association (2003 – present)
  • Member – Florida State Bar Association (2004 – present)
  • Member – District of Columbia Bar Association (2005 – present)
  • Member – American Bar Association (2003 – present)
  • Panelist – "Leasing 101 – Can You Sell Your Paper? How Front-End Negotiations Can Impact the Syndication of Your Transaction," Equipment Leasing and Finance Association's (ELFA) 2024 Legal Forum (May 2024)


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • University of Maryland College Park, B.A., 1999


  • Maryland, 2003
  • Florida, 2004 (inactive)
  • District of Columbia, 2005 (inactive)

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