Clients in the equipment finance world rely on Jill to get their deals done. Practical and efficient, clients turn to Jill to help them balance the needs of their business lines with the legal mitigation of risk.

Jill’s practice encompasses nearly every aspect of equipment financing transactions, both domestic and cross-border, and over the course of her career she has represented lessors, lenders, lessees, borrowers, and credit support providers, giving her important insights into the needs of each of the parties to a transaction.  

Jill has developed market standard lease documentation for bank lessors.  While particularly passionate about transportation assets – aircraft (commercial and corporate), marine vessels (barges and tankers), vehicles and other heavy equipment, locomotives and railcars – there are very few equipment classes she hasn’t financed. 

Jill has practiced for most of her career with international law firms in New York and London.

Representative Matters

Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

  • Represented the lead arranger in the $167.5 million Jones Act construction to permanent financing for a first-of-its kind vessel.
  • Representation of a US-based middle-market bank leasing subsidiary to create all standard transaction documentation for all types of equipment leases.
  • Represented the Agent in its first syndicated $50 million credit facility under the Jones Act.
  • Acting for a Midwestern bank doing its first true lease of a US$10 million aircraft.
  • Represented Orhan Holding A.S. in its successful bid and subsequent stock and asset purchase of a global hose and tube manufacturing business from Dana Corporation (then in bankruptcy).
  • Advised French company in the restructuring of Eurostar from an unincorporated joint venture into a stand-alone entity including advising on the contribution of rail assets subject to US cross-border tax driven leases.
  • Represented an energy company in Denmark on a bid for the network assets of an energy company in the Netherlands.
  • Acting for a Midwestern bank doing its first true lease of a US$10 million aircraft.


  • Of Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs, 2011-2019
  • Member, Cozen O’Connor, 2009-2011
  • Senior Associate, Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP, 2005-2009
  • Associate, Linklaters, 2002-2005