Clients in the 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 personal property 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, as well as government-related entities and development finance institutions, giving her important insights into the needs of each of the parties to a transaction. She has extensive experience in big-ticket and middle market transactions.

Jill has developed market standard lease documentation for bank lessors as well as financing templates for development finance institutions. 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.

Before moving to DC, Jill 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 class vessel.
  • Representation of a US-based middle-market bank leasing subsidiary to create all standard transaction documentation for all types of equipment leases.
  • Drafted template synthetic local currency loan documentation for a development finance institution. 
  • 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 a French government-related entity in the restructuring of Eurostar from an unincorporated joint venture into a stand-alone company 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.


  • French (intermediate)