Washington, D.C.—The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has awarded Marc L. Hamroff, Managing Partner of Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, the Edward A. Groobert Award for Legal Excellence. ELFA Legal Committee Chair Jeanette Dannenfelser, Vice President and General Counsel, Summit Funding Group, Inc., presented the award to Marc on May 2 at the ELFA Legal Forum in recognition of his significant contributions to the equipment finance industry and the association’s Legal Committee.
[Pictured L-R: Jeanette Dannenfelser, Marc Hamroff and ELFA President and CEO Ralph Petta.]
Marc has more than three decades of experience representing equipment finance companies and the financial services industry. As Managing Partner of Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, he chairs the firm’s Financial Services Practice, which includes the Bankruptcy, Equipment Leasing, Secured Lending, Distressed Assets and Creditors’ Rights Groups. Marc has worked at the firm since his graduation from law school. He has spearheaded the representation of secured lenders, banks, private equity and distressed debt funds, and equipment finance companies in addressing complex issues in a wide range of transactions and workouts nationwide.
Marc has been an active member of ELFA for over 30 years and a tireless contributor to the association’s legal community. He has served two full terms as a member of the ELFA Legal Committee, which is a member and staff resource on a wide range of national and international legal issues impacting the equipment finance industry.
Marc has contributed his expertise to educate ELFA members regarding legal issues impacting the industry. He has made numerous presentations at association events, including the Legal Forum, Annual Convention and Credit & Collections Conference. He also has written articles on a wide range of legal matters for the association’s Equipment Leasing & Finance Magazine.
In 2006, Marc was awarded ELFA’s Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his outstanding service to the association and the equipment finance Industry.
Outside of ELFA, Marc frequently speaks and writes for professional and business organizations. He has been quoted in prominent publications such as Crain’s New York, The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and Newsday. Marc also publishes his firm’s Finance & Law Newsletter and contributes to the firm’s Secured Lending & Finance Blog.
Marc currently serves as an adjunct professor of law in Secured Transactions and has been teaching at Hofstra Law for the past 10 years. In May 2016, he delivered the commencement address to Hofstra Law School and received the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa. Marc and his firm established the Moritt Hock & Hamroff Fellowship in support of Hofstra Law's Access to Justice Incubator as well as the Moritt Hock & Hamroff Business Law Honors Fellowship and the Marc L. Hamroff Annual Scholarship.
Marc was a long-standing member of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association-Long Island Division, served as its Chairman and served a three-year term as a member of the Northeast regional board. He founded the AHA’s annual golf tournament named in the memory of his father, and ran three NYC Marathons to raise funds to fight heart disease.
About the Award
The Edward A. Groobert Award for Legal Excellence is named for ELFA’s long-time Secretary and General Counsel Edward A. Groobert, who was a leader in the legal affairs of the association from the mid-1960s until his retirement in 2010.
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) is the trade association that represents companies in the nearly $1 trillion equipment finance sector, which includes financial services companies and manufacturers engaged in financing capital goods. ELFA members are the driving force behind the growth in the commercial equipment finance market and contribute to capital formation in the U.S. and abroad. Its 580 members include independent and captive leasing and finance companies, banks, financial services corporations, broker/packagers and investment banks, as well as manufacturers and service providers. ELFA has been equipping business for success for more than 60 years. For more information, please visit www.elfaonline.org.
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