Andrew K. Alper is a Vice President and shareholder at the firm who specializes in representation of all lenders and secured creditors with a large concentration of clients in the equipment leasing and real and personal property secured transactions areas. Andrew’s practice includes litigation, documentation, insolvency, transactional matters and all matters affecting lenders and lessors except for tax related matters.
He has written numerous articles for a variety of equipment leasing and lending periodicals—including as a standing columnist for The Monitor and has written for the Equipment Leasing Association of America, the National Association of Equipment Lessors, the Independent Bankers Association among others. Andrew also asked to and published the chapter on Equipment Leasing in a California Continuing Education of the Bar publication entitled “Forming and Protecting California Business.”
Andrew has spoken at various conferences and presentations around 100 times over the last 38 years.
Creditors' Rights and Commercial Litigation
Bankruptcy and Business Reorganizations
University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A (magna cum laude)
Loyola Law School, J.D.
State Bar of California
US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
US District Court, Central District of California
US District Court, Northern District of California
US District Court, Southern District of California
US District Court, Eastern District of California
MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS
National Equipment and Finance Association (prior to that the United Association of Equipment Lessors, and the Western Association of Equipment Lessors. Andrew served on the Board of Directors and was head of the Legal Committee multiple times.)
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association of America (“ELFA”)
ELFA Legal Committee and Credit and Collections Committee and Amicus Briefs and Renewal Legislation, Subcommittee
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Commercial and Bankruptcy sections the NEFA, and the Financial Lawyers Conference
Served on the Insolvency Committee for the State Bar of California
International Factoring Association
AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
United Association of Equipment Lessors
Western Association of Equipment Lessors
Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors
Equipment Leasing Association of America
The National Association of Equipment Leasing Brokers
Speaker, Los Angeles County Bar Association on Equipment Leasing
Small Business Lending Forum
Instructed equipment leasing and financing professionals to help them earn the designation of Certified Lease Professional with the Equipment Leasing Foundation
Equipment Leasing section of the California Education of the Bar publication entitled “Forming and Protecting California Businesses”
Andrew writes articles for various trade periodicals usually about 4- 6 times a year.
HONORS & AWARDS
Andrew was named one of the most 25 influential persons in the equipment leasing industry by The Leasing News.
Andrew was the 2019 recipient of the Edward A. Groobert Award for Legal Excellence awarded by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association.
Andrew was involved in writing an Amicus Brief on behalf of ELFA in the In Re: Radlax.
Assisted ELFA and UAEL with matters involving legislation relative to the California Finance Lenders License and has served as a standing Committee member on this topic for ELFA.
Andrew recently obtained a summary judgment in a lender liability case in favor of the lender for $3,000,000.00 and against the borrower and guarantor defeating a lender liability cross-complaint.