Steven L. Higgs, P.C.

9 Franklin Road, Southwest
Roanoke, Virginia  24011-2403

Telephone: (540) 400-7990
Facsimile:   (540) 400-7999

Lease Enforcement

The Higgs Law Firm is a Virginia law firm assisting clients in enforcing lease obligations and in lease asset recovery.  The enforcement of lease obligations and lease asset recovery are a specialized and complex area of the law.  Leases may be enforced in either state or federal court, and lease enforcement often involves the prosecution or defense of actions in bankruptcy court.

We have extensive experience in enforcing and defending the rights of lessors both in and out of court, including prosecuting and defending adversary proceedings in Bankruptcy Court, detinue actions [called "replevin" in some other states] for recovering leased property, UCC-compliant asset liquidation sales, and the collection of deficiencies.  We have successfully obtained what in Virginia is the seldom-granted extraordinary remedy of pre-judgment attachments and seizures of property.

Mr. Higgs is the author of the state law compendium for Virginia maintained by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) for its members.   The compendium provides state-specific answers to many common legal questions arising in the equipment leasing and finance industry.  Mr. Higgs authored the first Virginia Compendium for ELFA in 2003, and has continued to maintain it since that time.  The State Law Compendium may be accessed at the ELFA website.  [Click here; select "Virginia," then choose one of the selected topics covered by the Compendium.]

The Higgs Law Firm was a founding member of the National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA).  NEFA is a national association serving independent equipment finance companies, lessors and brokers, and was formed through the merger of the United Association of Equipment Leasing (UAEL) and the Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors (EAEL).

The Higgs Law Firm is a Virginia law firm that prides itself on its ability and willingness to represent clients needing assistance in the enforcement of lease obligations, collections, asset recovery and bankruptcy.  We can, through our network of cooperating law firms in nearly every state, assist lessors with their lease enforcement needs throughout the United States.

Lease enforcement matters are usually handled on an hourly fee basis, though in appropriate cases we may be able to represent clients on a contingent fee basis or on a flat fee basis.

Mr. Higgs is Board Certified by the American Board of Certification in Creditors' Rights Law and in Consumer Bankruptcy Law.*



* Bankruptcy practice limited to representing creditors.

Your lawyer should be Board Certified.



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