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North Shore Leasing & Funding Corp.

Nationwide Account Manager

2 yrs. exp., self-motivated, team oriented, college degree preferred. We approve A to D credits, no equipment restrictions. Resume, salary history, requirements by fax: 631-231-3773 or Steve Kelly at

North Shore Leasing & Funding Inc. (NSL&F Inc.) established in 1993, is a national small-ticket equipment leasing company located in Hauppauge, NY.

Monday, January 22, 2007


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Leasing #102 -- “Lease Format” Chart
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Classified Ads—Sales

Sales: Bakersfield, CA
I have an extensive sales and management background in equipment leasing. My work history exhibits my major strength in small ticket equipment leasing.
Sales: Boston, MA
Middle market originator, construction/Trucks /
Trailers w/ 8 years in territory, looking for company / bank with competitive products
Sales: Compenhagen, Denmark
10 years of experience as VP Europe, Middle East and Africa for a US based Equipment Leasing Company. $500,000 plus w/ excellent connections European shipping lines/ maritime financing. Click here .
Sales: Dallas, TX
17 years of experience in vendor sales. Solid book of business. Can hit the sales ground running in Dallas/Ft. Worth. Can Start ASAP
Sales: Denver CO
Experienced Equipment Leasing Broker looking for a in house leasing company. Can bring a book of business with me or develop new territory where needed.
Sales: Detroit MI
Motivated self-starter w/5 yrs sales exp. IT leasing. Excellent communicator w/strong negotiation/biz dev. skills. Six-sigma certified w/ Fortune 50 company/book of business.
Sales: East Central FL
20+ years experience in all areas of leasing; sales, credit, operations, syndication. Currently independent seeking position with direct middle market lender in regional capacity
Sales: Fresno CA
Account Exec/Manager. 7+ years Leasing Sales: underwriting/contract, complex transactions, hi-tech, government, direct & vendor leasing. Captive & syndicator environments. Expert deal closer. Will send resume.
Sales: Greensboro, NC
Seeking direct & broker sales w/major finance companies in NC or southeast market. Small to mid-ticket range. Stable &family oriented. Will have series 6,63,65 license shortly.
Sales: Henderson, NV
Formally trained in Credit, Collections, & Sales with regional bank. Seeking sales or sales management.
Over ten years
in SM, vendor and end user.
Sales: Kansas City, MO
20 years Senior Sales/Management experience in small ticket/government leasing. Program Management experience, managing 12
Reps. Credit Auth to $50K. Success in soliciting and maintaining accounts.
Sales: Los Angeles CA
5 years experience structuring off-balance sheet finance solutions on computer and medical equipment. Perform detailed competitive analysis and market research. I uncover leads and sell.
Sales: Midsouth, TX
Lease Veteran-25+ years, heavy Vendor experience looking for new opportunity in MidSouth/SE. Experience in leasing to major accounts in high- tech/computers/Golf/transportation.
Sales: Mission Viejo, CA
Account Sales Executive with 10 years of leasing experience looking for company to bring existing customer base.
Sales: Montgomery, AL
Individual with 10 years advertising sales exp. & 7 years insurance sales exp. Wants independent contractor situation in Alabama.
Work with leasing company or broker.334-281-5200
Sales: Nashua, NH
10+ years sales experience small & mid-ticket hi-tech & telecom in a captive and vendor environment. Seeking new sales opportunity in New England.
Sales: Newport Beach, CA
Direct sales rep. in the middle market w/22 years experience  various types of equipment. Leasing/ financing from medical equip. to
mfg. equip.. Strong closer.
Sales: North Carolina, Central
7 yrs.equip leasing &finance; specialist in heavy construction equip for 2-top-5-specialty finance/lease companies, NC &VA territories. $10-15MM annual funding. Downsized in 2002, now independent broker with varied customer base.
Sales: Philadelphia , PA
Seeking an open opportunity to advance in the automotive, commercial leasing & finance industry.........
Sales: Philadelphia, PA
25 years in Healthcare and seeking an opportunity to represent a lender for dental/medical funding in the Northeast to Mid-Atlantic states.
Sales: Portland, OR.
"Exp. In direct sales and sales mgmt.
I love Portland, but decent here jobs are few. Willing to be re-located, would like to work for you.
Sales: Prairie Village, KS
Have substantial deal flow and database of broker referral sources. Generated and closed over $22M LY. Seeking exclusive relationship w/direct founder.

Currently employed Vendor Program "Hunter", with complex program development experience. Also skilled at program management. Technology to yellow iron assets. Extensive national rolodex.

Sales: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
15+ yrs--mid mkt. $500M to $10.0MM. Seeking role w/ captive or global leasing firm. large book to bring with me! Debt, tax, 1st amendment, etc.
Sales: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
20 plus years experience in small ticket and middle market, mostly vendor driven business; specialist in manufacturing, hi-tech & medical. Excellent analytical and marketing skills.
South Central US
TX, OK, KS & AR Territory.
Equipment finance and leasing professional, 20 years experience. Top producer in middle to upper middle markets. Extensive customer base.

These job-wanted ads are free. We also recommend to both those seeking a position and those searching for a new hire to also go to other e-mail posting sites:

In addition, those seeking employment should go to the human resource departments on company web sites for funders, captive lessors, and perhaps “broker-lessors.”

To place a free “job wanted” ad here, please go to:

For a full listing of all “job wanted” ads, please go to:



Leasing 102

“Lease Format” Chart

by Mr. Terry Winders, CLP


  • Non-Lease-Lease .. A disguised loan using a lease form
  • A Non Tax Lease.. A lease to a non-profit 501-C Company
  • A Tax Lease .. A lease to a for -profit Company
  • A TRAC Lease.. A lease on transportation equipment licensed for over-the-road-use
  • A split TRAC Lease.. A Lease on transportation equipment that splits the residual guarantee between lessee and Lessor
  • A Municipal Lease.. A Lease to a political subdivision that has taxation powers
  • A 1 st Amendment Lease.. A Lease that has multiple lease terms
Synthetic Lease.. A loan qualified as a lease for accounting purposes
Non-Lease Lease
  Money over Money
  $1 Purchase Option
  Finance Lease
Fails to Qualify Capital Lease
  Depreciate over   true use
Direct Finance lease   Lender
Sales type Lease
Lease Agreement, Bargain P.O.
  Article 9
Non-Lease Lease
  Money over Money
  Bargain Fixed Purchase   Option
  Finance Lease
Fails to Qualify Capital lease
  over true use
Direct Finance lease
Sales type Lease
Lease Agreement, Fixed P.O.
  Article 9 if bargain
  Article 2A if no bargain
Non-Tax Lease
  Money over Money
  $1 Purchase Option
  Finance Lease
Straight Line Dep.
  Not for profit   use
Capital lease
  over true use
Direct Finance lease
Sales type Lease
Lease Agreement, Bargain P.O.
  Article 9
Non-Tax Lease
  Money over Money
  Fixed Purchase Option
  Finance Lease
Fails to Qualify
  Not for profit   use
Capital lease
  over lease term
Direct Finance lease
Sales type Lease
Lease Agreement, Fixed P.O.
  Article 9 if bargain
  Article 2A if no bargain
Tax Lease
  True Lease
  Fixed Purchase Option
  FMV Lease
  For Lessor
  Rent Expense
  For Lease
Capital Lease
  if rent over 90%
Operating Lease
  if rent under 90%
  if IR over 90%
Operating Lease
  if IR under 90%
Lease Agreement, Fixed P.O.
  Article 9 if Bargain
  Article 2A if no Bargain
TRAC Lease
  True Lease
  Lessee guarantee
  For Lessor
Rent Expense
  For Lessee
Capital lease
  over true use
DFL or STL Lease Agreement, Fixed   P.O. Article 9

Municipal Lease
  Bargain P.O.
  Essential use

Tax Free Capital Lease DFL or STL Article 9
Municipal Lease
  No Bargain P.O.
Taxable with
no depreciation
Capital Lease
  if rent over 90%
Operating Lease
  if rent under 90%
  if IR over 90%
Operating Leasse
  if IR under 90%
Article 2A
1st Ammendment Lese
  True Lease
  Two Term Lease

Return Equipment
after 2nd term
  For Lessor
Rent Expense
  For Lessee
Capital lease
  if rent over 90%
Oprating Lease
  if rent under 90%
DFL or STL Lease Agreement, Fixed Bargain P.O.
  Article 9 if bargain
  Article 2A if not bargain
Synthetic Lease
  True Lease
  Two Term Lease

Return equipment after 2nd term or $1P.O.
Fails to qualify Operating lease
  for first term
Capital Lease
  form 2nd term
DFL or STL Article 9

Mr. Terry Winders has been a teacher, consultant, expert witness for the leasing industry for thirty years and can be reached at or 502-327-8666.
He invites your questions and queries.



Arizona Equipment Leasing Association

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Starfire Country Club
11500 North Hayden RD
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Time: 5 PM Networking 6 PM Presentation
Fee: $20 includes heavy appetizers and one drink payable in advance.
Feel free to invite any interested persons.


Send Check payable to AZELA for $20.00 and send it prior to 1/30 to Pat McCann Universal
Financial Group 3021 East Laurel St, Mesa AZ 85213

Dennis Brown, V.P. State Government
Relations for the Equipment Leasing & Finance

"I look forward to sharing with Arizona Equipment Leasing Association members some highlights of Equipment Leasing & Finance Association (ELFA) advocacy within the state legislative arena where interest groups dedicate on average 5 lobbyists and $130,000 per state legislator. ELFA efforts rely on grassroots industry involvement.

"Lobbying is often hampered when policymakers assume equipment lessors deal only in short term consumer rentals. These misconceptions are best removed by direct involvement of industry members. In an extreme case, a Lieutenant Governor introduced legislation forbidding lessors from obtaining tax incentives after legislative staff attorneys reported the federal government had determined commercial equipment leasing is illegal. Legal counsel informed him that a federal grand jury would soon indict
ELFA staff and member companies. ELFA defeated the legislation.

"Presently, the most immediate threat is nationwide attention given a California law requiring equipment lessors to collect recycling fees on certain electronic equipment. Legislators in over 20 states have filed similar proposals. States are also taking interest in regulating leasing practices. ELFA repealed a New York law that applied end of lease notice for apartment buildings to commercial leases but a similar proposal is now introduced in Wisconsin. In Utah a proposal would severely restrict purchase options.

"These are some of the issues I will share with you on Tuesday evening, February 13"

Dennis Brown
Vice President
State Government Relations
Equipment Leasing & Finance Association
4301 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 550
Arlington, Virginia 2203
Telephone: (703) 516-8368
FAX (703) 527-2649



Weekly Bulletin Board Complaint

Most of the complaints about keeping Advance Rentals and/or Deposits are resolved with money sent back. Here is one that was not because the Leasing News editor considered it more a legal issue:

(1) The lessee signed a lease agreement, in which part of it, called for acceptance before delivery. The lessor is a very large New England leasing company. They paid the vendor, and now want the lessee to start making payments. The lessee wanted us to print his letter.

The list of the equipment is part of the key to understanding this transaction:)

The lessee refused delivery:

“Rhino Linings
‘ Chippewa Falls’8434 149th Street - Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Phone: 715-829-0166

“October 25, 2006

“XXXXX XXXX Corporation

“To Whom It May Concern:

“I, Peter Bergee owner of Rhinolinings of Chippewa Falls respectively ask the return of the $1182.67 security deposit paid directly to XXXXXX XXXX Corporation. Upon inspection of the Hammerhead bedlining systems distributor kit, quantity of one (see invoice #100) I found the shipment to be unsatisfactory. I received no distribution kit but rather 8 gallons of a products not remotely outlined or listed in the invoice (see invoice #100). Never delivered written notice of delivery and acceptance to XXXXXX XXXX Corporation. I never gave any order to Clearline, Inc. representing that Rhinolinings selected 8 gallons of a product called plexi-guard to be purchased for $40,000.00 as outlined in the XXXXXX XXXX Corporation’s purchase order.

“Sincerely, Peter Bergee”

Leasing News did not view this as a legitimate complaint as it appears the lessee had chosen the "equipment" and "vendor," and as important, signed the next document where he authorized payment in advance:

Leasing News does believe the lessee has a complaint, but a situation that should be considered in a court of law. Albeit the lessor should have completed more due diligence concerning the entire situation, and authorizing payment in advance should have been on an "Equipment Finance Agreement" instead of a lease, but it does not appear a legitimate complaint for the Leasing News Bulletin Board. It does appear to be a legal dispute, perhaps more between the dealer and the leasing company, but that is up to a court of law to determine. Any opinions to the contrary are welcome.

(2) Ramsgate Leasing Systems, Bergenfield, NJ appears on the Leasing News Complaint Bulletin Board (2005.)

Several Leasing News readers have e-mailed that Ramsgate Leasing Systems was allegedly terminated from the National Association of Equipment Leasing Brokers (NAELB), an organization of over
850 members, primarily independent equipment leasing brokers.

Leasing News attempted to reach Ramsgate, and also Norm Cohen, reportedly the president or "owner," to obtain a confirmation or denial, but received no response. Leasing News looks forward to any comments that Ramsgate would like to make on the matter.

NAELB has written a letter to its membership on the subject, including a note that "any further distribution is strictly prohibited."

It specifically states, "This letter is intended to be distributed to members of the NAELB only, and any copying, reproduction, redistribution or any unintended or unauthorized use is without the consent, permission or authority of the NAELB and is not intended to be a statement by the NAELB to anyone other than its members."

* Leasing News does believe the NAELB letter is public information. The original e-mails were sent to Leasing News by senders who said they were not a member, later one of them did supply the letter given to them by a member, and thus Leasing News considers a public document due to its transmission over the internet. As a courtesy, Leasing News is not disclosing at this time the NAELB letter on the subject or revealing more than the above.

(3) Leasing News has received three recent complaints on another company listed on the Leasing News Complaint Bulletin Board. The first two have been resolved, and the third awaits response from the West Coast Leasing Company:

“We have been trying to secure the return of an advance rental and documentation fee that was paid to *****. We were approached by ****** to do leasing of several generators that we were purchasing to be installed in trucks that are owned and being leased to us by XYZ Leasing (not the real name.) After issuing an approval and a proposal, we executed ALL the documents sent to us by ******** along with our check in the amount of $2872.76. ******** Leasing was not able to secure the financing due to the fact that their lender required XYZ Leasing (not their real name.) sign off their interest in the equipment. This document was NEVER a part of the original documentation sent to us or was it a condition of approval. If we had been notified, we certainly would have checked with XYZ Leasing (not their real name.)prior to sending the executed documents and our check for the advance fees. We sent the documents to ******** on 11/14/06 and were never informed of the "sign off" document until 12/21/06 after we started to inquire on when payment to the vendor was going to be made. ******** is now refusing to return our check or fund the transaction. XYZ Leasing (not their real name.) will not sign off on the ******** paperwork. ******** has told us that we should "twist their arms" and make them sign off. We tried to pursue them to do so but it is not their policy. ******** said they are just trying to steal the business from them and refusing our refund. Our contact at ******** is ********.

“It seems to me that ******** Leasing Company did not realize that their funding source needed this form at the time they issued the approval. If that is the case, and now they cannot complete their end of the contract, we feel we are entitled to the complete return of our advance payment so we can either pay cash for the generators or find financing elsewhere.

“I understand that there is a "code of ethics" in your industry and this company certainly does not seem to be following them. We certainly can seek an attorney and will, if necessary, but the attorney fees would be equal to or more than the advance rentals (I am sure this is what ******** is counting on). Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

“P.S.: There was no language in any correspondence or documentation that clearly stated we would lose our advance rental fees if XYZ Leasing (not their real name.)did not sign off. In fact, there is no language at all regarding the return of our advance fees.”

(4) Here is another in the process, again regarding a company in Orange County that Leasing News has received many complaints in the past:

“I tried calling ****** (President) and ******* (Vice President) at *********** (DBA **************) again with no luck, of course. None of my phone calls were returned. Here’s a quick overview of our case:
• We filled out and application with ********* on 7/12/06 requesting financing for one or two “Chassis King” tri-axle chassis.
• They came back to us with various proposals (one of them was for 36 payments $ 1,000 each, plus deposit $ 2,250) we didn’t think it worked for us and we declined saying that we have another vendor working for us as well and their offer was more acceptable.
• After this I received numerous emails from different people working at ********* urging me to sign the agreement and overnight deposit, after I ignored all of these emails for about a week *********** called me saying that they found another financing institution that is able to give me a much better offer. This one was for 36 payments of $ 646.89 each and deposit of $ 3112.50.
• I signed this agreement on 8/1/06 and send check via overnight to ********* right away (check was cashed on 8/8/06).
• Two weeks later they still didn’t have the financing in place. In the meantime “Chassis King” (Alan) told me he has only one chassis (out of 8 two weeks ago) left and he’ll hold it for me for only one more week. ********* answer to my calls was always the same – will be done tomorrow. I couldn’t wait any longer and (after notifying *********) financed last chassis with another company.
• When I called ********* asking for my money back, they said they’re working on my deal and going to get me financed in 90 days (I had that chassis in my yard already).
• I filed complaint with Better Business Bureau. They responded quickly denying everything and offered me “a Deal”(***********): they would send my money back less $500 after I notify BBB that the case is solved and I have no further allegations against them or I’ll have to wait 90 days to receive my deposit less $150( Admin./ Doc. Fee). I chose to wait 90 days.
• After 3 months they were feeding me with promises to send money for another month.
• Finally on 12/19/06 evening ******** called me and said that his boss (********) agreed to release the check to me, but first I have to sign ‘Release’ document. I wonder how many people they fooled like that. “

Most complaints come directly from applicants and lessees, as evidenced by this received while the report was being written: As this article is being posted, this e-mail came in:

"Can complaints be filed through your website? I have had a problem with a leasing company and have filed a complaint with the BBB, but have had no results."



The Cornerstone of an Equipment Leasing & Finance Career

Principles of Leasing and Finance Workshops
Advanced Leasing and Finance Workshops

Completely Updated for 2007!

Dates and Locations for the Principles of Leasing and Finance Workshops:

March 5-7 Hyatt Harborside Boston, Massachusetts
April 16-18 Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
April 23-25 Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco, California
May 7-9 Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago, Illinois
June 4-6 Wyndham Baltimore Inner Harbor Baltimore, Maryland
July 9-11 Marriott Suites Dallas Market Center Dallas, Texas
October 15-17 Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago, Illinois
December 3-5 The Westin Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina

Dates and Locations for the Advanced Leasing and Finance Workshops:

March 19-21 Hilton Garden Inn Chicago, Illinois
May 21-23 Courtyard Marriott Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 17-19 Hyatt Harborside Boston, Massachusetts
December 10-12 The Palace Hotel San Francisco, California

Full brochure with all the details:

About Instructors:

Terry Winders, CLP
Winders Consulting Co., Inc.
Mr. Winders will teach both the Principles of Leasing and Finance Workshop and the Advanced Leasing and Finance Workshop.

Mr. Winders is a 35-year veteran of the equipment leasing industry, and his insight into the "hows" and "whys" of leasing has been refined by 20 years as president and senior officer of both independent and bank leasing operations.
He is a well-known author and teacher on the subject, and has acted as a consultant to the World Bank, the U.S. Department of Commerce, ELFA, the FDIC and a select group of banks and leasing Companies. He is called upon to conduct audits of leasing companies to establish value prior to a sale or to qualify performance. He also acts as an expert witness on leasing for litigation in legal and tax disputes. Mr. Winders received his MBA and his BS degrees from the College of Notre Dame. His new book, “Introduction to Equipment Leasing” is available in CD format from his website.

H. Krollfeifer, Jr., CLP
D & H Enterprises, Inc.
Mr. Krollfeifer will teach the Principles of Leasing and Finance Workshop.

Mr. Krollfeifer is a Certified Lease Professional and executive VP of D&H Enterprises, Inc. an equipment leasing and financing consulting and training company. He retired in 1999 after thirty-five years in the leasing and finance industry, having held management positions in sales, credit, collections, and operations. He has served as Chairman or Member of the ELFA Credit and Collection Management Conference Planning Committee and has been instrumental in developing a number of ELFA training products, including the “Effective Credit Management Handbook,” the “Detecting Leasing Fraud” video program, the documentation video program “Getting It Right,” and the on-line, interactive training program “The Effective Credit Underwriter.” He also teaches the ELFA Fundamentals of Credit Workshop as an in-house program upon request, and taught intermediate accounting at the university level for five years. Mr. Krollfeifer has a BA in finance and accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University, LL.B. from Blackstone School of Law.

Cole Silver, Esq.
CIT Healthcare, LLC
Mr. Silver will teach the Principles of Leasing and Finance Workshop.

The vice president and senior counsel to CIT Healthcare, Mr. Silver has served in a variety of legal positions engaged in financial services, technology, and general corporate law for 25 years. He has served as general counsel to Princeton eCom Corporation and Advanta Bank Corp., and was a commercial litigator. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Cole is also an author, arbitrator and mediator. A former chair of the ELFA Legal Committee, he is a frequent guest speaker for ELFA.

Shawn Halladay, CPA
The Alta Group
Mr. Halladay will teach the Advanced Leasing and Finance Workshop.

Mr. Halladay is a principal of The Alta Group and is the managing principal of its Professional Development Division. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Halladay has developed significant expertise in all areas of leasing, including accounting, pricing, tax, funding, and cost control, and has applied his knowledge on a practical basis in a smallticket equipment leasing company. He has consulted and taught numerous leasing subjects internationally in 22 countries. He is the author of the self-study booklet, “A Guide to Equipment Leasing,” the self-paced learning tool “An Introduction to Leasing,” the “Handbook of Equipment Leasing,” and “A Guide to Accounting for Leases.” Mr. Halladay, who holds an MBA, began his career in the audit division of Arthur Andersen & Co., where he earned his CPA certificate.

Teaching Schedule

The Principles of Leasing and Finance Workshops
Terry Winders, CLP and Cole Silver, Esq. are scheduled to teach at the following 2007 dates and locations:

April 23-25 San Francisco, California
May 7-9 Chicago, Illinois
July 9-11 Dallas, Texas
October 15-17 Chicago, Illinois

*Mr. Winders teaches with emphasis upon tax, accounting and sales.

Howard Krollfeifer, Jr., CLP and Cole Silver, Esq. are scheduled to teach at the following 2007 dates and locations:

March 5-7 Boston, Massachusetts
April 16-18 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
June 4-6 Baltimore, Maryland
December 3-5 Charlotte, North Carolina

*Mr. Krollfeifer teaches with emphasis upon credit, collections, operations and sales.

The Advanced Leasing and Finance Workshops
Terry Winders, CLP and Shawn Halladay, CPA are scheduled to teach at the following 2007 dates and locations:

March 19-21 Chicago, Illinois
May 21-23 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 17-19 Boston, Massachusetts
December 10-12 San Francisco, California

Registration Fees
ELFA Member: $925 (1st person)
ELFA Member: $850 (each additional ELFA member attendee)
Non-member: $1,850*

(This is a very good opportunity to consider joining ELFA.
Please go here as the application gives a lot of information:
or call Kit Menkin 408-374-3848 )

*Non-members: Please read carefully
Non-members are welcome to attend this conference and must register at the non-member rate. In addition, if you are employed by a company that has not renewed its membership in the ELFA, you must wait one year to attend this conference as a non-member.

Full brochure with all the details:



Colt’s Fan Celebrates



Classified Ads---Help Wanted

Account Manager

North Shore Leasing & Funding Corp.

Nationwide Account Manager

2 yrs. exp., self-motivated, team oriented, college degree preferred. We approve A to D credits, no equipment restrictions. Resume, salary history, requirements by fax: 631-231-3773 or Steve Kelly at

North Shore Leasing & Funding Inc. (NSL&F Inc.) established in 1993, is a national small-ticket equipment leasing company located in Hauppauge, NY.

Sales Professionals

Top commission (75%) plus health and retirement benefits. Full back office, large book funding sources meeting all your clients requirements. Robert Piot: 714-573-9804 or e-mail

To learn more or for more info, click here



Top Stories----January 15-19

Here are the top ten stories most "opened" by readers last week.

(1) Florida US Attorney Needs Your Help

(2) Correction: RW Professional sentencing

(3) Reactions: Leasing News Person of the Year

(4) “Money isn’t Everything”
Sales Makes it Happen—by Kit Menkin

(5) Leasing #102--"Lease Agreement"

(6) SunBridge Capital grows 90% in 2006

(8) Funder list Up-dated: TEAM Equipment Leasing

(7) How does that thumb in your eye feel?
-“FIN 48 Applies to You” by Shawn Halladay

(9) Our first 3-way Tie
Broker/Lessor “A” list up-dated
National Equipment Leasing

(9) Our first 3-way Tie
PECC Survives as CoActiv Capital Partners

(9) Our first 3-way Tie
Cartoon---Buy a Dog

(10) RW Professional Trial Sentencing Coverage



Yahoo use falling to Google

Net Applications, makers of HitsLink and publishers of Net Wide Market Share Data ( announces Search Engine usage market share statistics, comparing results as of January 1, 2007 to January 1, 2006.

To say there is a search engine market share war is like saying the pet goldfish has a chance against the great white shark. Google has increased its leadership role from a total of 67.39% usage market share to start 2006 to a total of 76.10% market share to start 2007. The market share losers:

Yahoo! has dropped from 13.02% to 10.61%.
MSN has fallen behind (far behind) Google UK.
AOL has fallen into the "Others" category - barely half of Google Canada - and, didn't break into the top 6 this year.

As of 1/1/2007

52.02% Google
10.61% Yahoo!
8.40% Google UK
5.04% MSN
4.39% Google AdSense
3.26% Google Canada
16.19% Other

As of 1/1/2006

48.09% Google
13.02% Yahoo!
9.18% MSN
7.45% Google UK
3.23% Google Canada
2.93% AOL
16.06% Other

Microsoft Internet Explorer still leads the pack, but Mozella Fire Fox is becoming more popular among technical and professional users, according to


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"Gimme that Wine"

Winemaker Jeremy Kreck has 230 gallons of port-like wine he can't call port without breaking the law. He's open to suggestions.

Sales of expensive wines booming

Rieslings Earn Finger Lakes a Seat at World's Fine-Wine Table

Australia's undiscovered reds
High-end Cabernets from Down Under are some of the world's most stunning

Wine Prices by vintage

US/International Wine Events

Winery Atlas\

Leasing News Wine & Spirits Page

The London International Vintners Exchange (Liv-ex) is an electronic exchange for fine wine.



Calendar Events This Day

Answer Your Cat’s Question Day
If you will stop what you are doing and take a look at your cat, you will observe that the cat is looking at you with a serious question. Mediate upon it, and then answer the question.

Better Business Communication Day
This is a day set aside to encourage all workers to acknowledge the importance of effective communication in the workplace. Tips, workshops, and seminars will be offered around this day to help workers improve their communication skills. Annually, the fourth Monday in January.

Celebration of Life Day
A time to honor our children and grandchildren in America. Each child and each life is to be held as a precious gift and should be treated with the highest respect and dignity.

Come In From the Cold Day

Saint Vincent: Feast Day
Spanish deacon and martyr who died AD 303-304. Patron saint of wine growers. Old weather lore says if there is sun on this day, good wine crops may be expected in the ensuing season.

Ukraine: Ukrainian Day
National Holiday. Commemorates the proclamation of the Ukrainian National Republic, Jan. 22, 1918. Independence was short lived; however, by 1921 Ukraine had become part of the Soviet Union. It gained the independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

Winterfest (Colorado)

Saints this day:

· St. Vincent Pallotti
· St. Anastasius XIV
· St. Blaesilla
· St. Brithwald
· St. Vincent of Digne
· St. Vincent, Orontius, & Victor
· St. Vincent the Deacon
· Bl. William Patenson
· St. Dominic of Sora
· St. Francis Gil de Frederich
· St. Matthew Alonso Leziniana
· St. Paschasius



Among North Atlantic lobsters, 1 in 5,000 is born bright blue.



Today's Top Event in History

1989- The San Francisco 49ers won their third Super Bowl by defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 20-16. in Super Bowl XXII in Miami. Down by three points with less than four minutes to play, San Francisco marched 92 years in 11 plays and scored the winning touchdown on a pass from Joe Montana to John Taylor with 34 seconds remaining. Super Bowl MVP Jerry Rice, San Francisco, Wide Receiver.
A few days later Rice goes on the Aresenio Hall Show to complain that Montana is getting all the press and attention in San Francisco, whereas he was the MVP of the game.


This Day in American History

    1801-Toussaint L’Ouverture, Haitian liberator, enters Santiago to battle the French and British. In the course of liberation of the country, all whites on the island are Murdered. Slaves in the United States escape their “owners” to Free Haiti, bringing more fear to Southern plantation owners. In 1789 the French colony of Saint Domingue was the most profitable real estate in the world. These profits came at a price: while its sugar plantations supplied two-thirds of France's overseas trade, they also stimulated the greatest individual market for the slave trade. The slaves were brutally treated and died in great numbers, prompting a never-ending influx of new slaves. The French Revolution sent waves all the way across the Atlantic, dividing the colony's white population in 1791. The elites remained royalist, while the bourgeoisie embraced the revolutionary ideals. The slaves seized the moment and in the confusion rebelled en masse against their owners. The Haitian Slave Revolt had begun. When it ended in 1803, Saint Domingue had become Haiti, the first independent nation in the Caribbean. C.L.R. James tells the story of the revolt and the events leading up to it in his masterpiece, The Black Jacobins. James's personal beliefs infuse his narrative: in his preface to a 1962 edition of the book, he asserts that , when written in 1938, it was "intended to stimulate the coming emancipation of Africa." James writes passionately about the horrific lives of the slaves and of the man who rose up and led them--a semiliterate slave named François-Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture. As James notes, however, "Toussaint did not make the revolution. It was the revolution that made Toussaint
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    1802-Birhday of Richard Upjohn, American architect and founder of the American Institute of Architects in 1857. A Gothic revivalist, he designed many churches. Among his works were Trinity Chapel, New York, NY, Corn Exchange Bank Building, New York, NY, Central Congregation Church, Boston, MA. Born at Shaftesbury, England, he died August 18, 19878, Garrison, NY.
    1807--- President Thomas Jefferson exposes a plot by Aaron Burr to form a new republic in the Southwest.
    1849--The "Alta California" became the first daily newspaper in California.
    1863-- In an attempt to outflank Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, Union General Ambrose Burnside leads his army on a march to north Frederickburg, but foul weather bogs his army down in what will become known as "Mud March." While Union commander George McClellan fumed and the Battle of Antietam hung in the balance, a handful of Rebels held off Federal troops at "Burnside Bridge." This and other failures led to Burnside's replacement by Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker before the end of the month. He is best known for the “sideburns” named after him.
    1875-Birthday of D.W. Griffith, pioneer producer-director in the American motion picture industry, best remembered for his film Birth of a Nation (1915). Born at LaGrange, KY. Died at Hollywood, CA, July 23, 1948.
    1879 - After previously serving in Illinois and Minnesota, James Shields began a term as a United States Senator from Missouri, making him the first Senator to serve three states. He is also the only person to challenge Abraham Lincoln to a duel ( before he was president .) They later became good friends.
    1895- the first national manufacturing association representing members of diversified industries was the National Association of Manufacturers of the United States, organized at a convention this day held in Cincinnati, OH. the first president elected was Thomas P. Dolan.
    1889- the Columbia Phonograph Company, the forerunner of CBS, was formed in Washington, DC. A territorial franchise of the North American Phonograph Company, Columbia covered Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. At this time the phonograph was envisaged as primarily as a business device, a sort of mechanical stenographer. Commercial recording of music did not begin until 1890.
    1900-Birthday of trombone player Juan Tizol, Puerto, Rico, died April 23, 1984
    1904 -an F4 tornado leveled the northern half of Moundville, AL. 36 people were killed and 150 were injured. Sections of the northeastern part of the town were left with only bare ground. Some manner of "phosphorescent glow" was noted in this nighttime tornado.
    1912- the nearly 20,000 residents of the city of Key West, Florida, located on a small island about 128 miles south of the Florida peninsula, observed the completion of an overseas rail connection to the main inland.
    1923 -- Club Durant opens in New York. One of the hot night spots in the city. Entertainer Jimmy Durante being one of the owners, the club was named for him. The sign-painter left the terminal “e” off, and reportedly wanting another $100 to add it, the name remained Durant. It was the place to go in the twenties. Radio and then television, made Durante even a bigger star than he was on Broadway.
    1924- KGO-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions.
( I was a news writer/news editor in the 1960’s at KGO radio news.)
    1924---Trombonist J.J. Johnson birthday
    1927- SF 49ers Pro Football Hall of Fame fullback Joe Perry birthday, Stevens, AR.
    1930-the record low temperature for the state of Illinois was set at Mount Carroll. The mercury dipped to 35 degrees below zero.
    1931- Trumpeter Clyde McCoy cuts “Sugar Blues” for the first time ( Col 2389-DF)
    1937 – Birthday of American novelist Joseph Wambaugh (The Onion Field) , born East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    1940- Former 49er and Carolina Panther football coach George Seifert birthday, San Francisco, Ca.
    1941- singer Sam Cooke birthday, Clarksdale, MS. Sam Cooke provided the early foundations of soul music through his mixture of gospel music and secular themes, He first gained notice as the lead singer of the Soul Stirrers gospel group, then in 1956 began recording pop songs. His "You Send Me" was a number-one song in 1957. Cooke hit the top 40 regularly through 1965, with such hits as "Chain Gang," "Shake" and "Twistin' the Night Away."    Sam Cooke was shot to death in December 1964 by the female manager of a Los Angeles motel. Another woman had fled from Cooke to the motel office, and there was a confrontation. Cooke's influence can be heard in the singing of such artists as Otis Redding, Al Green and Rod Stewart.
    1943-In the first land victory over the Japanese in World War II, American and Australian soldiers overcame the last pockets of resistance west and south of Sanananda on New Guinea. Three thousand Allies were killed in the battle. The Japanese lost 7,000. Of the 350 prisoners taken most were Chinese and Korean laborers attached to the Japanese forces. Almost no Japanese allowed themselves to be taken prisoner, preferring to commit hara-kiri.
    1944- A predominately American Allied force of 36,000 men was landed at Anzio on Italy's western coast. Commanding officer John P. Lucas failed to take the initiative but instead fortified his original position and thus possibly missed an early opportunity to retake Rome, The Allies entered Rome, June 4,1944.
    1944- Allies landed at Anzio, Italy. Predominately American Allied force of 36,000 men was landed at Anzio on Italy's western coast. Commanding officer John P. Lucas failed to take the initiative but instead fortified his original position and thus possibly missed an early opportunity to retake Rome. The Allies entered Rome, June 4, 1944. 1947 - KTLA, Channel 5, in Hollywood, California, began operating as the first commercial television station located west of the Mississippi River.
    1945-Gene Krupa Band records Eddie Finckel’s “Leave us Leap.”
    1949- Birthday of George Edward Foreman, former heavyweight champion box, born Marshall, TX.
    1950-- Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler swallowed, bought up, like Nash, Austin, Studebaker, Hudson, Packard, and many others. The story of Preston Tucker is a little darker. Tucker was a Chicago businessman who built fifty extraordinary automobiles in 1947 and 1948. His cars had many modern amenities and remarkable horsepower. But he was indicted on thirty-one counts of fraud, and as he fought for his freedom in court, his company failed. On this day in 1950, Preston Tucker was cleared of all fraud charges against him. But it was too little, too late. The Tucker automobile was history. Many believe that the legal actions against Tucker were sponsored by the Big Three auto makers, who feared his competition.
    1950—Top Hits
Dear Hearts and Gentle People - Dinah Shore
A Dreamer’s Holiday - Perry Como
The Old Master Painter - Snooky Lanson
Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy - Red Foley
    1953 - The Crucible, Arthur Miller's drama about witch-hunting in Salem in 1692, opened on Broadway to favorable reviews. The plot was a thinly-disguised criticism of the Communist "witch-hunts" being conducted in the entertainment industry by the United States government.
    1956 - Raymond Burr starred in "Fort Laramie" as Captain Lee Quince as the show debuted on CBS radio. The program called in "the "Gunsmoke" tradition."
    1958—Top Hits
At the Hop - Danny & The Juniors
Oh, Boy! - The Crickets
Don’t/I Beg of You - Elvis Presley
Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
    1959- Buddy Holly made his last recordings in his New York apartment. The songs taped on an Ampex tape recorder include "Peggy Sue Got Married," "Crying, Waiting, Hoping," "That's What They Say," "What to Do," "Learning the Game" & "That Makes it Tough." The recordings were overdubbed posthumously after his plane crash a month later and released by Coral Records.
    1960 - In a 15-round decision, Paul Pender beat Sugar Ray Robinson gaining international recognition as middleweight boxing champion.
    1960- Sam Cooke signed with RCA and began recording blues, gospel-inflected songs such as "Chain Gang" and "Bring It On Home to Me." His earlier hits, mainly light ballads and novelty items such as "You Send Me" and "Everybody Likes to Cha Cha," had been on the small Keen label.
    1961 - 1960’s Olympic gold medalist and track star, Wilma Rudolph, set a world indoor mark for the women’s 60-yard dash when she ran the race in a 6.9 seconds.
    1962 - Bob Feller, the Cleveland Indians pitcher, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fam1984 - The Los Angeles Raiders defeated the defending champion Washington Redskins and Joe Theisman, 38-9, in Super Bowl XVIII. It was the most crushing defeat ever for a Super Bowl team. The game was played in Tampa Stadium in Florida. Tickets were $60.
    1963 - Gerry & the Pacemakers hold their first recording session, producing ``Away from You'' and ``Pretend.''
    1966—Top Hits
The Sounds of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
We Can Work It Out - The Beatles
No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach’s In) - The T-Bones
Giddyup Go - Red Sovine
    1966 -- Frank Sinatra's daughter Nancy ( who went to University High School in West Los Angeles at the time I did ) released her biggest hit, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'." 14 weeks on the charts, it goes to Number One for one week next month.
    1967- the Supremes appeared on both the Ed Sullivan and Andy Williams TV shows.
    1969- Glen Campbell received his first gold record, for "Wichita Lineman."
    1967- "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In." premiered TV. Reportedly a NBC executive upon seeing the pilot show, screamed at the producers, "You took our good money, & you & your weird friends went out & had yourselves a good time, didn't you!" Funny men Dan Rowan and Dick Martin hosted the show, but they seemed staid next to the show's other regulars, most of whom were young unknowns, including Dennis Allen, Chelsea Brown, Judy Came, Ruth Buzzi, Ann Elder, Richard Dawson Teresa Graves, Arte Johnson, Goldie Hawn, Alan Sues, J0 Anne Worley and Lily Tomlin. The show moved fast from gag to gag with heads popping out of bushes or doors in the big wall. The show brought a new energy to comedy as well as new phrases to our vocabulary. Each week, Gary Owens introduced cast members and special guests before Dan Rowan and Dick Martin came out to do their brief comic monologue. Then it was off to "The Cocktail Party," where cast members danced and told jokes. Other skits followed the party. Regular sketches included "Letters to Laugh-In," "Laugh-In Looks at the News," and the "Flying Fickle Finger of Fate Award." At the end of each show, cast members proceeded to the "Joke Wall" and took turns poking their heads out of windows to tell a quick joke or to toss a bucket of water at someone while the credits rolled. At the end of the show, the only sound was a single person applauding slowly. Many jokes were politically or sexually oriented, but they managed to get past the censors. Classic catchphrases included "You bet your bippy," "Sock it to me," "Verrrry interesting," "Here come da judge," and "Look that up in your Funk and Wagnalls." A variety of celebrities and politicians, including Richard Nixon, appeared as surprise guests on Laugh-In. The show ended in 1973, as many of the most popular cast members had left to pursue careers launched by Laugh-In. The program was revived with a cast of lesser-known comics in the 1977-78 season, but the show fell flat. However, one of the then-unknown comics to star in Laugh-In's reincarnation went on to star in a wildly popular comedy hit in 1978-Robin Williams catapulted to fame in Mork and Mindy, a Happy Days spin-off about an alien from the planet Ork who is sent to Boulder, Colorado, in an oversized eggshell to study earthlings. Laugh-In’s last telecast was May 14,1973.
    1968- the NBA Board of Governors award expansion franchise to Phoenix and Milwaukee. The Phoenix team adopted the nickname Suns, and the Milwaukee franchise became the Bucks.
    1972- “Emergency “ premiered on TV. This NBC program was introduced in midseason up against "All in the Family." It surprised everyone by becoming quite popular. The fast-paced action of the fire department paramedics saving lives by giving victims emergency treatment and then taking them to the hospital demonstrated the steps taken during actual emergency situations. The last episode aired Sept 3, 1977
    1972-- Don MacLean's album American Pie hits #1
    1973-A Vietnam peace agreement was signed in Paris by representatives of the U.S., North and South Vietnam, and the Vietcong. (The cease-fire would begin at 8 a.m., January 28, Saigon time (7 p.m., January 27, Eastern Standard Time). Its key provisions included a cease-fire throughout North and South Vietnam; withdrawal of U.S. forces and dismantling of U.S. installations within 60 days; release of North Vietnamese, Vietcong, and U.S. prisoners of war within 60 days; and reunification of the North and South through peaceful means. The South Vietnamese government was to remain until new elections were held. North Vietnamese forces in the South would remain in place, but could not be replaced or reinforced. The actual document was entitled "An Agreement Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam" and it was formally signed on January 27.
    1973- In the case of Roe v Wade, the US Supreme Court struck down state laws restricting abortions during the first six months of pregnancy. In the following two decades debate has continued to rage between those who believe a woman has a right to choose whether to continue a pregnancy and those who believe that aborting such a pregnancy is murder of an unborn child.
    1973- George Foreman won the heavyweight championship by knocking out Joe Frazier in the second round of a fight at Kingston, Jamaica. Foreman held the title until October 30, 1974, when he was knocked out by Muhammad Ali.
    1974-- Carly Simon's album Hotcakes is certified gold
    1974—Top Hits
Show and Tell - Al Wilson
Smokin’ in the Boys Room - Brownsville Station
I’ve Got to Use My Imagination - Gladys Knight & The Pips
I Love - Tom T. Hall
    1976 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Theme from `Mahogany' (Do You Know Where You're Going to),'' Diana Ross. A screening committee for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences initially rules the song is not good enough to be considered for an Oscar. The decision is rescinded and it gets a nomination.
    1977-- Stevie Wonder's "I Wish" hits #1
    1977-- Wings' album Wings Over America hits #1
    1980- the Tournament Policy Board of the PGA approved a plan to create a Senior Tour for golfers over the age of 50. The idea grew out of a single tournament phenomenon called the Legends of Golf, held in Austin, TX.
    1982—Top Hits
Physical - Olivia Newton-John
Waiting for a Girl Like You - Foreigner
Centerfold - The J. Geils Band
I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World - Ronnie Milsap
    1983- the Houston Rockets became the first team in the NBA history to be shut out in overtime as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated them 113-96. Portland outscored the Rockets in OT, 17-0.
    1984 --Super Bowl XVIII Los Angeles Raiders beat Washington Redskins, 38-9 in Tampa; Super Bowl MVP Marcus Allen, Los Angeles Raiders, Running Back rushes for a Super Bowl record 191 yards and two touchdowns
    1984-One of the most talked-about commercials in history, the Macintosh "1984" commercial aired only once, during the Super Bowl on this day in 1984. The commercial showed thousands of expressionless, bald-headed workers entranced by a Big Brother--style authoritarian figure haranguing them from a giant screen. A woman wearing a T-shirt with a Macintosh logo threw a sledgehammer into the screen, and the ad went on to explain that in a few days, the Macintosh would show the world why "1984 won't be like 1984." Ironically, Apple executives had tried unsuccessfully to pull the commercial and sell their ad slot to another advertiser at the last minute.
    1985 -30ºF (-34ºC), Mountain Lake Bio Station, Virginia (state record).
    1987 - a major snowstorm struck the east coast. Up to 20 inches of snow fell in North Carolina, making this the worst snowstorm to hit the state in nearly 50 years. Williamsport, PA recorded 5 inches of snow in one hour and winds gusted to 76 mph at Chatham, MA. Stalled traffic nearly paralyzed the Washington, DC and Boston, MA areas. The pressure of the very deep low pressure center dropped to 968 millibars (28.60 inches) as it passed through New England.
    1989- The San Francisco 49ers won their third Super Bowl by defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 20-16. in Super Bowl XXII in Miami.Down by three points with less than four minutes to play, San Francisco marched 92 years in 11 plays and scored the winning touchdown on a pass from Joe Montana to John Taylor with 34 seconds remaining. Super Bowl MVP Jerry Rice, San Francisco, Wide Receiver.
A few days later Rice goes on the Aresenio Hall Show to complain that Montana is getting all the press and attention in San Francisco, whereas he was the MVP of the game.
    1990 -Will Clark, NL's MVP signs a $15M 4-year contract with San Francisco Giants
    1990—Top Hits
How Am I Supposed to Live Without You - Michael Bolton
Pump Up the Jam - Technotronic featuring Felly
Everything - Jody Watley
Nobody’s Home - Clint Black
    1991 -- 14 ACT-UP AIDS activists arrested while simultaneously disrupting CBS, NBC & PBS evening news broadcasts with "Fight AIDS, not Arabs" banners. Members burst onto the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather & the Public Broadcasting System's MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour. At CBS's studios, as title graphics cover the screen during the first seconds of the live show, Rather's regular voice-over is accompanied by a boisterous chorus, "Fight AIDS, not Arabs!" The cameras switch to the anchor's startled face, but gay novelist John Wier darts into the frame & screams the slogan again. CBS technicians jump to tackle Wier, but three other ACT UP commentators join him.
Rather says, (quote) "We're going to go to a commercial now."
The shouting continues, and the chaos is followed not by a commercial, but several seconds of black-screened silence. Then Rather appears again to restart the show, calling his ACT UP guests "rude." A few blocks away at PBS, the News Hour suffers a similar terrorist action as seven loud ACT UP members sit down in front of the cameras & chain themselves to chairs & equipment during the live show.
    1998- Center Pat LaFontaine of the New York Rangers became the 50th player in NHL history to record 1,000 regular-season points. He scored a third-period goal in the Rangers’ 4-2 loss to the
Philadelphia flyers.
    1998 - “The Unabomber’s career is over,” said prosecutor Robert Cleary. Theodore Kaczynski had pleaded guilty to being the notorious Unabomber. Kaczynski made the guilty plea in Sacramento, California in return for a sentence of life in prison without parole. Kaczynski was charged with four bombings in 1985, 1993 and 1995 that killed two people and maimed two. But the plea bargain resolved all federal charges against him -- including those filed in New Jersey -- growing out of the 17-year string of 16 bombings that killed three people and injured 29.
    1998 - Mary Bono, widow of singer/politician Sonny Bono, announced that she would run for the congressional seat held by her late husband -- to represent the 44th Congressional District in California, which includes Palm Springs.
    2002 --Kmart, which has 2100 discount stores and 250'000 employees, files for bankruptcy protection after poor December 2001 sales and competition from rivals Wal-Mart Stores and Target leave KM short of cash

Super bowl Champions this date

    1984 Los Angeles Raiders
    1989 San Francisco 49ers



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