FIRST LEASE ADVISORS 

Meet The Team
Richard M. Contino, Esq
Founder, Managing Director
Richard M. Contino, Managing Director, is an internationally-recognized capital equipment leasing expert, with an extensive legal, business, marketing, tax, transaction structuring, financial and management background.

Mr Contino holds a L.M., Corporate Law, New York University Graduate School of Law; a Juris Doctor, University of Maryland School of Law; Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

He is a former General Counsel at De Lage Landen Financial Services.  He is an advisor on all types of start-up and on-going capital equipment leasing business activities for lessors, lease lenders and syndicators, equipment vendors, lease investors and corporate lessees.
In addition, Mr. Contino is the author of numerous leasing and financing books.  He conducts equipment leasing and business seminars throughout the United States for professional organizations, as well as for private corporations.
Marc L. Frohman, Esq
Managing Director

Mr. Frohman was previously General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Vishay Intertechnology, Inc; General Counsel at GE Capital TIP Intermodal, and Associate General Counsel at GE Capital, De Lage Landen Financial Services and Weston Solutions. He holds a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A. in Architecture from Yale University. 

His broad portfolio of experience includes equipment finance in technology, transportation and healthcare equipment, vendor program agreements, syndication, M&A, joint ventures, technology, real estate and compliance. 

Selected accomplishments include global and domestic vendor finance programs with Cisco Capital, Sun MicroSystems, Microsoft, Hyundai-Kia, Doosan, Wachovia Bank, National City Bank, Merrill Lynch and Fifth Third Bank, multiple large-ticket lease transactions with Fortune 100 customers.


    
Dana Pasternak
Managing Director
Mr. Pasternak is also a Managing Director of Fairfield Capital Partners, LLC (FCP). He holds a M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School, a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University School of Engineering & Applied Science, and a B.S. degree in Physics from Fordham University.

Mr. Pasternak provides capital markets advisory, debt and lease private placement services, and distressed debt and loan workout and placement services.  He is widely known in the secured asset finance market and maintains long-term relationships with hundreds of institutional investors as well as senior managers at many of the major institutions.

Mr. Pasternak has held senior management positions at many leading companies in the commercial banking, equipment leasing & finance, and investment banking industries with expertise in sales and management, portfolio acquisition analysis and modeling, new business planning and modeling, and capital markets.   
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