CSG’s Robert Hornby Named NEFA’s 2020 Member of the Year

Robert L. Hornby, Co-Chair of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC’s (“CSG”) Equipment Leasing & Asset Based Lending Group, has been awarded with the National Equipment Finance Association’s (“NEFA”) 2020 Chris Walker Memorial Member of the Year Award. He received the award, which recognizes individuals whose service to the Association exemplifies the volunteer driven spirit of the group, during NEFA’s virtual 2020 Annual Meeting on October 15, 2020.

“Robert was a clear and unanimous choice for the 2020 Chris Walker Memorial Member of the Year Award for his countless hours helping our association navigate through several situations this year due to COVID-19,” said Daryn Lecy, CLFP, Vice President of Operations with Oakmont Capital Services, LLC, and Immediate Past President of NEFA. “Robert has always been generous of his time in support of NEFA, but he went above and beyond in 2020. We are very thankful for all of his help.”

“It is a truly humbling experience to receive this award in a year that has brought out the absolute best of so many of our valued members,” said Hornby, who serves on NEFA’s Board of Directors. “I am grateful to our executive leadership, my fellow board members and the more than 300 companies who comprise our Association’s membership for their unwavering support and initiative during this challenging time – and am confident that we can carry this positive momentum into a very successful 2021.”

Hornby represents national and regional banks and finance companies in all aspects of equipment leasing, asset based lending and civil litigation in New York and New Jersey state and federal courts, including matters in United States Bankruptcy Courts. He regularly counsels clients on a variety of matters unique to the equipment finance and leasing industry – ranging from drafting master documentation to the enforcement of lessors’ and secured creditors’ rights.

A thought leader in his field, Hornby co-authored Secured Transactions For The Practitioner: How to Properly Perfect Your Personal Property Lien And Assure Priority – a guide well-respected within the equipment finance community. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Lease Enforcement Attorney Network and the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association.


Visit csglaw.com/award-methodology for additional details on the selection process for the above-mentioned recognitions.