Practice Areas

Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights  •   Litigation  •  

Industry Experience

Banking & Finance  •   Equipment Leasing & Asset Based Lending  •  

Frank Peretore has served as a trusted legal advisor and counselor to national and regional banks and finance companies ranging from closely-held companies to Fortune 100 companies. Frank has over 30 years of experience in commercial lending and leasing with a concentration in equipment finance and leasing and other asset-based lending. Frank’s representation includes drafting master documentation for equipment leasing and asset-based lending for direct and private label programs, TRAC, FMV and other true lease structures, leases intended as security, equipment finance agreements and vendor programs, as well as purchase/sale of one-off deals and full portfolios. Frank’s representation has also included the enforcement of lessors’ and secured creditors’ rights in thousands of matters in the state, federal and bankruptcy courts.

As a long-standing leader in his field, Frank has published highly-acclaimed books titled, “Workouts and Enforcement for the Secured Creditor and Equipment Lessor,” (Lexis/Nexis 2015 edition) and “Secured Transactions for the Practitioner, How to Properly Perfect Your Personal Property Lien and Assure Priority.”

Prior to joining the firm, Frank was a founding member of the law firm of Peretore & Peretore, P.C.

Frank received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center where he was a member of the Dean’s List. Frank received his B.S., in Economics, from State University of New York College at Oneonta where he graduated with high honors.

*Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.


  • Equipment Leasing & Finance Association, Legal Committee (2016); Credit & Collections Committee (2012-present)
  • Equipment Leasing Newsletter, Board of Editors (2011-present)
  • National Equipment Finance Association, Legal Committee (2009-present); Board of Directors (2009-2012); Secretary (2012); Legal Chair (2009 and 2010)
  • Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors, Board of Directors (2007-2008); Legal Chair (2002)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • New Jersey Creditors’ Bar
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Commercial Finance Association – New Jersey Chapter
  • International Factoring Association – Northeast Chapter


  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., Dean’s List, 1985)
  • State University of New York at Oneonta (B.S., 1982)


  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • District of Columbia


  • Camaraza v. Bellavia Buick, 216 N.J. Super. 263 (App.Div.1987)
  • Capital One v. Sports & Imports LLC, Slip Copy, 2010 WL 132542, D.N.J., January 13, 2010
  • Highland Capital Corp., v. Western Foot & Ankle Center, Inc., Slip Copy, 2009 WL 315727, D.N.J., February 6, 2009
  • In Re Cool Water LLC, 2007 WL 1071943, Bkrtcy. D.N.J., April 3, 2007
  • National City Commercial Capital Co., LLC v. Becker Real Estate Services, Inc., 24 Misc.3d 912, 885 N.Y.S.2d 173 (2009)
  • SRF Builders Capital Corp. v. Ventura, 229 A.D.2d 431, 644 N.Y.S.2d 813 (N.Y.A.D. 2d Dept. 1996)
  • National City Commercial Capital Co., LLC v. Global Golf, Inc., Slip Copy, 2009 WL 1437620, E.D.N.Y., May 20, 2009
  • All Points Capital Corp v. Timster Trucking, Inc. et.al., 2011 U.S. Dist LEXIS 66698, June 22, 2011
  • Dr. Ibelka Vargas, and the class of those persons similarly situated v. Choice Health Leasing and Citibank, Slip Copy, 2010 WL 3398582 (S.D.N.Y), August 26, 2010
  • Forman v. Carver Federal Savings Bank, 79 UCC Rep.2d 279, 2012 WL 6150631 (Bankr. D.N.J. 2012)

*Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.



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