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Marc L. Hamroff named 2022 recipient of the Edward A. Groobert Award for Legal Excellence

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has awarded Marc L. Hamroff, Managing Partner of GGI member firm Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, the Edward A. Groobert Award for Legal Excellence.Jeanette Dannenfelser, ELFA Legal Committee Chair, and Vice President and General Counsel for Summit Funding Group, Inc., presented the award to Marc on 02 May 2022 at the ELFA Legal Forum in recognition of his significant contributions to the equipment finance industry and the association’s legal Committee.

Marc has more than three decades of experience representing equipment finance companies and the financial services industry. As Managing Partner of Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, he chairs the firm’s financial services practice, which includes bankruptcy, equipment leasing, secured lending, distressed assets and creditors’ rights groups. Marc has worked at the firm since his graduation from law school. He spearheaded the representation of secured lenders, banks, private equity and distressed debt funds, and equipment finance companies in addressing complex issues in a wide range of transactions and workouts nationwide.

Marc has been an active member of ELFA for over 30 years and a tireless contributor to the association’s legal community. He served two full terms as a member of the ELFA Legal Committee, which is a member and staff resource on a wide range of national and international legal issues impacting the equipment finance industry.

Marc has contributed his expertise to educate ELFA members regarding legal issues impacting the industry, and has made numerous presentations at association events, including the legal forum, annual convention, and Credit and Collections Conference. He also has written articles on a wide range of legal matters for the association’s flagship magazine, Equipment Leasing & Finance. In 2006, Marc was awarded ELFA’s Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his outstanding service to the association and the equipment finance industry.

Outside of ELFA, Marc frequently speaks and writes for professional and business organisations. He has been quoted in prominent publications such as Crain’s New York, The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and Newsday. Marc also publishes his firm’s finance and law newsletter and contributes to the firm’s secured lending and finance blog.

Marc currently serves as an adjunct professor of law in secured transactions and has taught at Hofstra Law for the past 10 years. In May 2016, he delivered the commencement address at Hofstra Law School and received a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa. Marc and his firm established the Moritt Hock & Hamroff Fellowship in support of Hofstra Law's Access to Justice Incubator, as well as the Moritt Hock & Hamroff Business Law Honors Fellowship and the Marc L. Hamroff Annual Scholarship.

Marc was a long-standing member of the board of directors of the American Heart Association-Long Island Division, served as its chairman, and served a three-year term as a member of the northeast regional board. He founded the AHA’s annual golf tournament named in the memory of his father, and ran three NYC marathons to raise funds to fight heart disease.

About the award

The Edward A. Groobert Award for Legal Excellence is named for ELFA’s long-time secretary and general counsel Edward A. Groobert, who was a leader in the legal affairs of the association from the mid-1960s until his retirement in 2010.

About ELFA

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) is the trade association that represents companies in the nearly USD 1 trillion equipment finance sector, which includes financial services companies and manufacturers engaged in financing capital goods. ELFA members are the driving force behind the growth in the commercial equipment finance market, and they contribute to capital formation in the US and abroad. Its 580 members include independent and captive leasing and finance companies, banks, financial services corporations, broker/packagers and investment banks, as well as manufacturers and service providers. ELFA has been equipping business for success for more than 60 years. For more information, please visit

27 June 2022

Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP

Marc L. Hamroff

Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, Chairman