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Ellen Toscano named Banking & Finance “2021 Attorney of the Year”

Mike Mayfield received Banking & Finance “Distinguished Service Award.”


Ms. Toscano is a director of RQN and currently serves as RQN’s President. Ms. Toscano has three decades of experience involving complex aviation financing, equipment leasing, and commercial finance transactions. She has represented lessors and lenders for 39 years, having spent 9 of those years as in-house counsel for First Security Leasing Company (now Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc.). Ms. Toscano is a member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, Lease Enforcement Attorney Network (LEAN), and the National Business Aviation Association.

Mr. Mayfield is a shareholder of RQN and the Chair of RQN’s Banking and Finance Section.  He is also the former chair of the Utah State Bar Banking and Finance Law Section. Licensed in Utah and Idaho, his practice focuses on commercial litigation with an emphasis on representing banks, financial institutions, non-traditional creditors, and equipment leasing companies.

RQN congratulates Ms. Toscano and Mr. Mayfield on these well-deserved awards from their colleagues in the Utah Bar.  “These awards are no surprise to those of us who work with Mike and Ellen every day,” said Kevin Glade, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.  “Ellen and Mike have provided thoughtful, creative and cost-effective advice to the RQN’s banking, lending and leasing clients for decades, and that outstanding work is why our firm is Utah’s banking law firm.”

Ms. Toscano and Mr. Mayfield formally accepted these awards at the Banking Section’s annual meeting on October 7, 2021, held at the Utah State Bar.

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