Equipment Leasing for Construction Financial Managers – Christine E. Nicholas to present to CFMA

CFMA LogoMoffatt Thomas president, Christine E. Nicholas, will present at the quarterly meeting of the Idaho Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association on Thursday, April 28, 2016. The presentation is titled, “To Lease or Not to Lease! Considerations for the Construction Financial Manager When Leasing Equipment.”

CFMA meets on a quarterly basis in the offices of the Idaho Associated General Contractors (Idaho AGC) 1649 Shoreline Drive, Boise, Idaho. Registration for the meeting is available through CFMA Idaho’s website:

Founded in 1981, the Construction Financial Management Association is the only organization dedicated to bringing together construction financial professionals and those partners serving their unique needs. CFMA serves more than 7,000 members via 92 chapters located throughout the US and Canada.  CFMA is “The Source & Resource for Construction Financial Excellence” and the only nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the educational needs of today’s construction financial manager (CFM).

nicholas_christine_2016Christine E. Nicholas is a Shareholder and president of the Idaho law firm, Moffatt Thomas.  Christine is a seasoned business, real estate and finance attorney whose experience includes domestic and international transactions for large and small clients. As former in-house counsel and assistant secretary for J.R. Simplot Company, Christine understands that a client needs timely, cost-effective, and practical legal solutions to business problems.  Chambers USA described Christine as a “stand-out lawyer . . . praised for her blend of commerciality and pragmatism” and a lawyer who “impresses with her direct yet personable manner and business acumen.” She counsels clients in contract negotiation, business formation, business acquisitions and sales, commercial transactions, real estate acquisition, development and leasing, finance transactions, and general business matters.  Christine has been recognized by leading legal associations and other groups including the 2009 Burton Award for Legal Excellence; Woman of the Year Leadership Award, Boise Chapter; National Association of Women Business Owners, 2009; and Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) Award, Women’s and Children’s Alliance, Boise, Idaho, 2000.

Moffatt Thomas, an Idaho law firm, has been providing legal services to the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West since 1954.  The firm serves clients in the full-spectrum of business, litigation, and regulatory areas. With Idaho offices in Boise, Idaho Falls and Pocatello, the firm is strategically situated for direct contact with the governor’s office, the legislature, federal and state administrative agencies, area businesses, and national and international corporations engaged in business throughout the region. Moffatt Thomas attorneys focus on the realities of their clients’ continually evolving business needs.  Like their clients, Moffatt Thomas uses innovative technology as an efficient and productive tool, allowing more time to understand clients’ needs and envision where those businesses will be tomorrow.

Leading Idaho Law. Moffatt Thomas leads the field in litigation, business, banking, insurance, agriculture, employment law and more by bringing together many of the top legal minds across Idaho. More information on this event is available online,