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Fueling Innovation for a Better Tomorrow

with Customized Financing Solutions

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Equipment Financing

Equipment Financing

Leasing and financing options designed to meet the needs of chemical and life sciences companies — for a variety of project types.

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Asset Management Solutions

Asset Management Solutions

Enjoy end of lease solutions, simplified.

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Cash Reimbursement

Cash Reimbursement

Put cash back on your books at the end of your fiscal year while maintaining use of your assets.

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Why First American

Why First American

With more than 20 years of experience, First American is committed to doing whatever it takes to earn your loyalty.

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Culture of Innovation

Powered by Collaboration + Technology



Why First American?

See why leading-edge life sciences organizations across the country choose to work with us.


Technology + Equipment Financing

At First American, we know technology. We embrace it. We utilize it. And we most assuredly finance it. While some lenders may be uncomfortable financing soft costs — we welcome it.

Tailored Equipment Finance Transactions

Need a custom solution for your unique needs?  Your life sciences finance specialist will collaborate with you to create an on-target solution to help you grow your business.

The Strength of City National Bank

When you work with First American, you are working with a direct lender, not a broker.  We are a wholly owned subsidiary of City National Bank, a highly-respected business bank and a long track record of strength and stability.

Service With Purpose

As a client, you receive a dedicated Project Manager who works with you to understand your needs and preferences as he or she provides you with 1:1 service.  Your Project Manager takes personal ownership in supporting innovation and driving growth for your company.

Clear + Straightforward

As a First American client, you will always receive clear, unambiguous lease documents, prompt responses to inquiries, full disclosure surrounding all costs upfront, no fees of any kind, and the friendliest documentation in the industry.

Transparency Through Technology

Our aim is to earn your business — the right way. We build trust through the friendliest documentation in the industry, no hidden fees, and transparent two-way communication — which is conveniently facilitated through our unparalleled technology.

Mobile App

Whether you want to know the status of an individual piece of leased equipment or need to review your entire lease portfolio, you will be able to quickly and easily retrieve all the information you need, when and how you need it — at your desk or on the fly via your smart phone or tablet.


Fast track your transactions with the secure DocuSignTM e-signature platform that allows you to execute lease documents anywhere, anytime.

Two Decades of Loyalty

At First American, we commit to doing whatever it takes to earn your loyalty. While other lenders may come and go, we have never wavered in our commitment to serving the unique equipment financing needs of the life sciences industry.