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Legal and Legislative Counsel

NVLA’s Legal and Legislative Counsel is Ken Rojc of Nisen & Elliott, LLC.  Ken is recognized as a national expert on motor vehicle leasing and has 30 years of experience representing motor vehicle lessors and finance companies in connection with all facets of vehicle leasing.

Ken and David Gemperle, a Nisen & Elliott partner, lead a team of attorneys and paralegals in the firm’s Automotive Finance Group who serve NVLA and its member companies. In addition to providing updates on legal and legislative issues impacting the vehicle leasing industry, Nisen & Elliott provides NVLA members with:

  • Complimentary initial consultations
  • General legal advice and guidance
  • Reduced legal rates
  • Discounts on Auto Alert, the firm's monthly compliance report


About Nisen & Elliott

The Automotive Finance attorneys at Nisen & Elliott are the leading source for legal services in the automotive finance markets throughout the United States. They represent captive finance companies, banks, financial institutions, and independent and specialty finance companies in connection with every facet of automotive finance. Nisen & Elliott provides a comprehensive array of legal services to its automotive finance clients, including forms development, core reviews, state law surveys, Auto Alert monthly compliance report, CFPB compliance, litigation services, electronic documents and privacy compliance, legal audit, inventory finance and licensing services.

Ken Rojc

Ken Rojc is recognized as a national expert on motor vehicle leasing and has 30 years of experience representing motor vehicle lessors and finance companies. From 1985-1991, he represented General Electric Capital Auto Lease, the largest independent lessor in the country. From 1991-present, Rojc has managed the Automotive Finance Group at Nisen & Elliott, LLC and currently represents banks, finance companies and lessors throughout the United States on their national and regional vehicle leasing programs.

David Gemperle

David Gemperle has 12 years of experience as a member of the Automotive Finance Group in advising motor vehicle lessors and finance companies on all issues related to their direct and indirect lease programs. Gemperle has been extensively involved in drafting closed-end and open-end commercial and consumer leases, fleet leases, equipment leases and balloon payment retail installment sale contracts that serve as functional equivalents to leases.

Tax and Accounting Counsel

NVLA offers its members free tax and accounting assistance through its tax and accounting counsel. Michael E. North, a director at Katz, Sapper & Miller, serves in this role. North supervises audits and reviews of financial statements, and the preparation of tax returns and advises clients in tax, accounting, reporting, compliance and internal control matters.  North works with car dealerships as well as finance and leasing companies. Members are only a phone call away from an answer to their questions on crucial tax issues and accounting practices.

NVLA is grateful to accounting counsel emeritus, Paul Doyle, one of the nation's leading lease accountants, for his years of service. He was recipient of the Association's Samuel J. Lee Memorial Award for lifetime contributions to the leasing industry as a non-lessor.

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