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Legal and Legislative Counsel

Sloan Schickler is the Legal and Legislative Counsel for the NVLA.  She represents clients in the areas of finance and corporate law, including commercial and consumer leasing, retail installment sales and dealer floor plan finance, auto and equipment finance, syndicated revolving credit facilities, asset securitization, corporate structuring and governance, regulatory licensing and compliance and real estate finance.  Clients have included major commercial banks, financial institutions, investment banks, captive finance companies, leasing companies, auto manufacturers, auto dealerships, real estate investors, hedge funds and public and closely-held corporations.

 

 She has created and authored dealer security agreements, consumer and business leases for use in multiple states, master leases, retail installment sale contracts, compliance procedures and related documents.  Sloan has financed the sale and foreclosure of lease and installment sale contract portfolios, designed and documented floor plan and dealer finance lending programs, asset backed securitizations and warehouse finance lines, among others.

 

Her career began at Holland & Knight as a commercial litigation associate.  Sloan was a partner in the boutique commercial firm of Schickler & Schickler, L.L.P. for 20 years before forming Schickler PLLC and becoming of counsel to Wong Fleming.  Her bar admissions are the State of N.Y., S.D.N.Y., E.D.N.Y., the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.  

 

Sloan served for two years as the V.P. of the Board of Autism Community Experience and has also served as a Vanderbilt Law School Class Agent since 1996 and as an alumni interviewer for the law school.  She lives in New York City with her family.

 

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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