SAN FRANCISCO — The National Vehicle Leasing Association recently announced that its Certified Vehicle Lease Executive training course in Legal and Legislative Issues and the Vehicle Lessor will be held April 24 to 27 in San Francisco at the Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel.

The association indicated that its Legal and Legislative Issues section of the CVLE program will cover Regulation M, doing business as a foreign corporation, bankruptcy, collection issues and compliance.

The course can help to:

—Enhance the skills of company principals and management to direct a successful operation.

—Gain control of important operational issues facing every organization.

—Keep executives abreast of legal and compliance obligations.

The main presenters for this CVLE session are:

Cary Boyden, Esq.

His experience in the leasing industry dates back to 1972, when he joined the legal staff of United States Leasing International with responsibilities both in the vehicle and equipment leasing areas.

From 1974 to 1977, he served as vice president and general counsel for the Crocker McAllister Companies. Boyden entered into private practice in 1977, and in 1978 became a partner in the Sacramento firm of Boyden, Cooluris, Hauser & Saxe.

"Boyden is a highly respected name in the vehicle leasing industry. He has been general counsel for the National Vehicle Leasing Association since 1977, and in 1988 was the recipient of the NVLA's Samuel Lee Memorial Award given to an individual for lifetime achievement in the vehicle leasing industry," officials highlighted.

Michael Benoit

Benoit is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Hudson Cook LLP. He advises banks, sales finance companies, auto leasing companies, mortgage lenders, auto dealers and other creditors and technology providers on a wide range of consumer financial services law, including the Truth In Lending Act and Regulation Z, the Consumer Leasing Act and Regulation M, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Regulation B, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act and the USA Patriot Act.

In addition, his practice covers matters involving federal and state laws relating to electronic commerce and online lending, privacy, fair lending, telemarketing, personal and real property financing, in addition to leasing and collection practices.

He began his practice in the Cleveland, Ohio, firm of Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP in 1993, and joined Hudson Cook four years later. In 2005 and 2006, he was the executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary of Mavent in Irvine, Calif., which is a technology company that provides automated compliance services to the mortgage industry.

He rejoined Hudson Cook in September 2006.

Ofer Grossman

Grossman, of Glass and Goldberg, specializes in the areas of equipment leasing, vehicle leasing and secured transactions, real estate transactions, along with bankruptcy and commercial collections.

Grossman has been a contribution author to the United Association of Equipment Lessors Legal Line, the Equipment Leasing Association's Leasing Law and has presented for the legal portion of the Equipment Leasing Association's Principles of Leasing Workshop in California.

His practice areas are creditors' rights, bankruptcy, secured transactions, real estate transactions, uniform commercial code, collections and repossessions and loan workouts.

This weekend-long seminar is part of a continuing cycle of seminars that is designed to provide attendees with a solid understanding of the complex issues currently surfacing within the leasing industry and what issues may affect the leasing industry in the future.

The CVLE program is just one course of study offered by the NVLA. This program consists of four individual sections of study and is designed for the lessor executive.

NVLA said it also offers a Certified Vehicle Leasing Administrator program online at

The CVLA program is geared to employee training and an overall increase in leasing knowledge.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for those with corporate management responsibilities and anyone involved in the auto leasing business, including independent leasing companies, banks, credit unions, vehicle manufacturers, dealers, industry suppliers, legal services and government agencies.

The Certified Vehicle Leasing Executive Program of the NVLA was created to provide upper-level vehicle leasing industry management and business owners with hands-on experience and tools to further their success.

The CVLE designation, first awarded in 1985, is earned through the completion of four course sessions over a two-year period and is only awarded upon the successful completion of all four sessions of study and requisite exams.

Currently there are 222 CVLE graduates at work in North America.

For more information on the National Vehicle Leasing Association, contact NVLA headquarters at (800) 225-NVLA, e-mail or visit the NVLA Web site at