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Sasha Leonhardt Quoted in Automotive News Article, "Lawyer Warns Lenders on Illegal Repos"

Sasha Leonhardt

Sasha Leonhardt was quoted in Jim Henry's Automotive News article, "Lawyer Warns Lenders on Illegal Repos," on September 12, 2016. 

“This is not an area where anyone wants to play fast and loose, and take any unnecessary risk,” said Sasha Leonhardt, a lawyer in the Washington office of Buckley Sandler.

Leonhardt conducted an Aug. 18 webinar, aimed primarily at lenders and the repo industry, titled “How the SCRA Can Get You into Trouble,” and sponsored by Canvas Business Media, whose websites include

Leonhardt said the legal roots of the act date to before World War II. It was formerly known as the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act.

It’s possible to repossess a vehicle that belongs to a service member covered by the act, but it takes a court order or a waiver signed by the service member, Leonhardt said.

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