About Us

Schickler Kaye LLP (SK) was founded on the premise of providing superior legal representation to the financial community its founders have served for decades. The founders, Sloan Schickler and Edward P. Kaye have had extraordinary experience for over 30 years in vehicle and equipment finance, secured lending, commercial and consumer leasing, retail sales and dealer floor plan finance, regulatory licensing and compliance, securitization, syndicated credit, workout and restructuring, foreclosure and related litigation. Sloan Schickler’s clients have included the largest commercial banks, domestic and foreign financial institutions, investment banks, captive and independent finance and leasing companies.  As CEO, founder and general counsel, Ed Kaye created a startup leasing and finance company that he grew to a portfolio size of over $300,000,000.  That finance company was sold to a preeminent Japanese trading company and Ed Kaye continued to direct and develop the portfolio until it was sold to one of the largest foreign financial institutions. After that great success, he created a new vehicle finance startup which he sold to a privately held firm. When he decided to leave the firm, the portfolio had $100,000,000 of assets under management. Between them, the founders have negotiated, documented and managed vehicle and equipment financings in the multi-billion dollar range.

Sloan Schickler and Ed Kaye have effectively directed the resolution and disposition of some of the largest defaulted vehicle finance portfolios through the recessions of 2001 (9/11) and 2008. The founders are fully prepared to navigate the COVID-19 world.

SK attorneys have represented and advised a wide array of financial institutions and private companies, including but not limited to:

  • The largest U.S. banks, foreign investment banks and trading companies
  • Major captive and independent finance companies
  • Leading vehicle and equipment finance and leasing companies
  • Sophisticated hedge fund and private equity firms
  • Primary lenders to Lease Here Pay Here and Buy Here Pay Here dealers
  • Dominant vehicle manufacturers, distributors and dealers

As a woman owned law firm, SK is in the process of obtaining membership in the National Association of Minority and Woman Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF). The firm prides itself on a commitment to diversity, ethics, mutual respect, leadership and excellence.


One Rockefeller Plaza
11th Floor
New York, New York 10020