HOUSTON — With an extensive career in diverse areas of the automotive industry, Lewis Kuhl brings a high level of expertise as the senior counsel and director of regulatory compliance for GSFSGroup. He has responsibility for ensuring that the F&I products and each company are in compliance with the laws and regulations of each state in which they do business.
“It is a privilege to have Lewis join our team. His knowledge base and deep, legal understanding of the automotive industry and especially the F&I segment, is a great asset in the changing landscape of compliance,” said Diane Greene, vice president, Legal Affairs, GSFSGroup. “At a time of rapid growth and expansion for GSFSGroup, Lewis’ expertise will be invaluable in maintaining the solid, credible reputation GSFSGroup and its product line have earned.”
Kuhl also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at Northwood University in the Automotive Marketing and Management department where he teaches dealership legal issues. As a leading legal expert on automotive dealer issues, he is frequently invited to speak to dealer and industry related groups. A graduate of Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, he is a member of the American Bar Association as well as the Kentucky Bar Association, Florida Bar and the National Association of Dealer Counsel.
His career history includes both law firms and automotive companies. While working in private practice at both Kurkin Brandes, LLP and Pathman Lewis, LLP, Kuhl focused his practice on motor vehicle dealer and automotive industry law. He also acted as legal counsel for JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a privately held automotive company, where he worked in the legal departments of World Omni Financial Corp., Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC and JM&A Group. In addition, he served in both legal and operational positions for a group of companies comprised of motor vehicle rental operations, motor vehicle dealerships and an automotive finance company.