Automobile Dealerships

Our automobile dealerships team focuses on representing automobile dealerships and their owners in all aspects of their business:

  • Litigation, including class action defense
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Franchise issues with manufacturers, including terminations, facility image programs, allocations, incentive programs, warranty audits, site control and factory buy-backs
  • Vendor disputes
  • Open point determination and new point protests
  • Regulations and licensing by state authorities including investigations involving licensing, advertising compliance and consumer complaints
  • State and local tax issues
  • Audit issues with manufacturers
  • Financing issues with lenders
  • Acquisition of dealership facilities
  • Real estate
  • Floor planning
  • Construction, zoning and land use issues
  • Succession planning
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Review of dealer finance agreements
  • Consumer disputes
  • Employment law consulting and litigation
  • Bankruptcy

Our attorneys understand the regulatory, business and legal issues facing automobile dealers and have the experience to provide valuable counsel in these areas.