Franchise Issues, Factory Relations & Motor Vehicle Review Board Disputes
All matters related to dealership sales and service agreements; franchise terminations and non-renewals, sales effectiveness claims, franchise relocations and add-points, dealership facility requirements, factory warranty reimbursement claims, disputes before the Illinois Motor Vehicle Review Board and the American Arbitration Association.
Resolution of customer disputes, consumer complaints, breach of contract claims, consumer fraud claims, compliance with federal, state and local consumer protection laws and regulations and other consumer-related commercial matters impacting automotive dealerships.
Dealership Transfers of Ownership and Management
All aspects of dealership ownership transfers which include sales and purchases of dealerships, mergers and acquisitions, asset and stock buy-sells, dealership succession planning and management agreements. This area also includes commercial real estate transfers.
Corporate & Commercial
Representation of closely held dealership businesses, corporations & limited liablity companies, in all matters related to corporate formation and governance, corporate transactions, contract review, finance and insurance, and day-to-day dealership corporate operations.
Governmental & Regulatory Compliance
Representation of dealership operations and interests in regulatory compliance matters with federal and state governmental regulatory agencies including retail advertising, licensure, environmental, insurance, labor and employment.
Preparation and drafting of closely held business and dealership employment manuals, policies and procedures. Dealership representation in federal and state labor matters including claims to the Illinois Department of Labor, Illinois Department of Employment Security and other agencies. Evalauation and counseling in dealership compliance with federal and state employment-related laws and regulations.