The auto industry faces an array of competitive and regulatory hurdles. We understand the regulatory, transactional and litigation issues that impact the successful operations of businesses and professionals in the auto industry.

For many years, the Bowles Rice Automotive Industry Team has represented automobile dealerships and their owners, as well as related automotive businesses, such as automotive parts manufacturers.

Legal services to the automotive industry include:

  • Representation of dealers in franchise disputes
  • General business representation of automotive dealerships in all areas
  • Representation of buyers and sellers in the sale of automobile dealerships
  • Employment counseling and litigation
  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Litigation defense, including matters related to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and unfair trade practices
  • Commercial real estate development
  • Tax planning and succession planning for family-owned dealerships
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