Automotive Dealers

Our Outside General Counsel™ model is the right strategic solution for our automotive dealer clients. Santomassimo Davis LLP takes a multidisciplinary approach to our Automotive Dealers Practice for day-to-day management, as well as buy/sell transactions. Our team represents automotive dealers in all matters they face day in and day out, including buy-sell transactions, mergers & acquisitions, asset purchase agreements, stock/share purchase agreements, buy-ins/buy-outs of owners and investors, loans and mortgages. Our Outside General Counsel™ experience covers all aspects of dealer operations and the legal and regulatory matters that they face.

Dealership Transactions

Our team focuses on the many legal issues faced by dealers so that they can focus on their business.  Our OGC™ handles corporate, real estate, finance, tax, and franchise matters, as well as issues in the areas of labor and employment, intellectual property, and other specific areas of law.

Labor and Employment Counseling & Litigation 

Our OGC™ team helps dealers implement employee compensation and benefit plans, and in drafting employment, incentive, and non-compete agreements for key managers. We represents dealer management in defending union organizing activities, addressing unfair labor practice charges, resolving employee claims of discrimination, and ensuring compliance with wage and hour and similar laws.

Real Estate and Facilities

Our team has comprehensive knowledge of issues impacting dealership real estate and related manufacturer requirements for dealership facilities, especially in connection with buy/sell transactions. We routinely handle real estate purchase and sale, lease, construction, and renovation contracts for dealership facilities.

Examples of What We Do:

  • Dealership buy/sell transactions
  • Dealership succession planning
  • Tax planning, structuring, and audit advice
  • State law and regulatory counseling
  • Real estate purchase and sale transactions
  • Land use and zoning and environmental matters
  • Eminent domain and property tax disputes
  • Lending and financing transactions for dealership assets
  • Employee relations counseling and litigation 
  • Union avoidance advice
  • Litigation defense, including consumer litigation

The rewards for having an outside counsel on your automotive team have countless benefits to you and your business with every aspect of the industry under regulation.

Let our team at OGC™ Solutions provide you with the best and most trusted Outside General Counsel™ in the tri-state! We can be the bridge to growing your business.

Contact us to discuss how an Outside General Counsel™ solution would create a virtual legal department for your company.

Automotive Dealers