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AUTOMOTIVE LITIGATION


Cooke Carbonell Trial Lawyers has experience serving automotive dealership clients through handling federal and state regulatory matters, unfair competition cases, punitive class actions, and governmental agency investigations affecting the industry. Our attorneys have also represented clients in practical industry matters, such as dealership transfers, environmental and legal compliance consultations, and the valuation of dealerships.


“Cooke Carbonell Trial Lawyers has experience serving automotive dealership clients through handling federal and state regulatory matters, unfair competition cases, punitive class actions, and governmental agency investigations affecting the industry.”


PRODUCTS LIABILITY & REGULATORY COMPLIANCE


Our wide variety of legal services relevant to the concerns of automotive dealers demands our expertise in the following legal practice areas:

  • Franchise Law
  • Antitrust, Trade Regulation, and Trade Association Law
  • Consumer Disputes and Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Administrative Agency Litigation
  • White-collar Criminal Law



Products Liability and Regulatory Compliance

Our firm has particular experience and knowledge concerning the various issues that may arise between automotive dealerships and their manufacturers. We quickly and efficiently assert indemnity demands on behalf of our clients, and carefully monitor against any re-tender issues with manufacturers. Regarding the area of advertising law, our attorneys counsel dealerships to ensure compliance with the many regulations pertaining to sales and finance practices, consumer regulations, advertising, and other related concerns unique to the industry.

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Our team has experience advising clients by reviewing advertising copy for television, radio, and print media, as well as consulting with public and private advertising agencies and departments. Our attorneys also advise and advocate for our clients in the area of regulatory compliance. Automotive dealerships are subject to a wide variety of state and federal regulations, and our team possesses the legal acumen and skills necessary to assist clients in successfully navigating regulatory disputes and investigations. We strive to assist our clients in avoiding potential legal disputes and regulatory violations by providing our clients with business structure advice and internal compliance protocols.

Acquisitions

Cooke Carbonell Trial Lawyers counsels automotive dealers through the acquisition process by assisting in negotiations, drafting buy-sell agreements, and reviewing a variety of commercial documents, such as shareholder agreements, membership agreements, security agreements, negotiable instruments, promissory notes, inter-creditor agreements, and subordination agreements. Our attorneys also assist clients in reviewing and executing security agreements, establishing bulk sale escrows, and negotiating real property acquisitions and other transactions unique to automotive dealerships.