Greenberg Traurig’s Automotive Group provides legal counsel to car dealers, investors, buyers, and sellers nationwide. We provide a multifaceted approach, advising on financing; real estate purchasing and land development; vendor relationships; tax structuring and planning; employment law; regulatory compliance; trust and estate planning; employee compensation and ERISA matters; and the structuring, negotiation, and management of dealership acquisitions and sales. Our significant relationships with accounting resources, operational partners, and traditional and nontraditional lenders and finance sources in the industry provide our clients with inclusive legal services for the evolving retail automotive industry.
Our attorneys are also experienced in representing automobile manufacturers and distributors in their relationships with car dealers. Our team provides guidance on and has resolved disputes throughout the country involving all aspects of the dealer network, including establishments, terminations, relocations, transfers, rights of first refusal, dealer fraud, dealer agreement modifications, product introductions and withdrawals, allocation, and incentive programs. We routinely defend both federal and state dealer act-based claims and common law claims such as business torts, breach of contract, bad faith, and RICO. Drawing on Greenberg Traurig's vast capabilities and resources in the real estate, bankruptcy, and other sectors we are able to meet our clients’ needs across the board.