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Auto Dealerships

Auto Dealerships Law

Phillips Murrah provides comprehensive strategic legal guidance and advocacy, playing a crucial role in safeguarding automotive dealership clients’ interests and ensuring compliance in a dynamic and highly regulated environment. Attorneys in Phillips Murrah’s Auto Dealerships Practice Group are experts in navigating the complex and evolving legal landscape governing the automotive industry and related areas of law that affect owners and operations. We stay abreast of industry developments and legislative changes, providing proactive counsel to help dealership clients anticipate and adapt to a rapidly changing industry.


Our attorneys assist auto dealerships with various aspects of their development and operations, including:

  • Dealership formation, acquisition, development, and sales
  • Dealership financing, floorplan financing, and workouts
  • Matters related to dealership agreements and related contracts, including negotiations with manufacturers, suppliers, and vendors
  • Guidance on regulatory compliance with state and federal laws governing licensing, sales practices, consumer protection, and environmental review
  • Labor and employment matters ranging from insurance plans and benefits to employment-related contracts and disputes
  • Guidance related to real estate leasing, acquisition, and development for dealership purposes
  • Offshore reinsurance companies and related products
  • Motor vehicle commission licensing, protest, and relocation
  • Tax planning for auto dealerships
  • Estate planning for owners
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