Dealer Legal Services
Manufacturer Franchise Performance Disputes/Market Area Activity/Terminations/Forced Sales
Focus on dealer franchise law matters and manufacturer disputes under franchise agreements.
Poor sales performance/facility upgrade/capitalization issues.
Market area revisions/add points/relocations and dualing assistance.
Warranty/sales Incentive/ad program audits.
Unfair vehicle pricing program and parts/labor uplift issues.
Buy/Sell and Family/Manager Transfer Activities
Buy/Sell assistance/rights of first refusal.
Internal sales to family members/manager assistance.
Vehicle Dealer Board -- Dealer and salesperson licensing/criminal conviction issues.
PennDOT -- Registration and titling/on-site customer plate contract and inventory issues.
Safety and Emission station and technician audits/violations.
Banking -- Installment seller and sales finance company audit/complaints.
Missed/failed license renewals/failed to secure license issues.
Attorney General/FTC -- Customer complaints with sales/service. Advertising compliance and violations.
State Police -- Customer complaints purchase/title/safety/emission violations.
PennDOT investigations/routine audits and odometer/salvage vehicle issues.
Revenue -- Sales tax/PTA tax audits.
Customer private attorney/Attorney General/Dealer Board complaints.
Assist with Mediation/Arbitration and release agreements to resolve/finalize disputes.
Vendor Contract Review/Disputes/Settlements
Pre-signing review, negotiation, impact analysis and cancellation/timing notice/exit concerns.
Signed contract impact, exit strategy/dispute/negotiation/settlement agreement assistance.
Entity Setup and Initial Licensing Assistance
Business Entity -- Choice/set up filing and filing federal EIN and PA tax and sales tax numbers.
Vehicle Dealer Board – Licenses for dealership and salespeople.
PennDOT – Dealer DIN number for titling/on-site customer plate contract filing. Safety-Emission inspection station/inspector licenses.
Banking – Installment seller license/sales finance company license
Revenue -- Sales tax and PTA tax registration filing.
Compliance with Government Requirements and Forms
PennDOT registration/titling/safety and emission rules and forms compliance.
Attorney General Buyers Order/sales and Repair Order/service form compliance.
AG/FTC print/Internet/electronic media advertising requirements pre-use review/compliance.
Customer privacy protection/GLBA/Do Not Call/E-mail/Text and Data security forms/compliance.
Customer finance/credit disclosure/red flag/identity theft/FinCEN/OFAC/TILA forms/compliance.
Follow up “PAA Dealer Compliance Reviews” sales/office/service forms/processes assistance.