Practice Area Overview

As members of the National Association of Dealer Counsel, many of our attorneys focus on the representation of motor vehicle dealers and matters unique to the industry. Our experienced representation of motor vehicle dealers throughout the State of Texas includes proceedings before Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TXDMV) and the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) in matters such as:

  • enforcement actions
  • licensing issues
  • franchise disputes
  • dealer termination protests
  • add-point protests
  • dealer relocation
  • warranty reimbursement rate disputes
  • Lemon Law claims
  • compliance matters
  • administrative complaints
  • vehicle titling and registration matters
  • manufacturer issues

Other dealer-specific matters include:

  • dealership buy-sell agreements and stock transactions
  • dealer inventory tax
  • floor plan financing counseling and disputes
  • Department of Labor pay plan audits
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC) violations
  • consumer credit issues before the Texas Office of the Consumer Credit Commissioner (OCCC)

We also bring our deep understanding of the motor vehicle dealership industry to bear on everything else. We handle transactional and counseling matters for dealer clients including:

  • entity formation
  • real estate transactions
  • commercial leases
  • vendor contracts
  • human resource compliance and investigations
  • third-party financing relationships

Our clients also benefit from our intimate knowledge of their businesses as we handle a wide range of disputes:

  • EEOC and state employment charges and claims, including discrimination and wage-and-hour disputes
  • consumer disputes involving sales, service and finance
  • complex commercial litigation
  • personal injury claims
  • insurance and indemnity claims
  • lending and finance disputes
  • vendor disputes
  • real estate litigation
  • bankruptcy
  • construction disputes
  • property damage claims
  • vehicle title disputes
  • products liability