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Auto Dealership Law

Our attorneys provide the full range of legal services needed by auto dealers. With over three decades of experience, our firm has the industry knowledge and experience to efficiently handle complex legal issues encountered by auto dealers.  We offer legal services in the following dealership areas:

Franchise Law

State franchise laws provide statutory protection to dealers that manufacturers often try to circumvent. The firm has successfully advocated claims on behalf of dealers involving manufacturer approval of asset sales, alleged breach of dealer sales and service agreements and reolcation protests.

Our attorneys are experienced in analyzing and litigating disputes where performance metrics are at issue in the dealer's primary area such as sales effectiveness, sales efficiency, customer satisfaction and profitability.  We have worked with expert witnesses who can indepedently assess manufacturer claims of poor performance that may be inaccurate. 

Article:  Georgia Franchise Law: What Auto Dealers Should Know About Their Statutory Rights and Remedies

Legal Compliance

The firm assists dealers in complying with state and federal regulations applicable to auto dealers. Our practitioners routinely craft legal forms, provide advice, analyze areas of exposure and respond to inquiries from governmental authorities, including the Georgia Office of Consumer Protection.

Dealership Purchase & Sale

If you are buying or selling a dealership, you need experienced counsel to protect your company's interests. Firm members assist dealers in structuring transactions, preparing purchase and sale documents, interacting with lenders and conducting closings.

Commercial Real Estate

Whether your company is leasing, purchasing or selling real estate, our Commercial Real Estate Section can analyze, structure, negotiate and close your transactions. When creativity is required to achieve investment objectives and minimize tax consequences, our veteran lawyers can provide the insight that you need.

Corporation Formation and Governance

Our corporate lawyers can advise you and set up the best choice of business entity to meet your objectives and maximize your legal protection.

Labor and Employment Law

Our labor and employment counselors will advise you about recommended employment practices to ensure legal compliance and enhance your workplace environment. When claims occur, our litigators will defend claims brought under state or federal law including the ADA, FMLA, for wage and hour violations, sexual harassment, race, age or gender discrimination.

Consumer Law

Consumer claims, especially those involving the Office of Consumer Protection, should be handled prudently to protect your dealership's reputation and to prevent adverse results. You need knowledgeable counsel to efficiently analyze claims and promote economical solutions.

Litigation in State and Federal Courts

Firm litigators have extensive experience in state and federal courts, from routine matters to complex commercial litigation.

Client Testimonial

“David Turner and his colleagues are a very talented group who have helped me grow my portfolio of auto dealerships for some 20 years.  They have done a great job providing the full range of legal services that my businesses need.  I heartily recommend them to other businesses looking for experienced counsel, integrity and value.”

David Basha
Carriage Automotive Group