Dallas Dealership Law
Dealerships in Texas are subject to a bevy of laws and regulations, and dealers must also maintain constant compliance with the terms of their dealership agreements. Vehicle and heavy equipment manufacturers vigorously police the use of their trademarks and other intellectual property; and, from payment obligations to satisfying the conditions for transfer or renewal, many manufacturers will take swift and aggressive action to protect their profits when dealers appear to be falling short of their contractual duties.
Attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein is an experienced transactional and litigation attorney who exclusively represents franchisees and dealers. With over 30 years’ legal experience, he has negotiated dealership agreements and arbitrated and litigated dealership disputes with many of the world’s leading manufacturers, and he has earned a national reputation as an authority in franchise and dealership law. When you need to protect your rights or mitigate your potential liability, experience matters. Mr. Goldstein can use his extensive experience to skillfully represent you in negotiations, arbitration or litigation.
Our Services for Dallas-Area Franchised Dealers
Agreement Review and Negotiation
Mr. Goldstein routinely represents prospective franchisees and dealers in due diligence, contract reviews, and contract negotiations. He can provide you with a straightforward explanation of your contractual obligations, and advise of the contract provisions that are worth negotiating.
Renewing a dealership agreement is not a straightforward process. You will be required to meet a variety of conditions, including addressing any alleged “defaults” and signing the manufacturer’s current form of dealership agreement. Mr. Goldstein can help you prove that you have met the conditions for renewal and negotiate the terms of your renewal agreement.
Dealership Transfers and Terminations
Similar to renewals, dealership transfers are generally subject to numerous conditions, and manufacturers often seek to exert significant control over the transfer process. Mr. Goldstein has successfully represented clients in numerous transfer negotiations, and he has significant experience dealing with dealership terminations.
Arbitration and Litigation with Manufacturers
From informal negotiations to complex federal litigation, Mr. Goldstein represents franchisees and dealers in all forms of franchise and dealership-related dispute resolution. Whether you are subject to mandatory mediation or arbitration, or you have the ability to pursue your claim in court, Mr. Goldstein can develop and execute a cost-effective strategy for enforcing your manufacturer’s legal obligations.
In addition to representing dealers in litigation with their manufacturers, he also routinely handles litigation involving third-party suppliers. Mr. Goldstein has represented clients in state and federal court in litigation involving pricing disputes, breach of suppliers’ contractual duties, and a variety of other legal matters.
Group and Association Matters
Mr. Goldstein also regularly represents groups of dealers and franchisee associations in negotiations and, when necessary, litigation with their manufacturers. He can help you understand the unique legal implications of taking action as a group or association, and he can advise you on the best course of action for asserting your legal rights.
Contact Franchisee Lawyer Jeffrey M. Goldstein
For more information about our services, for current and prospective dealers in Dallas, please feel free to get in touch. To speak directly with franchisee lawyer Jeffrey M. Goldstein, call (202) 293-3947 or submit an online inquiry now.