Driving to Recessionary Times

By | 2018-07-16T18:14:29+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends|Tags: , , , , , , |

Published June 19, 2018, Los Angeles Daily Journal - As a society, we tend to have short memories, or in some cases, no memories at all. It is difficult to imagine, but 2018 will usher in a new class of young millennials who are, for the most part, complete strangers to the Great Recession. 2009 marks the [...]

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The Long And The Short Of It

By | 2018-07-16T18:20:50+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Electric Cars, Tesla|

Published May 15, 2018, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Electric car manufacturer Tesla has been called many things: a newcomer, a disrupter, a game-changer, and among many others, the company that revolutionized an industry not fond of revolution. And while receiving all of these well-deserved accolades, it is equally deserving of another descriptive title: financial catastrophe. This [...]

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A Development in Progress

By | 2018-07-16T18:33:54+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Autopilot, Department of Transportation, DOT, Electric Cars, NHTSA, Tesla, Uber|Tags: , , , , |

Published April 24, 2018, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Last month, two U.S. citizens lost their lives to autonomous vehicles: Elaine Herzberg, who was struck by a self-driving Uber in Tempe, Arizona and Walter Huang, whose autonomously driven Tesla Model X hit a freeway concrete divider in Mountain View, California. The two incidents ignited a fiery debate [...]

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Electrifying!

By | 2018-07-16T19:50:49+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Electric Cars, Ford, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This week, the 51st rendition of the Consumer Electronics Show will rain down on the desert, Las Vegas style. Originated in 1967 as a small offshoot of the Chicago Music Show, CES has blossomed into the largest convention Las Vegas holds, by a long shot. With 2.4 million square feet of convention floor space that will [...]

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Will They Make The Turn?

By | 2018-07-16T20:13:37+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Electric Cars, General Motors, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Published December 6, 2017, Los Angeles Daily Journal - There once existed a time when the financial question of the day was whether Tesla’s stock would ever fall from its dizzying height of $395 per share. For a car company that only sold its first car nine years ago, and that has never turned a profit, [...]

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It’s Harder Than It Looks

By | 2018-07-16T20:47:06+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Electric Cars, Tesla|

Published November 8, 2017, Los Angeles Daily Journal - This past summer, Tesla accomplished the unimaginable: It became the most valuable car company in the nation, surpassing both General Motors and Ford in total market value. With a market cap of $66 billion, Tesla stunned an industry that has high barriers to entry and is steeped in [...]

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When Will They Stop?

By | 2018-07-19T17:28:49+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Airbag Recall, Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, General Motors, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Last week, Nissan added its name to a long list of automotive manufacturers who have been ensnared in public controversy over corporate malfeasance and the cars it sells to the consuming public. In an unprecedented move, Nissan announced that it was recalling every car it sold in Japan between October 2014 and September 2017. At issue [...]

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The Truth About Lithium

By | 2018-07-16T21:57:59+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Electric Cars|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Published August 1, 2017, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Lithium – the natural resource mined from the Earth’s crust – is perhaps the best-known commodity that people know the least about. Yet with multiple sovereign states betting their future on an industry bustling with electric vehicles, failure to understand the world’s order on the non-renewable element could [...]

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E-Signing the Way to Increased Profits

By | 2018-07-16T22:20:11+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Trends|Tags: , |

In the mobile era, signing a contract is as simple as a swipe, click and tap.  Unless you are a dealer.  Federal law authorizes electronic contracts and signatures; yet the California Uniform Electronic Transactions Act prohibits electronic signatures on new or used auto sales and lease agreements, making California the only state to where dealers – [...]

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Selling Cars in Tomorrowland

By | 2018-07-16T22:34:17+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Department of Transportation, DOT, Uber|Tags: , , , , |

Published July 7, 2017, Los Angeles Daily Journal - There are certain things that come around every once-in-a-while that change life as we know it. Businesses were never the same after having been introduced to the fax machine, unlocking a world of reviewing and signing documents in an instant. Apple’s iPhone engulfed us in a creed of [...]

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