Investor’s Paradise

By |2018-07-25T18:31:48-07:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Classic Cars, Collector Cars|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

If one were to take a guess as to the strongest asset class for investment, considerations such as fine art, rare wine or blue-chip stocks might come to mind. Investment banking powerhouses across the country have long had client portfolios chocked-full of traditional-based instruments, all confident that the strategies will yield handsome returns. Yet, the starlet [...]

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Drive It Like You Stole It

By |2018-08-29T17:00:57-07:00March 14th, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Classic Cars, Collector Cars, Ford|Tags: , , , , , , |

Published March 17, 2017, Los Angeles Daily Journal - For some, ownership of a rare automobile is as enjoyable and relevant as possession of historically significant fine art. Though automobiles were conceived as a means of convenient transportation, the last century has laid witness to their migration into vessels of luxury, sport and collection. Markets have responded [...]

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Generation Forward

By |2018-09-18T16:51:11-07:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Classic Cars, DOT, Electric Cars|Tags: , , , , |

Published November 4, 2015, Los Angeles Daily Journal - There once existed a time when automobiles were the embodiment of society’s love of freedom. Cars represented more than ordinary utility. For many, they were the fundamental expression of personal choice, where personality reveled in the freedom to pick up and go. Few can forget James Dean’s love [...]

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Gold Rush

By |2018-07-17T19:43:06-07:00September 15th, 2015|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Classic Cars, Collector Cars|Tags: , , , |

Published September 1, 2015, Los Angeles Daily Journal - When the pope’s Ferrari sells for over $6 million, you know the weekend is going to be special — though no one could have predicted just how much. Last month marked the 65th annual Concours d’ Elegance — a gathering of the world’s most important collector cars on [...]

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Twenty Years Out

By |2018-07-18T00:26:37-07:00October 6th, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Classic Cars, Collector Cars, Electric Cars, Ford, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published October 7, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - In its quest to be the first manufacturer to develop an autonomous car, General Motors designed the “Highways & Horizons” pavilion — a public display of its self-driving cars that would change the way we think of private transportation. The showing represented “almost every type of terrain in [...]

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Pop the Champagne

By |2018-07-18T20:21:45-07:00September 3rd, 2013|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Trends, Classic Cars, Collector Cars|Tags: , , , , , , |

Published September 4, 2013, Los Angeles Daily Journal - If the U.S. economy has been suffering through a great recession the last five years, the automotive industry has been in a downright depression.  In the mid-2000s, U.S. auto sales were bristling at 17 million new car sales per year – a pace that put us on track for [...]

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Theft, Hiding and Restitution

By |2018-07-19T01:00:12-07:00July 3rd, 2012|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Classic Cars, Collector Cars|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Published July 3, 2012, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Some 67 years ago, the last of the great world wars drew to an end, and with that we briefly closed a chapter on crimes against humanity, failures of diplomacy, and tyrant dictators seeking to rule it all. With laws of morality no longer in place, soldiers pillaged [...]

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The Love of All Things Ferrari

By |2018-07-19T16:35:34-07:00April 3rd, 2012|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Classic Cars, Collector Cars|Tags: , , , , , , |

Published April 3, 2013, Los Angeles Daily Journal -  When one of the most rare and beloved cars on the planet gets wrapped around a tree, the automotive community weeps.  When the accident is caused by a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigations and an Assistant United States Attorney, the world takes notice. Introduced in [...]

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Basking in the Ferrari Sun

By |2018-07-19T17:02:42-07:00November 1st, 2011|Categories: Automotive Trends, Classic Cars, Collector Cars|Tags: , , , , , , |

Published November 1, 2011, Los Angeles Daily Journal - At some point, things have to get better – at least that is what we keep telling ourselves, as if repetition will change our harsh reality.  Wishful thinking aside, the world is as mixed-up as it has ever been, and there is little reason to believe that salvation [...]

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