Chapter 11, Here We Come

By |2018-09-20T18:05:52+00:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Ford, General Motors, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Published September 19, 2018, Los Angeles Daily Journal - There’s no shame in a bankruptcy filing. The ability to discharge accumulated debt is one of the fundamental underpinnings of America’s entrepreneurial system. While no one likes to lose out on repayment of a debt, the safety net provided by the U.S. Bankruptcy Code is what allows individuals [...]

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A Bit More Than A Coin

By |2018-07-16T18:52:27+00:00March 15th, 2018|Categories: Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Electric Cars, Ford|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Jonathan Michaels Published March 13, 2018, Los Angeles Daily Journal - There once existed a time when technological advances brought us “amazing” inventions, like the microwave oven or the cordless phone. In the day, it seemed as if life suddenly moved from a gray-scale existence to a two-dimensional kaleidoscope of colorful brilliance, as fax machines, cable TV and [...]

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Electrifying!

By |2018-08-10T21:04:38+00:00January 11th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Electric Cars, Ford, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Published January 9, 2018, Los Angeles Daily Journal - 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 [...]

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Drive It Like You Stole It

By |2018-08-29T17:00:57+00:00March 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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The Mexican Standoff

By |2018-08-30T20:27:57+00:00February 7th, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Ford, General Motors, The Mexican Standoff|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Published February 8, 2017, Los Angeles Daily Journal - During his campaign trail, President Donald Trump blasted the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), calling it “the single worst trade deal ever approved in this country,” and promising to either renegotiate it or break it if he was elected. At the center of his attack was the [...]

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Keating Auto Group

By |2018-07-17T17:27:10+00:00March 8th, 2016|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Trends, Ford|Tags: , , , |

They say everything’s big in Texas, and that could not be more true about Ben Keating. Perhaps best known for being the largest Viper dealer in the world, or maybe as being the number one volume F-series dealer in the nation, Ben Keating has built an empire of dealerships that is as solid as his southerly [...]

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Twenty Years Out

By |2018-07-18T00:26:37+00:00October 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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Rock Bottom: Detroit’s Pricey Art Collection

By |2018-07-18T18:10:26+00:00February 4th, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Ford, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Published February 4, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - It’s absolutely incredible when you think about it. How something so majestic, so profitable, could have fallen so far. At a point in time, it represented all that was right with America — all of the hope and opportunity that served as the foundation for the American Dream. [...]

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Success, Redefined

By |2018-07-18T18:58:26+00:00January 7th, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Ford, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Published January 7, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - On Dec. 9, 2013, the U.S. Treasury sold its last share of General Motors stock, concluding its four-year investment into the automaker that stirred considerable debate. At the high water mark, the U.S. owned 61 percent of GM, placing itself squarely in the midst of private competition, and forcing [...]

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The Root of All Evil

By |2018-07-18T23:15:51+00:00April 2nd, 2013|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Chrysler Bankruptcy, Ford, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published April 2, 2013, Los Angeles Daily Journal - When the heads of the Detroit automakers made their famous trip to Washington DC in 2008, arriving in private jets and asking to be bailed out from their financial woes, the world was shocked at their level of disconnect. Did they really just tell Congress that they were broke [...]

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