The Grand Ole Plan

By |2018-07-19T00:51:53-07:00August 4th, 2012|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Ford|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published August 4, 2012, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Ford did it.  Chrysler and GM did too.  Now Land Rover is joining the party to eliminate its franchised automobile dealers across the United States – all for the purpose of establishing grand showplaces in strategic locations throughout the nation. The truth be told, geography is largely to [...]

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Injustice Defined: Chrysler Dealers Get Rejected Once Again

By |2018-07-19T01:08:37-07:00June 6th, 2012|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Chrysler Bankruptcy, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , |

Published June 6, 2012, Los Angeles Daily Journal - The last four years have laid witness to some of the most extraordinary events in our nation’s history. The 110 year-old Lehman Brothers toppled in an instant, Merrill Lynch was sold over a weekend, and our government began doling out billions in an effort to save it [...]

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An Industry Lost

By |2018-07-19T01:14:07-07:00May 1st, 2012|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Trends, Department of Transportation, DOT, Ford, General Motors, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published May 1, 2012, Los Angeles Daily Journal - If anything, America’s greatest asset is its ability to innovate.  Our nation’s fabric is woven from unconventional thinking and the courage to dream.  From this, we have introduced to the world everything from motion pictures to commercial aviation to hip-hop; and often times before the dust settles we [...]

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Troubles with the New Fuel Regulations Sure to Come

By |2018-07-19T17:41:26-07:00September 6th, 2011|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Ford, General Motors, NHTSA, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published September 6, 2011, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Last month, President Barack Obama announced his ambitious overhaul to the Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or the CAFE standards, for consumer cars and trucks – a move that will dramatically change the landscape of the automobile industry for decades to come.  With as much fanfare as could be [...]

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Winning at All Costs

By |2018-07-19T18:12:16-07:00June 7th, 2011|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published June 7, 2011, Los Angeles Daily Journal - There once was a time when U.S. automakers enjoyed global dominance, quelling all would-be competitors with thoughts of an impenetrable market share.  At a time when life was far simpler, and “what was good for GM was good for America,” the Big 3 controlled an astounding 90 percent of [...]

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The Killing Fields

By |2018-07-19T20:07:54-07:00November 4th, 2010|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Chrysler Bankruptcy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Published November 4, 2010, Los Angeles Daily Journal - At the stroke of midnight on Oct. 31, 2010, the landscape of the automotive industry in the United States forever changed.  With the final tick of the second hand, dealer agreements for some 500 General Motors dealers expired, ending generations of businesses across the country.  This, it was held, [...]

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Somebody Tell Them the Party’s Over

By |2018-07-23T16:54:35-07:00August 2nd, 2010|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Ford, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Published August 2, 2010, Los Angeles Daily Journal - For a nation founded on innovation and deeply rooted in the entrepreneurial spirit, one has to wonder how they got it so wrong for so long.  The Big 3 that is, now recognized by their new name, the Detroit 3.  It is an odd paradox in a way, [...]

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Auto Dealers Beware: Big Brother is Looming

By |2018-07-23T18:21:26-07:00May 13th, 2010|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Published May 13, 2010, Los Angeles Daily Journal - In some of the most sweeping legislation to hit Capital Hill in years, Senate Financial Reform Bill “S. 3217” is about to change the financial industry’s landscape for good.  And, that’s not welcome news for everybody. Acting in response to the 2008 financial market meltdown, the Senate is set to [...]

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