The Power of Positive Disruption

By |2018-11-02T16:34:22+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends|Tags: , , , |

“Disruption” is all the rage in the tech world. For established businesses, disruption is generally bad. It upsets the work force and takes management’s focus from the primary goal – serving customers. Certainly, businesses must change to survive, but slow and steady is the answer. Change is good. Disruption is not. Dealers are no strangers to [...]

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Tesla’s Federal Showdown

By |2018-07-18T16:50:56+00:00May 15th, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Electric Cars, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Published May 8, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - For thousands of automotive dealers across the United States, the dealer franchise system is as sacred as they come. Established at the turn of the 20th century as the mechanism for automakers to distribute their products to the masses, U.S. dealers have served as the blueprint for how cars [...]

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Could GM be at it Again?

By |2018-07-19T00:25:42+00:00October 2nd, 2012|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Published October 3, 2012, Los Angeles Daily Journal - In the world of automotive juggernauts, market share is everything. Perhaps this is true in every industry, but it is a particularly important topic among the Detroit 3, who have seen their global dominance wither away to market irrelevance over the past several decades. There once was a time [...]

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The Grand Ole Plan

By |2018-07-19T00:51:53+00:00August 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+00:00June 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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Winning at All Costs

By |2018-07-19T18:12:16+00:00June 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 Tesla Business Model: Brilliance or Impending Disaster?

By |2018-07-23T17:03:42+00:00July 6th, 2010|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Electric Cars, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Published July 6, 2010, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Last week marked an epic event in the automotive industry when Tesla Motors launched its ambitious effort to raise $185 million through a public offering of 11.1 million shares of stock.  The IPO was historic in that Tesla is now among the ranks of only a small handful [...]

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