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Law Offices of Gavin M. Hughes

A dealership franchise is a substantial and unique investment that deserves experienced and specialized counsel. The Law Offices of Gavin M. Hughes is a litigation firm specializing in the representation of new car, truck, RV, and motorcycle Dealers in a broad range of disputes with manufacturers. Our firm provides experienced and cost effective counsel to Dealers to assist them in all disputes with franchisors. We routinely counsel Dealers regrading ways to avoid litigation and maintain their relationship with the manufacturer. At the same time, we assist Dealers to establish a record that places them in the best position should litigation be unavoidable. Although we are able to favorably resolve the vast majority of our clients’ disputes, our office enjoys a well established reputation for its ability to successfully litigate franchise disputes.

In addition, we represent Dealers in civil damages suits based upon the commission of unlawful acts and unfair business practices by manufacturers. The Vehicle Code lists a number of prohibited manufacturer actions giving rise to civil damages including, but not limited to, unreasonable rejections of proposed buy-sells, unlawful requirements for Dealers to make material facility modifications, refusals to provide a deceased Dealer Principal’s heirs a reasonable time to operate the dealership, and discriminatory allocation practices. In addition to the specific unlawful acts set forth in the Vehicle Code, there are several potential causes of actions available to Dealers for damages claims against manufacturers.

The Law Offices of Gavin M. Hughes also assists Dealers in DMV accusations and other matters involving the DMV’s Department of Occupational Licensing and the Bureau of Automotive Repair.

Please feel free to contact our office for a free consultation.

Law Offices of Gavin M. Hughes

3436 American River Drive, Suite 10

Sacramento, CA 95864

(916) 900-8022

info@hughesdealerlaw.com


 

NEW MOTOR VEHICLE BOARD

http://www.nmvb.ca.gov/

 

CALIFORNIA NEW CAR DEALER ASSOCIATION

http://www.cncda.org/