Our automotive industry law practice uses an interdisciplinary team approach, with representation by attorneys from many of our practice areas. As a unified group, our team of experts has successfully represented OEMs and many large and small U.S. and international Tier I, II and III suppliers, privately held and publicly traded. We have extensive experience representing suppliers with specialties ranging from advanced products and technologies to metal stamping in all legal issues they face – whether it involves a long term supply arrangement, a labor agreement, a workout, a sale or an acquisition, or a joint venture.


Over the years, our attorneys have represented automotive industry clients in the following selected areas:

Commercial Transactions

  • Represent OEMs and suppliers in developing, reviewing and negotiating terms and conditions in sales, leasing and distribution transactions
  • Structure and negotiate long term supply and other commercial arrangements
  • Represent suppliers in joint development arrangements
  • Structure, negotiate and document joint venture agreements
  • Advise on motor vehicle safety regulations
  • Represent buyers and sellers in all aspects of public andprivate mergers and acquisitions
  • Prepare, review and negotiate contracts for agency,distributorships, licenses, and technology transfersagreements, and requirements, service and tooling contracts
  • Prepare, review and negotiate loan, financing and privateofferings documents
  • Negotiate and bring to successful resolution out of courtsettlements


International Law

  • Export/import sales transactions
  • Trade, customs and export/import controls
  • International financing, taxation and planning
  • Design U.S. corporate structure for foreign-owned subsidiaries
  • Assist on all phases of U.S. startups owned or affiliated with foreign-based OEMs and suppliers
  • Structure, negotiate, and document international joint ventures and technology transfer and licensing agreements
  • Represent European and Asian automotive suppliers in U.S. acquisitions
  • International dispute resolution and complex litigation



Automotive Attorneys