Gray•Duffy, LLP provides skillful representation to automotive dealers in a wide variety of legal matters. Our attorneys have a proven track record of successfully structuring dealership purchase agreements and buy/sell agreements, minimizing costs, and successfully managing litigation in both simple and complex matters. We address each matter carefully, exploring all options and predicting and preventing legal issues that may occur down the line. Our attorneys understand the nuances of the industry and can provide guidance with:

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Commercial real estate transfers
  • Commercial real estate single tenant leases
  • Asset purchase and sale agreements
  • Stock purchase and sale agreements
  • Shareholder, partnership and operating agreements
  • Corporate and LLC formation, maintenance and dissolution
  • Litigation or mediation of business-related disputes
  • Customer disputes
  • Employment policies, procedures and disputes
  • Manufacturer disputes
  • Legal compliance

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Regardless of the size of your deal, we will lead you through the legal process from negotiations and maintenance through closing. In the unlikely event of a dispute arising, we can also assist with trials and appeals. With hundreds of automotive deals negotiated and disputes resolved, Gray•Duffy provides comprehensive legal services to new vehicle dealers.

Please contact Gray•Duffy for additional information regarding our automotive practice area. You will be directed to one of our attorneys who practices in this area. References are available.


“I have used Erin Tenner for years in multiple transactions, most recently with the sale of four franchises in Northern California. In every case she covered territory others would not. She treats each deal as if it were her own, not just a task to mark time on. In one sale, she was able to get the manufacturer to release us on a lease that ended up being trouble later and would have been catastrophic for me if I had not gotten that release. I would have never asked, assuming the answer would have been a no, but Erin not only thought of it, she got it done. I never leave her without her!”

-Ken Ross, Team Chevrolet

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