practice areas

dealer/franchise litigation

For many years, HDBD lawyers have represented the interests of manufacturers in conflicts with their dealers and franchisees. In Texas and other states, the local dealers have strong lobbies and legislation which tips the scales in their favor. Our lawyers recognize this, and go to great lengths to develop the equity side of the case, which is often what the arbitrators are interested in.

We serve as national counsel for dealer conflicts for one manufacturer. We have had multiple dealer termination matters and open point disputes for another manufacturer. After the GM bankruptcy, the company called on our firm to handle dozens of dealer termination arbitrations around the country. We were quickly able to adapt our extensive trial talents to the arbitration forum.