Seth L. Dobbs is distinguished for his specialized expertise in representing automobile, truck and motorcycle dealers in complex commercial transactions, business and franchise disputes, regulatory compliance, operational issues and litigation.
Mr. Dobbs provides counsel to dealers regarding their rights and obligations as related to franchisors and manufacturers. Mr. Dobbs has litigated disputes, across the country, relating to terminations, ownership transfers, add-points, warranty reimbursement, franchise modification, price discrimination, warranty and incentive audits and other manufacturer programs.
Mr. Dobbs regularly counsels new and used dealers on matters relating to dealership personnel, floorplan and retail credit relationships, finance and insurance, and other regularly recurring issues.
He defends dealers against class action and other consumer lawsuits. He also conducts finance, insurance and other compliance audits for dealers in order prevent adverse actions by plaintiffs' attorneys and federal and state regulators.
In addition to automobile law, Mr. Dobbs’ practice includes representing clients in corporations, closely held businesses, franchise owners, policyholders, professionals, and individuals, as both plaintiffs and defendants in matters dealing with business, corporate, contractual and partnership disputes.
Mr. Dobbs believes in building relationships with his clients beyond the transaction or litigation, and offers individualized counsel and advice to help clients implement their objectives and achieve their long-term goals.