Automotive & Industrial

Howard & Howard represents a diverse client base in the automotive industry, including but not limited to: original equipment manufacturers (OEM), Tier I and Tier II suppliers, after-market manufacturers and dealerships.

Our attorneys' knowledge and experience enables Howard & Howard's clients to successfully compete in the ever-changing climate of the automotive industry, from what was once a Detroit centric business to a global industry. Our services to automotive industry clients include:

  • Entity Formation
  • Issues Involving Operations
  • Joint Venture
  • Merger and Acquisitions
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Supply Chain and Distribution Matters
  • Technology Licensing and Acquisition Matters
  • Joint Development Activities
  • Patent, Trademark and Copyright Prosecution
  • Litigation
  • Labor, Employment and Immigration Matters
  • International
  • Real Estate Acquisition, Disposition, Development and Leasing
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Federal, State and Local Tax

We are proud of the broad range of work we provide on behalf of our clients, including:

  • Successfully completing M&A transactions involving Tier I and Tier II suppliers
  • Intellectual property portfolio development, management and prosecution
  • Assisting suppliers in resolving supply chain disputes relating to raw material pricing as well as other issues
  • Assisting clients in joint development and joint venturing with overseas partners
  • Assisting OEMs with development of dealerships
  • Disposition of assets and product lines

How We Work

Howard & Howard represents hundreds of clients in the automotive industry ranging from the largest OEMs to small, closely-held, family businesses. Howard & Howard approaches each representation with the following principals in mind: (i) we will attempt to achieve your business goals in the most efficient, expedient and cost effective means; (ii) we find creative solutions to issues affecting our clients; and (iii) we produce top quality work product with the goal of facilitating client objectives while maintaining maximum profitability.