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State's Attempt to Close Automotive Dealership Thwarted

Represented a used car dealer in a challenge against the State of Michigan’s summary suspension and closure of two of the client’s used car dealerships, without notice and without due process. Drafted and filed emergency pleadings and appeared in circuit court, obtaining a temporary restraining order in less than 24 hours after being retained, which precluded the State of Michigan from enforcing the summary suspension order. Subsequently obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of the client precluding the state from enforcing the summary suspension.  

Jonathan F. Karmo

Outside Counsel to Tier I Chinese Automotive Company

Represented a Tier I Chinese automotive company as its general outside counsel, managing all legal matters for the company’s $100MM business in the U.S.

Evonne Xu

Acquisition of Automotive Dealerships

Lead counsel in acquisitions and sales of automotive dealerships.

Richard M. Miettinen

Counsel to Entrepreneurs

Represented entrepreneurs in various start-up businesses in a variety of industries, including automotive, cross-border fund management, E-commerce, logistics, and real estate.

Evonne Xu

Securities Offerings in Capital Raises and Entity Organization

Counsel on securities offerings to multiple broker-dealers and entrepreneurs in capital raises and entity organization for a myriad of ventures, such as wine production, real estate (commercial/residential, assisted living), food services, automotive, manufacturing, IP licensing, and tech start-ups.

Gustaf R. Andreasen

Representation of Gnutti Carlo in Acquisition

Represented Gnutti Carlo, a U.S. subsidiary of Gnutti Carlo S.p.a. of Milan, Italy in its acquisition of MS Industries USA subsidiaries’ heavy truck and bus engine component business in the U.S.

Joseph J. DeVito

Counsel to Baker Industries in Sale

Represented Baker Industries, Inc., an aerospace and automotive tooling supplier headquartered in Macomb, Michigan, in the sale of its business to Lincoln Electric, a publicly traded company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Jeffrey A. Hoover

Summary Judgment Granted for Automotive Dealership

Represented an automotive dealership in an action for the negligence of an off duty employee. We obtained summary judgment on behalf of the dealership from the trial court and the plaintiff appealed. The Nevada Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment in our favor.

Alexander Villamar

Representation of Tier I Automotive Supplier on Labor & Employment Matters

Lead national employment counsel for Tier I automotive supplier, handling all labor & employment matters.

Brian A. Kreucher

Successful Trademark Settlement for OEM Supplier

Represented trademark OEM against supplier who used part numbers and references to OEM in sales activity. We settled the matter on favorable terms for our client.

Jeff Sadowski