News from Manning Leaver https://manningleaver.com/about-us/news-events/feed/442 en Manning Leaver is author of new advertising law manual produced by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) https://manningleaver.com/about-us/news-events/manning-leaver-author-new-advertising-law-manual-produced-national-automobile-0 <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-body"><legend>Body content</legend><p>Manning Leaver Partner Brent Smith attended the 2015 NADA Convention and Expo in San Francisco. In connection with that event, NADA announced the release of its latest compliance publication entitled “A Dealer Guide to Federal Advertising Requirements.” This publication was prepared for NADA by Manning Leaver and authored by partner Brent Smith. <a href="/sites/default/files/attachments/documents/dealer-guide-federal-advertising-requirements-v1391.pdf" target="_blank" title="Federal Advertising Manual">Click here</a> to see a full copy of the manual which&nbsp;includes 21 chapters on federal advertising law and contains examples of bad and good advertising.</p></fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-teaser"><legend>Teaser</legend><p>Manning Leaver Partner Brent Smith attended the 2015 NADA Convention and Expo in San Francisco. In connection with that event, NADA announced the release of its latest compliance publication entitled “A Dealer Guide to Federal Advertising Requirements.” This publication was prepared for NADA by Manning Leaver and authored by partner Brent Smith. Click news item link above to see the manual.</p></fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-references"><legend>Related resources</legend><section class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-attorneys"><ul class="field-items"><li class="field-item first"><a href="/attorneys/brent-w-smith">Brent W Smith</a></li><li class="field-item"><a href="/attorneys/joseph-e-berberich">Joseph E. Berberich</a></li><li class="field-item last"><a href="/attorneys/wade-r-kackstetter">Wade R Kackstetter</a></li></ul></section><section class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-services"><ul class="field-items"><li class="field-item first"><a href="/services/ad-review-program">Ad review program</a></li><li class="field-item last"><a href="/services/auto-dealer-practice">Auto dealer practice</a></li></ul></section></fieldset> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 21:52:25 +0000 jberberich 477 at https://manningleaver.com Manning Leaver authors comprehensive new F&I Manual for California New Car Dealers Association https://manningleaver.com/about-us/news-events/manning-leaver-authors-comprehensive-new-fi-manual-california-new-car-dealers-a <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-body"><legend>Body content</legend><p>Manning, Leaver, Bruder &amp; Berberich, LLP authored the new sixth edition of the California New Car Dealers Association's F&amp;I Compliance Manual. &nbsp;In conjunction with the CNCDA, partners Brent W. Smith and Gary H. Prudian held seminars across the state to introduce dealers to the new manual and to address compliance issues. &nbsp;Smith and Prudian apprised dealers of trending issues in F&amp;I compliance, common mistakes, the costly litigation that can arise when compliance goals are not met, and practical strategies for attaining compliance goals. &nbsp;</p> <p>The F&amp;I Compliance Manual was drafted to assist California dealers with legal compliance in finance and insurance (F&amp;I) areas.&nbsp; The manual is organized intuitively to allow dealers to quickly receive compliance assistance for the particular issue at hand.&nbsp; Manning, Leaver utilized its decades-worth of experience in representing dealers to make the manual both comprehensive and easily-accessible for dealers.&nbsp; The manual covers dozens of topics including intake and credit processing, deal negotiation, deal documentation, post-contract issues, and policy considerations.&nbsp;</p></fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-teaser"><legend>Teaser</legend><p>Manning Leaver authors comprehensive new F&amp;I Manual for California New Car Dealers Association</p></fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-references"><legend>Related resources</legend><section class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-attorneys"><ul class="field-items"><li class="field-item first"><a href="/attorneys/brent-w-smith">Brent W Smith</a></li><li class="field-item"><a href="/attorneys/gary-h-prudian">Gary H Prudian</a></li><li class="field-item"><a href="/attorneys/joseph-e-berberich">Joseph E. Berberich</a></li><li class="field-item last"><a href="/attorneys/timothy-d-robinett">Timothy D Robinett</a></li></ul></section></fieldset> Sat, 01 Sep 2018 07:00:00 +0000 gprudian 488 at https://manningleaver.com Reflections on passing of former MLBB partner, Walter F. Bruder https://manningleaver.com/about-us/news-events/reflections-passing-former-mlbb-partner-walter-f-bruder <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-body"><legend>Body content</legend><p>It was with great sadness that we learned that our former MLBB partner, Walter F. Bruder, passed away on October 13, 2017. Walter was known in the automobile dealer industry as a consummate lawyer, particularly a highly competitive and excellent trial lawyer. He had the knack of being able to go to the heart of the matter quickly, avoiding some of the extraneous and unproductive matters that sometimes find their way into litigation. His vibrant personality and infectious sense of humor always kept everyone on course in seeing the big picture.</p> <p>When Walter retired he bought five acres of land on Maui, Hawaii, and built two homes on the property, doing a great deal of the planning and construction work himself, transforming raw land into an absolute tropical paradise. Walter was also an artist and experimented with many different art forms, a truly renaissance man. He always remained in contact with the firm and we enjoyed his visits over the years, especially hearing his stories about the good old days. He will be missed, Rest in peace, Walter.</p> <p>Here is a photo of Joe Berberich's visit with Walter on Maui a year ago.</p><div class="field-item page-image"><img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="1280" height="960" alt="Reflections on passing of former MLBB partner, Walter F. Bruder" src="https://manningleaver.com/sites/default/files/images/news/reflection-passing-former-mlbb-partner-walfter-f-bruder-v1439.jpg?1509229166" /></div></fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-teaser"><legend>Teaser</legend><p><span>It was with great sadness that we learned that our former MLBB partner, Walter, F Bruder, passed away on October 13, 2017.</span></p></fieldset> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:19:39 +0000 jberberich 486 at https://manningleaver.com Joe Berberich, Brent Smith, and Tim Robinett attend National Association of Dealer Counsel annual member conference https://manningleaver.com/about-us/news-events/joe-berberich-brent-smith-and-tim-robinett-attend-national-association-dealer-c <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-body"><legend>Body content</legend><p>Partners Joe Berberich, Brent Smith and Tim Robinett attended the annual member confernce of the Natiional Asscociation of Dealer Counsel (NADC) in Dana Point in April 2017.&nbsp;The National Association of Dealer Counsel (NADC) is a nationwide professional organization of nearly 500 attorneys who represent automobile and other vehicle dealers. NADC provides a forum for members to exchange information on how to best represent dealer interests with respect to manufacturer franchise issues, regulatory compliance, insurance laws, tax laws, buy/sell agreements, employment laws, and many other issues facing dealers and their counsel. Click <a href="http://www.dealercounsel.com" target="_blank" title="Website address for NADC">here </a>for more NADC information.</p> <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p></fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-teaser"><legend>Teaser</legend><p>Joe Berbertch, Brent Smith, and Tim Robinett attend National Association of Dealer Counsel annual member conference</p></fieldset> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:56:35 +0000 jberberich 485 at https://manningleaver.com Partner Gary Prudian participates in CNCDA F&I seminars https://manningleaver.com/about-us/news-events/partner-gary-prudian-participates-cncda-fi-seminars <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-body"><legend>Body content</legend><p>Gary H. Prudian was a panelist on the 2016 California New Car Dealer’s Association F&amp;I Compliance Seminars in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Bakersfield, San Diego, Ontario, and Sacramento. Alongside Monica Baumann, CNCDA Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs and Terry O'Loughlin, Director of Compliance for Reynolds and Reynolds, Gary discussed various F&amp;I compliance issues and litigation trends, as well as strategies for minimizing exposure and defending against such claims.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-teaser"><legend>Teaser</legend><p>Partner Gary Prudian participates in CNCDA F&amp;I seminars.</p></fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-references"><legend>Related resources</legend><section class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-attorneys"><li class="field-item first last"><a href="/attorneys/gary-h-prudian">Gary H Prudian</a></li></section><section class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-services"><li class="field-item first last"><a href="/services/f-i-training-dealership">F &amp; I training at dealership</a></li></section></fieldset> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 19:55:25 +0000 jberberich 482 at https://manningleaver.com Manning Leaver represents BMW of Palm Springs in dealership sale https://manningleaver.com/about-us/news-events/manning-leaver-represents-bmw-palm-springs-dealership-sale <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-body"><legend>Body content</legend><p>Joe Berberich and Wade Kackstetter represented BMW of Palm Spings in a sale of the dealership to Indigo Blue &amp; White owned by Todd Blue. The transaction also included a sale of the dealership real property. Click <a href="http://www.kesq.com/news/bmw-of-palm-springs-acquired-by-indigo-auto-group/41454078" target="_self" title="BMW of Palm Springs">here</a> for news article describing the transaction.</p></fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-teaser"><legend>Teaser</legend><p>Manning Leaver represents BMW of Palm Springs in dealership sale</p></fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-references"><legend>Related resources</legend><section class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-attorneys"><ul class="field-items"><li class="field-item first"><a href="/attorneys/joseph-e-berberich">Joseph E. Berberich</a></li><li class="field-item last"><a href="/attorneys/wade-r-kackstetter">Wade R Kackstetter</a></li></ul></section></fieldset> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 17:34:01 +0000 jberberich 481 at https://manningleaver.com Manning Leaver attorneys represent Buyer of seven dealership franchises in Barstow, California https://manningleaver.com/about-us/news-events/manning-leaver-attorneys-represent-buyer-seven-dealership-franchises-barstow-ca <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-body"><legend>Body content</legend><p>Manning Leaver attorneys Brent Smith and Yenyao Hsieh represented John Jomehri in his purchase of the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Toyota, Ford, and Nissan dealerships in Barstow, California, from the George Soutar family. Click <a href="http://www.vvdailypress.com/article/20140903/NEWS/140909945/13059/LIFESTYLE" target="_blank" title="John Jomehri">here</a> for the Barstow Desert Dispatch news article about this transacton.</p></fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-teaser"><legend>Teaser</legend><p>Manning Leaver attorneys Brent Smith and Yenyao Hsieh represented John Jomehri in his purchase of the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Toyota, Ford, and Nissan dealerships in Barstow, California, from the George Soutar family. Click <a href="http://www.vvdailypress.com/article/20140903/NEWS/140909945/13059/LIFESTYLE" title="John Jomehri">here</a> for the Barstow Desert Dispatch news article about this transacton.</p></fieldset> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:49:18 +0000 jberberich 474 at https://manningleaver.com Manning Leaver represents Newport European Motorcars in dealership sale https://manningleaver.com/about-us/news-events/manning-leaver-represents-newport-european-motorcars-dealership-sale <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-body"><legend>Body content</legend><p>Manning Leaver attorneys Joe Berberich, Penny Reeves, and Yenyao Hsieh represented Newport European Motorcars in the sale&nbsp;of its Rolls Royce and Lotus dealerships and real property in Newport Beach, California, to Shelly Automotive organizations run by BMW and Mercedes dealer Damon Shelly. The transaction closed on September 16, 2013.</p></fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-teaser"><legend>Teaser</legend><p><span>Manning Leaver attorneys Joe Berberich, Penny Reeves, and Yenyao Hsieh represented Newport European Motorcars in the sale&nbsp;of its Rolls Royce and Lotus dealerships and real property in Newport Beach, California, to Shelly Automotive organizations run by BMW and Mercedes dealer Damon Shelly.</span></p></fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-references"><legend>Related resources</legend><section class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-attorneys"><ul class="field-items"><li class="field-item first"><a href="/attorneys/joseph-e-berberich">Joseph E. Berberich</a></li><li class="field-item"><a href="/attorneys/penny-l-reeves">Penny L Reeves</a></li></ul></section><section class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-industries"><li class="field-item first last"><a href="/focus-areas/vehicle-dealers">Vehicle dealers</a></li></section><section class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-services"><ul class="field-items"><li class="field-item first"><a href="/services/auto-dealer-practice">Auto dealer practice</a></li><li class="field-item last"><a href="/services/buysell-agreements">Buy/sell agreements</a></li></ul></section></fieldset> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:23:05 +0000 jberberich 462 at https://manningleaver.com Manning Leaver represents Desert European Motorcars in dealership sale https://manningleaver.com/about-us/news-events/manning-leaver-represents-desert-european-motorcars-dealership-sale <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-body"><legend>Body content</legend><p>Manning Leaver attorneys Joe Berberich, Penny Reeves, Bob Daniels, and Yenyao Hsieh represented Desert European Motorcars in the sale&nbsp;of its Audi, Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lotus, Maserati, Porsche, Rolls Royce and Aston Martin dealerships and real property&nbsp;located in Rancho Mirage, California, to IndiGO Auto Group whose dealer principal is Todd Blue. <a href="/sites/default/files/attachments/news/461/rancho-mirages-desert-european-motorcars-purchased-desert-sun-mydesert-v1340.pdf" target="_blank" title="Desert Sun news article">Click here </a>for The Desert Sun news article about the transaction. <a href="/sites/default/files/attachments/news/461/press-release-desert-european-v1340.pdf" target="_self" title="Desert European press release">Click here</a> for The Presidio Group press release.&nbsp;</p></fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-teaser"><legend>Teaser</legend><p>Manning Leaver attorneys Joe Berberich, Penny Reeves, Bob Daniels, and Yenyao Hsieh represented Desert European Motorcars in dealership sale.</p></fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-references"><legend>Related resources</legend><section class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-attorneys"><ul class="field-items"><li class="field-item first"><a href="/attorneys/joseph-e-berberich">Joseph E. Berberich</a></li><li class="field-item"><a href="/attorneys/penny-l-reeves">Penny L Reeves</a></li></ul></section></fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-files"><legend>Associated files</legend><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="https://manningleaver.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="https://manningleaver.com/sites/default/files/attachments/news/461/press-release-desert-european-v1340.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=13146">press-release-desert-european-v1340.pdf</a></div><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="https://manningleaver.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="https://manningleaver.com/sites/default/files/attachments/news/461/rancho-mirages-desert-european-motorcars-purchased-desert-sun-mydesert-v1340.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=1692575">rancho-mirages-desert-european-motorcars-purchased-desert-sun-mydesert-v1340.pdf</a></div></fieldset> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 23:20:52 +0000 jberberich 461 at https://manningleaver.com