Franchise relations

Manning Leaver provides its dealer clients with legal guidance to handle all types of factory-dealer issues. The firm also has the special expertise to represent motor vehicle, motorcycle and truck dealers before the California New Motor Vehicle Board in litigation with its franchisor. We have successfully handled numerous protests from start to finish involving threatened dealership terminations, add points within a dealer's releveant market area, warranty and incentive audits, and the relocation of dealerships. We also assist dealers in negotiating contract terms with the manufacturers, and advise vehicle dealers about their rights in the factory-dealer relationship, including site control over the dealership's premises.