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Automotive Finance

Kutak Rock’s Automotive Industry Group is comprised of experienced attorneys from several practices and areas of business who focus their professional practice in whole or in part on serving the needs of the automotive industry. Our clients include the largest companies with the highest profile names to emerging companies that are helping revolutionize the industry. Our attorneys offer more than just general corporate advice – they have the knowledge and skill to provide solutions that help clients capitalize on opportunities, manage risk, and overcome complex problems using innovative strategies developed through decades of work in the industry. Our clients include leading automobile manufacturers, independent and network dealers, fleet dealers and automobile finance companies. Our range of services includes:

  • Manufacturer/dealer law
  • Dealership purchase and sale
  • Automotive finance
  • Franchise law
  • Legal compliance
  • Commercial real estate
  • Corporate formation and governance
  • Labor and employment law
  • Consumer law
  • Commercial litigation and dispute resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Bankruptcy

Automotive Dealership Financial Services

Kutak Rock’s Automotive Industry Group, comprised of members from the firm’s Automotive Dealership, Banking and Finance, and Corporate groups, has a long history of representing many of the U.S.’s largest automotive finance companies and banks in floor plan, real estate and commercial lending transactions, in addition to regulatory and marketing matters. Our deep understanding of the automotive industry, manufacturer-dealer relations, real estate, and dealer financing has made us a firm of choice for the industry.

  • Floor plan lending transactions
  • Real estate lending transactions
  • Due diligence
  • Intercreditor agreements
  • Restructuring, insolvency and workouts
  • Supplier contracts and bankruptcy
  • Finance and insurance marketing programs
  • Mortgage loan servicing
  • Securitization transactions
  • UCC audits

Automotive Finance Litigation

Our consumer litigators provide experienced guidance and support in both individual and class action suits involving an array of automotive financial services issues. We represent captive finance companies, banks, financial institutions and independent finance companies in connection with every facet of automotive finance on a national basis. Every matter we handle involves our firm's litigation and regulatory and compliance attorneys, including those who interact with relevant government, regulatory, consumer advocacy and trade constituencies.

Our experience spans the following consumer finance areas:

  • Dodd-Frank Act (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)
  • TILA and Regulation Z
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • State-specific acts such as unfair/deceptive practices, consumer protection, and consumer credit