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Sheppard Mullin represents companies in the automotive industry - including next generation vehicle manufacturers and innovators worldwide. We counsel companies large and small, public and private, in transactions, acquisitions, joint ventures and legal disputes on a global basis. Because our attorneys know the automotive industry so thoroughly – the problems, the players, the issues and pitfalls – we know how to help companies find and capitalize on opportunities.

We have experience in the following areas:

  • Corporate – Mergers, Acquisitions, LBOs, and Joint Ventures
  • Contracts, Supplier Agreements, Distribution and Agency Relationships
  • Licensing and Distribution Agreements
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Product Liability and Safety Regulation
  • Advertising and Promotions
  • Real Estate Development and Leasing of Facilities
  • Environmental Permitting and Remediation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation – Commercial Disputes and Dispute Resolution
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Antitrust
  • Import, Export and Customs Matters
  • Tax, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

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