Automotive industry experts and legal professionals nationwide recommend that Chrysler (and potentially General Motors) line make dealers retain individual, local council in New York’s Southern District of New York to represent them in Chrysler’s bankruptcy filing.
Bellavia Blatt agrees.
In the face of Chrysler’s bankruptcy filing (and potentially, GM’s) every dealer’s position will be unique, and only dedicated counsel will be able to represent their particular concerns. A dealer’s retained counsel will be able to:
- File a Notice of Claim in Bankruptcy and provide defense if any claims are rejected;
- Represent dealers regarding their specific franchise agreements, contracts and manufacturer relationships, particularly if a claim for “rejection damages” requires the creation of a damages model;
- Provide guidance and support in negotiating any amounts owed or due
- Appear in Bankruptcy Court in New York City to assert individual dealer claims.
Bellavia Blatt is one of the largest automobile dealership law firms in the country and maintains offices in Manhattan (Southern District of New York) where Chrysler’s bankruptcy was filed. This dedicated practice is comprised of an alliance of attorneys from this law firm and other New York firms chosen for their experience with automotive franchise law, bankruptcy law and litigation, a critical combination of credentials needed to successfully advocate and defend your member dealers’ interests in court. All of our Bankruptcy Practice attorneys are admitted in the Southern District of New York and are prepared to appear on your members’ behalf.