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Bass Sox Mercer represents automobile, truck and motorcycle dealers in complex commercial transactions, business and franchise disputes, operational issues and litigation. The firm has the knowledge and experience to address a wide range of issues, with the goal of not only aiding their clients in meeting a specific, immediate objective, but also providing creative responses and strategic solutions for issues that will arise in the future.

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AIADA 's Auto Talk Series Presents a Webinar by Bass Sox Mercer:
Recall Madness

The size and frequency of recalls has increased dramatically over the past several years. What are the implications of these rising recalls for your dealership? Join us on Tuesday, April 19th to listen to this 20-minute presentation by Rich Sox, Partner, Bass Sox Mercer to find out:

  • Dealers' legal rights and obligations related to a stop-sale recall
  • Differences between new and used vehicle stop-sale recalls
  • How to protect the dealership from customer liability
  • How to manage manufacturer requirements which differ from customer expectations
  • What dealers need to know to ensure they maintain factory indemnification

To register for the 10:00am EST session, click here. To register for the 4:00pm EST session, click here.


Established in 1970, AIADA is and continues to be the only association whose sole purpose is to represent America's international nameplate automobile franchises that sell and service the following brands in the United States: Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Maserati, Maybach, Mazda, Mercedes, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Rolls Royce, Saab, Scion, Smart, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo. These retailers have a positive economic impact both nationally and in the local communities they serve, providing nearly 500,000 American jobs. Visit AIADA online at www.aiada.org.

American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA)
500 Montgomery Street, Suite 800 | Alexandria, VA 22314

News Flash:

AIADA Announces Affinity Partnership with Bass Sox Mercer Law Firm


AIADA is pleased to announce its newest Affinity Partner, Bass Sox Mercer law firm. For over 25 years, Bass Sox Mercer ("BSM") has been the premier law firm representing new motor vehicle dealerships in the United States. BSM's client base ranges from single franchise dealerships to large, publicly-traded dealership groups located throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Puerto Rico, and Asia. The firm provides dealers a broad range of services including mergers and acquisitions, dealership succession, internet reputation management, trademark infringement, sales process, F&I and advertising compliance, warranty and incentive claim audits/chargebacks, vehicle export audits/chargebacks, dealership add-points and relocations, warranty reimbursement submissions, manufacturer performance requirements, and dealership terminations. BSM partner Richard Sox will be the primary contact for AIADA and its members. In addition to his representation of dealer clients, Mr. Sox writes a monthly franchise law column for Dealer Magazine and is regularly quoted in industry periodicals, including Automotive News. He speaks before various dealer associations and groups concerning issues important to the firm's dealer clients.

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