Van Horn Motors Grand Opening

Arenson & Maas
Congratulations to Van Horn Motors of Newhall on their very successful Grand Opening on December 12, 2017!
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Some Iowa Volkswagen drivers may be eligible for compensation

Arenson & Maas
Carmakers Volkswagen and Audi have come to a settlement that requires them to refund and buy back or fix cars of more than 3,600 car owners in Iowa. The vehicles that sparked the laws…
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Arenson Law Group, PC, helps with purchase of Ford and Lincoln Dealership

Arenson & Maas
Jim Arenson of Arenson Law Group, PC, is excited to announce that we represented Jim Rydell and Matt Halbur in their purchase of the Ford and Lincoln dealership in Independence, Iowa on July 1, 2015. We are honored to have had the opp…
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CASE UPDATE: Trial Court Limits the Definition of “Oppression” for Minority Shareholders

Arenson & Maas
Last summer, the Iowa Supreme Court decided Baur v. Baur Farms. In that case, the court helped define “oppression” in relation to minority/majority shareholder relationships. Issue 13.4 of the Dealer Law Review pointed out that this case…
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Understanding Sales Performance Measurement: How Average Became the New Minimum

Arenson & Maas
Condensed from the white paper created by economist Ted Stockton of the Fontana Group. This article addresses the familiar topic of sales standards applied to or imposed on dealerships by automotive manufacturers and distributors. The names…
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Automobile Dealers Fielding Calls Regarding Expanded Airbag Recalls

Arenson & Maas
Auto dealers throughout Cedar Rapids have been receiving calls from owners concerned that their vehicle could be equipped with defective Takata airbags. Recently, the National Highway Tra…
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Iowa Dealers—Check Your Plates!

Arenson & Maas
An Iowa Supreme Court May 2, 2014 decision may affect Iowa Automotive dealers and their customers. Many dealerships promote their business through the use of plate frames. The Iowa Supreme Court has put a small hiccup in the use of plate frames for d…
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CASE UPDATE: Finnin Motors v. U.S.

Arenson & Maas
In 2009, GM and Chrysler terminated over 100 franchises during the course of their bankruptcies. In two class action lawsuits, which include some Iowa dealers, franchise-owners claimed that the termination of their franchises created an illegal “ta…
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BrakeDown: Federal and Iowa Laws on Dealer Advertising

Arenson & Maas
We recently blogged about “Operation Steer Clear,” where the FTC targeted automobile dealerships for false or misleading advertising. The FTC charged a number of dealers with violations leading to litigation and consent agreements. For more on th…
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Buy-In: Adding an Investor—Pros, Cons, and Pointers

Arenson & Maas
Allowing an investor to buy into your corporation or LLC can be a complicated process. While it may be a great idea for some dealerships, it may be unsuitable for others. Every case is unique, and whether to add an investor involves a series of impor…
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Van Horn Motors Grand Opening

Arenson Law Group PC
Congratulations to Van Horn Motors of Newhall on their very successful Grand Opening on December 12, 2017!
Read More

Some Iowa Volkswagen drivers may be eligible for compensation

Arenson Law Group PC
Carmakers Volkswagen and Audi have come to a settlement that requires them to refund and buy back or fix cars of more than 3,600 car owners in Iowa. The vehicles that sparked the laws…
Read More

Arenson Law Group, PC, helps with purchase of Ford and Lincoln Dealership

Arenson Law Group PC
Jim Arenson of Arenson Law Group, PC, is excited to announce that we represented Jim Rydell and Matt Halbur in their purchase of the Ford and Lincoln dealership in Independence, Iowa on July 1, 2015. We are honored to have had the opp…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Trial Court Limits the Definition of “Oppression” for Minority Shareholders

Arenson Law Group PC
Last summer, the Iowa Supreme Court decided Baur v. Baur Farms. In that case, the court helped define “oppression” in relation to minority/majority shareholder relationships. Issue 13.4 of the Dealer Law Review pointed out that this case…
Read More

Understanding Sales Performance Measurement: How Average Became the New Minimum

Arenson Law Group PC
Condensed from the white paper created by economist Ted Stockton of the Fontana Group. This article addresses the familiar topic of sales standards applied to or imposed on dealerships by automotive manufacturers and distributors. The names…
Read More

Automobile Dealers Fielding Calls Regarding Expanded Airbag Recalls

Arenson Law Group PC
Auto dealers throughout Cedar Rapids have been receiving calls from owners concerned that their vehicle could be equipped with defective Takata airbags. Recently, the National Highway Tra…
Read More

Iowa Dealers—Check Your Plates!

Arenson Law Group PC
An Iowa Supreme Court May 2, 2014 decision may affect Iowa Automotive dealers and their customers. Many dealerships promote their business through the use of plate frames. The Iowa Supreme Court has put a small hiccup in the use of plate frames for d…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Finnin Motors v. U.S.

Arenson Law Group PC
In 2009, GM and Chrysler terminated over 100 franchises during the course of their bankruptcies. In two class action lawsuits, which include some Iowa dealers, franchise-owners claimed that the termination of their franchises created an illegal “ta…
Read More

BrakeDown: Federal and Iowa Laws on Dealer Advertising

Arenson Law Group PC
We recently blogged about “Operation Steer Clear,” where the FTC targeted automobile dealerships for false or misleading advertising. The FTC charged a number of dealers with violations leading to litigation and consent agreements. For more on th…
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Buy-In: Adding an Investor—Pros, Cons, and Pointers

Arenson Law Group PC
Allowing an investor to buy into your corporation or LLC can be a complicated process. While it may be a great idea for some dealerships, it may be unsuitable for others. Every case is unique, and whether to add an investor involves a series of impor…
Read More

Van Horn Motors Grand Opening

Auto Dealer Law
Congratulations to Van Horn Motors of Newhall on their very successful Grand Opening on December 12, 2017!
Read More

Some Iowa Volkswagen drivers may be eligible for compensation

Auto Dealer Law
Carmakers Volkswagen and Audi have come to a settlement that requires them to refund and buy back or fix cars of more than 3,600 car owners in Iowa. The vehicles that sparked the laws…
Read More

Arenson Law Group, PC, helps with purchase of Ford and Lincoln Dealership

Auto Dealer Law
Jim Arenson of Arenson Law Group, PC, is excited to announce that we represented Jim Rydell and Matt Halbur in their purchase of the Ford and Lincoln dealership in Independence, Iowa on July 1, 2015. We are honored to have had the opp…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Trial Court Limits the Definition of “Oppression” for Minority Shareholders

Auto Dealer Law
Last summer, the Iowa Supreme Court decided Baur v. Baur Farms. In that case, the court helped define “oppression” in relation to minority/majority shareholder relationships. Issue 13.4 of the Dealer Law Review pointed out that this case…
Read More

Understanding Sales Performance Measurement: How Average Became the New Minimum

Auto Dealer Law
Condensed from the white paper created by economist Ted Stockton of the Fontana Group. This article addresses the familiar topic of sales standards applied to or imposed on dealerships by automotive manufacturers and distributors. The names…
Read More

Automobile Dealers Fielding Calls Regarding Expanded Airbag Recalls

Auto Dealer Law
Auto dealers throughout Cedar Rapids have been receiving calls from owners concerned that their vehicle could be equipped with defective Takata airbags. Recently, the National Highway Tra…
Read More

Iowa Dealers—Check Your Plates!

Auto Dealer Law
An Iowa Supreme Court May 2, 2014 decision may affect Iowa Automotive dealers and their customers. Many dealerships promote their business through the use of plate frames. The Iowa Supreme Court has put a small hiccup in the use of plate frames for d…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Finnin Motors v. U.S.

Auto Dealer Law
In 2009, GM and Chrysler terminated over 100 franchises during the course of their bankruptcies. In two class action lawsuits, which include some Iowa dealers, franchise-owners claimed that the termination of their franchises created an illegal “ta…
Read More

BrakeDown: Federal and Iowa Laws on Dealer Advertising

Auto Dealer Law
We recently blogged about “Operation Steer Clear,” where the FTC targeted automobile dealerships for false or misleading advertising. The FTC charged a number of dealers with violations leading to litigation and consent agreements. For more on th…
Read More

Buy-In: Adding an Investor—Pros, Cons, and Pointers

Auto Dealer Law
Allowing an investor to buy into your corporation or LLC can be a complicated process. While it may be a great idea for some dealerships, it may be unsuitable for others. Every case is unique, and whether to add an investor involves a series of impor…
Read More

Van Horn Motors Grand Opening

Bankruptcy
Congratulations to Van Horn Motors of Newhall on their very successful Grand Opening on December 12, 2017!
Read More

Some Iowa Volkswagen drivers may be eligible for compensation

Bankruptcy
Carmakers Volkswagen and Audi have come to a settlement that requires them to refund and buy back or fix cars of more than 3,600 car owners in Iowa. The vehicles that sparked the laws…
Read More

Arenson Law Group, PC, helps with purchase of Ford and Lincoln Dealership

Bankruptcy
Jim Arenson of Arenson Law Group, PC, is excited to announce that we represented Jim Rydell and Matt Halbur in their purchase of the Ford and Lincoln dealership in Independence, Iowa on July 1, 2015. We are honored to have had the opp…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Trial Court Limits the Definition of “Oppression” for Minority Shareholders

Bankruptcy
Last summer, the Iowa Supreme Court decided Baur v. Baur Farms. In that case, the court helped define “oppression” in relation to minority/majority shareholder relationships. Issue 13.4 of the Dealer Law Review pointed out that this case…
Read More

Understanding Sales Performance Measurement: How Average Became the New Minimum

Bankruptcy
Condensed from the white paper created by economist Ted Stockton of the Fontana Group. This article addresses the familiar topic of sales standards applied to or imposed on dealerships by automotive manufacturers and distributors. The names…
Read More

Automobile Dealers Fielding Calls Regarding Expanded Airbag Recalls

Bankruptcy
Auto dealers throughout Cedar Rapids have been receiving calls from owners concerned that their vehicle could be equipped with defective Takata airbags. Recently, the National Highway Tra…
Read More

Iowa Dealers—Check Your Plates!

Bankruptcy
An Iowa Supreme Court May 2, 2014 decision may affect Iowa Automotive dealers and their customers. Many dealerships promote their business through the use of plate frames. The Iowa Supreme Court has put a small hiccup in the use of plate frames for d…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Finnin Motors v. U.S.

Bankruptcy
In 2009, GM and Chrysler terminated over 100 franchises during the course of their bankruptcies. In two class action lawsuits, which include some Iowa dealers, franchise-owners claimed that the termination of their franchises created an illegal “ta…
Read More

BrakeDown: Federal and Iowa Laws on Dealer Advertising

Bankruptcy
We recently blogged about “Operation Steer Clear,” where the FTC targeted automobile dealerships for false or misleading advertising. The FTC charged a number of dealers with violations leading to litigation and consent agreements. For more on th…
Read More

Buy-In: Adding an Investor—Pros, Cons, and Pointers

Bankruptcy
Allowing an investor to buy into your corporation or LLC can be a complicated process. While it may be a great idea for some dealerships, it may be unsuitable for others. Every case is unique, and whether to add an investor involves a series of impor…
Read More

Van Horn Motors Grand Opening

Boundary Disputes
Congratulations to Van Horn Motors of Newhall on their very successful Grand Opening on December 12, 2017!
Read More

Some Iowa Volkswagen drivers may be eligible for compensation

Boundary Disputes
Carmakers Volkswagen and Audi have come to a settlement that requires them to refund and buy back or fix cars of more than 3,600 car owners in Iowa. The vehicles that sparked the laws…
Read More

Arenson Law Group, PC, helps with purchase of Ford and Lincoln Dealership

Boundary Disputes
Jim Arenson of Arenson Law Group, PC, is excited to announce that we represented Jim Rydell and Matt Halbur in their purchase of the Ford and Lincoln dealership in Independence, Iowa on July 1, 2015. We are honored to have had the opp…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Trial Court Limits the Definition of “Oppression” for Minority Shareholders

Boundary Disputes
Last summer, the Iowa Supreme Court decided Baur v. Baur Farms. In that case, the court helped define “oppression” in relation to minority/majority shareholder relationships. Issue 13.4 of the Dealer Law Review pointed out that this case…
Read More

Understanding Sales Performance Measurement: How Average Became the New Minimum

Boundary Disputes
Condensed from the white paper created by economist Ted Stockton of the Fontana Group. This article addresses the familiar topic of sales standards applied to or imposed on dealerships by automotive manufacturers and distributors. The names…
Read More

Automobile Dealers Fielding Calls Regarding Expanded Airbag Recalls

Boundary Disputes
Auto dealers throughout Cedar Rapids have been receiving calls from owners concerned that their vehicle could be equipped with defective Takata airbags. Recently, the National Highway Tra…
Read More

Iowa Dealers—Check Your Plates!

Boundary Disputes
An Iowa Supreme Court May 2, 2014 decision may affect Iowa Automotive dealers and their customers. Many dealerships promote their business through the use of plate frames. The Iowa Supreme Court has put a small hiccup in the use of plate frames for d…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Finnin Motors v. U.S.

Boundary Disputes
In 2009, GM and Chrysler terminated over 100 franchises during the course of their bankruptcies. In two class action lawsuits, which include some Iowa dealers, franchise-owners claimed that the termination of their franchises created an illegal “ta…
Read More

BrakeDown: Federal and Iowa Laws on Dealer Advertising

Boundary Disputes
We recently blogged about “Operation Steer Clear,” where the FTC targeted automobile dealerships for false or misleading advertising. The FTC charged a number of dealers with violations leading to litigation and consent agreements. For more on th…
Read More

Buy-In: Adding an Investor—Pros, Cons, and Pointers

Boundary Disputes
Allowing an investor to buy into your corporation or LLC can be a complicated process. While it may be a great idea for some dealerships, it may be unsuitable for others. Every case is unique, and whether to add an investor involves a series of impor…
Read More

Van Horn Motors Grand Opening

Business Acquisition
Congratulations to Van Horn Motors of Newhall on their very successful Grand Opening on December 12, 2017!
Read More

Some Iowa Volkswagen drivers may be eligible for compensation

Business Acquisition
Carmakers Volkswagen and Audi have come to a settlement that requires them to refund and buy back or fix cars of more than 3,600 car owners in Iowa. The vehicles that sparked the laws…
Read More

Arenson Law Group, PC, helps with purchase of Ford and Lincoln Dealership

Business Acquisition
Jim Arenson of Arenson Law Group, PC, is excited to announce that we represented Jim Rydell and Matt Halbur in their purchase of the Ford and Lincoln dealership in Independence, Iowa on July 1, 2015. We are honored to have had the opp…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Trial Court Limits the Definition of “Oppression” for Minority Shareholders

Business Acquisition
Last summer, the Iowa Supreme Court decided Baur v. Baur Farms. In that case, the court helped define “oppression” in relation to minority/majority shareholder relationships. Issue 13.4 of the Dealer Law Review pointed out that this case…
Read More

Understanding Sales Performance Measurement: How Average Became the New Minimum

Business Acquisition
Condensed from the white paper created by economist Ted Stockton of the Fontana Group. This article addresses the familiar topic of sales standards applied to or imposed on dealerships by automotive manufacturers and distributors. The names…
Read More

Automobile Dealers Fielding Calls Regarding Expanded Airbag Recalls

Business Acquisition
Auto dealers throughout Cedar Rapids have been receiving calls from owners concerned that their vehicle could be equipped with defective Takata airbags. Recently, the National Highway Tra…
Read More

Iowa Dealers—Check Your Plates!

Business Acquisition
An Iowa Supreme Court May 2, 2014 decision may affect Iowa Automotive dealers and their customers. Many dealerships promote their business through the use of plate frames. The Iowa Supreme Court has put a small hiccup in the use of plate frames for d…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Finnin Motors v. U.S.

Business Acquisition
In 2009, GM and Chrysler terminated over 100 franchises during the course of their bankruptcies. In two class action lawsuits, which include some Iowa dealers, franchise-owners claimed that the termination of their franchises created an illegal “ta…
Read More

BrakeDown: Federal and Iowa Laws on Dealer Advertising

Business Acquisition
We recently blogged about “Operation Steer Clear,” where the FTC targeted automobile dealerships for false or misleading advertising. The FTC charged a number of dealers with violations leading to litigation and consent agreements. For more on th…
Read More

Buy-In: Adding an Investor—Pros, Cons, and Pointers

Business Acquisition
Allowing an investor to buy into your corporation or LLC can be a complicated process. While it may be a great idea for some dealerships, it may be unsuitable for others. Every case is unique, and whether to add an investor involves a series of impor…
Read More

Van Horn Motors Grand Opening

Business Law
Congratulations to Van Horn Motors of Newhall on their very successful Grand Opening on December 12, 2017!
Read More

Some Iowa Volkswagen drivers may be eligible for compensation

Business Law
Carmakers Volkswagen and Audi have come to a settlement that requires them to refund and buy back or fix cars of more than 3,600 car owners in Iowa. The vehicles that sparked the laws…
Read More

Arenson Law Group, PC, helps with purchase of Ford and Lincoln Dealership

Business Law
Jim Arenson of Arenson Law Group, PC, is excited to announce that we represented Jim Rydell and Matt Halbur in their purchase of the Ford and Lincoln dealership in Independence, Iowa on July 1, 2015. We are honored to have had the opp…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Trial Court Limits the Definition of “Oppression” for Minority Shareholders

Business Law
Last summer, the Iowa Supreme Court decided Baur v. Baur Farms. In that case, the court helped define “oppression” in relation to minority/majority shareholder relationships. Issue 13.4 of the Dealer Law Review pointed out that this case…
Read More

Understanding Sales Performance Measurement: How Average Became the New Minimum

Business Law
Condensed from the white paper created by economist Ted Stockton of the Fontana Group. This article addresses the familiar topic of sales standards applied to or imposed on dealerships by automotive manufacturers and distributors. The names…
Read More

Automobile Dealers Fielding Calls Regarding Expanded Airbag Recalls

Business Law
Auto dealers throughout Cedar Rapids have been receiving calls from owners concerned that their vehicle could be equipped with defective Takata airbags. Recently, the National Highway Tra…
Read More

Iowa Dealers—Check Your Plates!

Business Law
An Iowa Supreme Court May 2, 2014 decision may affect Iowa Automotive dealers and their customers. Many dealerships promote their business through the use of plate frames. The Iowa Supreme Court has put a small hiccup in the use of plate frames for d…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Finnin Motors v. U.S.

Business Law
In 2009, GM and Chrysler terminated over 100 franchises during the course of their bankruptcies. In two class action lawsuits, which include some Iowa dealers, franchise-owners claimed that the termination of their franchises created an illegal “ta…
Read More

BrakeDown: Federal and Iowa Laws on Dealer Advertising

Business Law
We recently blogged about “Operation Steer Clear,” where the FTC targeted automobile dealerships for false or misleading advertising. The FTC charged a number of dealers with violations leading to litigation and consent agreements. For more on th…
Read More

Buy-In: Adding an Investor—Pros, Cons, and Pointers

Business Law
Allowing an investor to buy into your corporation or LLC can be a complicated process. While it may be a great idea for some dealerships, it may be unsuitable for others. Every case is unique, and whether to add an investor involves a series of impor…
Read More

Van Horn Motors Grand Opening

Celebrity Divorce
Congratulations to Van Horn Motors of Newhall on their very successful Grand Opening on December 12, 2017!
Read More

Some Iowa Volkswagen drivers may be eligible for compensation

Celebrity Divorce
Carmakers Volkswagen and Audi have come to a settlement that requires them to refund and buy back or fix cars of more than 3,600 car owners in Iowa. The vehicles that sparked the laws…
Read More

Arenson Law Group, PC, helps with purchase of Ford and Lincoln Dealership

Celebrity Divorce
Jim Arenson of Arenson Law Group, PC, is excited to announce that we represented Jim Rydell and Matt Halbur in their purchase of the Ford and Lincoln dealership in Independence, Iowa on July 1, 2015. We are honored to have had the opp…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Trial Court Limits the Definition of “Oppression” for Minority Shareholders

Celebrity Divorce
Last summer, the Iowa Supreme Court decided Baur v. Baur Farms. In that case, the court helped define “oppression” in relation to minority/majority shareholder relationships. Issue 13.4 of the Dealer Law Review pointed out that this case…
Read More

Understanding Sales Performance Measurement: How Average Became the New Minimum

Celebrity Divorce
Condensed from the white paper created by economist Ted Stockton of the Fontana Group. This article addresses the familiar topic of sales standards applied to or imposed on dealerships by automotive manufacturers and distributors. The names…
Read More

Automobile Dealers Fielding Calls Regarding Expanded Airbag Recalls

Celebrity Divorce
Auto dealers throughout Cedar Rapids have been receiving calls from owners concerned that their vehicle could be equipped with defective Takata airbags. Recently, the National Highway Tra…
Read More

Iowa Dealers—Check Your Plates!

Celebrity Divorce
An Iowa Supreme Court May 2, 2014 decision may affect Iowa Automotive dealers and their customers. Many dealerships promote their business through the use of plate frames. The Iowa Supreme Court has put a small hiccup in the use of plate frames for d…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Finnin Motors v. U.S.

Celebrity Divorce
In 2009, GM and Chrysler terminated over 100 franchises during the course of their bankruptcies. In two class action lawsuits, which include some Iowa dealers, franchise-owners claimed that the termination of their franchises created an illegal “ta…
Read More

BrakeDown: Federal and Iowa Laws on Dealer Advertising

Celebrity Divorce
We recently blogged about “Operation Steer Clear,” where the FTC targeted automobile dealerships for false or misleading advertising. The FTC charged a number of dealers with violations leading to litigation and consent agreements. For more on th…
Read More

Buy-In: Adding an Investor—Pros, Cons, and Pointers

Celebrity Divorce
Allowing an investor to buy into your corporation or LLC can be a complicated process. While it may be a great idea for some dealerships, it may be unsuitable for others. Every case is unique, and whether to add an investor involves a series of impor…
Read More

Van Horn Motors Grand Opening

Criminal Law
Congratulations to Van Horn Motors of Newhall on their very successful Grand Opening on December 12, 2017!
Read More

Some Iowa Volkswagen drivers may be eligible for compensation

Criminal Law
Carmakers Volkswagen and Audi have come to a settlement that requires them to refund and buy back or fix cars of more than 3,600 car owners in Iowa. The vehicles that sparked the laws…
Read More

Arenson Law Group, PC, helps with purchase of Ford and Lincoln Dealership

Criminal Law
Jim Arenson of Arenson Law Group, PC, is excited to announce that we represented Jim Rydell and Matt Halbur in their purchase of the Ford and Lincoln dealership in Independence, Iowa on July 1, 2015. We are honored to have had the opp…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Trial Court Limits the Definition of “Oppression” for Minority Shareholders

Criminal Law
Last summer, the Iowa Supreme Court decided Baur v. Baur Farms. In that case, the court helped define “oppression” in relation to minority/majority shareholder relationships. Issue 13.4 of the Dealer Law Review pointed out that this case…
Read More

Understanding Sales Performance Measurement: How Average Became the New Minimum

Criminal Law
Condensed from the white paper created by economist Ted Stockton of the Fontana Group. This article addresses the familiar topic of sales standards applied to or imposed on dealerships by automotive manufacturers and distributors. The names…
Read More

Automobile Dealers Fielding Calls Regarding Expanded Airbag Recalls

Criminal Law
Auto dealers throughout Cedar Rapids have been receiving calls from owners concerned that their vehicle could be equipped with defective Takata airbags. Recently, the National Highway Tra…
Read More

Iowa Dealers—Check Your Plates!

Criminal Law
An Iowa Supreme Court May 2, 2014 decision may affect Iowa Automotive dealers and their customers. Many dealerships promote their business through the use of plate frames. The Iowa Supreme Court has put a small hiccup in the use of plate frames for d…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Finnin Motors v. U.S.

Criminal Law
In 2009, GM and Chrysler terminated over 100 franchises during the course of their bankruptcies. In two class action lawsuits, which include some Iowa dealers, franchise-owners claimed that the termination of their franchises created an illegal “ta…
Read More

BrakeDown: Federal and Iowa Laws on Dealer Advertising

Criminal Law
We recently blogged about “Operation Steer Clear,” where the FTC targeted automobile dealerships for false or misleading advertising. The FTC charged a number of dealers with violations leading to litigation and consent agreements. For more on th…
Read More

Buy-In: Adding an Investor—Pros, Cons, and Pointers

Criminal Law
Allowing an investor to buy into your corporation or LLC can be a complicated process. While it may be a great idea for some dealerships, it may be unsuitable for others. Every case is unique, and whether to add an investor involves a series of impor…
Read More

Van Horn Motors Grand Opening

Dealer Law Review
Congratulations to Van Horn Motors of Newhall on their very successful Grand Opening on December 12, 2017!
Read More

Some Iowa Volkswagen drivers may be eligible for compensation

Dealer Law Review
Carmakers Volkswagen and Audi have come to a settlement that requires them to refund and buy back or fix cars of more than 3,600 car owners in Iowa. The vehicles that sparked the laws…
Read More

Arenson Law Group, PC, helps with purchase of Ford and Lincoln Dealership

Dealer Law Review
Jim Arenson of Arenson Law Group, PC, is excited to announce that we represented Jim Rydell and Matt Halbur in their purchase of the Ford and Lincoln dealership in Independence, Iowa on July 1, 2015. We are honored to have had the opp…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Trial Court Limits the Definition of “Oppression” for Minority Shareholders

Dealer Law Review
Last summer, the Iowa Supreme Court decided Baur v. Baur Farms. In that case, the court helped define “oppression” in relation to minority/majority shareholder relationships. Issue 13.4 of the Dealer Law Review pointed out that this case…
Read More

Understanding Sales Performance Measurement: How Average Became the New Minimum

Dealer Law Review
Condensed from the white paper created by economist Ted Stockton of the Fontana Group. This article addresses the familiar topic of sales standards applied to or imposed on dealerships by automotive manufacturers and distributors. The names…
Read More

Automobile Dealers Fielding Calls Regarding Expanded Airbag Recalls

Dealer Law Review
Auto dealers throughout Cedar Rapids have been receiving calls from owners concerned that their vehicle could be equipped with defective Takata airbags. Recently, the National Highway Tra…
Read More

Iowa Dealers—Check Your Plates!

Dealer Law Review
An Iowa Supreme Court May 2, 2014 decision may affect Iowa Automotive dealers and their customers. Many dealerships promote their business through the use of plate frames. The Iowa Supreme Court has put a small hiccup in the use of plate frames for d…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Finnin Motors v. U.S.

Dealer Law Review
In 2009, GM and Chrysler terminated over 100 franchises during the course of their bankruptcies. In two class action lawsuits, which include some Iowa dealers, franchise-owners claimed that the termination of their franchises created an illegal “ta…
Read More

BrakeDown: Federal and Iowa Laws on Dealer Advertising

Dealer Law Review
We recently blogged about “Operation Steer Clear,” where the FTC targeted automobile dealerships for false or misleading advertising. The FTC charged a number of dealers with violations leading to litigation and consent agreements. For more on th…
Read More

Buy-In: Adding an Investor—Pros, Cons, and Pointers

Dealer Law Review
Allowing an investor to buy into your corporation or LLC can be a complicated process. While it may be a great idea for some dealerships, it may be unsuitable for others. Every case is unique, and whether to add an investor involves a series of impor…
Read More

Van Horn Motors Grand Opening

Divorce
Congratulations to Van Horn Motors of Newhall on their very successful Grand Opening on December 12, 2017!
Read More

Some Iowa Volkswagen drivers may be eligible for compensation

Divorce
Carmakers Volkswagen and Audi have come to a settlement that requires them to refund and buy back or fix cars of more than 3,600 car owners in Iowa. The vehicles that sparked the laws…
Read More

Arenson Law Group, PC, helps with purchase of Ford and Lincoln Dealership

Divorce
Jim Arenson of Arenson Law Group, PC, is excited to announce that we represented Jim Rydell and Matt Halbur in their purchase of the Ford and Lincoln dealership in Independence, Iowa on July 1, 2015. We are honored to have had the opp…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Trial Court Limits the Definition of “Oppression” for Minority Shareholders

Divorce
Last summer, the Iowa Supreme Court decided Baur v. Baur Farms. In that case, the court helped define “oppression” in relation to minority/majority shareholder relationships. Issue 13.4 of the Dealer Law Review pointed out that this case…
Read More

Understanding Sales Performance Measurement: How Average Became the New Minimum

Divorce
Condensed from the white paper created by economist Ted Stockton of the Fontana Group. This article addresses the familiar topic of sales standards applied to or imposed on dealerships by automotive manufacturers and distributors. The names…
Read More

Automobile Dealers Fielding Calls Regarding Expanded Airbag Recalls

Divorce
Auto dealers throughout Cedar Rapids have been receiving calls from owners concerned that their vehicle could be equipped with defective Takata airbags. Recently, the National Highway Tra…
Read More

Iowa Dealers—Check Your Plates!

Divorce
An Iowa Supreme Court May 2, 2014 decision may affect Iowa Automotive dealers and their customers. Many dealerships promote their business through the use of plate frames. The Iowa Supreme Court has put a small hiccup in the use of plate frames for d…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Finnin Motors v. U.S.

Divorce
In 2009, GM and Chrysler terminated over 100 franchises during the course of their bankruptcies. In two class action lawsuits, which include some Iowa dealers, franchise-owners claimed that the termination of their franchises created an illegal “ta…
Read More

BrakeDown: Federal and Iowa Laws on Dealer Advertising

Divorce
We recently blogged about “Operation Steer Clear,” where the FTC targeted automobile dealerships for false or misleading advertising. The FTC charged a number of dealers with violations leading to litigation and consent agreements. For more on th…
Read More

Buy-In: Adding an Investor—Pros, Cons, and Pointers

Divorce
Allowing an investor to buy into your corporation or LLC can be a complicated process. While it may be a great idea for some dealerships, it may be unsuitable for others. Every case is unique, and whether to add an investor involves a series of impor…
Read More

Van Horn Motors Grand Opening

Domestic Violence
Congratulations to Van Horn Motors of Newhall on their very successful Grand Opening on December 12, 2017!
Read More

Some Iowa Volkswagen drivers may be eligible for compensation

Domestic Violence
Carmakers Volkswagen and Audi have come to a settlement that requires them to refund and buy back or fix cars of more than 3,600 car owners in Iowa. The vehicles that sparked the laws…
Read More

Arenson Law Group, PC, helps with purchase of Ford and Lincoln Dealership

Domestic Violence
Jim Arenson of Arenson Law Group, PC, is excited to announce that we represented Jim Rydell and Matt Halbur in their purchase of the Ford and Lincoln dealership in Independence, Iowa on July 1, 2015. We are honored to have had the opp…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Trial Court Limits the Definition of “Oppression” for Minority Shareholders

Domestic Violence
Last summer, the Iowa Supreme Court decided Baur v. Baur Farms. In that case, the court helped define “oppression” in relation to minority/majority shareholder relationships. Issue 13.4 of the Dealer Law Review pointed out that this case…
Read More

Understanding Sales Performance Measurement: How Average Became the New Minimum

Domestic Violence
Condensed from the white paper created by economist Ted Stockton of the Fontana Group. This article addresses the familiar topic of sales standards applied to or imposed on dealerships by automotive manufacturers and distributors. The names…
Read More

Automobile Dealers Fielding Calls Regarding Expanded Airbag Recalls

Domestic Violence
Auto dealers throughout Cedar Rapids have been receiving calls from owners concerned that their vehicle could be equipped with defective Takata airbags. Recently, the National Highway Tra…
Read More

Iowa Dealers—Check Your Plates!

Domestic Violence
An Iowa Supreme Court May 2, 2014 decision may affect Iowa Automotive dealers and their customers. Many dealerships promote their business through the use of plate frames. The Iowa Supreme Court has put a small hiccup in the use of plate frames for d…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Finnin Motors v. U.S.

Domestic Violence
In 2009, GM and Chrysler terminated over 100 franchises during the course of their bankruptcies. In two class action lawsuits, which include some Iowa dealers, franchise-owners claimed that the termination of their franchises created an illegal “ta…
Read More

BrakeDown: Federal and Iowa Laws on Dealer Advertising

Domestic Violence
We recently blogged about “Operation Steer Clear,” where the FTC targeted automobile dealerships for false or misleading advertising. The FTC charged a number of dealers with violations leading to litigation and consent agreements. For more on th…
Read More

Buy-In: Adding an Investor—Pros, Cons, and Pointers

Domestic Violence
Allowing an investor to buy into your corporation or LLC can be a complicated process. While it may be a great idea for some dealerships, it may be unsuitable for others. Every case is unique, and whether to add an investor involves a series of impor…
Read More

Van Horn Motors Grand Opening

Family Law
Congratulations to Van Horn Motors of Newhall on their very successful Grand Opening on December 12, 2017!
Read More

Some Iowa Volkswagen drivers may be eligible for compensation

Family Law
Carmakers Volkswagen and Audi have come to a settlement that requires them to refund and buy back or fix cars of more than 3,600 car owners in Iowa. The vehicles that sparked the laws…
Read More

Arenson Law Group, PC, helps with purchase of Ford and Lincoln Dealership

Family Law
Jim Arenson of Arenson Law Group, PC, is excited to announce that we represented Jim Rydell and Matt Halbur in their purchase of the Ford and Lincoln dealership in Independence, Iowa on July 1, 2015. We are honored to have had the opp…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Trial Court Limits the Definition of “Oppression” for Minority Shareholders

Family Law
Last summer, the Iowa Supreme Court decided Baur v. Baur Farms. In that case, the court helped define “oppression” in relation to minority/majority shareholder relationships. Issue 13.4 of the Dealer Law Review pointed out that this case…
Read More

Understanding Sales Performance Measurement: How Average Became the New Minimum

Family Law
Condensed from the white paper created by economist Ted Stockton of the Fontana Group. This article addresses the familiar topic of sales standards applied to or imposed on dealerships by automotive manufacturers and distributors. The names…
Read More

Automobile Dealers Fielding Calls Regarding Expanded Airbag Recalls

Family Law
Auto dealers throughout Cedar Rapids have been receiving calls from owners concerned that their vehicle could be equipped with defective Takata airbags. Recently, the National Highway Tra…
Read More

Iowa Dealers—Check Your Plates!

Family Law
An Iowa Supreme Court May 2, 2014 decision may affect Iowa Automotive dealers and their customers. Many dealerships promote their business through the use of plate frames. The Iowa Supreme Court has put a small hiccup in the use of plate frames for d…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Finnin Motors v. U.S.

Family Law
In 2009, GM and Chrysler terminated over 100 franchises during the course of their bankruptcies. In two class action lawsuits, which include some Iowa dealers, franchise-owners claimed that the termination of their franchises created an illegal “ta…
Read More

BrakeDown: Federal and Iowa Laws on Dealer Advertising

Family Law
We recently blogged about “Operation Steer Clear,” where the FTC targeted automobile dealerships for false or misleading advertising. The FTC charged a number of dealers with violations leading to litigation and consent agreements. For more on th…
Read More

Buy-In: Adding an Investor—Pros, Cons, and Pointers

Family Law
Allowing an investor to buy into your corporation or LLC can be a complicated process. While it may be a great idea for some dealerships, it may be unsuitable for others. Every case is unique, and whether to add an investor involves a series of impor…
Read More

Van Horn Motors Grand Opening

Juvenile Law
Congratulations to Van Horn Motors of Newhall on their very successful Grand Opening on December 12, 2017!
Read More

Some Iowa Volkswagen drivers may be eligible for compensation

Juvenile Law
Carmakers Volkswagen and Audi have come to a settlement that requires them to refund and buy back or fix cars of more than 3,600 car owners in Iowa. The vehicles that sparked the laws…
Read More

Arenson Law Group, PC, helps with purchase of Ford and Lincoln Dealership

Juvenile Law
Jim Arenson of Arenson Law Group, PC, is excited to announce that we represented Jim Rydell and Matt Halbur in their purchase of the Ford and Lincoln dealership in Independence, Iowa on July 1, 2015. We are honored to have had the opp…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Trial Court Limits the Definition of “Oppression” for Minority Shareholders

Juvenile Law
Last summer, the Iowa Supreme Court decided Baur v. Baur Farms. In that case, the court helped define “oppression” in relation to minority/majority shareholder relationships. Issue 13.4 of the Dealer Law Review pointed out that this case…
Read More

Understanding Sales Performance Measurement: How Average Became the New Minimum

Juvenile Law
Condensed from the white paper created by economist Ted Stockton of the Fontana Group. This article addresses the familiar topic of sales standards applied to or imposed on dealerships by automotive manufacturers and distributors. The names…
Read More

Automobile Dealers Fielding Calls Regarding Expanded Airbag Recalls

Juvenile Law
Auto dealers throughout Cedar Rapids have been receiving calls from owners concerned that their vehicle could be equipped with defective Takata airbags. Recently, the National Highway Tra…
Read More

Iowa Dealers—Check Your Plates!

Juvenile Law
An Iowa Supreme Court May 2, 2014 decision may affect Iowa Automotive dealers and their customers. Many dealerships promote their business through the use of plate frames. The Iowa Supreme Court has put a small hiccup in the use of plate frames for d…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Finnin Motors v. U.S.

Juvenile Law
In 2009, GM and Chrysler terminated over 100 franchises during the course of their bankruptcies. In two class action lawsuits, which include some Iowa dealers, franchise-owners claimed that the termination of their franchises created an illegal “ta…
Read More

BrakeDown: Federal and Iowa Laws on Dealer Advertising

Juvenile Law
We recently blogged about “Operation Steer Clear,” where the FTC targeted automobile dealerships for false or misleading advertising. The FTC charged a number of dealers with violations leading to litigation and consent agreements. For more on th…
Read More

Buy-In: Adding an Investor—Pros, Cons, and Pointers

Juvenile Law
Allowing an investor to buy into your corporation or LLC can be a complicated process. While it may be a great idea for some dealerships, it may be unsuitable for others. Every case is unique, and whether to add an investor involves a series of impor…
Read More

Van Horn Motors Grand Opening

Mediation
Congratulations to Van Horn Motors of Newhall on their very successful Grand Opening on December 12, 2017!
Read More

Some Iowa Volkswagen drivers may be eligible for compensation

Mediation
Carmakers Volkswagen and Audi have come to a settlement that requires them to refund and buy back or fix cars of more than 3,600 car owners in Iowa. The vehicles that sparked the laws…
Read More

Arenson Law Group, PC, helps with purchase of Ford and Lincoln Dealership

Mediation
Jim Arenson of Arenson Law Group, PC, is excited to announce that we represented Jim Rydell and Matt Halbur in their purchase of the Ford and Lincoln dealership in Independence, Iowa on July 1, 2015. We are honored to have had the opp…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Trial Court Limits the Definition of “Oppression” for Minority Shareholders

Mediation
Last summer, the Iowa Supreme Court decided Baur v. Baur Farms. In that case, the court helped define “oppression” in relation to minority/majority shareholder relationships. Issue 13.4 of the Dealer Law Review pointed out that this case…
Read More

Understanding Sales Performance Measurement: How Average Became the New Minimum

Mediation
Condensed from the white paper created by economist Ted Stockton of the Fontana Group. This article addresses the familiar topic of sales standards applied to or imposed on dealerships by automotive manufacturers and distributors. The names…
Read More

Automobile Dealers Fielding Calls Regarding Expanded Airbag Recalls

Mediation
Auto dealers throughout Cedar Rapids have been receiving calls from owners concerned that their vehicle could be equipped with defective Takata airbags. Recently, the National Highway Tra…
Read More

Iowa Dealers—Check Your Plates!

Mediation
An Iowa Supreme Court May 2, 2014 decision may affect Iowa Automotive dealers and their customers. Many dealerships promote their business through the use of plate frames. The Iowa Supreme Court has put a small hiccup in the use of plate frames for d…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Finnin Motors v. U.S.

Mediation
In 2009, GM and Chrysler terminated over 100 franchises during the course of their bankruptcies. In two class action lawsuits, which include some Iowa dealers, franchise-owners claimed that the termination of their franchises created an illegal “ta…
Read More

BrakeDown: Federal and Iowa Laws on Dealer Advertising

Mediation
We recently blogged about “Operation Steer Clear,” where the FTC targeted automobile dealerships for false or misleading advertising. The FTC charged a number of dealers with violations leading to litigation and consent agreements. For more on th…
Read More

Buy-In: Adding an Investor—Pros, Cons, and Pointers

Mediation
Allowing an investor to buy into your corporation or LLC can be a complicated process. While it may be a great idea for some dealerships, it may be unsuitable for others. Every case is unique, and whether to add an investor involves a series of impor…
Read More

Van Horn Motors Grand Opening

PLC
Congratulations to Van Horn Motors of Newhall on their very successful Grand Opening on December 12, 2017!
Read More

Some Iowa Volkswagen drivers may be eligible for compensation

PLC
Carmakers Volkswagen and Audi have come to a settlement that requires them to refund and buy back or fix cars of more than 3,600 car owners in Iowa. The vehicles that sparked the laws…
Read More

Arenson Law Group, PC, helps with purchase of Ford and Lincoln Dealership

PLC
Jim Arenson of Arenson Law Group, PC, is excited to announce that we represented Jim Rydell and Matt Halbur in their purchase of the Ford and Lincoln dealership in Independence, Iowa on July 1, 2015. We are honored to have had the opp…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Trial Court Limits the Definition of “Oppression” for Minority Shareholders

PLC
Last summer, the Iowa Supreme Court decided Baur v. Baur Farms. In that case, the court helped define “oppression” in relation to minority/majority shareholder relationships. Issue 13.4 of the Dealer Law Review pointed out that this case…
Read More

Understanding Sales Performance Measurement: How Average Became the New Minimum

PLC
Condensed from the white paper created by economist Ted Stockton of the Fontana Group. This article addresses the familiar topic of sales standards applied to or imposed on dealerships by automotive manufacturers and distributors. The names…
Read More

Automobile Dealers Fielding Calls Regarding Expanded Airbag Recalls

PLC
Auto dealers throughout Cedar Rapids have been receiving calls from owners concerned that their vehicle could be equipped with defective Takata airbags. Recently, the National Highway Tra…
Read More

Iowa Dealers—Check Your Plates!

PLC
An Iowa Supreme Court May 2, 2014 decision may affect Iowa Automotive dealers and their customers. Many dealerships promote their business through the use of plate frames. The Iowa Supreme Court has put a small hiccup in the use of plate frames for d…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Finnin Motors v. U.S.

PLC
In 2009, GM and Chrysler terminated over 100 franchises during the course of their bankruptcies. In two class action lawsuits, which include some Iowa dealers, franchise-owners claimed that the termination of their franchises created an illegal “ta…
Read More

BrakeDown: Federal and Iowa Laws on Dealer Advertising

PLC
We recently blogged about “Operation Steer Clear,” where the FTC targeted automobile dealerships for false or misleading advertising. The FTC charged a number of dealers with violations leading to litigation and consent agreements. For more on th…
Read More

Buy-In: Adding an Investor—Pros, Cons, and Pointers

PLC
Allowing an investor to buy into your corporation or LLC can be a complicated process. While it may be a great idea for some dealerships, it may be unsuitable for others. Every case is unique, and whether to add an investor involves a series of impor…
Read More

Van Horn Motors Grand Opening

Real Estate
Congratulations to Van Horn Motors of Newhall on their very successful Grand Opening on December 12, 2017!
Read More

Some Iowa Volkswagen drivers may be eligible for compensation

Real Estate
Carmakers Volkswagen and Audi have come to a settlement that requires them to refund and buy back or fix cars of more than 3,600 car owners in Iowa. The vehicles that sparked the laws…
Read More

Arenson Law Group, PC, helps with purchase of Ford and Lincoln Dealership

Real Estate
Jim Arenson of Arenson Law Group, PC, is excited to announce that we represented Jim Rydell and Matt Halbur in their purchase of the Ford and Lincoln dealership in Independence, Iowa on July 1, 2015. We are honored to have had the opp…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Trial Court Limits the Definition of “Oppression” for Minority Shareholders

Real Estate
Last summer, the Iowa Supreme Court decided Baur v. Baur Farms. In that case, the court helped define “oppression” in relation to minority/majority shareholder relationships. Issue 13.4 of the Dealer Law Review pointed out that this case…
Read More

Understanding Sales Performance Measurement: How Average Became the New Minimum

Real Estate
Condensed from the white paper created by economist Ted Stockton of the Fontana Group. This article addresses the familiar topic of sales standards applied to or imposed on dealerships by automotive manufacturers and distributors. The names…
Read More

Automobile Dealers Fielding Calls Regarding Expanded Airbag Recalls

Real Estate
Auto dealers throughout Cedar Rapids have been receiving calls from owners concerned that their vehicle could be equipped with defective Takata airbags. Recently, the National Highway Tra…
Read More

Iowa Dealers—Check Your Plates!

Real Estate
An Iowa Supreme Court May 2, 2014 decision may affect Iowa Automotive dealers and their customers. Many dealerships promote their business through the use of plate frames. The Iowa Supreme Court has put a small hiccup in the use of plate frames for d…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Finnin Motors v. U.S.

Real Estate
In 2009, GM and Chrysler terminated over 100 franchises during the course of their bankruptcies. In two class action lawsuits, which include some Iowa dealers, franchise-owners claimed that the termination of their franchises created an illegal “ta…
Read More

BrakeDown: Federal and Iowa Laws on Dealer Advertising

Real Estate
We recently blogged about “Operation Steer Clear,” where the FTC targeted automobile dealerships for false or misleading advertising. The FTC charged a number of dealers with violations leading to litigation and consent agreements. For more on th…
Read More

Buy-In: Adding an Investor—Pros, Cons, and Pointers

Real Estate
Allowing an investor to buy into your corporation or LLC can be a complicated process. While it may be a great idea for some dealerships, it may be unsuitable for others. Every case is unique, and whether to add an investor involves a series of impor…
Read More

Van Horn Motors Grand Opening

Trusts/Estates/Probate
Congratulations to Van Horn Motors of Newhall on their very successful Grand Opening on December 12, 2017!
Read More

Some Iowa Volkswagen drivers may be eligible for compensation

Trusts/Estates/Probate
Carmakers Volkswagen and Audi have come to a settlement that requires them to refund and buy back or fix cars of more than 3,600 car owners in Iowa. The vehicles that sparked the laws…
Read More

Arenson Law Group, PC, helps with purchase of Ford and Lincoln Dealership

Trusts/Estates/Probate
Jim Arenson of Arenson Law Group, PC, is excited to announce that we represented Jim Rydell and Matt Halbur in their purchase of the Ford and Lincoln dealership in Independence, Iowa on July 1, 2015. We are honored to have had the opp…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Trial Court Limits the Definition of “Oppression” for Minority Shareholders

Trusts/Estates/Probate
Last summer, the Iowa Supreme Court decided Baur v. Baur Farms. In that case, the court helped define “oppression” in relation to minority/majority shareholder relationships. Issue 13.4 of the Dealer Law Review pointed out that this case…
Read More

Understanding Sales Performance Measurement: How Average Became the New Minimum

Trusts/Estates/Probate
Condensed from the white paper created by economist Ted Stockton of the Fontana Group. This article addresses the familiar topic of sales standards applied to or imposed on dealerships by automotive manufacturers and distributors. The names…
Read More

Automobile Dealers Fielding Calls Regarding Expanded Airbag Recalls

Trusts/Estates/Probate
Auto dealers throughout Cedar Rapids have been receiving calls from owners concerned that their vehicle could be equipped with defective Takata airbags. Recently, the National Highway Tra…
Read More

Iowa Dealers—Check Your Plates!

Trusts/Estates/Probate
An Iowa Supreme Court May 2, 2014 decision may affect Iowa Automotive dealers and their customers. Many dealerships promote their business through the use of plate frames. The Iowa Supreme Court has put a small hiccup in the use of plate frames for d…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Finnin Motors v. U.S.

Trusts/Estates/Probate
In 2009, GM and Chrysler terminated over 100 franchises during the course of their bankruptcies. In two class action lawsuits, which include some Iowa dealers, franchise-owners claimed that the termination of their franchises created an illegal “ta…
Read More

BrakeDown: Federal and Iowa Laws on Dealer Advertising

Trusts/Estates/Probate
We recently blogged about “Operation Steer Clear,” where the FTC targeted automobile dealerships for false or misleading advertising. The FTC charged a number of dealers with violations leading to litigation and consent agreements. For more on th…
Read More

Buy-In: Adding an Investor—Pros, Cons, and Pointers

Trusts/Estates/Probate
Allowing an investor to buy into your corporation or LLC can be a complicated process. While it may be a great idea for some dealerships, it may be unsuitable for others. Every case is unique, and whether to add an investor involves a series of impor…
Read More

Van Horn Motors Grand Opening

Uncategorized
Congratulations to Van Horn Motors of Newhall on their very successful Grand Opening on December 12, 2017!
Read More

Some Iowa Volkswagen drivers may be eligible for compensation

Uncategorized
Carmakers Volkswagen and Audi have come to a settlement that requires them to refund and buy back or fix cars of more than 3,600 car owners in Iowa. The vehicles that sparked the laws…
Read More

Arenson Law Group, PC, helps with purchase of Ford and Lincoln Dealership

Uncategorized
Jim Arenson of Arenson Law Group, PC, is excited to announce that we represented Jim Rydell and Matt Halbur in their purchase of the Ford and Lincoln dealership in Independence, Iowa on July 1, 2015. We are honored to have had the opp…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Trial Court Limits the Definition of “Oppression” for Minority Shareholders

Uncategorized
Last summer, the Iowa Supreme Court decided Baur v. Baur Farms. In that case, the court helped define “oppression” in relation to minority/majority shareholder relationships. Issue 13.4 of the Dealer Law Review pointed out that this case…
Read More

Understanding Sales Performance Measurement: How Average Became the New Minimum

Uncategorized
Condensed from the white paper created by economist Ted Stockton of the Fontana Group. This article addresses the familiar topic of sales standards applied to or imposed on dealerships by automotive manufacturers and distributors. The names…
Read More

Automobile Dealers Fielding Calls Regarding Expanded Airbag Recalls

Uncategorized
Auto dealers throughout Cedar Rapids have been receiving calls from owners concerned that their vehicle could be equipped with defective Takata airbags. Recently, the National Highway Tra…
Read More

Iowa Dealers—Check Your Plates!

Uncategorized
An Iowa Supreme Court May 2, 2014 decision may affect Iowa Automotive dealers and their customers. Many dealerships promote their business through the use of plate frames. The Iowa Supreme Court has put a small hiccup in the use of plate frames for d…
Read More

CASE UPDATE: Finnin Motors v. U.S.

Uncategorized
In 2009, GM and Chrysler terminated over 100 franchises during the course of their bankruptcies. In two class action lawsuits, which include some Iowa dealers, franchise-owners claimed that the termination of their franchises created an illegal “ta…
Read More

BrakeDown: Federal and Iowa Laws on Dealer Advertising

Uncategorized
We recently blogged about “Operation Steer Clear,” where the FTC targeted automobile dealerships for false or misleading advertising. The FTC charged a number of dealers with violations leading to litigation and consent agreements. For more on th…
Read More

Buy-In: Adding an Investor—Pros, Cons, and Pointers

Uncategorized
Allowing an investor to buy into your corporation or LLC can be a complicated process. While it may be a great idea for some dealerships, it may be unsuitable for others. Every case is unique, and whether to add an investor involves a series of impor…
Read More

Written by James H. Arenson

Last Updated : November 22, 2022