Bishton · Gubernick is pleased to provide the following links to resources that may prove valuable to individuals and businesses in Los Angeles and Southern California seeking information on auto dealerships, ratemaking for water companies or litigation.
The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) is an advocacy organization for automobile dealerships that also provides networking, research and useful industry data, as well as important financial services including life insurance and 401(k) plan retirement services. NADART is the financial services division of NADA.
Another industry group is the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA). NIADA also engages in legislative advocacy and provides valuable education, information, services and benefits to its members.
The Kelley Blue Book remains an industry standard and trusted source for new and pre-owned car values.
Representing over 1,100 dealer members throughout the state, the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) is the country's largest state association of franchised new car and truck dealers. Members include those engaged in automotive service, repair and part sales as well as dealers engaged in the retail sale and lease of new vehicles. Membership benefits include educational seminars and discounts on various services and products, as well as contributing to a strong voice for government affairs, legal affairs and political action.
The Independent Automobile Dealers Association of California provides representation before regulatory agencies and advocates for fair legislation on behalf of independent dealers and their customers. IADAC's mission includes providing value and opportunity to its members to help them increase their profitability and business success.
The Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association (GLANCDA) is a group of factory-franchised dealers committed to promoting professionalism in the retail automotive industry. GLANCDA provides information on educational seminars co-sponsored with CNCDA or put on by NADA, as well as industry events from the LA Auto Show to the Western Automotive Conference to NADA conventions.
At the website for Auto Dealer Monthly, you can read current and back issues of the magazine or search articles by category. The website also includes a calendar of events and product reviews, as well as directories of finance resources and vendor resources, and more.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles does more than register vehicles and license drivers. DMV records ownership and certificate of title of the vehicles it registers and licenses and regulates vehicle manufacturers, transporters, dealers, distributors, salespeople and dismantlers.
The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System is designed to prevent the introduction or reintroduction of stolen motor vehicles into interstate commerce and to protect consumers from fraud and unsafe vehicles, such as vehicles being offered for sale that have sustained flood damage in Hurricane Sandy or other storms.
The California Public Utilities Commission regulates water companies and other utilities. CPUC conducts rate cases and other proceedings and establishes water usage rates for public municipal utilities and investor-owned utilities.
If you have a specific question in these areas or require immediate advice and representation in a particular legal matter, please contact Bishton and Gubernick for a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.