An Used Car Dealer in Canton Township, MI is seeking an in-house corporate attorney to handle small claims, real estate deals, litigation, and corporate matters including legal contract review and customer issues. The role requires a unique combination of competency in the automotive sector, law, and general business and ability to assess associated risks for a given business situation. The qualified individual will be expected to work on a variety of legal issues, work closely with state regulatory agencies, and advise on legal matters.

This job description summary outlines core aspects of this position, but additional duties may be required on a routine basis. This job description does not constitute the complete responsibilities for this position.

Provided advice, counsel, and training on laws and regulations affecting new car dealerships, with a heavy emphasis in California law and regulation.Litigation Management – Manage claim submission with insurance carriers and act as group/store liaison with carriers and outside counsel handling customer and employee suits.Customer Relations – Facilitate resolution of difficult customer complaints in effort to avoid costly litigation.Project Management - Initiating, planning, executing, and following up on the work of our corporate team to certain projects within a specified time frame.Dealership Acquisitions and Divestitures – Assist with any Asset, Stock, and Real Estate Purchase Agreements; facilitate licensing and permitting for the new location; manage dealership application processes with manufacturers.Provide legal support on customer and supplier contracts.Advise on legal disputes and litigation.Undertaking any necessary compliance investigationsAssist executives and local staff to cultivate, investigate, and respond to real estate acquisition and development opportunities.Assist in contract based commercial dispute resolution.Provide dispute management expertise, anticipating issues and putting in place appropriate measures to minimize risk and exposure.

Job Requirements:
  • Juris Doctor and a minimum of 3 years of legal counsel experience
  • Licensed to practice in the State of MichiganExcellent organizational, planning and follow-up skills to meet critical deadlines quickly and reliably.
  • Experience in drafting agreements, commercial negotiations with third parties, regulatory matters
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and a commonsense approach to issue management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with others in cross functional teams.
  • Experience in interpreting, drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements.
  • Experience in advising on various legal matters, including commercial disputes