Wisconsin Dealer & Franchise Law Services

The lawyers in our Wisconsin Dealer Law Group have represented and advised dealerships, distributors, and trade associations throughout Wisconsin for over 45 years. Decades of experience make our dealership practice group stand out among its peers as the leading team of advisors for dealers on franchise relationships, business operations, and commercial dispute resolution. 

Boardman Clark’s knowledge of dealer and franchise laws is multifaceted. Our attorneys help motor vehicle and truck dealerships navigate franchise laws and assist both dealers and grantors with issues arising under the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law. 

With respect to motor vehicle and truck dealers, our attorneys have unparalleled expertise in Wisconsin state motor vehicle franchise laws. We know the ins and outs of how Wisconsin dealerships operate and understand the one-of-a-kind issues that the industry faces in response to dynamic economic changes. We help Wisconsin dealers develop protections through legislative action and represent them in the exercise of their rights. Our attorneys have extensive experience in assisting motor vehicle dealers under other state franchise laws as well.

Boardman Clark’s dealer lawyers also understand the uniqueness of The Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law (“WFDL”). We have represented both grantors and dealers under the WFDL on a variety of issues, ranging from contract negotiations to dealership terminations. We use this knowledge and experience to provide efficient and effective services to our clients.

Business Establishment

  • Counsel on Dealership, Franchise, and Antitrust Law Impact on Business Relationships

  • Business Organization, Structuring, and Planning

  • Review and Negotiation of Dealership, Distribution, and Franchise Agreements and Offerings

  • Franchise Organization and Solicitation

Business Operations

  • Licensing and Regulatory Compliance

  • Consumer Finance and Ancillary Products

  • Consumer and Advertising Laws

  • Wholesale Financing and Secured Transactions

  • Antitrust

  • Trade Regulations and Practices

  • Consumer and Advertising Laws

  • Individual and Group Advertising Programs

  • Financing and Operations

  • Human Resource Training and Employment Law

  • Sales and Income Tax Issues

  • Corporate Review and Practices

  • Product Distribution

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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  • Dealership and Franchise Litigation

  • Dealership Terminations

  • Encroachment Disputes

  • Price Discrimination

  • Contract Compliance

  • Business Torts

  • Consumer Disputes

  • Antitrust and Unfair Trade Practices

  • Business and Employment

  • Shareholder/Partner Disputes

  • Independent Sales Representation

Business Expansion

  • Sales, Leases, and Other Contracts

  • Dealership/Franchise Acquisitions

  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Distribution Systems

Business Transitions/Succession

  • Buy/Sell Agreements

  • Dealership and Franchise Successor Planning

  • Dealership/Franchise Transfers

  • Business Estate Planning