Automotive and Transportation

Our automotive and transportation law lawyers are well versed in both the legal aspects and underlying business concerns faced by the automotive and transportation industries today.

Our full range of services ensure that all your legal needs are covered under one roof by lawyers who are efficient, experienced and dedicated.

We represent:

  • dealers
  • salespersons
  • logistic firms
  • lenders
  • car rental companies
  • mechanic shops
  • mechanics
  • rail carriers
  • trade associations

Range of Services

Advertising Rules and Regulations

Advertising rules and regulations, especially in the automotive industry, can be very tough and, as a business owner or manager, it is a challenge to keep current. Our automotive lawyers are familiar with the relevant legislation and OMVIC bulletins, and can easily answer and assist you with all your dealership’s advertising and promotion needs.

In the unfortunate event that you or your company have been charged with an advertising related offence, our lawyers can guide you through the process and assist you in resolving the issue. We can also work with your team to ensure future compliance.

Appeals and Other Matters Before Licensing Bodies

Whether you have received Notice of Discipline Hearing, or a Proposal to Revoke, Refuse or Suspend your registration, our lawyers have the experience and skills to assist you in achieving the best possible outcome. Our experience and relationships with both OMVIC and the Ministry of Transportation allow us to provide quick advice and straightforward strategies.

Complaints and Discipline

Our lawyers have vast experience representing companies and individuals before the various regulatory bodies found in the automotive and transportation industries. We are adept at providing comprehensive advice to assist our clients with achieving and maintaining compliance with the various regulatory requirements and hurdles faced on a day to day basis. When our clients are faced with a discipline hearing, a complaints process or just general allegations of wrongdoing by their regulatory body, we are there to provide strategic advice and to find efficient, creative and effective solutions.

Dealer and Consumer Finance

Whether you are new to the automotive finance industry or have extensive experience, our lawyers provide efficient advice to ensure that your company is up to date, compliant and aware of any future changes coming into effect. We strive to provide clear, cogent and experienced advice to guide and assist you in developing your business.

Mechanics’ and Storage Liens

Our lawyers have broad experience in assisting mechanics and mechanic shops with all of their legal needs, whether regulatory, debtor/creditor related or storage related.  In-depth experience with matters relevant to your industry allows us to provide efficient and cost effective solutions to your common problems.

Provincial Offences Act Charges

The Provincial Offences Act sets out the specialized procedural steps by which all regulatory offences are prosecuted in Ontario.  Regulatory offences include charges laid under provincial legislation including the Environmental Protection Act, the Ontario Water Resources Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Nutrient Management Act, the Pesticides Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act, 2002.

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