Seth L. Dobbs is distinguished for his specialized expertise in representing automobile, truck and motorcycle dealers in complex commercial transactions, business and franchise disputes, regulatory compliance, operational issues and litigation.
Mr. Dobbs provides counsel to dealers regarding their rights and obligations as related to franchisors and manufacturers. Mr. Dobbs has litigated disputes, across the country, relating to terminations, ownership transfers, add-points, warranty reimbursement, franchise modification, price discrimination, warranty and incentive audits and other manufacturer programs.
Mr. Dobbs regularly counsels new and used dealers on matters relating to dealership personnel, floorplan and retail credit relationships, finance and insurance, and other regularly recurring issues.
He defends dealers against class action and other consumer lawsuits. He also conducts finance, insurance and other compliance audits for dealers in order prevent adverse actions by plaintiffs' attorneys and federal and state regulators.
In addition to automobile law, Mr. Dobbs’ practice includes representing clients in corporations, closely held businesses, policyholders, professionals, and individuals, as both plaintiffs and defendants in matters dealing with business, corporate, contractual and partnership disputes.
Mr. Dobbs believes in building relationships with his clients beyond the transaction or litigation, and offers individualized counsel and advice to help clients implement their objectives and achieve their long-term goals.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Oral Advocacy||CALI Award for the Highest Academic Achievement||2009|
|Tral Pratice||CALI Award for the Highest Academic Achievement||2009|
|Legal Writing||CALI Award for the Highest Academic Achievement||2008|
|Of Counsel||Archer & Greiner, PC||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Margolis Dobbs LLC||2013 - 2014|
|Associate||The Margolis Law Firm LLC||2010 - 2013|
|Law Clerk||Lewis, Johs, Avallone & Aviles LLP||2008 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Phi Alpha Delta||Past President, Past Justice, Alumni Member||2002 - Present|
|Pi Sigma Alpha- National Political Science Honor Society||N/A||N/A|
|National Association of Dealer Counsel||N/A||N/A|
|New Jersey Independent Auto Dealer Association||N/A||N/A|
|Monmouth County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|National Buy Here Pay Here Association||N/A||N/A|
|Automotive Dealer Network||N/A||N/A|
|NJIADA - Dealer News||Dealership Representation- How to Navigate Spot Delivery||2015|
|Touro Law School||Law||Juris Doctorate||2009|
|State University of New York at Buffalo||Political Science/ Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|