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Upcoming Webinars

 

Buy-Sell Best Practices: Taking a Dealership Purchase From Term Sheet to Closing

Steven Blatt and Kevin Timson from Bellavia Blatt, PC will discuss strategies for both sellers and buyers to follow when navigating the Post-COVID 19 market. 

Topics will include:

Identifying the right time to sell a dealership

Considerations when determining dealership valuations

Drafting initial terms

Transfers of stock vs. transfers of assets

Drafting terms -- vehicles, parts, representations/warranties and restrictive covenants

Navigating the franchise approval process

Ensuring a smooth transition at closing

The presentation will conclude with a Q&A session.

Date:
Wednesday, April 21st

Time:
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Presented By
Bellavia Blatt, PC

 

 

A Review of Google’s Dealer Guidebook 2.5, the Auto Dealers Guide to Navigating Today’s Digital Landscape  

Date:
Wednesday, April 28th

Time:
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Presented By
Jessica Niespolo, Google's Senior Strategy Lead, Auto Retail

 

Recent Webinars

 

Sexual Harassment, Diversity & Discrimination Awarness Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYSADA Hotline Attorney, Steve LaBonte provides training via this webinar which will meet the requirements of New York State’s Sexual Harassment Prevention Law. Resources: Slides   Complaint Form   Model Policy   Poster   Training Acknolwedgment Form 

 

LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA ON THE WORKPLACE

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Webinar reviews how NY's legalization of marijuana affects the workplace. 

Presented By:
Cati Anderson, Bond Schoeneck & King 
Resources:  Slides  

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: STATE BUDGET & COVID-19

 

 

 

 

 

NYSADA Legislative Counsel, Caiti Anderson of Bond Schoeneck and King, will brief NYSADA concerning key issues that will impact dealers, including any possible tax increases, as will also provide an update concerning the latest in terms of vaccination eligibility and availability, as well as the status of current state and federal quarantine/testing requirements when traveling. Resources: Slides

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NYSADA serves franchised auto retailers by providing assistance in the areas of representation, state and federal laws & regs, licensing & tax issues and more.

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INSURANCE

The GIT provides a variety of insurance programs including dental, pediatric dental, vision, life, disability and Paid Family Leave.

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SNYADS Services

SNYADS Services division has been providing NYSADA members the highest quality merchandise, at great discounted prices. 

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Partners

Through a dealer lead vetting process, NYSADA fosters mutual benefitting relationships that provide cost saving services to our members.

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Express Titling & Regs

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Workers' Compensation

The Safety Group 430 Workers' Compensation program has provided a safe haven for its dealer members since 1949.

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Benefits of Franchised Dealers

Benefits of Franchised Dealers

  • For over 20 years, New York law has required that new car dealers be franchised dealers. 
  • The franchise system benefits consumers:
    • • Franchised dealers compete on price.
    • • Franchised dealers create a market for used cars by taking trade-ins.
    • • Franchised dealers maintain parts inventory and trained personnel for repairs, warranty services, and recalls.
    • • Franchised dealers represent customers during disputes with the manufacturers.
  • Franchised dealers are Main Street businesses that benefit the community:
    • • Franchised dealers employ, on average, 65 people per dealership.
    • • Franchised dealers provide good-paying jobs.
    • • Franchised dealers maintain their facilities and pay property taxes.
    • • Franchised dealers support local community organizations. 
  • Franchised dealers sell zero emission vehicles, and more models are available to sell each year.
    • • Volkswagen will be all electric by 2026; Volvo will be all electric by 2030; GM will be all electric by 2035.

Direct Sales Will Hurt New York

  • Billionaires versus Main Street:
    • • Any electric vehicle manufacturer can sell vehicles in New York, so long as they play by the rules that everyone else must follow.
    • • Direct sales push is an attempt by billionaires to obtain an unnecessary exemption to the law. 
    • • Factory-direct sales are not more efficient. Efficiency is not what automakers looking to bypass the franchise system are after. Their goal is to eliminate competition and divert profits away from Main Street businesses plus the communities they represent.
  • Climate change is not the central focus of electric vehicle manufacturers pushing for direct sales; rather, it’s profits.
    • • One of the biggest impediments to selling electric vehicles is that the charging station infrastructure is lacking.
    • • Tesla’s charging stations can only be used by Tesla vehicle unless a vehicle owner purchases an adaptor. In that case, the vehicle owner still cannot use a Tesla supercharger.
    • • All other electric vehicles utilize the same charging port.
    • • Throughout Europe, Tesla’s Model 3 is equipped with a universal charging port, not the proprietary Tesla port. 
    • • If Tesla’s concern was the environment, it would develop a port that could be universally used.

News / Resources

NY Reopen

Need guidance concerning the pandemic? NYSADA's reopening hub provides resources that will guide your dealership through the pandemic.
Visit Reopening Hub.

COVID-19 Webinars

Have questions related to the Coronavirus pandemic? View our COVID-19 webinar archives to stay informed throughout the pandemic.
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NYSADA News Archive

Atlantis Bahamas, 2020

NYSADA's News archive.
Looking for an article you read awhile ago,  or for information on a topic, you'll find it here. 
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COVID-19 Supplies

SNYADS Services can provide quality PPE, signage, cleaning/disinfectant supplies to dealers at a low cost. Call today 1.518.463.1148 ext. 409
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