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For more than a century, Kerr Russell has been serving and has helped grow the U.S. and global auto industry. As the industry continues to evolve, so have the capabilities and services provided by the firm to its auto-related clients.Our wealth of attorneys, with decades of automotive industry background, have assisted companies who want to survive, thrive and grow since Kerr Russell began its work in Detroit in the late 1800s. We now help suppliers and automotive companies in countries around the world and are working actively with manufacturers to support vehicle research and development including creation of a national network of electric charging stations.

So what sets us apart? We have made a practice of getting to know you and being a part of your team. We get what keeps auto suppliers and dealership management up at night and we make it our goal to not only problem solve, but to strategically assist our clients in setting a course for the future. And - because we're not the biggest firm in town, we're more flexible and accessible than most and, never hand a client off, whether they be in Tennessee, California, Europe, Asia or Detroit. 

Representative Matters

Working with Electrify America in establishing the development of a national network of electric vehicle charging stations. Crafted form lease to be used with hotel chains, shopping malls, and other multi-use facilities whereby parking spaces are leased as charging stations

Represented Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. in the development and construction of numerous parts distribution centers between 250,000 and 1,000,000 square feet nationwide

Assisted Toyota in the procurement of entitlements, tax incentives, development and construction of a large research and development center in York Township, Michigan

Assisted Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. in negotiating the financing, acquisition and leasing of flagship dealerships in New York City for Audi and Volkswagen

Represented a Chinese auto manufacturing company related to the acquisition of controlling interest in a U.S.-based auto parts company with an enterprise value of $100,000,000

Represented a Chinese auto manufacturing company related to a $51,000,000 acquisition of a U.S.-based auto parts company

Formed multiple US subsidiaries of various Chinese enterprises

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