Auto Dealer Best Practices Consulting

For Attorneys representing consumers, Auto Dealers, Inspection Stations, and auto related commercial and consumer lenders in North Carolina seeking strategies to arrive at best practices, it is often a good idea to call in a consultant who has experience in the field of compliance and vulnerability assessment.

Attorney R.E. "Steve" Stevenson has been recognized as an authority on Best Practices and compliance in the Automotive Sales Industry in North Carolina. He has been published in legal journals, trade magazines, and presented continuing education classes for auto dealers and attorneys. Topics have included limits of arbitration, excessive retail sales tactics, conditional delivery statutes, consignment and floor planning, collections, repossessions, as well as unfair and deceptive practices.

"Steve" has provided written opinion for Consumer Attorney's and Auto Dealers, has successfully litigated for and against Auto Dealers in NC Superior Courts, has successfully defended Inspection Station licensee's in NC DMV Hearings, Judicial Reviews, and NC Court of Appeals. He has submitted briefs in US District Court, and has argued cases before the NC Supreme Court.

Attorney Stevenson has been contracted by the US Department of Justice, US Attorney General, Civil Rights Section as an expert witness and consultant for Auto Dealer compliance and Best Practices.

Our consultant, Steve Stevenson, can examine whether appropriate systems are in place. He can audit a company's policies to see that all pertinent regulations are being adhered to. This is known as a Compliance Audit.

When our consultant identifies an area that needs improvement, a resolution will be suggested. For example, if a current policy or procedure could be determined non-compliant, and the consultant is of the opinion that the policy presents a liability and could subject you to regulatory penalty, the problem would be brought up in a compliance audit.

Measures for improving the policy or procedure and identifying industry best practices would then be recommended. At times, it may be necessary for a follow-up audit to take place, depending on the severity of the issue at hand

Combined with a legal practice concentrating on NC DMV administrative actions and Auto Dealer regulatory compliance, Attorney Ralph E. Stevenson III, has over twenty years of executive experience in retail sales, finance, and dealer compliance in North Carolina. A consumer attorney, sales finance operation or an automobile dealer would be hard pressed to find his skill set among other consultants. Contact us today to see how we may serve you.