Texas Panels

2021 Legal Trends

Attorney Panel Discussion
Panelists: Erik Wilson  (Erik Wilson and Associates, PLLC), Susan White & Brandon Starling (Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP), Carlos Miranda (Miranda and Maldonado Law)

Talk about value! One hour with any of these legal experts would cost about the same as your conference registration. In this session, auto industry lawyers who are part of the TIADA Legal Consultation Program will offer insight and best practices that will give dealers the tools they need to navigate the legal landscape. Topics will include consumer dispute resolution, collections, licensing, documentation, disclosures, Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act, and dealer audits. Have all your questions ready –the legal experts are here to address them.

DIY – Opening the Door to Your Local Legislators

Legislative Panel Discussion
Panelists: TBD

This will be a show-and-tell look behind the curtain of local politics. Come hear these public affairs professionals share lessons learned and teach you how you can be a more affective constituent. Let’s face it, nothing impacts your business more than government laws and regulations and this grassroots panel will teach you how to strengthen your voice back home in your district and how that translates to a stronger voice at the Capitol. It may be the best thing you can do for your business and your industry.

Frontline Ready – Making Money Before the Sale

Dealer Panel Discussion
Panelists: Robert Milligan (Auto City – Dallas), Jason Gregory (Abilene Used Car Sales – Abilene), Sam Sinno (Apple Sport Imports – Austin)

Every dealer knows you make your money when you buy the car, right? The really good dealers know every day that the vehicle is not on the frontline it’s costing them money. Don’t miss this panel of top Texas dealers as they share best practices from their recon/make ready department. Each will walk you through their process of getting vehicles from the auction to the frontline and how it increased their bottom line. Don’t overlook this essential component of every dealership.