September 27, 2017   Hackensack, NJ

The High Performance Dealership

What you need to know to kick into high gear in 2018

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As you gear up for 2018, you need to be on top of the major issues facing dealerships today. To help, we’ve assembled a team of experts across a range of disciplines to give you clear view of the road ahead, and most importantly, help you prepare for success in the coming year.
NADA reports that despite rising sales, profitability has been flat, hovering around 2.5 percent for many years. Still, the past seven years have been the longest period of new-vehicle sales growth since the 1920s. How you respond to these market forces and prepare for what’s around the bend will shape how well you will dominate your competition.
This invitation-only event is designed with dealership executives in mind, aiming to give you the information you need to make smart decisions.


Joseph S. Aboyoun

Aboyoun & Heller

Joe’s a leader in the Tri-State Area auto dealer community – having served automotive clients for his entire legal career. 

Tim Bryan, CPA, CFF

Crowe Horwath

Tim leads the Forensic Technology Services Group for Crowe Horwath and regularly advises management regarding IT control risks, IT governance and IT control best practices.

Kynzie Sims, JD, CCEP

Content Product Manager

Kynzie Sims is the chief designer of Compli’s workforce compliance content products. She pairs her legal chops with an understanding of how people learn to help companies build a culture of compliance. 

He has been actively involved in the National Association of Dealer Counsel (NADC), a nationwide organization of attorneys who represent automobile and other vehicle dealers, as well as the American Bar Association Forum Committee on Franchising.

Joe spends much of his time representing his clients in negotiating the purchase and sale of dealerships. This includes the issues that typically arise in sales and acquisitions, as well as circumstances like franchise protests, terminations and other franchise-related disputes.

He leads IT Assurance, Audit and Investigations and addresses management and legal professionals throughout California on IT related litigation support.  Mr. Bryan has the technology expertise and unique ability to bridge the gap between business and technology.

Before joining Compli, Kynzie clerked for the Marion County District Attorney’s Office and served as in-house counsel and employment content manager for NAVEX Global.

Tim Scott

Fisher Phillips

Tim’s practice emphasizes employment litigation, particularly the defense of harassment and discrimination claims. Tim has successfully handled a number of jury trials as well as cases before the courts of appeals.

Fernando Garip

Wilmington Trust- New Jersey

Fernando manages Wilmington Trust’s  New Jersey  Region, overseeing the development and coordination of  wealth management services for prominent individuals, families, corporations, and foundations.

Tim also advises employers on a day-to-day basis on issues relating to compliance with the various state and federal laws applicable to employers.

Finally, Tim handles traditional labor law matters before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), as well as arbitration of disputes involving collective bargaining agreements.

Fernando and his team work closely with clients and their advisors to develop financial strategies that help clients meet their current needs and plan for their long-term objectives. 

He has over 25 years of experience in Investment Management and related Bank investment fields. His career accomplishments are highlighted by a proven and public track record of equity and fixed income investment performance and years of success in gathering assets and attracting talented professionals.



Current Legal and Buy/Sell Trends

Joseph Aboyoun,
Aboyoun & Heller

During the last year there have been some interesting developments on both the buy/sell and legal front. This session will focus on the current trends related to franchises and developments and legal/franchise issues.


Reputation is Everything:
The Dollars and Cents of Dealership Reputation

Kynzie Sims,

Understand the impact that your dealership’s reputation (both bad or good) has on your bottom line. As a result of participating in this session, you should be able to define the key drivers of reputation for dealerships, identify how your employees across your dealership hold your reputation in their hands, and analyze why building a positive reputation attracts more buyers and better employees. Most importantly, you’ll leave the session with workforce compliance tactics you can use tomorrow to build your dealership’s good name.


Cybersecurity Trends

Tim Bryan,
Crowe Horwath

Learn about the latest cybersecurity and cybercrime trends, the attack methods, and why they are effective. This presentation is intended to provide attendees with a basic understanding of these attacks and will introduce tactics and techniques that are used to thwart these attacks.


Wealth Planning, Preservation, and Investments

Fernando Garip,
Wilmington Trust

This session will help you prepare a strategy for business transition, evaluate how you can change your existing structure, and identify how to invest for long-term wealth planning.


The Politics of Labor & Employment Law:
A New Administration

Tim Scott,
Fisher Phillips

During the last administration, employers faced a great deal of uncertainty as a result of a slew of regulatory changes and administrative agency actions.  The new administration has systematically slowed – and in some cases rolled back – many of these changes.  Nearly all of the changes so far have been employer-friendly.  This presentation will address where we are currently and what to expect on the horizon. The focus will be on drug testing, wage and hour, labor relations, and EEO laws.




Space is limited, so register now!

Please contact: 

Jonica Smith
Marketing Operations Manager



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