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Dealer Termination

Trust our expertise in dealer-distributer termination matters

Plante Moran’s forensic accounting and valuation services professionals have assisted manufacturers and dealer-distributors in connection with various claims relating to dealer-distributor termination. We are familiar with state statutes which protect dealer-distributors from improper terminations by manufacturers as those statutes relate to the capital investment and operating results aspects of the dealer-distributors. Our professionals are experts in both the theoretical and practical applications of damages issues.

Plante Moran’s forensic accounting and valuation services professionals are dedicated to timely, high-quality and cost-effective service on both large and small matters related to dealer termination. Typical areas of analysis related to dealer/distributor termination matters include: 

  • Quantify dealer/distributors capital investments 
  • Summarize historical unit sales, sales revenue, and profits 
  • Evaluate comparable dealers/distributors operating results 
  • Project future lost profits 
  • Determine reasonable recovery period 
  • Analyze fixed and variable expenses 
  • Replacement product lines and other mitigation issues 
  • Valuation of lost business opportunity 
  • Quantify market opportunity 
  • Calculate cost of capital and opportunity costs 
  • Construct and reconstruct accounting records and financial data

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