As one of a few firms with a dedicated dealership practice, we have the knowledge and resources to help you shift into high gear and drive growth for your business. You’ll gain industry insights and best practices based on our experience serving more than 300 retail dealership clients, including automobile, commercial truck, RV, and motorcycle and power sports dealers.
From tax minimization and fraud prevention to mergers and acquisitions and cost segregation studies, you’ll benefit from a full range of services designed to help you navigate the complex retail dealer market. And you’ll benefit from our active participation in state and national dealership associations, as we’ll ensure you stay current on the issues, trends, and laws affecting your business — and your livelihood.
Areas of Focus
2017 year-end tax planning
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Revenue recognition industry resource guide for retail
Revenue recognition roadmap
Dealerships Thought Leadership
Revenue recognition for commercial entities: Focus on the applicationNew revenue recognition guidance may require significant changes for manufacturers, builders, and service providers. We’ve collected some guidance and best practices to make your transition smoother.
Business succession in your future? Consider these questionsPersonal and professional decisions about financial independence and your family's vision for the future determine how best to transfer business ownership. Ask these three questions to help gain clarity.
Having one good CEO isn’t good enough: Here’s what to do if you want your business to lastThe key to seamless transitions, and organizational sustainability, is to find the best candidates (yes, plural) for leadership positions and fully prepare them, long before they assume their new roles. Here are some ideas for identifying your successors.
Buy-sell agreements: One way to ensure the successful transition of your businessBuy-sell agreements clarify everyone’s interests when ownership in a business is being transferred. Here’s how they work and why they’re important.
Our clients say
The staff at Plante Moran have been our trusted business partners for more than 25 years. During this time we have relied on their expertise to assist us in a multitude of areas including tax accounting, cost segregation, valuations, acquisitions, growth strategy, employee benefits and more. Our relationship with the team is based on trust. We consider Plante Moran to be partners in our business always ready to support us in any way. I feel very confident recommending them to business people seeking a firm with all the resources of a large organization but with the personal attention of a smaller group.
Staying current is paramount. We have over 50 professionals dedicated to delivering insightful guidance to our dealership clients. Our multidisciplinary team can help you maximize cash flow and meet your business and financial objectives. Whether you want help strategizing state and local tax planning to reduce your tax burden, assessing your technology, or planning for succession in leadership, we’ll help your retail dealership prosper.
With one of the lowest staff turnover rates, our firm's professionals will return to your engagement year after year, knowing your dealership's distinct needs and goals and serving as a trusted advisor.