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COVID 19: Respond, restart, be ready. Access our resource center.

COVID 19: Respond, restart, be ready. Access our resource center.

COVID 19: Respond, restart, be ready. Access our resource center.

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 250 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.

COVID-19 resource center

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JASC virtual event: Automotive & Manufacturing — Survive 2020; Thrive in 2021

Hosted via Zoom by the Japan America Society of Chicago, Daron Gifford & Dave Andrea weigh in on the current distribution in the automotive and manufacturing market.

Daron Gifford
Webinar October 22, 2020 90 min watch Upcoming
HFMA webinar: Developing and executing an enterprise risk management strategy
Angie Fearon
Webinar October 15, 2020 60 min watch Upcoming
Hospital labor management: A productivity primer
Sharon Ulep
Webinar October 13, 2020 60 min watch Upcoming

Dealerships Thought Leadership

  • 2020 economic recovery forecast
    Kreg Brown recently joined Vectra Bank in a roundtable discussion about the economic recovery in Colorado. Watch as they share their insights into how businesses can survive the recession and plan for the future.
    Kreg Brown
    Article September 24, 2020 52 min watch
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  • Five tax strategies to help your business survive the COVID-19 slump
    As COVID-19 persists, even businesses unprepared for an economic downturn have avenues to better weather the storm. Kurt Piwko shares five ways to maximize the tax benefits of losses and deductions via Entrepreneur.
    Kurt Piwko
    Article September 11, 2020 5 min read
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  • COVID-19 and goodwill impairment: When to test
    If fair value drops below carrying amount due to a triggering event or change in circumstance — like, say, an incredibly destructive pandemic — you may need to test for goodwill impairment. Here’s what you should know.
    Dan Hawn
    Article September 11, 2020 3 min read
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  • Preparing your business for a sale: Five tips to get it right

    You’ve worked hard to build a successful business and you’re proud of where it’s at today, but you’re thinking about moving on. Here are five tips to sell at the best price and terms.

    Joe Wagner Emily Murphy
    Article September 4, 2020 6 min read
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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.

Jamie Marsh Marsh Automotive Group Inc.

Our Team

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.

How can we help your business?

Contact us or submit an RFP