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Jason Isralowitz works with motor vehicle manufacturers and distributors on the intensive legal regulations that govern their business. In his more than 25 years practicing motor vehicle franchise law, Jason has helped franchisors with a range of disputes arising under state law, including terminations, transfers, appointments, discrimination issues, and brand withdrawals and introductions.
Jason regularly counsels franchisors on all aspects of their commercial relationships with authorized dealers. He has guided franchisors with distribution upgrade initiatives, facility and incentive programs, market definitions, appointment standards, and franchise agreement amendments. He also oversees a comprehensive dealer franchise law database on behalf of a major industry group.
Jason has litigated manufacturer/dealer disputes in courts and agencies across the country. He argued a case before the Iowa Supreme Court that established an automobile franchisor's right to apply its customer satisfaction standards to new dealer candidates. Jason also was part of a team that made, on behalf of an automaker, a successful due process challenge to a state administrative body.
Jason heads the New York office's high school mentoring program, which pairs the firm with a Bronx high school for moot court and mock trial competitions. Along with other attorneys from the New York office, Jason regularly coaches students from the high school to help prepare them for the competitions.
- J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, cum laude, 1993
- B.S., Boston University, summa cum laude, Trustee Scholar, 1990
- New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York