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Maurice "Mo" Sanchez

Partner

19191 South Vermont Avenue
Suite 301
Torrance, CA 90502
mo.sanchez@nelsonmullins.com

Maurice Sanchez is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Los Angeles office where he practices distribution and franchise and commercial litigation. Mr. Sanchez represents motor vehicle manufacturers and distributors in litigation and transactional matters, focusing on market representation and dealer disputes. Mr. Sanchez understands clients’ perspectives, having spent part of his career...

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Maurice Sanchez is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Los Angeles office where he practices distribution and franchise and commercial litigation. Mr. Sanchez represents motor vehicle manufacturers and distributors in litigation and transactional matters, focusing on market representation and dealer disputes. Mr. Sanchez understands clients’ perspectives, having spent part of his career as in-house counsel for two major automobile distributors. He offers creative and practical ways to approach an issue, anticipating the ramifications of those actions on the overall business goals of the client.

as in-house counsel for two major automobile distributors. He offers creative and practical ways to approach an issue, anticipating the ramifications of those actions on the overall business goals of the client.

Maurice Sanchez is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Los Angeles office where he practices distribution and franchise and commercial litigation. Mr. Sanchez represents motor vehicle manufacturers and distributors in litigation and transactional matters, focusing on market representation and dealer disputes. Mr. Sanchez understands clients’ perspectives, having spent part of his career... as in-house counsel for two major automobile distributors. He offers creative and practical ways to approach an issue, anticipating the ramifications of those actions on the overall business goals of the client.

Experience

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Experience

  • Worked to clarify the California New Motor Vehicle Board's jurisdiction to address industrywide concerns regarding which manufacturer/dealer disputes are addressed by the Board and which should go to court
  • Drafted and implemented numerous national dealer agreements now in use across the country for major motor vehicle companies, drawing on experience conducting negotiations with line-make dealer groups and the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). Counseled with key regulators in several states to maintain uniformity of dealer agreement provisions, despite the individualized nature of dealer-protection statutes in effect in all 50 states. Advised clients on a detailed strategy and timing of rolling out new dealer agreements, to maximize speed of implementation while minimizing dealers' objections and protests
  • Developed an innovative argument based on disparate appellate court decisions to obtain dismissal of establishment protest filed with the California New Motor Vehicle Board. Dismissal was based on the dealer's pre-notice waiver of protest rights. Resulted in avoidance of a good-cause hearing on the merits and saved client's time and resources

Previous Professional Experience

  • National leader of distribution and franchise team, California office of national law firm
  • Managing Counsel, Hyundai Motor America
  • Senior Counsel, Mazda Motor of America, Inc.

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, JD (1981)
  • University of California, Irvine, BA (1978)

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

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  • Orange County Superior Court, Former Judge Pro Tem
  • Orange County Bar Association
    • Business Litigation Section
  • Orange County Hispanic Bar Association
    • Past President
  • National Association of Motor Vehicle Boards and Commissions
  • University of California, Irvine
    • School of Social Ecology,  Dean’s Leadership Council
    • Alumni Association, Former Director-at-Large
  • Olive Crest Treatment Centers for Abused Children
    • Past President
    • Board of Directors
    • Advisor
  • Parishes in Need Committee for Diocese of Orange
    • former Committee Member
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