The mission of the National Association of Dealer Counsel is to provide education and information for attorneys representing automotive dealers for the purpose of improving and developing their capabilities.
In 2004, Jonathan Harvey (a dealer attorney and trial lawyer from Albany, NY) had the idea to create a national organization comprised of attorneys who represent vehicle dealers. Mr. Harvey sought assistance from nationally recognized consumer finance attorney, Tom Hudson of Hudson Cook, LLP. Together, they selected a team of 11 other dealer attorneys that would become the NADC’s first Board of Directors.
Mr. Harvey became the first President of the NADC and served until April of 2008. Michael Charapp of Charapp and Weiss, LLP was next elected President and served until April of 2010 at which time Rob Cohen of Arent Fox,LLP became the third President of the NADC. Patty Covington with Hudson Cook, LLP was elected in April of 2011 to serve as the fourth President of the NADC. Oren Tasini with Killgore, Pearlman, Semanie, Denius & Squires, P.A. was elected in April of 2013 to serve as the fifth President of NADC. Stephen P. Linzer with Tiffany & Bosco, P.A. was elected in April of 2015 to lead the organization as the sixth President of NADC. Andrew J. Weill with Weill & Mazer was elected in April of 2017 as the seventh President. Johnnie Brown with Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe PLLC is the eighth and current President of the organization.
The NADC is a non-profit, mutual benefit corporation operating under these bylaws.