- Company: Dealer Advisory Group
- Phone: (213) 340-4472
- Website: www.dealerag.com
Specialties & Experience
Specialty Focus:Dealership Operations, Industry Standards and Practices, Franchise Relations, Legal and Regulatory Compliance, Sales and Leasing, Finance & Insurance, Parts and Service, Buy/Sells, Labor and Employment, Partnership and Shareholder Disputes, Payplans and Financials, Dealership Facility & Real Estate
Education:J.D., Southwestern University; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
Years in Practice:21
Mr. Hochman is a Dynamic and strategic automotive executive experienced and highly skilled in all areas of dealership operation and management. In 2002 he worked as an attorney for a dealership consultant company, providing comprehensive and practical legal and operations guidance to over 1,100 California automobile dealerships. Some of those duties included, advertising review, finance and Insurance (F&I) compliance audits, custom trainings, and publications and interpretations of federal and state regulations (ASFA, Reg. M, TILA, etc.). In 2007, he went on to work his way up to the Director of Operations and General Counsel responsible for the day-to-day legal and business operations of one of the largest privately-owned multi-state dealer groups in the country with as many as 20 rooftops, 2,000 employees and $3 billion dollars in annual revenue. He is intimately familiar with every Dealership department and consistently interacted with managers, owners, vendors, lenders, manufacturers, insurers, and attorneys on all Dealership matters. Mr. Hochman provided proactive and comprehensive legal direction and training to dealer personnel on all areas. He was responsible for drastically decreasing expenses and increasing operational efficiency using benchmarks and best practices improving dealership’s processes and profitability. Additionally, he is a licensed real estate broker and negotiated and managed a $600 million commercial real estate portfolio. He has negotiated and/or has been an integral part of over 20 dealership buy/sells. He is currently a member of the California state bar, Association of Finance and Insurance Professionals (AFIP), a Director of the National Association of Dealer Counsel (NADC), and a member of the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) Regulatory and Legal Affairs Board. Mr. Hochman has provided Expert Witness, Consultation and Case Preparation services nationally in litigation, arbitration and mediation.