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Our Services
Selling Dealerships
  • Structuring Asset & Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Structuring Non-Competition Agreements - Personal & Business
  • Structuring Blue Sky Agreements - Personal Goodwill and Business Goodwill
  • Structuring Consulting Fee Agreements
  • Dealership Valuations
  • Checklists and Forms

Investing in Car Dealerships
  • Business Plan Analysis
  • Negotiation Process
  • Due Diligence
  • Factory and Finance Application Process
  • Takeover Checklists and Forms

Troubled Dealerships
  • Work-outs and Reorganizations
  • Out of Trust Workouts
  • Crisis & Interim Management Services
  • Upside-Down / Out-of-Round Advice
  • Creditor Advisory Services
  • Wind Down Management
  • Consultant to Receiver in Automotive Group Receivership
  • Consultant to Debtor – Chapters 11 Bankruptcy Reorganization
  • Consultant to Debtor – Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Liquidation
  • Debtor Advisory Services

  • Operating Dealerships
    • Fraud and Embezzlement Detection and Resolution
    • Employee Theft

    Litigation Support, Mediation and Arbitration


    Our Team

    Advising Automobile Dealers is a Texas Limited Liability Company, owned and operated by John Pico. The people listed below are independent contractors who also work for other businesses.

    johnpicofaceJohn Pico, BA, JD has been advising automobile dealers since 1972 and through five decades has completed over 1,000 automobile dealership transactions. He is the Managing Member of Advising Automobile Dealers LLC.

     In 1982, he sold his law firm, retired from the practice of law and moved to Aspen, Colorado to raise his family. While there, he specialize in advising dealers buying and selling dealerships, and has been employed by dealers, lenders, courts and investors to consult in a myriad dealership purchase and sale transactions whose combined values exceed . . . . [Click on name above to continue reading background.]


    Robert C. Sexton, BA spent over 30-years working for the State of Colorado. He retired as the Director of the Auto Industry Division of the Colorado Department of Revenue. He is a licensed Private Investigator and a licensed Real Estate Broker.

    He has also served as the Executive Secretary of the Motor Vehicle Dealer Licensing Board where, among other duties, he was responsible for licensing in the Auto Industry Division. With a background of over 30-years experience in law enforcement, Mr. Sexton was also responsible for licensing, regulatory enforcement and criminal investigations of all licensed motor vehicle dealers in the Auto Industry Division. In his capacity as Chief Investigator . . . . [Click on name above to continue reading background.]

    JoshPicoJoshua J. Pico, BA is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University. He has co-authored articles in the automotive industry, has helped prepare numerous dealership analyses and has helped organize closings for both import and domestic dealerships.

    As a Senior Consultant with Advising Automobile Dealership LLC, in addition to assisting in the merger and acquisition of dealerships, Mr. Pico has . . . . [Click on name above to continue reading background.]

    Car Dealerships, while fantastic investments, are also dangerous.  Be smart. Put a pro on your team  before you think you need one.

    Five decades of advising dealers
    Over 1,000 completed automobile dealership projects
    Over Five Billion Dollars in transactions

    Advising Automobile Dealers LLC
    We Could Make the Difference
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