Mr. Pico has been advising automobile dealers since 1972 and through four decades has completed over 1,000 automobile dealership transactions. In 1982, he retired from the practice of law to 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 One Billion Dollars!
Mr. Pico has served as the “Court Appointed Consultant to Debtor” in bankruptcy cases, the “Court Appointed Mediator” in automotive disputes, the “Court Appointed Arbitrator / Appraiser” in partnership disputes, the “Court Approved Consultant to Receiver” in a check-kiting case, as a “Superior Court Mediator” in dealership/lender litigation and has been recognized as an expert witness on both State and Federal levels.
Mr. Pico has consulted on upside-down positions of over $50 Million, out of trust position of over $4 Million and a bank overdraft of $30 Million.
Mr. Pico authored the nation’s first book on Buying and Selling Automobile Dealerships. A recognized expert in the field of buying, selling and investing in automobile dealerships, his automotive articles have appeared in over one hundred fifty countries and have been published in ten different languages. See: Pico Publications and Certifications
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Additional Background Information
Education: Mr. Pico began his undergraduate work at Long Island University’s C.W. Post Campus, in Brookville, New York and completed it at Chapman University, Orange, California, where received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science. Mr. Pico was pursuing his Master of Arts at Chapman when he left to obtain his Juris Doctorate (Doctorate of Law) from University of California, Hastings College of Law, San Francisco.
Military: Active Duty: 05 Jul 65 through 31 Dec 68.
Highest Security Clearance: TOP SECRET
>Highest Decoration: Air Force Commendation Medal (Awarded 20 Nov 68). Member Commander’s Club, Disabled American Veterans.
Past Directorships: Burlington Kiwanis; Director, San Mateo Optimist Club, San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association.
Past Social Memberships: Peninsula Golf & Country Club, San Mateo, CA; Glenmore Country Club, Cherry Hills Village, CO.
Other Current and Past Memberships: International Footprinters Association,Republican Presidential Task Force; World Trade Council; Forum Committee on Construction Industry.
Former Representative: San Mateo Police Officers Association, Brotherhood of Railway & Airlines Clerks.
Past Presidencies: The San Mateo Club.
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