Bellavia Blatt & Crossett, PC has been in business for 27 years and is a nationally recognized authority in the field of automotive franchise law. Over the years, Bellavia Blatt & Crossett has represented hundreds of automobile and marine dealerships across the country. With offices in Long Island, Manhattan, Albany, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut the attorneys at Bellavia Blatt & Crossett have vast experience litigating against the manufacturers and distributors of automobiles and boats throughout the country. Recognized as one of the foremost in the nation for advocating the rights of franchised or licensed dealers, the firm has developed a team of lawyers and support staff dedicated entirely to client satisfaction that has earned them distinction as being one of the preeminent dealer rights law firms in the country.
Over the years, hundreds of dealers have come to rely on the Firms lawyers for a variety of legal matters ranging from franchise disputes and lease negotiations, to the purchase or sale of dealership businesses, real estate matters, and complex federal and state court litigation. The formation of our Personal Services Practice Group allows the Firm to provide our dealer clients and their employees with additional legal services, including Estate Planning/Elder Law, Matrimonial Law, Personal Injury, Personal Real Estate, and Criminal Law.
Having spent his life in the automobile business as his family has owned one of the largest dealer groups in the New York area since the 1950s, senior partner Leonard A. Bellavia currently serves as the Chair of the Litigation Section of the National Association of Dealer Counsel, Chair of the Automotive Franchise Law Section of the Franchise Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association, and has been endorsed by the Marine Retailers Association of America ("MRAA") as its recommended franchise counsel to over 10,000 marine dealers nationwide.