McNees Attorneys Stephen Moore and Barbara Darkes to Present at the 2016 GLVADA Dealer Summit

March 15, 2016
Speaking Engagements

HARRISBURG, PA (March 15, 2016) – McNees attorneys Stephen Moore and Barbara Darkes will present “What Keeps You Up At Night – Pennsylvania Compliance and Franchise Matters” at the inaugural 2016 Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association’s 2016 Dealer Summit.

The event will be held on Thursday, March 17, and Friday, March 18, 2016, at the Stabler Athletic and Convocation Center, 124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, PA from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Targeted to automotive professionals, this summit will explore compliance and franchise issues facing Pennsylvania dealers while focusing on the many Pennsylvania agencies that regulate dealers and how the Pennsylvania Vehicle Dealer Act can assist in working with manufacturers.

Admission is FREE for area car and truck dealers and their employees! (Fees will be charged for no-shows.)

For more information visit or contact Tom Kwiatek at 484.767.8457 or

McNees attorney Stephen Moore,Chair of the firm’sAutomotive Dealership Law Group, focuses his practice on representing dealers in a wide range of matters involving licensure, franchise relations and consumer protection claims, as well as counseling dealers on issues regarding business succession.  Steve has represented dealers before the Pennsylvania Dealer Licensing Board, as well as state and federal courts in franchise termination, new point and relocation cases. He has provided advice to both national and regional dealer associations and has assisted in drafting the 1996 and 2000 amendments to the Pennsylvania Board of Vehicles Act. During the last 10 years, Steve’s practice has focused on buying and selling dealerships, shareholder and succession issues, antitrust and competition issues and franchise relations with manufacturers, including termination threats and dualling issues.

Steve has been recognized as The Best Lawyers in America® since 2006.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and National Association of Dealer Counsel.

Steve received a Master’s degree from Villanova University School of Law; his J.D. from the Temple University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from St. Joseph’s University.  He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, before United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

McNees attorney Barbara Darkes, Co-Chairs the Litigation group and is Chair of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics group. She also practices in the firm’s Automotive Dealership and Alcoholic Beverage and Liquor License groups.  Barb’s automotive dealership practice focuses on defending dealers against consumer protection claims, litigating franchise disputes and in representing dealers faced with regulatory enforcement matters involving various state departments.

Barb is a member of the Pennsylvania and Dauphin County Bar Associations.  She actively participates as a member of the Dauphin County Bar Association’s Women in the Profession Committee, serves as Chair of ALFA International, Women’s Initiative Practice Group, is President of the LGBT Center of Central Pennsylvania and is on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Enhancing Communities.

Barb received her J.D. from the Widener University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from West Chester University.  She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania.


McNees is a full-service law firm based in central Pennsylvania with more than 130 attorneys representing corporations, associations, institutions and individuals. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Harrisburg, Lancaster, State College and Scranton, PA; Columbus, OH; and Washington, D.C. McNees is also a member of the ALFA International Global Legal Network. @McNeeslaw LinkedIn


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Automotive Dealership Law