AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Attorney at Law
- Dealership Mergers & Acquisitions
- Dealership, Corporate, and Real Estate Law
- J.D. – University of Wisconsin – Madison
- M.B.A. – University of Wisconsin – Madison
- B.S. – Accounting and Finance – Marquette University
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES
- State Bar of Texas
- State Bar of Wisconsin
PROFESSIONAL & CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS
- Member – National Association of Dealer Counsel
Over a Quarter Century of Experience
With over 25 years of experience in the retail automotive industry, Tony Karabon has served as General Counsel for multiple auto groups, including RFJ Auto Partners, a Top 25 Dealer Group, and The Boucher Group, a top 75 Dealer Group. As a member of the executive management team for these dealer groups, he was responsible for real estate, human resources, insurance, lending, and regulatory matters.
Prior to entering the retail automotive business, Tony practiced corporate, real estate, and transactional law at Jackson Walker LLP in Dallas, Texas; Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Powell Goldstein LLP (now Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP) in Atlanta Georgia.
In his General Counsel roles, Tony negotiated, documented, and executed numerous buy/sell transactions. He has extensive due diligence and dealership integration experience. Tony also has addressed virtually every manufacturer-dealer issue, as well as every legal issue that dealers may face in a buy/sell transaction.
To a Higher Degree
Tony holds an accounting degree from Marquette University and law and MBA degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Tony has two adult children and lives with his wife, Patricia, in McKinney Texas. In his free time, he enjoys golf, biking, and cooking.