Saving Tator’s Dodge

The Insider Exclusive will go behind the headlines to examine the Chrysler Corporation’s motives to shut down the world’s oldest Dodge dealership . . . and how their actions might destroy a great business like Tator’s Dodge. We’ll show how the law firm of Entwistle & Cappucci LLP is trying – pro bono – to protect Tator’s Dodge in court. The fate of Tator’s Dodge now lies in the hands of bankruptcy court Judge Arthur Gonzalez. Tator’s Dodge is one of almost 800 Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge dealerships around the country to be slated for elimination in Chrysler’s proposed restructuring, which Judge Gonzalez is to rule on July 3.

Joining us are Andrew Entwistle, Managing Partner of Entwistle & Cappucci LLP; Chuck Tator, Jr., the third generation owner of Tator’s Dodge; Congressman John Hall of the 19th Congressional District in New York; Norb Vonnegut, a Wall Street insider and author; Caryn McBride, editor of the Westchester County Business Journal; Ed Brancati, Town Supervisor of Lewisboro, NY; Alvin Jordan, retired Town Judge for Lewisboro, NY; Rosanne Stenz, office manager for Tator’s Dodge; Rob Hoellman, Sr., chief mechanic for Tator’s Dodge; Jim Felice, automotive design engineer; Frank Butei, Tator’s Dodge customer and president of the New York and Connecticut Dodge Viper Club; and other longtime Tator’s Dodge customers Waldie Gullen, Scott Grayson, Robert Bowen, Howard Fogle, Ray Morse, and Robert and Virginia Curran.

Chuck Tator, Jr. is the third generation owner and operator of Tator’s Dodge, the oldest Dodge dealership in the world. Run by the Tator family since 1914, Tator’s Dodge values customer satisfaction and personal service. With a wide portfolio of cars sold, serviced and restored by the dealership, Tator’s Dodge is dedicated to its loyal customers.

John Hall represents the 19th Congressional District in New York’s Hudson Valley. The district includes all or part of five counties – Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester. Elected in 2006, Congressman Hall serves on the House Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Veterans’ Affairs, and The Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. He also serves as chairman of the Veterans’ Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.Congressman Hall is also a musician and small business owner who co-founded the popular band Orleans.
Norb Vonnegut is a Wall Street insider, author and former wealth adviser who evaluated investment opportunities for clients. His many columns about the Madoff scandal educated readers about the enormity of Madoff’s crimes and the fallout among investors. A graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Business School, Norb is also the author of Top Producer, a story about Wall Street hi-jinks gone fatal.

Andrew Entwistle is the Managing Partner of Entwistle & Cappucci LLP. Andrew’s practice principally involves the representation of public and private institutional investors in complex litigation and corporate finance and transactional matters. Over the years, Andrew has represented clients including Fortune 100 companies, public and private institutional investors, governmental and individual clients in a variety of corporate finance, and transactional matters and in complex business, securities, antitrust and bankruptcy litigation throughout the United States before federal and state courts, surrogate’s and probate courts, grand juries, administrative and regulatory agencies and arbitration panels. For example, Andrew’s recent representation of the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association in In re Royal Ahold N.V. Securities and ERISA Litigation led to a recovery of more than $1.1 billion for his clients. Andrew is also actively engaged in the defense of institutional investors and international businesses in complex securities, antitrust, bankruptcy and corporate finance related matters.

Entwistle & Cappucci LLP is a national law firm with eight offices strategically located throughout the country to best serve clients’ diverse needs. The firm provides top-flight legal representation and exceptional service to clients that include major public corporations, a number of the nation’s largest public pension funds, governmental entities, leading institutional investors, domestic and foreign financial services companies, emerging business enterprises and individual entrepreneurs.

You can contact Andrew Entwistle at 212-894-7200, or Chuck Tator at, Congressman John Hall at, Caryn McBride at, Ed Brancati at and Norb Vonnegut at