Stephen A. Moore

Chair, Automotive Dealership Law Group
Harrisburg, PA
100 Pine Street | Harrisburg, PA 17101
T 717.237.5307
F 717.260.1726

Steve is the Chair of the McNees Automotive Dealership Law Group.

Steve has been a member of the Group since it was formed in 1989. During the course of his 25-year legal career at McNees, he has represented 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 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 given seminars for groups including the Pennsylvania Automotive Association, local dealer associations, the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Dealers Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Prior to becoming Chair of the Automotive Dealership Law Group, he served as Chair of the firm's Business Group for nearly 10 years, and is a past member of the firm's Management Committee.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Antitrust, Business & Tax Sections
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Chair, Antitrust Committee, Corporation, Banking and Business Section 1998-2000
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Governance Law, 2006-2015 
  • Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Board of Directors
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  • St. Joseph's University, B.A., 1980
  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • Villanova University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1984

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania