advocating for your interests

Lerch Early attorneys represent individuals and businesses on transactional and litigation matters involving the retail petroleum industry.

Among other things, we assist “downstream” marketers, station owners and operators on issues arising under the federal Petroleum Marketing Practices Act (PMPA), the Robinson Patman Act, the Uniform Commercial Code and other state and federal law. Through negotiation and our in-depth understanding of the industry, we help our clients avoid costly and expensive litigation when possible. When litigation is unavoidable, we aggressively pursue and defend claims in state and federal courts.