As General Counsel, Coleman Edmunds serves as chief legal advisor for the company and oversees its team of attorneys responsible for all aspects of AutoNation’s legal affairs, including securities, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, litigation, compliance, manufacturer relations and government relations. He also serves as corporate secretary, chief legal advisor to the Board of Directors, as well as advising the company on corporate governance matters. Coleman is also Chairman of the Employee Benefits Committee and serves on the Business Ethics Committee and Risk Review Committee. Coleman joined AutoNation in November 1996 and served in various capacities within AutoNation’s Legal Department. He was appointed to General Counsel in April 2017.
Prior to joining AutoNation, Coleman was in private practices with the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie. Mr. Edmunds holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, a law degree from the University of Richmond and a masters of law degree (taxation) from the University of Miami.
Coleman currently serves, or has served, on various industry, civic and charitable boards and committees, including the National Automobile Dealers Association, Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee and Legislative Committee, Florida Automobile Dealers Association, Legislative Committee, the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, and the Orange Bowl Committee.