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Franchisee Compliance – Common Sense Steps for Partnering with Counsel


There comes a point during the growth of every new franchise system when the franchisor has to start thinking about using an attorney to assist with franchisee compliance matters. Of course, an important first step is to select the right attorney who is experienced in working with startup franchisors and who works well with the…

Date: 03/16/2016 | Category: Corporate Counsel

Franchisors: How Do You Reduce your “Litigation Exposure” and “Legal Fees”?


Short Answer: avoid lawsuits.  That is, work on and establish with your legal counsel, legal systems, and procedures that is designed to avoid unnecessary litigation. (Slightly longer answer follows) While the advice that I am offering here may sound obvious and, possibly, even a little self-serving, it is nevertheless an honest and critical point that…

Date: 02/15/2016 | Category: Corporate Counsel

Myth: It is Illegal for a Franchisor to Negotiate and Modify the Terms of its Franchise Agreement?


In certain franchise sales settings, franchisees are sometimes led to believe that modifications cannot be legally made to their franchise agreement. That is, to induce a franchisee to sign the franchise agreement – without the benefit of any negotiations or review by a franchise attorney – the franchisee is led to believe that the franchise…

Date: 12/14/2015 | Category: Corporate Counsel

Meeting With Your Lawyer About a Business Dispute? Here’s How to Prepare


When you meet with an experienced New York lawyer who handles business disputes, you want your meeting to be productive. Here are several tips to prepare for that meeting. These should help the conversation proceed efficiently and get your questions answered.

Date: 11/13/2015 | Category: Corporate Counsel

Unfair Competition FAQs


Unfair competition happens when competitors are not on equal terms because of disadvantageous conditions applied to some competitors but not to others. It is also unfair when the same rules and conditions aren’t applied to all participants, or when the actions of one competitor harms the ability of others to compete. With regard to business…

Date: 08/28/2015 | Category: Corporate Counsel

An Entrepreneur at Any Age

It’s not surprising that when you hear the word “entrepreneur,” you probably picture a highly driven twenty-something with ambitions of establishing a billion-dollar global enterprise overnight – no doubt, thanks to Apple’s Steve Jobs or Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg. But, despite the romanticized story of a college drop-out turning an idea into a financial success,…

Date: 02/02/2015 | Category: Corporate Counsel

Ensuring Compliance with Your Health Care Practice’s Corporate Integrity Agreements: Post-Settlement Considerations

Small physician practices or a large health care organization complying with Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) will require extensive changes in your practice.

Date: 07/03/2012 | Category: Corporate Counsel

Franchise Litigation: Understanding the Role of Discovery in Franchise Litigation

Franchise litigation between franchisor and franchisee. If franchisee fails to answer discover a default judgment may be entered.

Date: 11/30/2011 | Category: Corporate Counsel

Termination of Gas Station Contracts: Renewal Protections Afforded by The NJ Franchise Practices Act

In the State of New Jersey owners of gas stations and operators of service station franchises and CMA’s are protected by the New Jersey Franchise Practices Act.

Date: 11/30/2011 | Category: Corporate Counsel

Quality Pleadings are Important in a New York Business Dispute

When involved in business litigation and working with your business lawyer‚ it is important to provide him with detailed information.

Date: 11/17/2009 | Category: Corporate Counsel


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