Managing Legal Issues in Franchising: Leading Lawyers on Helping Clients Master the Ownership Process and Avoid Legal Conflicts (Inside the Minds)

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Managing Legal Issues in Franchising provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on helping clients tackle the legal responsibilities of franchise ownership. Featuring experienced partners from law firms across the nation, these experts review the essential components of a Franchise Disclosure Document and analyze other important documents such as operations manuals and franchise agreements. These top lawyers stress the importance of understanding the business and regulatory histories of franchises, ...

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Overview

Managing Legal Issues in Franchising provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on helping clients tackle the legal responsibilities of franchise ownership. Featuring experienced partners from law firms across the nation, these experts review the essential components of a Franchise Disclosure Document and analyze other important documents such as operations manuals and franchise agreements. These top lawyers stress the importance of understanding the business and regulatory histories of franchises, developing amiable relations between franchisors and franchisees, and observing the impact of social media as it relates to business success. From exploring fraud and illegal marketing cases to understanding franchise regulations, these experts discuss key issues such as protecting client rights and explaining the penalties for noncompliance. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts on the keys to success within this complex field.

Inside the Minds provides readers with proven business and legal intelligence from leading C-Level executives and lawyers. Each chapter offers thought leadership and expert analysis on an industry, profession, or topic, providing a future-oriented perspective and proven strategies for success. Each author has been selected based on their experience and C-Level standing within the business and legal communities.

Chapters Include:
1. Elizabeth D. Sigety, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP—"Lessons for Franchisors and Franchisees in Avoiding Conflicts and Running a Successful Franchise"
2. Darryl A. Hart, Of Counsel, Bartko Zankel Bunzel & Miller—"Helping Your Clients Write Good Franchise Agreements, Comply with Franchise Laws, Attract Good Franchisees, and Select Good Franchisors"
3. David J. Kaufmann, Senior Partner, Kaufmann Gildin Robbins & Oppenheim LLP—"An Overview of the Business and Law of Franchising"
4. Thomas J. Goodwin, Partner, McCarter & English LLP—"The Inadvertent Franchise"
5. Ann Hurwitz, Partner, Baker Botts LLP—"US Franchise Regulation: A Tale of Two Realities"
6. Leonard H. MacPhee, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP—"Recent Franchise Cases and the Importance of Clear and Complete FDDs and Franchise Agreements"
7. William K. Whitner, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP—"Franchising Today: Franchise Documents and the Continuously Changing Laws that Govern Franchisor and Franchisee Rights"
8. Amy Cheng, Partner, Cheng Cohen LLC—"The ABCs of Franchising"
9. Alan R. Greenfield, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP—"The Basics of Franchising and Helpful Tips for Those New to Franchising"
10. Irene Bruce Hathaway, Senior Principal, Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone—"Understanding Franchise Law"
11. Paul J. Halasz, Partner, Day Pitney LLP—"Legal Issues in Franchising"

Appendices Include:
Appendix A: Franchise Agreement
Appendix B: Disclosure Document

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314290113
  • Publisher: Thomson Reuters Westlaw; Aspatore
  • Publication date: 8/1/2013
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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