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Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The most important, if not essential, element of the ultimate success of a business is the development of a brand.
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
If you open the history books, you'll see that nascent eSports leagues are not unlike the early Big Four North American leagues, which were volatile places where commercially viable teams...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Andrew Sherman authored a September 20 article in Global Franchise Magazine, "Could Your Brand Fail in America?" Sherman offers strategies for penetrating the US market as an overseas franchisor.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Hospitality facilities built in the 1980s or 1990s (or earlier) tend to have design and layout configurations that are out of touch with a franchisor's present market requirements.
Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
Courts and lawyers must deal with ambiguous statutes all the time. But Judge Wood's frustration with the Indiana Deceptive Franchise Practices Act (IDFPA)...
Ice Miller LLP
A flurry of litigation is brewing over the Ohio Alcoholic Beverages Franchise Act (the Act) as Great Lakes Brewing Company seeks to require its distributor to obtain Great Lakes' approval before changing ownership.
Fisher Phillips LLP
The franchise business model can provide great opportunity for entrepreneurs interested in building off an established brand as well as for established restaurants looking to expand.
Butler Snow LLP
The Tennessee Business Court, in For Senior Help, LLC v. Medex Patient Transport, LLC, Case No. 16-0553-BC, decided January 5, 2017, stayed litigation and compelled arbitration of the disputes...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The Massachusetts legislature is considering, once again, the enactment of a franchise relationship/termination statute titled the "Massachusetts Fair Franchise Act" (the "Act").
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston found that a group of janitorial business owners, who became franchisees as transferees of franchise agreements, had adequate notice of the arbitration...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
In a pair of recent decisions, California courts ruled that franchisors may be vicariously liable for criminal acts occurring at their franchisees' stores.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Proposed legislation in Nebraska would amend the state's Franchise Practices Act to provide that a franchisee shall not be deemed an "employee" under Nebraska law...
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
The distribution of on-highway motorcycles and powersport vehicles, such as off-highway motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, and PWCs (Personal Water Craft) is regulated by various franchise state laws.
Holland & Knight
San Jose is the largest city in California's Silicon Valley, yet some of the tech industry's largest employers maintain their biggest offices elsewhere.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Franchise mergers and acquisitions are not slowing down, and the deals range from small, like the recent acquisition of Green Home Solutions by Mosquito Shield...
Ruchelman PLLC
Change driven by development of intellectual property ("I.P.") is now a constant. Whether the I.P. user is a tax adviser accessing a digital library, an auto mechanic interfacing with an engine...
LeClairRyan
One of the toughest challenges an aspiring franchisor may face is selling its first franchise. Who would take the risk of buying a franchise from a franchise company that has no franchisees?
Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams
Are you thinking about expanding your restaurant?
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Franchisors need to review their Franchise Disclosure Document ("FDD") to ensure compliance with new commentary issued by the NASAA regarding Financial Performance Representations ("FPR").
Dickinson Wright PLLC
On March 21, 2017, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law House Bill 2322 which is Arizona's response to the legal controversy plaguing many franchisors relative to imputed joint employment.
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Herrick, Feinstein LLP
If you open the history books, you'll see that nascent eSports leagues are not unlike the early Big Four North American leagues, which were volatile places where commercially viable teams...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Andrew Sherman authored a September 20 article in Global Franchise Magazine, "Could Your Brand Fail in America?" Sherman offers strategies for penetrating the US market as an overseas franchisor.
Ruchelman PLLC
In a 21st century America where new ideas continually create new intangible property, U.S. corporations often desire to contribute their I.P. to a foreign affiliate who then develops and...
Ruchelman PLLC
Change driven by development of intellectual property ("I.P.") is now a constant. Whether the I.P. user is a tax adviser accessing a digital library, an auto mechanic interfacing with an engine...
Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
Courts and lawyers must deal with ambiguous statutes all the time. But Judge Wood's frustration with the Indiana Deceptive Franchise Practices Act (IDFPA)...
Fox Rothschild LLP
The FTC has issued an updated data breach response guide. The guide provides an outline of steps the FTC believes your company should follow in the event of a data breach. They fall into several broad categories: securing operations, fixing vulnerabilities, and notifying appropriate parties.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Hospitality facilities built in the 1980s or 1990s (or earlier) tend to have design and layout configurations that are out of touch with a franchisor's present market requirements.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Franchisors must exercise caution in how they support franchisees on the labor front. In recent years, the franchise world has been upended by an aggressive, anti-franchise, NLRB.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Franchise mergers and acquisitions are not slowing down, and the deals range from small, like the recent acquisition of Green Home Solutions by Mosquito Shield...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States certainly promises significant changes for the nation's businesses.
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