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Fundamentals of Franchising

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time


Take advantage of a rare opportunity to attend the ABA Forum on Franchising’s Fundamentals of Franchising® program in New York City!

Fundamentals of Franchising

Presented by the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising in conjunction with the NYSBA Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Committee of the Business Law Section

June 11, 2014
9:00am – 4:00pm
Affinia Manhattan
371 Seventh Avenue (at W. 31st St.)
New York, New York

6.0 MCLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys.

Every attendee will receive Fundamentals of Franchising (3rd ed.), the ABA Forum on Franchising’s update to its best-selling, easy-to-read book.

Businesses are increasingly seeking opportunities to expand through a franchise model or an alternative structure that may be subject to franchise laws. In the U.S., there are over 750,000 franchised businesses which account for over 8.1 million jobs.*

This program provides a comprehensive overview of the critical legal aspects of franchising. Our top-notch experts will discuss: structuring a franchise, disclosure and registration requirements, defining and protecting a franchise system’s trademarks, franchise relationship laws and litigation issues, considerations in international transactions, and representing franchisees.

Whether you are new to franchising or just want a refresher, this seminar offers something for you!

* According to Franchise Business Economic Outlook for 2013, prepared for the International Franchise Association Educational Foundation by IHS Global Insight, 12/17/2012.

Agenda & Speakers:


9:00-9:10Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:10-10:00Trademark Considerations: Frank Duffin (Wiggin and Dana LLP)

10:00-10:50 | Structuring the Franchise: David W. Oppenheim (Greenberg Traurig LLP)

10:50-11:10 | Break

11:10am-Noon | Registration and Disclosure: Leslie D. Curran (Plave Koch)

Noon-1:10pm | Lunch (on your own)

1:10-2:00 | International Transactions: Kendal H. Tyre (Nixon Peabody)

2:00-2:50 | Litigation and Franchise Relationship Laws: Julie Lusthaus (Einbinder & Dunn, LLP)

2:50-3:10 | Break

3:10-4:00pm | Representing the Franchisee: Richard L. Rosen (The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm)

Cost: $275

Note: CLE Seminar Coupons and Complimentary Passes cannot be used for this program.

Register Online (below), or call the State Bar Service Center at 800-582-2452 (M-F, 8:45am-4:45pm) and mention event code BU1800JN14.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Bugos at BusinessLaw@nysba.org

Discounts and Scholarships: New York State Bar Association members and non-members may apply for a discount or scholarship to attend this program based on financial hardship. This discount applies to the educational portion of the program only. Under that policy any attorney who has a genuine hardship, if approved, can receive a discount or scholarship, depending on the circumstances. Written requests should be directed to Stephanie Bugos at: New York State Bar Association, One Elk St., Albany, NY 12207 or sbugos@nysba.org.

Cancellations: Must be received by June 5, 2014 in order to obtain a refund of registration fees.

Affinia Manhattan
371 Seventh Avenue (at W. 31st St.)
New York, NY 10001
Online registration for this event is now closed. To register, please call the State Bar Service Center (M-F 8:45am-4:45pm) at 800-582-2452.