The Franchise Owner's most trusted news source


Log In / Register | Dec 18, 2014

Francorp Did Practice Law without License in JitterSwing

ST. CHARLES, Missouri – A circuit court ruled last December that Francorp development firm did give Jitterswing, Inc. legal services and advice in preparing its franchise offering circular and franchise agreement, although it did not have a license to practice law in Missouri.

ABA Forum Presenter Names Top Legal Trends in 2012

Jim Goniea and Peter Silverman pose after finishing the annual review of lawsuits affecting franchises
Attorneys Goniea (left) & Silverman (right) present at American Bar Association

LOS ANGELES – At the October American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, aptly themed Franchising: Your Backstage Pass, Peter Silverman and Jim Goniea presented the behind-the-scenes legal cases affecting franchising and distribution in 2012.

Regulating Franchising, Part 2

Capitol Building in Washington D.C.
The U.S. Capitol Building from Pennsylvania Avenue. photo/bmm

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Associate Professor Elizabeth Crawford Spencer discusses why a revision of franchise regulation is necessary in this final part of her two-part interview. Spencer's timely book comes out as major legislation to curb franchising abuse has emerged from New England to California, from Canada's Manitoba to South Australia.

Planet Beach Lawsuit against Attorneys Dismissed, Again

From the Planet Beach website
photo/myplanetbeachfranchise.com

NEW ORLEANS – Last week a district judge dismissed, for a second time, a lawsuit brought by Planet Beach against its former attorneys, Lane Fisher and Jeffrey Zucker of Fisher & Zucker.

Lawyers to Gather at ABA Forum on Franchising

Franchise lawyers will gather at the 34th ABA Forum on Franchising from October 19-21. Co-chair Mike Lindsey told me he thinks attorneys attending this year's event will be abuzz about several major lawsuits.