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ABA Legal Wizard Abrams Asks for Good Faith in Franchise Law Reform

Lee Abrams waves his magic wand to make a wish to change franchising for the better...

ORLANDO – Franchisee attorney Lee Abrams had no problem playing along with last year's American Bar Association Forum on Franchising's theme in its plenary session, "If I Had a Wizard's Wand," expressing his wish for franchise law reform.

ABA Forum Seeks More Franchisee Attorneys

Joe Fittante
ABA Forum on Franchising chair Joe Fittante gives opening remarks / bmm

LOS ANGELES – As the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising concluded last Friday, Blue MauMau caught up with Chairman Joseph Fittante.

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.

ABA Chair Speaks on the State of Franchise Law

ABA Forum on Franchising Chair Joseph Fittante
ABA Forum on Franchising Chair, attorney Joseph Fittante

BALTIMORE — Joseph Fittante, chair of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, speaks frankly about the state of the Forum, the law and the economy.

ABA Franchising Forum Helps Baltimore's Needy

ABA Forum on Franchising attorneys contribute a Saturday to Baltimore's homeless
ABA Forum on Franchising's social gathering helps Baltimore's needy

BALTIMORE — A day after the 34th annual American Bar Association Forum on Franchising came to a close, a record number of the nation's franchise attorneys stayed in town to prepare meals with Baltimore's Moveable Feast organization to help the community's homeless and needy.

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.

ABA Forum Picks Five Hottest Legal Cases

SAN DIEGO – Last week’s ABA Forum on Franchising, themed as Franchising: Some Like It HOT! drew a crowd of 751 to the Hotel Del Coronado for its 33rd annual event, mainly to talk about “hot” litigation that promises to set trends in franchising. 

Legal Forum on Franchising Begins

Hotel del Coronado, San Diego
Forum held at Hotel del Coronado, photo/ABA brochure

SAN DIEGO – The 33rd Annual Forum on Franchising, a legal symposium organized by the American Bar Association for franchise attorneys, kicked off Wednesday at San Diego, California.