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  • Franchising & The Pandemic
    It’s not surprising that many retail and other consumer-facing businesses struggled during the pandemic, and some suffered more than others. Businesses that required close customer contact were going to have...
  • Retail Spaces
    Retail businesses and storefronts took a major hit in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as fewer people were inclined to go inside a store.  In some business districts and...
  • The PRO ACT and Its Impact on Franchising

           On March 9, 2021, the House of Representatives passed the Protecting Right to Organize (PRO) Act (H.R.842). The Pro Act expands various labor protections related...

  • Joint Employer - Recent Developments

    Last week, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in the case New York v Scalia invalidated the Department of Labor’s (DOL) recently...

  • Re-Opening New York Franchised Businesses

            COVID-19 impacted New York more than anywhere else in the world, spreading rapidly, especially through New York City, resulting in approximately 30,000 deaths statewide....

  • A Message About COVID-19
    Recently, we have received numerous inquiries from clients, including those in the retail and hospitality industries, concerned about the impact that Covid-19 will have on their businesses. Although the landscape...
  • A Franchisor's Due Diligence for International Franchising
           When a U.S. franchise system wants to expand internationally, the franchisor must perform the appropriate due diligence before selling units to franchisees in another country. Franchisors must...
  • Franchise Disclosure Documents and Registration
    The proper preparation of a franchise disclosure document (“FDD”) can be complex and the rules governing such preparation are often evolving, so it is beneficial for franchisors to engage a...
  • Franchising and Real Estate
              Franchise law often overlaps with real estate law for the simple reason that many franchised businesses need a commercial or retail space in which to...
  • Multi-Unit Franchisees and Area Developers
                 Multi-unit and area development agreements are two more aggressive ways to grow a franchise system. However, with these endeavors come higher stakes and less...
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