News & Events

  • January 31, 2020

    Terrence Dunn will be attending the 2020 IFA Convention in Orlando, FL on February 8th – 11th. He’ll be leading a round-table discussion on February 11th at 8:00 am on the topic of Real Estate Issues for Franchisors who Lease Property to Franchisees. Be sure to join him and get informed on the nuances of real estate and how it lives in the franchise world.

  • January 28, 2020

    Terrence Dunn recently published an article for Law Journal Newsletters: Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy, discussing the use of an assignment of lease and in particular the use of the collateral assignment of lease. See the full article here: Assignments and Collateral Assignments of Commercial Leases

  • January 21, 2020

    Michael Einbinder & Mackenzie Dimitri will be presenting at the Franchise Expo South in Miami, FL on February 20th – 22nd. On Friday, February 21st at 1:30 pm, they will discuss strategic growth strategies for the start-up franchisor and on Saturday, February 22nd at 3 pm, they will provide information for franchisees to help understand and use the FDD. If you are attending the Franchise Expo South this year, be sure to stop by our booth (#640). We hope to see you there!

  • December 17, 2019

    Stephanie Blumstein defeated an appeal brought to vacate a judgment E&D obtained in its client’s favor after trial. E&D had prevailed in trial and obtained judgment on behalf of a property owner against a neighboring property owner whose fire escape encroached over the parties’ common boundary line and prevented the completion of construction of a new multi-family house. The client received an order requiring the removal of the encroachment and damages for additional construction costs and lost rental income. In their appeal, the defendants argued that the trial judge applied incorrect legal standards when determining liability and the amount of damages. The appellate court agreed with E&D that the correct legal standards had been applied by the trial judge and the judgment was affirmed.

  • November 19, 2019

    On December 5th – 7th, Richard Bayer and Stephanie Blumstein will be presenting at the Franchise West Expo in Long Beach, CA on the topic of tips for reading and understanding the FDD.

  • November 12, 2019

    Michael Einbinder and Mackenzie Dimitri led an informative online CLE program, How to Franchise a Business; a Practitioner’s Guide, for Lawline. They discussed the most important issues practitioners should consider when advising new franchisor clients. The program provides practical advice for guiding prospective franchisors through the process of franchising their business. Click here to learn more about how to get access to the program.

  • October 28, 2019

    Richard Bayer has been appointed Co-Chair of the Business Law Subcommittee of the Hospitality Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. The Hospitality Law Committee shapes the New York City Bar Association’s policies and advocacy efforts on legal issues that impact hotels, restaurants and other licensed food establishments in New York City. The Subcommittee focuses on business issues affecting those establishments.

  • October 25, 2019

    Richard Bayer represented XM Wholesale, a fashion client, with securing licenses of two well-known brands for production and distribution of women’s cold weather items and fashion accessories in the United States and Canada.

  • October 22, 2019

    Michael Einbinder, Terrence Dunn, Richard Bayer, Stephanie Blumstein and Mackenzie Dimitri attended the 2019 ABA Forum on Franchising, Franchising at its Peak, in Denver, CO.

  • October 02, 2019

    On September 3rd, Law 360 published an article by Terrence Dunn entitled 2 Reports Raise Real Estate Concerns for Franchisors, which focuses on franchisors involvement in their franchisees’ lease agreements and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each approach. For the full article: 2 Reports Raise Real Estate Concerns For Franchisors

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