Welcome to Franchise Lawyer Blog, published regularly by Einbinder & Dunn LLP, a New York City law firm with a broad based commercial practice and a finely tuned expertise in franchise law. Our firm has attained a unique perspective over the years as a small firm that routinely deals with the largest firms and as a franchise firm that deals regularly with both franchisees and franchisors. We’d like to share that cutting edge expertise with you on a regular basis.
Every day the attorneys in this office wrestle with issues of first impression raised by the new FTC disclosure requirements that became mandatory just this month, as well as creating and improving the new form Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). We are also addressing in both negotiation and litigation classic franchise questions such as when does a business become a franchise despite the parties’ desperate attempts to call it something else? All the while we are aiding clients in developing franchise systems and acquiring established franchises.
We will share our own experiences as well as national developments with you and hopefully add to your understanding of this rapidly developing area of the law. Many people believe that the franchising current flows counter to that of the mainstream economy, as downsized individuals look to buy a job in established small businesses. That theory may be sorely tested as our economy continues to turn downward.
Stop by and visit with us here and you will leave more informed about franchising and, by extension, about the overall nature and condition of our economy.