Our franchise and distribution team collectively has published hundreds of articles on franchise-related legal and practical issues. Collectively, the team is one of the most widely published franchise practice groups in the world. Below is a list of some of the books and articles published by our franchise lawyers:

  • “Are Franchisors ‘Employers’? A Summary of Recent Decisions, and What They May Mean to Franchisors,” Franchising Business & Law Alert (January/February 2015)
  • “Attacks on the Franchise Model,” The International Franchise Association Franchise Business Network, Orange County, Calif., January 2015
  • ABA Monograph on Ancillary Agreements in Franchising, 2014
  • “Collateral Issues in Franchising: “Internet Issue in Franchising,” American Bar Association, 2014
  • “Non-Disclosure and Omission Claims under the New FTC Rule,” 2013
  • "ABA Student Text Book Project – Chapter on Alternatives to Franchising, 2013"
  • “Navigating State Relationship Laws,” International Franchise Association, 2013
  • “Troubled Franchisees in Troubled Times: How to Spot Them and How to Deal with Them,” 45th Annual IFA Legal Symposium, Washington D.C., 2012
  • “Roadmap to Franchise Defaults and Terminations,” American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, 2012
  • "Revised Measures Require More Disclosure and Confidentiality in China Franchising", 2012
  • "Top 5 2012 Resolutions," Franchise Law News, 2012
  • "Dot-Complicated," Franchise Update, 2012
  • "Online Best Practices," Franchise Update, 2011
  • "Driving Online Traffic," Franchise Update, 2011
  • "Managing Data Breaches," Franchise Law News, 2011
  • "Can a Franchisor Be Sued For 'Malpractice'?" Franchise Law News, 2011
  • "Promotional Certificates: Avoiding Legal Traps," Franchise Law News, 2011
  • "Practical Advice for Using Social Media", Franchise law News, 2011
  • "Franchise Litigation Quiz," Franchise Law News, 2010
  • "Franchise Compliance Quiz," Franchise Law News, 2010
  • "Menu Labeling," Franchise Law News, 2010
  • Franchise Trials (chapter), with J. Michael Dady (awaiting ABA publication)
  • “From License Agreement to Regulated Relationships: The Accidental Franchise” American Bar Association Forum on Franchising Annual Forum, Ontario Canada October 15-16, 2009
  • "Menu Label Laws: A Survey," Franchise Law Journal, Vol. 29, No. 2, Fall 2009
  • "A Widening Gap? An Overview of U.S. and EU Antitrust Rules for Franchisors," Franchise Law Journal, Summer 2009
  • Franchise Law, CEB (2009) – chapter on California Franchise Relations Act
  • “Driving Compliance Without Termination During an Economic Downturn,” International Franchise Association, 2009
  • Fundamentals of Franchise Law, American Bar Association (2009) – chapter on trials
  • “Reflection on the Arbitration of Franchise Disputes in the United States,” Ontario (Canada), 2009
  • “California Franchise Law and Practice: Filings with the Department of Corporations,” Continuing Education for the Bar, 2009
  • “California Franchise Law and Practice: California Franchise Relations Act,” Continuing Education of the Bar, 2009
  • “2008 Developments in Franchise Law,” Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2008 Annual Review
  • “Franchising, Licensing and Trademarks: Viewing Real Estate Issues from a Branded Chain’s Perspective” -ICSC 2007 U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference, January 10, 2008
  • ABA New FTC Rule Monograph, Chapter III – Disclosure Changes (2008)
  • “Just How Wrong Does An Arbitrator Need to Be?,” American Bar Association, 2008
  • ABA Franchise Desk Book contributing author revising FTC Rule chapter (2008)
  • “Selected State Laws, Commentary and Annotations,” Franchise Desk Book, Second Edition, American Bar Association, February 2008 (contributing author)
  • Annual Franchise and Distribution Law Developments 2007 (American Bar Association)
  • “Current Developments in Franchise Law,” American Bar Association, 2007
  • “Recent Advancements In Franchise Law — Limitations On Arbitration Provisions And The Revised FTC Rule,” Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2007 Annual Review
  • “FTC Franchise Rule 2.0,” ABA Consumer Protection Newsletter, co-author, Spring 2007
  • “The California Franchise Investment Law. . . A Look Back,” The Franchise Lawyer, January 2007
  • "Financing Tools – From Traditional Lending to Private Equity and Venture Capital" – Comments before the Annual ABA Forum on Franchising, Phoenix, Ariz., Oct. 10-12, 2007
  • "An Overview of the New FTC Rule," Leader’s Franchising Business & Law Alert, Vol. 13, No. 6, March 2007
  • “International Franchising 2006: Why Attorneys Need to Know the Laws in Other Countries,” Leader’s Franchising Business & Law Alert, January 2006
  • “The New Federal Rules on Electronic Discovery-What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You,” International Franchise Association, 2006
  • “The Basics of State Registration and Disclosure After the New FTC Rule,” The American Bar Association Forum on Franchising 2005 Annual Forum, Oct. 19-21, 2005, Orlando, Florida
  • “Wave Goodbye to Jury Waivers,” IJN Franchising Law, September 2005
  • “Precedent Lives: California Strikes Down Pre-Dispute Waivers of Jury Trials,” Andrews Litigation Reporter, 2005
  • “Countdown Begins for the Revised FTC Franchise Rule and UFOC,” Leader’s Franchising Business & Law Alert, October/November 2004
  • “One Small Step For the Federal Trade Commission, One Giant Leap for the State of California,” International Law Office, September 2004
  • “Use of Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Statements in United States Franchise Offerings,” International Law Office, June 2004
  • “Master Licensing (Subfranchising): When, How, and Why,” Franchise Development and Leadership Conference, sponsored by Franchise UPDATE magazine, Atlanta 2004
  • NITA trial training program, Effective Direct and Cross-Examination in Franchise and Distribution Disputes, American Bar Association, 2003
  • “Venue Selection: A Befuddled Muddle,” The Franchise Lawyer, Winter 2002
  • “The New FTC Rule and the UFOC: Nuts And Bolts,” The American Bar Association Forum on Franchising 2002 Annual Forum, Scottsdale, Arizona, Oct. 9-11, 2002
  • “The Internet as a Primary Source of Franchise Sales,” 35rd Annual IFA Legal Symposium, Washington D.C., May 13-14, 2002
  • “Forum Selection in Franchise Dispute Resolution Provisions:  Practice Developments,” California Business Law Section Spring Meeting (May 2002)
  • “Area Development Agreements,” Franchise Update, 2002
  • “Franchising Offers Alternatives to IPOs,” Los Angeles Business Journal, Nov. 26, 2001
  • “International Franchising: Why Attorneys Need to Know the Laws in Other Countries,”  Leader’s Franchising Business & Law Alert, Vol. 7, No. 12, September 2001
  • E-Commerce and Encroachment Issues On the Internet - Franchise Update Tech Conference, May 5, 2001, San Francisco, California
  • “Unsuspecting Franchisors,” The 2nd Annual Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section and the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of California, April 27-29, 2001
  • “E-Commerce: Judicial/Legislative Developments and Their Impact on Franchising’s Use of the Internet,” American Bar Association Forum on Franchising 2000 Annual Forum, Oct. 16-18, 2000
  • E-Commerce and Encroachment Issues On the Internet - Franchise Update Tech Conference June 23-24, 2000
  • “Internet - Franchisor Policy & Enforcement,” Comments Before the 33rd Annual IFA Legal Symposium, Washington D.C., May 15-16, 2000
  • “E-commerce for Franchisors: Cross Your T’s and Dot.com Your I’s,” Leader’s Franchising Business & Law Alert, Vol. 6, No. 8, May 2000
  • “Federal Pre-Emption – Yes!,” The Franchise Lawyer, Spring 2000
  • “Franchisor vs. Franchisor – What’s Fair and What’s Foul When Franchise Systems Compete,” ABA Forum on Franchising, New Orleans, 2000
  • “Key Points for Drafting Your Web Monitoring and Intranet Agreements with Franchisees,” Franchise UPDATE, Annual 2000
  • “Tort vs. Contract Claims and the Economic Loss Rule: The Practical Effect of Meineke and Other Cases,” International Franchise Association’s 32nd Annual Legal Symposium, Washington, 1999
  • “Franchise Law Unfolds” Texas Lawyer, Page 28, Dec. 7, 1998
  • “Choice Venue in Franchise Arbitration Agreements Still Subject of Debate,” Aspen Law and Business The Licensing Journal, Volume 18, No. 2, 1998
  • “We Have a Subsidiary Who Can Get It For You Wholesale:  A Survey of the Antitrust Consequences of Franchise Sourcing Limitations at the Millennium,” ABA Section of Antitrust Law, August 1997
  • “Baskin Donuts: Hidden Pitfalls in Co-Branding,” Leader’s Franchising Business & Law Alert, Vol. 3, No. 11, July 1997
  • “Co-Branding - Through Leasing, Licensing or Franchising?” Comments Before the Branding America Conference and Expo, April 8-10, 1997, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • “Key Issues in International Franchise Agreements,” Franchising World, March/April 1997
  • “Saying No:  Franchisor Exposure for Franchisee Transfer Restrictions,” Franchise Law Journal (Spring 1997)
  • “Kodak Applied to Franchise Cases,” Franchise Law Journal, Fall 1996
  • “Acquiring Master Franchise Rights From a U.S. Franchisor Part Two: Negotiating the Master Franchise Agreement,” World Franchise and Business Report, First Quarter 1996
  • “A House of Cards: Has the Federal Government Succeeded in Regulating Indian Gaming?,” Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 17, p. 157, 1996
  • “Acquiring Master Franchise Rights From a U.S. Franchisor: Part 1: How to Conduct a Due Diligence Investigation,” World Franchise and Business Report, Fall 1995
  • “Virtual Maintenance Decision Addresses ‘Locked in Buyers,” Franchise Law Journal, Winter 1994
  • “International Lawyers Say Self-Regulation Not the Answer,” CCH Global Franchising Alert, Vol. 1, No. 11, November 1994, Commerce Clearing House
  • “When a Contractual Relationship Can Be Considered a Franchise,” Daily Journal, March 8, 1993, p. 5
  • “Turning Your Arbitration Instrument into a Stradivarius,” Franchise Law Journal, Spring 1992
  • “Collateral Estoppel in Franchise Litigation,” Franchise Law Journal, Spring 1991
  • “Applicability of Franchise Laws to Distributorships,”, Comments before Century City Bar Assoc., 1987
  • “Advanced Registration and Disclosure Issues:  A Franchisor’s Duty to Amend,” IFA Legal Symposium, 1986

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