The franchising industry is dramatically shifting from domestic growth to international development. And we’re seeing an increase in large multi-unit and area developers. Our focus is, and always will be, on helping clients make smart/strategic decisions that enable them to grow and protect their businesses while also taking advantage of trends that further their business objectives.
We have deep understanding and experience in helping clients navigate every phase of the franchising process, from startup and business concept refinement through business launch and international expansion, and we’ve got an extensive track record of successfully litigating matters on behalf of franchise systems, domestically and internationally.
Hundreds of franchise systems in more than 85 countries throughout the world rely on us for everything from global expansion and brand development/protection strategies, to licensing and distribution issues, and “bet the company” litigation. For three of the past four years, U.S. News/Best Lawyers has honored us as “Law Firm of the Year” for franchising!
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Nassau Guardian | November 30, 2016
Washington DC M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Kendal Tyre is mentioned in this article announcing the publication of “International Financing 2016: Legal and Business Considerations.” Kendal developed the reference guide with more than 70 attorneys from around the world.
Law360 | July 30, 2016
New York City partner Craig Tractenberg, Boston partner Arthur Pressman, Manchester partner Dan Deane and Boston associate Morgan Nighan are mentioned as representing Planet Fitness in a case about its membership agreements with regard to state consumer protection laws.
Franchising Business & Law Alert | May 01, 2016
New York City partner Craig Tractenberg authored this column discussing the complexities of covenants not to compete.
The Legal Intelligencer | April 22, 2016
New York City partner Craig Tractenberg authored this column that looks at a few franchisor/franchise cases that demonstrate the need to aggressively enforce court orders and follow the rules on calculating damages even in contempt proceedings.
Law360 | April 06, 2016
New York City partner Craig Tractenberg is featured in a special Q&A discussing his experiences with international arbitration.
The Legal Intelligencer | March 25, 2016
New York City partner Craig Tractenberg authored this column that looks at the complexities of covenants not to compete.
The Legal Intelligencer | January 22, 2016
New York City partner Craig Tractenberg authored this column discussing whether a potential franchisee can purchase a franchise with a criminal history.
American Lawyer Litigation Daily | January 13, 2016
This feature story highlights the firm’s efforts securing a dismissal of transgender locker room policy lawsuit for client Planet Fitness. The Boston team of partner Art Pressman and associate Troy Lieberman are noted as counsel.
The Legal Intelligencer | September 30, 2015
New York City IP litigation partner Craig Tractenberg authored this column discussing differences in state and federal law related to franchisors as joint employers.
Midland Daily News | September 26, 2015
Boston Franchise partner Art Pressman is noted as counsel for Planet Fitness parent company, Pla-Fit Franchise LLC, in its efforts to dismiss a lawsuit involving the gym’s transgender-friendly locker room policy.
Law360 | September 16, 2015
Washington, DC, partner Kendal Tyre and Washington, DC, associate Pierce Han authored this column discussing some of the major legal and business considerations to keep in mind when franchising in Africa.
The Legal Intelligencer | August 28, 2015
New York City IP Litigation partner Craig Tractenberg authored this column discussing vicarious liability resulting from a car accident involving a food delivery service.
The Legal Intelligencer | June 26, 2015
New York City partner and leader of the firm’s Franchise & Distribution practice Craig Tractenberg authored this column on how the diligence process differs for franchisors and the role of the franchise disclosure document.
Boston Business Journal | May 13, 2015
Boston Franchise & Distribution partner Arthur Pressman has been appointed to the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission by Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
The Legal Intelligencer | April 24, 2015
New York City partner and leader of the firm’s Franchise & Distribution practice Craig Tractenberg and Providence Labor & Employment associate Jessica Jewell coauthored this article on two Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decisions which provide valuable lessons for franchise systems with respect to tipping policies.
Franchising Business & Law Alert | March 01, 2015
New York City partner and leader of the firm’s Franchise & Distribution practice Craig Tractenberg authored this column discussing when trademark licensees can and cannot continue to use their trademarks over the franchisor's objections.
The Legal Intelligencer | October 31, 2014
New York City partner and leader of the firm’s Franchise & Distribution practice Craig Tractenberg and Washington, DC, IP Litigation and Franchise & Distribution associate Keri McWilliams authored this piece discussing important data security issues for the franchise industry.
The Legal Intelligencer | September 26, 2014
New York City partner and leader of the Franchise & Distribution practice Craig Tractenberg and Los Angeles Labor & Employment associate Michael Curtis authored this column on circumstances where a franchisor may be liable for alleged employment law violations.
Compliance Week | September 03, 2014
Providence Labor & Employment partner Andrew Prescott and New York City partner and leader of the firm’s Franchising & Distribution practice Craig Tractenberg provide commentary on possible new standards from the National Labor Relations Board regarding two separate employers deemed as “joint employers.”
The Legal Intelligencer | July 25, 2014
New York City partner and leader of the Franchise & Distribution practice Craig Tractenberg discusses efforts by the International Franchise Association (IFA) and five franchisees seeking to block a law to increase Seattle's minimum wage given its potential impact on the franchise method of doing business.
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