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“Regulation Nation” − A Key Theme for IFA’s Legal Symposium

Franchisors and franchisees share the challenges of compliance with increased regulation while staying focused on operating profitable businesses. The International Franchise Association believes that franchise attorneys, whether in-house or outside counsel, can − and should – be key contributors to the franchisor’s or franchisee’s executive


The Dangers of Noncompliance

Failing to make compliance a priority at the outset of a relationship can result in bigger issues later, some that can be insurmountable.  New and emerging franchisors often rely, sometimes primarily, on selling franchises as a way to increase their unit count and grow their

Doug Imholte leads the Franchise Risk Management Practice Group at Marsh & McLennan Agency in Minneapolis.

Reducing Your Brand’s Exposure to Liability

Franchisors are often sued for injuries occurring on the premises of their franchisees simply because the injured person and his attorney do not understand the nature of franchising. Most franchisors prescribe standards for operation by their franchisees that are designed to produce the highest quality


Arizona Court: Franchisor Found Not Vicarious Liable

Courtland decision represents an important extension of widely adopted franchise law concepts to Arizona. A federal court in Arizona has agreed with a growing number of jurisdictions that a franchisor is vicariously liable for the actions of its franchisee only if the franchisor exerts control