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Legal Confab Attendance Signals Industry Growth, Importance

Judicial Update’s hot topics include arbitration and vicarious liability. “It’s tough here in Washington,” International Franchise Association Pres. & CEO Steve Caldeira, CFE, told a crowd of more than 500 Legal Symposium attendees gathered in the nation’s capital for their annual information exchange. “The regulatory

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Legal Confab Attendance Signals Industry Growth, Importance

Judicial Update’s hot topics include arbitration and vicarious liability. “It’s tough here in Washington,” International Franchise Association Pres. & CEO Steve Caldeira, CFE, told a crowd of more than 500 Legal Symposium attendees gathered in the nation’s capital for their annual information exchange. “The regulatory

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A Visa Program for the Franchise Industry

A major catalyst for growth has been the ability to use the EB-5 Program to counteract the scarcity of capital coming from traditional sources. Foreign investors searching for an open door to the United States may finally have their entryway with the EB-5 Visa Program

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Legal Issues Related to International Franchise Expansion

While the world offers U.S. franchisors a host of potential new markets, every international expansion must be undertaken with care.  More U.S.-based franchisors have looked outside of their own country for growth opportunities as a result of the challenging U.S. economy of recent years.  International expansion can be extremely appealing because it offers the potential of large untapped markets. While the usual international markets,

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Are You Assuming Unnecessary Risks Associated With Franchisee Email Accounts?

Franchisors are not employers of franchisees and operations manuals are often silent regarding assigned business email accounts. Email as a method of communication is no longer optional, it is a necessity.  Franchisees must be required to have, or be assigned, business email accounts to operate their businesses. To maintain brand consistency, it is in the franchisor’s interest that franchisees use email

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2013 IFA Legal Symposium – Making The “Must-Do” Case For Attending

Legal Symposium attendees want to be engaged, pushed to be creative about solutions and take home ideas that will stimulate their practices and benefit their clients. The 46th Annual International Franchise Association’s Legal Symposium, which was designed with attendees of past symposia clearly in mind, will be conducted May 5-7 in Washington, D.C. A task force of in-house and outside franchise law practitioners gave especially careful consideration to all of