I met this week with four Georgetown Law Students who have won places on the 2019 ICC Mediation Team, and who will be competing in Paris after the New Year. This is the largest mediation competition in the world; there will be about 66 law schools from all over the globe sending teams. I am honored to be the Coach of this talented Georgetown team, and am already looking forward to heading back to Paris for the event. I enjoy teaching law students about mediation. It is a some
With all the effort and expense that goes into complying with the franchise statutes, it really all comes down to a single moment. I have always imagined that moment in slow motion, as the pen of the President of the franchisor lowers … slowly … slowly … slowly to the surface of the paper. The paper is the signature page of the franchise agreement being granted to a new franchise owner. It has been signed by the new franchisee, there are two copies in front of the President.
I attend franchise and business opportunity trade shows with more than a measure of trepidation. I have spent a large portion of my career behind the curtain of the franchise sale. I advise prospective franchise owners what to listen for when trying to identify a solid franchised business; and I advise franchisors and their sales teams where they will find the legal limits of what they may and may not say in the course of a franchise sales presentation. My clients are extreme