History

Andrew A. Caffey practices law in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. in the boutique law firm he founded in August 1993.  The practice became Caffey Law Firm, LLC in February 2012.  Andrew Caffey focuses his practice on contract, licensing, and distribution law, as well as on franchise, trademark, and business opportunity law.  He is a seasoned arbitrator, and has been a member of the Panel of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association for more than 12 years.  He is a trained mediator, and for many years has coached the negotiation, mediation and arbitration tournament teams at the Georgetown University Law Center.  Andrew was Chair of the 1992 ABA Forum on Franchising held in Hilton Head, South Carolina, and is formerly General Counsel of the International Franchise Association (1983 - 1985).  He is a member of the bar in Maryland and the District of Columbia. 

 

Andrew Caffey received his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1977 and his BA, cum laude, from Amherst College.  He has served as a member of the International Franchise Association's Legal Legislative Committee and the Governing Committee of the ABA Forum on Franchising.  He served as the industry advisor representing the interests of franchisors during the four-year development of the Uniform Franchise Law by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.  Andrew Caffey has appeared on numerous franchise programs and is a frequent lecturer and author on subjects of franchise and business opportunity regulation.  He is a member of the National Roster of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association.