Lane Fisher quoted by entrepreneur.com about Franchising Secrets for Long-Term Success

Summing up the analysis of world class franchises very well is Lane Fisher, partner at FisherZucker, LLC, in Philadelphia and member of the IFA Board of Directors.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution: Striving for Open Communication between Franchisor and Franchisee

Alternative Dispute Resolution Striving for Open Communication

At the beginning of every franchise relationship, even if everything starts on the best of terms, it is always important to think about how you might handle any issues that may arise.  If a franchisee later becomes disgruntled, how is your system prepared to respond? In the franchise context in particular, before jumping to expensive litigation, the franchisor should consider alternative dispute resolutions in order to find a resolution. As

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How Franchisors can Prove Irreparable Harm in an Uncertain Legal Landscape

How Franchisors can Prove Irreparable Harm in an Uncertain Legal Landscape

Ever since eBay, Inc. v. MercExchange, L.L.C.in 2006 and Winter v. Nat. Resources Defense Council, Inc.in 2008, the United States circuit courts appear to be split over whether a franchisor has a presumption of irreparable harm if trademark infringement exists when seeking an injunction.  In the years following these two cases, some circuits have decided to abandon the presumption altogether while some have kept it. Due to this circuit split

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Fisherzucker Ranked on Chambers USA

FIRM OVERVIEW: Fisher Zucker LLC is a full-service franchise law firm with a national practice dedicated almost exclusively to franchise, distribution and licensing matters. The firm has offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Its franchise lawyers have extensive experience in pre-litigation counselling, litigation, arbitration and mediation in trademark infringement, non-compete, antitrust, collections, underreporting and encroachment claims. In business transactions, its clients look to the firm to overcome obstacles and close

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Global Franchise Hired! 20 of the keenest legal minds in global franchising

Lane Fisher Managing Partner, Fisher Zucker & William Graefe Jnr Partner, Fisher Zucker recognized as 2 of the 20 keenest legal minds in global franchising. See full details here. http://www.globalfranchisemagazine.com/advice/20-legal-eagles

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Personal Guarantee… Don’t Leave Home (and Go International) Without It!

                In most franchise relationships where the franchisee is an LLC, corporation or other business entity, the franchisor will require the individual or corporate owners of that entity enter into a form of guarantee whereby such owner(s) agree to: personally guaranty the monetary and other obligations of the franchisee entity under the franchise agreement; and be personally bound by the obligations and covenants

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Fisher Zucker Attorney Presents at the International Franchise Association’s 50th Annual Legal Symposium

Fisher Zucker attorney Max Staplin has been selected to present at the 50th Annual International Franchise Association (IFA) Legal Symposium on May 7-9, 2017, at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C.  Max will be presenting on the topic of franchise system changes and has collaborated with Andraya Frith of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP to prepare an article on the topic.  The article, titled “Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes: Implementing System Changes, Upgrades and

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Clearly Worded Contracts Help to Prevent Litigation Related to Franchise System Change

Clearly Worded Contracts Help to Prevent Litigation Related to Franchise System Change

                  As franchise systems grow and expand, franchisors often feel the need to implement various changes such as altering distribution channels, changing product offerings, modifying design or architecture of franchise locations or introducing technology upgrades.  These types of changes can be perceived as disruptive to franchisees who have grown comfortable with the established franchise system.  If the system change is not clearly

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Fisher Zucker LLC Promotes Two Attorneys to Firm Partnership

Fisher Zucker LLC Promotes Two Attorneys to Firm Partnership

Senior Associates David J. Allsman and William R. Graefe, III join Leadership Team to Support Firm’s Growth and Expansion Fisher Zucker LLC, a full-service law firm dedicated to franchise, distribution and licensing, announces the promotion of David J. Allsman and William R. Graefe, III to partner. Allsman and Graefe each have more than a decade of experience handling matters specific to the unique needs of the franchise community, and are well-positioned

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One Size Does Not Fit All: Franchisors Need to Recognize the Differing Operational Support Needs of Multi-Unit Franchisees

One Size Does Not Fit All: Franchisors Need to Recognize the Differing Operational Support Needs of Multi-Unit Franchisees

Franchisors, as they grow and add multi-unit and sophisticated franchisees, need to retool how they provide operational support.  Specifically, franchisors need to fashion the support that they provide and tailor it to the individual needs of the franchisee.  While mom and pop franchisees often need hand holding in the minutia of the business, more sophisticated professional franchisees such as highly sought after experienced multi-unit franchisees need benchmarking, data, and best

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