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Chambers USA 2018: Leaders in The Field

Chambers USA 2018

Chambers USA 2018 has identified Lane Fisher of Fisher Zucker, LLC who will be featured as ‘Leaders in their Field’ in the forthcoming edition of ‘Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business’. Chambers USA conducts interviews and independent research to develop its lists of lawyers and law firms. For more information about Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, please visit www.chambersandpartners.com.

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Our Attorneys honored as “Franchise Times Legal Eagles”

Fisher and Zucker honored as "Legal Eagles"

Find out who all are our attorneys who were honored as “Franchise Times Legal Eagles”.

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SBA Announces Streamlined SBA-backed Lending Procedures for Franchisors

Lending Procedures for Franchisors

In November 2016, the SBA announced a streamline of the SBA-backed lending procedures for many franchisors. This process was refined in February 2017 and again in October 2017, and the latest round of revisions is set to take effect on January 1, 2018. Most notably, there is a new SBA “registry” (the “SBA Franchise Directory,” maintained by the SBA itself) that will provide a centralized list of every franchisor whose

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Joint Employment Moving in the Franchisor’s Direction

Joint Employment Moving in the Franchisor’s

In a helpful step for franchisors, the National Labor Relations Board voted 3-2 on December 14, 2017,to overrule their prior decision in Browning-Ferris Industries, 362 NLRB No. 186 (2015) (“Browning-Ferris”), and return to the standard that had governed issues of joint-employer liability before Browning Ferris. Moving forward, parties will be considered joint employers under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) if there is proof that one has directly and immediately exercised control

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Helpful Guidance To Franchisors On Implementing New Revenue Recognition Standards

Helpful guidance to franchisors

FisherZucker partner Joe Dunn was part of the IFA taskforce charged with addressing how the new standard alters the way in which franchisors can recognize initial franchise fees in their audited financial statement.  After much consultation with the SEC and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), which governs auditing standards in the United States, we’re pleased to say that we’ve obtained some helpful clarity and guidance. Under the present standard,

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Senior Partner at FisherZucker represents Mister Softee Franchise chain in lawsuit

Senior Partner at FisherZucker represents Mister Softee Franchise chain in lawsuit

Senior partner from Fisherzucker represented Mister Softee franchise chain. http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/wildwood-mister-softee-stand-shuts-down-amid-lawsuit-second-stand/article_c6e287e7-57c4-5d1b-bf52-5016fc7ee191.html

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

Lane Fisher

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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