The franchise case begins with a quote of movie mogul, Samuel Goldwyn, “A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper its written on.” Goldwyn’s truism regarding contract law is remembered in the case of Van Bortel v. Ford Motor Company, 2022 WL 322847 (W.D. NY Aug. 10, 2022).
District Court Judge…Continue Reading THE VALUE OF ORAL CONTRACTS
“Danger, Danger Will Robinson!” That was the warning of the guardian robot in the 60’s…Continue Reading Protecting Your IP in the Metaverse
Wall Street tells us more about ourselves than perhaps we really want to know. The pandemic has challenged and brought out the best in dining, and particular quick service restaurants.Continue Reading Franchising Follows Consumer Preferences
Regulators, investors, consumers and employees are increasingly focused on what…Continue Reading Environmental, Social and Governance: What Franchise Businesses Need to Know (Updated)
Recently we discussed the headwinds that remain for the franchise community as a result of policy changes coming from Washington and the various state capitols. What should franchisors consider as…Continue Reading Franchisors: We Offer The Following Prescription for Your Consideration
Mediation is very effective in resolving disputes. Franchisors are enthusiastic about mediation, especially pre-suit, because it can eliminate the need to disclose settlements to prospective franchisees otherwise required under the…Continue Reading Tips for Enforcing that Mediated Franchise Settlement Agreement
You never, ever mention your competitors in your marketing and advertising. Unless maybe you attack them. That’s Marketing 101, right?
Recent research…Continue Reading Franchisors: Praising Your Competitors Might Promote Your Brand
On September 28, 2021, Fox Rothschild partner Craig Tractenberg with Rochelle Spandorf from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP provided perspectives on drafting licenses and distribution agreements respecting the evergreen issue of…Continue Reading The Accidental Franchise: An Evergreen Issue
Recently, I moderated a panel for an International Franchise Association webinar called “From Venture Capital to Private Equity: Franchise Investment Trends and Terms”. I was fortunate to have fantastic panelists:…Continue Reading Latest Franchise Investment Trends
Third-party food delivery services via app (e.g., DoorDash, GrubHub, Uber Eats, Postmates, etc.) have become–especially in these pandemic times–a vital part of the restaurant industry ecosystem. And we know that…Continue Reading New York City Passes Sweeping Food Delivery App Laws