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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
To say that the past year has been a shock to the hospitality industry is a gross understatement. While many believe that a recovery is in sight – even if requires high-powered binoculars to see...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
As in so many sectors of the economy, automotive franchising was initially hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Bob Braun recently wrote an article for Today's Hotelier on the issues hotel owners should watch for when selling a property with a franchise agreement.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
According to National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, wholesale distribution revenue accounts for 27.5% of US GDP, or $5.9 trillion, as of 2019.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In a season filled with unprecedented challenges, some things stayed the same: Tom Brady leading his team to victory and an unprecedented 7th Super Bowl title.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
This week, we take a look at one Ninth Circuit decision addressing how to assess damages among multiple copyright infringers, and another examining the implications of changes in California law...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
A Colorado court concluded that a forum-selection clause in a franchise agreement established jurisdiction over companies that did not sign the agreement...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Michigan Legislature ended its session on December 31 without passing a bill that would have dramatically altered the landscape for electric...
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
Q. I have an opportunity to buy a franchise. If I buy, what do I actually get? How much will it cost?
Foley & Lardner
Have you recently received a letter from the State of Delaware stating that your startup owes thousands of dollars in franchise tax? Do not panic!
Ice Miller LLP
On January 16, 2020, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") published its final rule to revise and update its regulations regarding joint employer status.
Gray Reed & McGraw LLP
McDonald's Corporation (McDonald's) is facing two high-profile lawsuits involving allegations of race-based discrimination against franchisees and executives
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
In this part 4 of our hotel financing series, we discuss some of the most important hotel agreements, why they are key to the value of the hotel...
Jones Day
Courts sometimes disagree over whether provisions in a borrower's organizational documents designed to prevent the borrower from filing for bankruptcy are enforceable as a matter of federal
Arnold & Porter
In the waning days of the COVID summer, the District of Columbia (DC or District) eliminated a valuable tax exemption that real estate investors have routinely used to avoid paying DC taxes on the ...
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
In this current environment of uncertainty, would-be entrepreneurs are no doubt reluctant to start a business from the ground up
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
In August 2017, five individual convenience store franchisees filed suit in federal court for violations of the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law (Massachusetts ICL), the Massachusetts Wage...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In a decision of first impression issued last week, the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee held, in Gus's Franchisor, LLC v. Terrapin Restaurant Partners, LLC.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Called upon by the Ninth Circuit in Ixchel Pharma, LLC v. Biogen, Inc. to answer two key questions concerning the validity of a settlement provision requiring a party's termination...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Called upon by the Ninth Circuit in Ixchel Pharma, LLC v. Biogen, Inc. to answer two key questions concerning the validity of a settlement provision requiring a party's termination of a...
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