An Overview of Franchise Law

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Course Description

This program was recorded on February 14, 2020

This program is a basic introduction and overview to state and federal laws pertaining to franchising. We will discuss the types of business arrangements that are regulated by the Federal Trade Commission's Franchise Rule and by state laws, and describe the general requirements of those laws.



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  • Matthew Kreutzer
    Experienced in all facets of franchise law, Matt Kreutzer assists both startup and mature franchisors with developing, protecting, and licensing their franchise and distribution systems. As part of this practice, he counsels companies regarding the laws and regulations pertaining to franchising nationwide, and assists them in creating their contracts, Franchise Disclosure Documents, and other critical operational documents. He also responds to state administrative inquires and investigations, and obtains exemptions and interpretive opinions from regulatory agencies. With his background in franchise litigation, Matt understands the risks inherent in the relationship and works with his clients to limit those risks allowing those franchisors to focus on brand and system growth.

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    1. Understanding what types of relationships are considered “franchises” under federal and applicable state laws.
    2. Learning the differences between a franchise and a license arrangement.
    3. Reviewing the basic federal and state requirements for business arrangements that are considering “franchises”

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