Partner Michael J. Lockerby will be speaking at the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) 41st Annual Legal Symposium, May 11-13, 2008 in Washington, DC.
Mr. Lockerby is speaking on Monday, May 12 from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm with George W. Herz, II, Senior Vice President & General Counsel for Uno Restaurant Corporation. Their session is titled " Basics Track: Franchise Agreement Drafting” and will discuss the following:
The strategic planning and information required to draft a Franchise Agreement for the Franchisor’s business model.
The “must” legal provisions in a Franchise Agreement and how these provisions address everyday franchising issues.
Analyzing the empirical business and economic data relating to the Franchisor’s business model and addressing the unique aspects of the Franchisor’s business in the Franchise Agreement.
Structuring a “fair” Franchise Agreement that addresses the needs of the Franchisor but does not hamper the Franchisee’s ability to build value.
Avoiding malpractice claims by carefully planning and developing the terms and conditions of the Franchise Agreement with the Franchisor and anticipating the business issues a growing and expanding Franchisor will face.
For more information, please visit IFA's Web site.