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In the fifth week of the 4th Annual Franchise Legal Series on Franchise Today, host, Paul Segreto is joined by Mark Kirsch, a returning guest to the legal series. Mark is a principal at Gray Plant Mooty and a member of its Franchise & Distribution practice group. Paul and Mark discuss outsourcing of franchise sales with a look at various opportunities and pitfalls that may be encountered along the way. The discussions moves from franchise brokers to legal compliance requirements to digital age issues and many points in between.
About Our Guest
Mark A. Kirsch is a principal at Gray Plant Mooty and a member of its Franchise & Distribution practice group. He focuses his practice on domestic and international franchising and distribution matters. He represents and counsels clients on various corporate, commercial, licensing, franchise, and business development matters, across a wide range of industries including restaurants and food service, hotels and the hospitality industry, health care, equipment manufacturing and distribution, educational and training businesses, technology and telecommunications, car rental and automotive services, employment and personnel agencies, convenience stores, real estate, publishing, cosmetics and hair care, and various retail product and service businesses.
The Fourth Annual Franchise Legal Series continues this week on Franchise Today. In this fourth of eight segments, host, Paul Segreto welcomes as his guest, Barry Heller, Partner at DLA Piper. Paul and Barry discuss the many aspects of franchise litigation including hot litigation issues and non-franchise litigation claims facing franchisors today. They also discuss dispute resolutions including options to consider when drafting the franchise agreement - Is arbitration or mediation best or most practical for the brand? The discussion also includes suggestions on how to avoid litigation.
About Our Guest
For almost 30 years, Barry Heller's practice has consisted almost exclusively of representing clients in franchise and distribution disputes throughout the country, both in litigation and arbitration. Much of his practice has focused on franchise termination matters, as well as on more complex franchise cases involving issues affecting the entire franchise system. He has handled cases involving, among other issues, termination, transfers, rights of first refusal, implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, alternative distribution channels, covenants against competition, trademark infringement, product sourcing and approval, franchisee associations, and unfair competition. Mr. Heller is the former director of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Division of the ABA Forum on Franchising. He has authored and lectured on franchise litigation issues, including conducting Legal Roundtable seminars in different cities for the International Franchise Association on franchise litigation matters. He was co-author of a manual entitled Franchise Litigation Claims of the Litigation Section of the District of Columbia Bar Association, for whom he conducted a seminar on the subject.
This month, please join Rick Bisio on the Franchise Focus podcast to learn more about the due diligence process he describes in his book, The Educated Franchisee. The show will be dedicated to explaining the step-by-step process that goes into choosing the right franchise. Please tune in to learn about the due dilligence process and get your questions answered by Rick Bisio. Rick Bisio is the author of The Educated Franchisee: The How-To Book for Choosing a Winning Franchise and The Franchisee Workbook. He also runs www.educatedfranchisee.com, an online resource for soon-to-be franchise owners to get their due dilligence process kicked off.
BEEFICA is the topic of today's show, join Betty as she explains the new Hashtag to her fellow Americans. Assignment tells the stories of America, from history, military, politics, social and economic, to entertainment - the things you never thought about to the trivia you never knew.
Today we’re going to review Structura Body Therapies, a unique franchise with the only structural and functional approach to massage therapy in the market.
Joining us is Martin Metzler CEO & President with Structura Franchise LLC.
Martin is one of the co-founders of Structura Body Therapies and has been with the company for 2 years and has been in franchising for over 10 years.
Originally from Germany, he holds a degree in business administration and has over 20 years experience as a senior executive, business consultant and small business owner developing and managing companies nationally and internationally including 2 franchise companies prior to Structura.
CREATIVITY: When acts of virtue emerge from deep within, from our inner sanctuary of silence, inspiration flows. Every action has its seed in a thought and every thought is a creation of the thinker, the soul. I choose what thoughts I want to create, and as is my thinking so are my actions and also my experience of life. Going within, I touch the stillness and pure love that lie at the core of my being and every thought that I create is of benefit to me, and of benefit to humanity. - Watch Creativity Virtue Video -
Dr. Kathy Gruver is a Natural Health Speaker, Educator, Practitioner and Author of a book entitled, “The Alternative Medicine Cabinet” which is a winner of the Beverly Hills Book Awards. She has appeared as a guest on Lifetime Television. Dr. Gruver has been featured as an expert in countless publications and has written dozens of health and wellness articles. She has appeared as a guest expert on over 100 radio shows and has done over 60 educational lectures around the country.
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Jim Burns is best known for his presentations on Bullying, Motivating Disaffected Students, Defusing Power Struggles & The New 3Rs in Education: Respect, Responsibility, and Relationships. Jim has worked as a teacher and administrator since 1977. An accomplished college instructor who teaches graduate level courses in the areas of Cooperative Discipline, Disability Awareness, and Brain Compatible Methods in the Classroom. Jim has written and co-designed a new graduate level course; “The Bully Proof Classroom.” http://bullyproofclassroom.com
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We have a great show today. We are meeting with Paul Pickett, VP of Franchise Development for Wild Birds Unlimited, and Ellen Davis, franchisee of the Franklin, MA storePaul Pickett, VP of Franchise Development for Wild Birds Unlimited, and Ellen Davis, franchisee of the Franklin, MA storePaul Pickett and the Wild Birds Unlimited franchisee, Ellen Davis. Ellen shares her experiences as a Wild Birds Unlimited franchisee.
This week on Franchise Today begins our 4th Annual Franchise Legal Series. The series broadcasts LIVE on eight consecutive Thursdays at 11AM CT beginning with today's show and culminating on Thursday, May 30th with our IFA Legal Symposium Recap. Each week, the brightest legal minds in franchising share their insight and perspective on topics of importance to franchisors including franchise sales best practices, private equity in franchising, social media and legal considerations in a franchise environment and franchisor litigation issues.
Joining host, Paul Segreto on today's show is Michael Laidhold, Partner at Plave Koch PLC. The focus of the discussion is on franchise sales best practices and includes pointers on Franchise Disclosure Documents, Item 19 - Financial Performance Representations, disclosure do's and don'ts, and potential consequences per federal and state quidelines and laws.
About Our Guest
Michael Laidhold is a partner at Plave Koch PLC in Reston, Virginia. He focuses his practice on domestic and international franchising, licensing, general dealership and distribution matters. Michael works with clients to structure new franchise programs and restructure existing franchise programs; to draft and negotiate franchise, master franchise, licensing, development and distribution agreements, and asset purchase agreements and related commercial contracts. He counsels clients on compliance with state, federal, and international regulatory issues; and provides advice with respect to franchise, license, and dealership and distribution relationships. He has been a speaker at the ABA Forum on Franchising and the IFA Legal Symposium, and other industry events and seminars, and has authored many articles on branding, licensing, franchising, and distribution issues.
Ted Crisell, known to his friends around the globe as THEO, interviews an amazing English teacher that has worked and lived in Moscow teaching English.
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Today we’re going to review Sitters Etc., a franchise that provides non-medical in-home care to seniors, new moms, and rehab patients.
Joining us is Bob Jackson, Chief Operating Officer of Sitters Etc. in Brentwood TN.
Bob has been in franchising for over 10 years, first as a Master Franchisee for Cartridge World USA (awarded 57 locations in Georgia and Tennessee) , then as a franchisee with Regis Corporation where he operated multiple high-end men’s grooming centers.
Bob now head’s up the Franchise Development, Marketing and Training Support teams for Sitters Etc. Home Care.