Fundamentals of Franchising

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Program Co-Chairs:

Marc Lieberstein
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Julie Lusthaus
Lusthaus Law P.C.

  • Join us for a comprehensive overview of franchise law for those practitioners who want a thorough introduction to the field, as well as those who want a refresher on one or more areas of franchise law practice. Some of the area’s top franchise lawyers will discuss the intellectual property aspects of franchising, structuring a franchise, disclosure and registration requirements, franchise relationship laws, international franchising and the representation of franchisees. Every attendee will receive Fundamentals of Franchising (4th ed.), the most current version of the ABA Forum on Franchising’s comprehensive book on the fundamentals of franchising for the legal practitioner.

    This program will not be taped – you only have one chance to see it – Live!

    Program Fee:
    $249 for City Bar & ABA Members | $349 for Nonmembers

    If you are an ABA member, please call Customer Relations at (212) 382-6663 to register.

  • Justin M. Klein
    Marks & Klein, LLP

    Nicole Liguori Micklich
    Urso Liguori & Micklich P.C

    Keri A. McWilliams
    Nixon Peabody

    David W. Oppenheim
    Greenberg Traurig LLP

  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am
    Registration & Continental Breakfast

    9:00 am – 9:10 am
    Welcome & Introduction

    9:10 am – 10:00 am
    Intellectual Property
    Marc Lieberstein

    10:00 am – 10:50 am
    Structuring the Franchise
    David Oppenheim

    10:50 am – 11:10 am

    11:10 am – 12:00 pm
    Disclosure & Registration
    Julie Lusthaus

    12:00 pm – 1:10 pm

    1:10 pm – 2:00 pm
    Relationship Laws
    Justin Klein

    2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
    International Franchising
    Keri McWilliams

    2:50 pm – 3:05 pm

    3:05 pm – 3:55 pm
    Representing Franchisees
    Nicole Micklich

    3:55 pm – 4:00 pm
    Conclusion – Final Q&A

  • CLE Credit
    New York:
    6.0 Professional Practice
    New Jersey:
    6.1 general
    6.0 general
    5.0 general
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Forum on Franchising, American Bar Association
    Hospitality Law, Jack Gordon, Chair
    Trademarks & Unfair Competition, Ainslee A. Schreiber, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 |