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IFA's Annual Legal Symposium 

The Premier Event for Franchise Legal and Business Minds 

May 20-22, 2012
JW Marriott  **  Washington, DC

Click here to register. 

Click here to download our brochure. 

Thank you to our Sponsors: 

 2012 LS Sponsors 4-16 


Why should you attend IFA’s Annual Legal Symposium?


To gain invaluable insight on the latest legal challenges facing franchised businesses today, in addition to important networking time with your peers. This is the only franchise legal program that gives you an all access pass to top franchise law practitioners and franchise business leaders sharing their knowledge about the hottest topics in franchise law.

A task force of franchise legal experts works tirelessly to develop a program that is increasingly relevant in the franchising community. From informative general sessions to informative concurrent sessions; from interactive roundtables to unique networking opportunities, our Legal Symposium features knowledgeable franchise law practitioners, franchise executives, and state regulators. We offer our Judicial Update, an in-depth review of the year’s most important cases and developments in franchise law. We also include a Basics Track, allowing those with limited exposure to franchising to learn the building blocks of the discipline from seasoned franchise law professionals.

As always, while the program is important and while this is a good opportunity to earn Continuing Legal Education credit, it is the people that make the IFA Legal Symposium a truly rewarding experience. Come visit with old friends. Come network with colleagues. Come meet new players in franchising.

Join us in scenic and historic Washington D.C. this year for the premier franchise legal event. You’ll be glad you did.


 ** To purchase a CD-ROM of the 2011 Legal Symposium program materials, please contact Jodi McCray at 202/662-0763 or  ** 



Mark your calendars now for future Legal Symposium dates: 

  • 46th Annual Legal Symposium ** May 5-7, 2013 ** JW Marriott, Washington, DC 
  • 47th Annual Legal Symposium ** May 4-6, 2014  ** Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL 
  • 48th Annual Legal Symposium ** May 3-5, 2015  ** Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL 
  • 49th Annual Legal Symposium ** May 15-17, 2016  ** JW Marriott, Washington, DC  

If you have any questions, please contact the IFA Conferences Department at 202/628-8000.