Legal/Legislative Committee

The IFA Board of Directors shall have the power to create committees, advisory groups and task forces for the Association, define their functions, and terminate any such committee or advisory group. The IFA Chair shall appoint the committee Chair, Vice Chair, and members. Each committee and advisory group shall perform the functions specifically prescribed by the Board of Directors or which are properly within the jurisdiction of such committee or advisory group.  (IFA Bylaws)

The goal of the IFA Legal/Legislative Committee is to advise IFA with regard to identification, prioritization and position on legislative, regulatory and legal issues affecting franchising. The Committee shall provide a forum for maintaining a high level of awareness of these issues among the Association’s membership. In addition, the Committee will provide a means by which the maximum resources available can be brought to bear on these legislative, regulatory and legal issues identified as a priority for the Association.

Chair — Karen Satterlee
Vice Chair — Earsa Jackson
Staff Liaison — Suzanne Beall, Esq., CFE, sbeall@franchise.org

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