IFA Legal Symposium 2017 Resources


Final Program


Speaker Bios


Session Papers

A Deep Dive into Due Diligence from a Private Equity Seller or Buyer’s Perspective

Basics Track - Franchise Litigation

Basics Track - Handling Defaults and Terminations

Basics Track - International Growth

Basics Track - Mergers & Acquisitions

Basics Track - Registration & Disclosure

Basics Track - Trademarks & IP

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes: Implementing System Changes, Upgrades and New Directions Under Existing Franchise Agreement

Enforcing/Attacking Liquidated Damages - Key Considerations and What Judges are Thinking

Exemption Based Franchising for Established and Start-Up Franchisors

Greying of a Franchise System - How to Deal with an Aging Franchisee Population      

How Financial Performance Representations Make Franchising Better

I’ll Have What She’s Having: An Exploration of Legal and Ethical Issues When Representing Clients that Compete

International Development - Personal Guarantees and Other Mechanisms to Secure Franchisee Payment and Performance

Joint Employer/Vicarious Liability: Practical Applications in Enforcing System Standards Without Exercising Too Much Control

Judicial Update

Litigation Against Competitors 

Practical Alternates to Termination

RedditandWeep - Protecting Your Brand and Reputation in Social Media

Settlements & Releases

The New Item 19 Commentary and Other Advanced Financial Performance Representation Issues - The Devil is in the Details

The Slippery Sands of Post-Termination Enforcement - Opportunities for Franchisees; Pitfalls for Franchisors 

Update on Joint Employer

We Broke the Law! Now What?