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Charles Internicola is an attorney and author focused exclusively on business and franchise law.  Charles serves as outside legal counsel to non-public corporations and he represents franchisors, franchisees and business owners in business litigation and business transactions throughout the United States.


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Practice areas


  1. Franchising: 50%
    21 years, 200 cases
  2. Business: 25%
    21 years, 500 cases
  3. Partnership: 25%
    21 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($300-600/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

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  • Barry Alan Rosenzweig

    I endorse Attorney Charles Internicola who has a wealth of information on complex legal matters. I would recommend that you review his website for more information. He has countless happy clients. This is evident by the amount of referrals he receives from satisfied clients.


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  • Phillip Buchanan Grubaugh

    Charles is a strong law firm leader who is constantly refining his methods, both legal and law practice management, in an impressive effort to provide the absolute best legal services possible. He is constantly making things happen for his clients and his firm, creating an impressive synergy that results in success. Charles is headed exactly the right direction and he takes clients along with him. I utilize many of his proven methods at our own firm and I wholeheartedly endorse him.


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Contact info

The Internicola Law Firm, P.C.

1000 South Avenue
Suite 104
Staten Island, NY, 10314

The Internicola Law Firm, PC

4400 U.S. Highway 9 South
Suite 1000
Freehold, NJ, 07728



NYCurrently registered 199603/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Franchise and DistributionSuper Lawyers2015
Franchise and DistributionSuper Lawyers2014
Fast Growing Business Award8x82013
Franchise & DistributionSuper Lawyers2013
Top Article (NYFLB)LXBN2012
Listed - FranchisingAlltop2011
A+ RatingBBB2011
Top Franchise Law BlogOMD2011
Named a "Must Use" Online ResourceBank of America Business Community2010
AdmissionUnited States DIstrict Court - Southern District of New York2009
AdmissionUnited States District Court - Eastern District of New York2009
AdmissionUnited States District Court - District of New Jersey2009
AdmissionUnited States District Court - Western District of New York2002
Executive ProgramSJU2002
National Honor SocietyGolden Key National Honor Society1992
Deans ListSJU1992
Academic HonorsSt. Johns University1992
Business ExcellenceBeta Gamma Sigma1992
Deans ListSJU1991
Deans ListSJU1990
Deans ListSJU1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerInternicola Law Firm, PC2012 - Present
Outside General CounselPrivate Food Distributor2010 - 2012
PartnerDecker Decker Dito & Internicola, LLP2006 - 2011
PartnerDito & Internicola, LLP2004 - 2006
Outside General CounselPrivate Distribution Company2004 - 2011
AssociateAK&G2000 - 2004
AssociateVincenti Law Firm, PC1997 - 1999
Law ClerkHall & Hall, LLP1994 - 1996
Law ClerkSalenger & Sak1993 - 1994
AccountingShearson Lehman (Hutton)1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Federation of Independent BusinessMember2015 - Present
International Franchise AssociationMember2014 - Present
International Franchise Professionals GroupMember2014 - Present
Staten Island Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - Present
New York Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - 2014
Greater New York Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - 2014
Queens Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - 2014
Brooklyn Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - 2014
Staten Island Economic Development CorporationMember2014 - Present
New Jersey Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember2009 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
NY Bar Association - Commercial DivisionInvited Member2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
ABA - Franchising Law ForumMember2008 - Present
Richmond County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
International Franchise AssociationMember2000 - Present
Richmond County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
New York County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Krinos Foods, Inc. v. Vintage Food Corp.Successfully obtained a pre-answer dismissal.
Partnership Dispute - Closely Held New York CompanyTRO Successfully Obtained
Partnership Dispute - Protection of Controlling ShareholderTRO Obtained and Plenary action pending.
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Publication nameTitleDate
HVACR MagazineExpansion Through Franchising2014
Reference GuideThe 7 Steps to Buying a Franchise2013
BookThe New York and New Jersey Partnership Dispute Guide2012
New York Franchise Law BlogFDD Trademark Disclosures2012
Business and Franchise Law.comPhysician Partnership, Shareholder and Joint Venture Disputes: An Overview of New York and New Jersey Law2012
ILF / BusinessandFranchiseLaw.comLicensing Verses Franchising: Definitive Guide for Entrepreneurs2012
PrintHow to Franchise Your Business (Part I)2011
New York Franchise Law BlogIntellectual Property: A Two Sided Coin for Franchisors and Entrepreneurs2010
BookEntrepreneurs Guide to Purchasing a Business or Franchise (2nd Ed.)2010
New York Franchise LawThe Franchisors Mindset: Some factors that Franchisors and Franchisees should Consider2010
New York Franchise Law BlogNew York2009
Franchise Law SolutionsAdvantages of an Asset Purchase compared to a Stock Purchase2009
Franchise Law SolutionsCurrent State of Partnership Lawsuits in New York and New Jersey2009
Business and Franchise Law.comFactors to Consider when Buying a Franchise2009
Business and Franchise LawThe Importance of Due Diligence when Buying a Business2009
New York Franchise Law BlogStart-Up Franchisors: What is the Right Franchise Fee and Royalty Structure for Your System?2009
New York Franchise Law BlogThe Unintentional Franchisor: How a License Agreement may Subject you to Franchise Regulation2009
BookAn Entrepreneur's Guide to Purchasing a Business2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
St John's UniversityAccountingOther - Bachelors1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
IFPG Education EventSteps for Franchise Launch Success2015
IFA ConferenceManaging Franchise Disclosure Risks2015
2015 Franchise Law DevelopmentsFranchising2015
2015 Emerging Franchisor ConferenceHow to Manage Disclosures and Keeping Franchisees from Running Wild2015
Expanding and Growing Your BusinessFranchise Expansion2014
Marketing and DevelopmentFranchise Business Development2013
Franchise Due DiligenceBuying a Franchise2013
Franchise ConferenceFranchising2013
TeleseminarHow To Franchise Your Business: Start-Up Franchisor Questions2012
IBBA MemberFranchise Transactions2008
Guide to Purchasing a BusinessBusiness Purchase Transactions2006