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Practice Areas


  1. Contracts & Agreements: 80%
    3 years
  2. Internet: 10%
    7 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 10%
    7 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • David Glenn Ross

    Jeff has a sharp legal mind and an excellent understanding of franchise issues. He's also extremely diligent, conscientious, and honest. I trust him implicitly, as do our mutual clients.


    David Ross Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyPHH Arval2012 - Present
OwnerFabian, LLC2010 - 2012
AssociateCahn & Rifkin, LLC2005 - 2010
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Yahoo! Small BusinessWeekly franchise law column for Yahoo! Small Business and FranchiseHelp.com2012
IAFDMore on the Benefits and Costs of Trademark Monitoring for Franchisors2012
Tungsten Branding Blog5 Trademark Tips for Branding Your Company2012
Under30CEO.comWeekly trademark law column for Under30CEO.com2012
Annual Intellectual Property Law Update (MSBA Intellectual Property Law Section)A Fair Use of Nominative Fair Use? Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. v. Tabari2011
Asia Franchise & Business OpportunitiesFranchises and Business Opportunities: Understanding the Difference2011
365daysofstartups.comWeekly legal column for 365daysofstartups.com2011
Under30CEO.comChoosing a New Trademark Without Getting Into Trouble2011
Under30CEO.comTrademarks 101 – The Legal Side of Branding2011
Franchise Law Journal (ABA)Mobility, the Home, and the Scope and Application of State Franchise Relationship and Termination Laws2010
The Solopreneur LifeAn Introduction to Trademarks for the Uninitiated Solopreneur2010
MSBA Section of Business LawGeneral Assembly Bill Reinstates the Per Se Ban on Minimum Resale Price Maintenance in Maryland2010
American Bar Association, The Franchise LawyerWashington Ruling Raises Area Developer Disclosure Issues2010
MSBA Section of Intellectual PropertyWhen Does Trademark Licensing Become Franchising?2010
Under30CEO.comWhat You Need to Know About the Legal Side of Your Startup2010
Under30CEO.comAre You Protecting Your Ideas? Learn How to do it Right!2010
Opportunity WorldQualitative Due Diligence for Prospective Food Franchisees2009
Opportunity WorldPurchasing an Existing Franchised Business: Due Diligence, Pitfalls and Protecting Your Investment2009
Journal of Business and Technology LawRescuecom Corp. v. Google, Inc., A Misuse of the Federal Trademark Doctrine of Commercial Use2008
Opportunity WorldTop 10 Things to Consider for Prospective Franchisees2008
Franchising WorldU.S. Supreme Court Changes Course on Minimum Resale Price Maintenance2007
The Franchisee Voice (AAFD)“This Meat Stinks!” - A Primer on Warranties2006
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJ.D.2008
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education SystemsIntroduction to Intellectual Property Law for Architects2012
Artists Marketing & Business AcademyInterview with the Expert – Jeffrey Fabian (Trademark and Copyright Issues)2011