Charles Internicola is an attorney and author focused exclusively on business and... more
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.
Tom helps companies launch franchise operations in the US and abroad. Tom is Chair... more
Tom helps companies launch franchise operations in the US and abroad. Tom is Chair of the Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Committee of the NYSBAâ€™s Business Law Section. He served on the Governing Committee of the ABAâ€™s Forum on Franchising and as an editor of the Franchise Law Journal.
Peter G. Siachos is an experienced trial lawyer and a partner in Gordon & Rees' New... more
Peter G. Siachos is an experienced trial lawyer and a partner in Gordon & Rees' New Jersey, New York, and South Carolina offices. Having tried nearly 50 cases to conclusion, Mr. Siachos routinely handles matters nationwide before federal and state trial and appellate courts, administrative and regulatory agencies, and alternative dispute resolution panels. As a member of the Commercial Litigati... view profile
David T. Azrin has more than 20 years experience representing companies and... more
David T. Azrin has more than 20 years experience representing companies and individuals in business disputes and litigation,contract drafting and negotiation,franchising, trademarks,trade secrets, non-competition agreements,defamation, license agreements,and employment law matters. Mr. Azrin has tried more than ten cases to jury verdict, and handled numerous cases through trial, arbitrationorap... view profile
Founding partner of the law firm of Bellavia Blatt Andron & Crossett, PC, Leonard A.... more
Founding partner of the law firm of Bellavia Blatt Andron & Crossett, PC, Leonard A. Bellavia is a nationally recognized authority in the field of automotive franchise law and represents hundreds of automobile and marine dealerships across the country in all aspects of commercial litigation and buy-sell transactions. He has been instrumental in negotiating the sale of hundreds of dealerships. H... view profile
Franchise law applies to franchisors like McDonald's ®, who allow you to buy and operate a business using the franchise trademarks, name, and business methods. In return, you, the franchisee, get the name recognition value and reputation of the franchisor. A franchise lawyer will make sure the franchisor treats you fairly. Franchises can be expensive, and when you buy one you are gambling on the franchisor's success. Franchise lawyers know the many franchise laws that prevent the franchisor from taking advantage of you. If you are considering franchising your business, a franchise lawyer can also help you with that decision.