I received my bachelor’s degree with academic honors in 1982 from Binghamton... more
I received my bachelor’s degree with academic honors in 1982 from Binghamton University, where I was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. I attended law school at UNC Chapel Hill, where I served as Research Editor of The North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation. I was awarded my juris doctorate degree with honors in 1988. Following law school, I moved to Pittsburgh a... 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.