Mr. Maslyn has extensive experience working with all of the laws and regulations... more
Mr. Maslyn has extensive experience working with all of the laws and regulations affecting franchises [../services/franchisors] in the United States. He has helped countless start-up franchisors [../services/franchisors] and several Fortune 20 companies structure their franchise systems and manage their franchisee networks. In many cases, Mr. Maslyn has effectively served as his clients outside... view profile
I grew up in Bluefield, West Virginia and was valedictorian of the Bluefield High... more
I grew up in Bluefield, West Virginia and was valedictorian of the Bluefield High School Class of 1989. I enjoyed seven great years in Charlottesville, Virginia earning a bachelor's degree and law degree at the University of Virginia. Living and practicing law in Richmond, Virginia (RVA) since 1996, I have strived to be active in the community through organizations such as the Greater Richmon... view profile
Eric A. Welter is an experienced litigator who has represented national corporations... more
Eric A. Welter is an experienced litigator who has represented national corporations in complex litigation, including class actions, involving a wide range of employment law, public accommodations and business issues. His practice focuses on employment law. --- Visit our firm's blog -- The Laconic Law Blog: Pithy Commentary on Employment Law in Virginia and Beyond-- at http://welterlaw.com/bl... 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.