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Mark J. Burzych

Franchising Attorney at Okemos, MI

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  • Licensed for 33 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Mark

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I help clients construct and implement a growth or exit strategy, or create a method of distributing the client's products or services to achieve the client's business goals. I can assist clients in designing a growth strategy, exit strategy, or distribution system, licensing relationships, or franchising relationship. With regard to franchising, I can assist the client in developing and drafting the necessary disclosure documents, including the FTC required Franchise Disclosure Document, franchise agreements, area representative agreements, area development agreements, and all ancillary documents necessary to secure the franchisees' performance, as well as work with the client on the required regulatory compliance in various states.

 

I have a specialty niche in the area of liquor licensing.  I have obtained liquor licenses for clients all over the state of Michigah, and am an expert in the Michigan Liquor Control Code and the procedures for obtaining or transferring a liquor license in Michigan. I represent national restaurant and hotel chains and local independent owner/operators in various areas of the hospitality industry, such as on premises, off premises, golf courses, bowling alleys, and hotels.

 

I teach Michigan Administrative Law at Cooley Law School.  My vast experience in navigating the Michigan regulatory maze gives me unique abilities to assist clients in virtually all agencies regulating businesses.

 

Specialties: Franchise Law
Alcoholic Beverage Regulation
Michigan Administrative Law
Michigan Regulated Businesses

Location

Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC
4151 Okemos Rd
Okemos, MI, 48864-6202

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Member
  • Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes, PLC
  • 2008 - Present

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD (cum laude)
  • 1990
  • Michigan State University
  • James Madison College, BA
  • 1985

Associations

  • Michigan Restaurant Association
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • International Franchise Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan Administrative Law Council
  • Past Chair
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer, Franchise and Government Relations
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Lawyer of the Year, Government Relations
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer, Franchise and Government Relations
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer, Franchise and Government Relations
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer, Franchise and Govenment Relations
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer, Franchise and Government Relations
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer, Franchise and Government Relations
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer, Franchise and Government Relations
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer, Franchise and Government Relations
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer, Franchise and Government Relations
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer, Franchise and Government Relations
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer, Franchising and Government Relations
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer, Franchise and Government Relations
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyer, Franchising and Government Relations
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer, Franchise and Government Relations
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Michigan Restauranteur Magazine
  • Ask the Experts
  • 2015
  • Michigan Restauranteur Magazine
  • 'Till Death Do Us Part: The Franchisor - Franchisee Relationship
  • 2010
  • Michigan Beverage Journal
  • Buyers Beware ... of the Department of Treasury
  • 2008
  • Michigan Restauranteur Magazine
  • Franchising's Top 10 Questions: Is Your Restaurant Ready to Franchise?
  • 2008
  • Franchise Law Journal (ABA)
  • Vive la Difference? Selective Enforcement of Franchise Agreement Terms and System Standards
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • International Franchise Association Convention Business Roundtables
  • Disclosure Issues Related to Promotional Franchise Sales Initiative Programs
  • 2012
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
  • Discriminatory Treatment of Franchisees
  • 2004

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Okemos Franchising Lawyer Mark J. Burzych
Mark J. Burzych
Franchising Attorney
Okemos, MI
Licensed for 33 years