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Hot Topics for Franchise Registration and Renewal


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 94 minutes
Recorded Date: March 21, 2018
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Agenda

  • The Updating Process
  • The Filing Process
  • Changes to Revenue Recognition Rules for Franchisors
  • Changes in the SBA Registry Process
Runtime: 1 hour and 34 minutes
Recorded: March 21, 2018

Description

The panelists will discuss the impact of changes in state law, recent regulatory guidance, and a variety of challenges to certain franchise agreement provisions. They will also offer tips on how to make the filing process more efficient.

A well-managed franchise registration/renewal process requires consideration of multiple authorities. Among other things, practitioners should take into account changes in the law and regulatory interpretations that may affect the terms of the franchise agreement, the contents of the Franchise Disclosure Document, and even the requirement to register in particular states. Where registration is required, a clear understanding of how filings are processed, what examiners look for, and how comments are best handled can help to streamline the process.

This program was recorded on March 21st, 2018.

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Panelists

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Stephanie Zosak

Associate
DLA Piper

Stephanie Zosak focuses her practice in the areas of United States and international franchising, licensing and distribution.

Stephanie advises both large and small franchisors in the retail, fitness, and food service sectors on registration, disclosure and exemption requirements and prepares initial, renewal and amended forms of franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements and other franchise-related documents. Stephanie supports clients at every stage of the franchise relationship, including with negotiations of franchise agreements and addressing default and termination issues.

Stephanie has assisted several large franchisors in the food service and automotive sectors with franchise securitization transactions.

Stephanie's practice also involves drafting disclosure documents, area development agreements, license agreements, distribution agreements and ancillary agreements for retail, agricultural commodities, food service and lodging companies expanding their businesses worldwide, including in Canada, the Middle East, the CIS, Asia and South and Central America.

Stephanie is a member of the Chicago Associates Committee and the Chicago Pro Bono Committee of DLA Piper, and has been actively involved in the Chicago office's recruitment efforts.

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Christina G. Heddesheimer

Associate
Haynes & Boone

Christina Heddesheimer is an associate in the Tax Practice Group and the Franchise Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone. Christina’s tax practice focuses on the federal and state taxation of investment funds, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. Christina’s experience includes tax planning for corporate acquisitions and reorganizations; investment fund, corporate, partnership, and limited liability company formations and operations; and federal and state voluntary disclosures.

Christina’s franchise practice focuses on the areas of franchise and distribution law where she supports clients in the structuring and operation of domestic franchise programs and international expansion, including drafting franchise-related agreements, and assisting in compliance with domestic and international franchise disclosure and registration requirements.

Prior to joining Haynes and Boone Christina spent a year at KPMG as a senior associate in mergers and acquisitions where her practice focused on corporate and international taxation.


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