LAPA’s San Fernando Valley Section Presents:
Franchise & Distribution Law is a fascinating but very structured business model of owning your own business and licensing someone else’s trade-name. In this seminar, we will cover the differences between a distributorship, a license, a business opportunity and a franchise. We will review the laws that govern franchising in California, including 16 CFR Part 436 Franchise Rule, Federal Trade Commission. Presenter Attorney David Gurnick will also discuss some significant court decisions affecting the franchise community [like NLRB, revenue reporting in Item 19] and some first-hand legal challenges he has helped his clients overcome. Marianne Toghia, Paralegal, and Mr. Gurnick will also discuss the interest and variety of roles in franchising for paralegals and franchising professional opportunities.
Presenter David Gurnick, franchise attorney, business lawyer and litigator at Lewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall & Harlan, is a State Bar of California Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law, as certified by the Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a Certified Franchise Executive, as designated by the International Franchise Association. Mr. Gurnick’s Practice Group also focuses on licensing, trademarks and copyrights, trade secrets, e-commerce, antitrust and competition matters, and related litigation.
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Law Offices of Lewitt Hackman16633 Ventura Blvd, 11th Floor, Encino, CA 91436
6:15-7:15 pm: Check-in, Networking, and Dinner
7:15 to 8:15 pm: Presentation
LAPA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies that this seminar is approved for 1.0 hour of credit.