ABA Forum on Franchising chairman Joseph Fittante gives a presentation.
New York attorney Tom Pitegoff smiles while speaking with Forum on Franchising chair Joe Fittante. Kay Ainsley of MSA listens on.
Law firm Nixon Peabody's Craig Tractenberg, Andrew Lowenger and in the middle Mario Altiery of Upside Franchise Consulting of Arizona.
(L) William Ferreira of Herbert and Ferreira Law Group; (C) Eric Karp of Witmer, Karp, Warner and Ryan; and ?
(Left to right) Kennith Protonenpis of law firm Protonenpis and Renley; Mrs. Synthia Protonenpis; Howard Bundy of Bundy Law Firm; Peter Lagarias of Lagarias & Boulter; Elaine Maurer
(Left to right) Cynthia Klaus of Larkin Hoffman, Andrew Perrin of Larkin Hoffman law firm; John Gotaskie Jr. of Fox Rothschild; Terri Alvarado of TMA Business Consulting;
Opening reception at the pool area. (left to right) Attorney Brian Schnell, COO of Bright Star Franchising; Mrs. Killion (center); and William Killion of Faegre Baker Daniels
This is the opening reception at the pool area, Marriott hotel in downtown L.A. Here are attorneys Warren Lewis of law firm Akerman & Senterfitt and Robert Purvin, chair of the American Association of Franchisees & Dealers.
(Left to right) Chicago-based Alan Silverman of law firm SNR Denton and Rick Asbill of Atlanta-based Asbill Dispute Resolution
AAFD chair Bob Purvin from Palm Desert, California and Michael Drumm of Arvado, Colorado-based Drumm Law
Minneapolis-based Andy Selden of Briggs and Morgan and Michael Garner of Michael Garner PA
Minneapolis-based attorneys Michael Garner and Andy Selden
There was no lifeguard on duty but the Zarco team is now here! Himanshu Patel, Robert Salkowski, Robert Zarco of Miami-based ZESB law firm; and Jonathan Solish of Bryan Cave law firm of Santa Monica, California.
(left to right) Associate Kristen Curatolo and Justin Klein of New Jersey-based Marks & Klein LLP.
Part of the Miami-based EISB team Himanshu Patel, Robert Zarco and Robert Salkowski
ABA Forum on Franchising chair Joe Fittante
Chairman Joe Fittante awarding Phoenix franchise attorney Judith Bailey the ABA Forum Lewis G. Rudnick Lifetime Achievement Award
LitigatorJohn Dienelt of Quarles & Brady, Michael Garner of Michael Garner PA and Employment attorney Patricia Slovak of Chicago-based Schiff Hardin
Twist and shout. John Dienelt talks about the grey areas between being an independent contractor and an employee.
Michael Garner talks about really scary clauses in the franchise agreements. Uhm actually, he's talking about minimizing exposure from the grey areas of being an independent contractor versus an employee.
Robert Zarco discusses proving irreperable harm to establish an injunctive relief
C. Griffith Towle of San Francisco's Bartko Zankel Tarrant & Miller
Chairman Joe Fittante recognized outgoing Kelly Rodenberg, staff director of American Bar Association Forum on Franchising
James Goniea of Philadelphia-based Wiggin and Dana LLP reviews the key cases affecting franchising in the plenary session
Plenary session on cases of the year given by Peter Silverman of Ohio-based Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick LLP
Jim Goniea and Peter Silverman pose after finishing the annual review of lawsuits affecting franchises
Jim Goniea and Peter Silverman
(left to right) Milwaukee-based Joseph Goode of Kravit Hovel & Krawczyk and Bill Killion talks about mass action lawsuits by franchisee associations
Ashley Williams, general counsel to The Maids and Rebecca Turner of Michigan law firm Maddin Hauser
AAFD chairman Bob Purvin and attorney Rodney Hatter of Newport Beach, California
Miami-based Michael Joblove of Genovese Joblove & Baptista and Leslie Curran of Virginia-based Plave Koch
Art Pressman of Nixon Peabody, which represents Dunkin', Coldstone Creamery and other brands