At the suggestion of Joe Fittante, the current Forum Chair, we have added this new “Pointers and Pitfalls” section. The plan is to include one to three entries per issue on practical “Pointers” (tips or best practices) and “Pitfalls” (traps or missteps to be avoided) that attorneys come across in their practices. They could be on franchise transactional topics (like a quirky state registration requirement or an unexpected comment from an examiner) or on litigation topics (like a unique filing requirement or particular way to bring or defend a claim). Entries should be 100 to 200 words, with limited internal citations and no footnotes. If you are interested in submitting a proposed entry to this new section, please email it to Max Schott, II, the Editor-in-Chief of The Franchise Lawyer, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Based on the current release schedule, entries need to be received by the 15th of November, February, May or August (or shortly thereafter) for consideration in the next issue. While open to all, this is a great opportunity for our newer members to get more involved in the Forum.