35th Annual Forum on Franchising -- Franching: Your Backstage Pass

Vol. 15, No. 2


Program Co-Chairs

October 3-5, 2012
JW Marriott at L.A. Live

Every year in October, the Forum on Franchising offers a three-day legal conference featuring unparalleled educational programs and collegial social events where attendees network with familiar and new franchise bar colleagues, clients and friends. Come out to the Forum in Los Angeles which promises to be one of the finest and most memorable. Highlights that make this an event you do not want to miss:

    ~ A Forum Primer -- on Wednesday, October 3, a five-hour intensive program on representing the franchisor from inception, and throughout, with a focus on designing the system, drafting disclosure documents, obtaining registration and providing ongoing counseling. This is a must for the new and experienced.

    ~ A Forum Tradition -- also on Wednesday, October 3, some of the most experienced franchise attorneys will present Fundamentals of Franchising®, the finest course available on the basics of franchise law. This five-hour intensive program covers structuring the franchise relationship, registration and disclosure requirements, trademark and other I.P. issues, antitrust, franchise litigation, and the franchisee's perspective.

    ~ A Forum Essential - Twenty Four Engaging, Unparalleled Workshops -- on Thursday and Friday, October 4 and 5, these workshops (each presented twice by experienced speakers) cover a variety of legal developments and business challenges facing the franchise industry, whatever your practice -- in-house or outside counsel, transactional lawyer or litigator, franchisee or franchisor lawyer -- you will have many thought-provoking and worthwhile choices.

    ~ A Forum Signature Focus -- two plenary sessions, including the Annual Developments survey of the key cases and decisions in franchise law over the last year, as well as the latest from a world renowned expert on time management skills for lawyers in an electronic media age. 

   ~ A Forum “Don’t Miss It” Location - The Historic Belasco Theater --on Thursday night, enjoy top-notch LA entertainment and connect with familiar and new Forum colleagues, clients and friends at the Historic Belasco Theater, one of only a few stops by Prince William and Kate Middleton in their recent L.A. tour.

    ~ A Forum “Once In a Lifetime” Occasion - The Grammy Museum -- view the city from the outside patio and then explore the legacies of all forms of music and the creative process Friday night at the Grammy Museum with its four floors of cutting edge interactive exhibits on a night that the Museum will belong exclusively to the Forum.

   ~ A Forum Legacy -- on Saturday morning, give back to the community that serves as our host as we head out to the local food bank. 

We look forward to greeting you on Wednesday at one of the intensive programs, interacting and learning with you at the educational workshops and networking with you at the Belasco Theater and the Grammy Museum. Don’t miss this opportunity to join your franchise bar colleagues, clients and friends from across the country and abroad at America's premier franchise law event!

Watch for more detailed information on how to register later this month.


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