Polsinelli Podcast - Is a Single U.S. Food Agency a Reality?
What is the Current State of Anti-Bribery Compliance & Enforcement in Australia?
Polsinelli Podcasts - The Latest on a Shift in Regulation in Dietary Supplements
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 18-Walmart-Be a Leader in Compliance
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Partnership and Similar Agreements - Douglas W. Lubic, Esq.
Before committing to a franchise business, consider...
Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Craft Beer Boom in Michigan
Record-setting Dodgers Sale Sets High Price For Mets Franchise
The extent of a franchisee’s territorial rights is the subject of Item 12 of the franchise disclosure document (FDD). One of the questions franchisors must address in Item 12 is whether the territory is exclusive....more
On May 20, 2015, Judge Dudley H. Bowen of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, entered an order denying the Motion for Preliminary and Permanent Injunction filed by one of the plaintiffs...more
On May 20th, the Committee will be meeting beginning at 10am in an open session to mark up eleven bills that relate to various capital formation and JOBS Act measures. We have reported on a number of these bills in prior...more
New York is a great place to live and do business. The state is running an active marketing campaign to let the world know and to attract new business to the state....more
During the week of May 10, 2015, 8-Ks were filed that disclosed 11 shareholder sponsored proxy access proposals passed and one failed. All required three percent ownership for three years and all were opposed by the company...more
On March 13th, 2015, GRC Solutions hosted a Round-Table discussion with compliance and legal professionals from some of the largest firms in Australia. I was invited as an Anti-Bribery, Compliance and Ethics consultant via...more
When businesspeople form a corporation or limited-liability company,they often establish it in the state where the principal office will be, or in a state with favorable business laws, such as Delaware. But New York, which is...more
The SEC has issued a proposed rule to require companies to disclose the relationship between executive compensation and the financial performance of a company. The details of the proposed rule have been well publicized, and...more
The Brewers Association, a trade association representing small and independent American craft brewers, recently released 2014 data on the United States craft beer industry. For the first time ever, at 11 percent, the craft...more
In most cases, courts and state legislatures have made it more difficult for franchisors to terminate franchise agreements. However, one federal court in New York recently upheld the use of negative guest satisfaction surveys...more
We knew someone would do this for us if we just waited long enough. A summary of early trends in proxy access responses suggests most are including the shareholder proposal and recommending a no vote. See here. Only a single...more
In some cases, a franchise relationship ends after many years of business. At the point of termination, the parties must wrestle with a number of issues, including customers, inventory, and (as we reviewed in Part 1) the...more
If you are going to buy a franchise, federal law requires the franchisor to make certain information available to help you evaluate what you are getting into. This information is provided in a “franchise disclosure document”...more
Many are up in arms following a memorandum issued by the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) authorizing employees of a national restaurant chain to argue that the franchisor is jointly responsible...more
In late July, the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or “Board”) issued a memorandum in a group of cases against operators of several McDonald’s franchises. The memorandum is significant...more
The first issue facing foreigners setting up a business in Canada is the type of entity which should be used to operate the business. Among the most commonly used are:
• Canadian corporations
• Unlimited liability...more
The franchise model can offer restaurateurs plenty of upside, which is precisely why franchise restaurants blanket the country. As growth vehicles go, however, franchising works better for some concepts than for others. Is...more
In November, the Tennessee Department of Revenue (Department) issued two notices to help clarify Franchise and Excise Tax classification of single member LLCs (SMLLCs) and series LLCs.
Former Chapel Hill Tutor Indicted in Sports Agent Investigation
by Anthony Caruso on October 7, 2013
A former UNC-Chapel Hill tutor who worked closely with Tar Heels football players has been indicted on charges of...more
What Does the Government Shutdown Mean for New York and New Jersey Businesses?
by Dan Brecher on October 2, 2013
The federal government officially entered a partial shutdown as members of Congress failed to reach an...more
Madison Square Garden Lawsuit May Have Far-Reaching Implications For Sports Industry
by Anthony Caruso on September 25, 2013
Several entertainment companies have been hit with lawsuits lately from unpaid interns...more
In this informational video, Douglas W. Lubic, Esq., of the law firm of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer describes Business Partnership and Similar Agreements.
Do you know what to do when you partner with someone in a business...more
Tenants seek co-tenancy rights while landlords are reluctant to grant them. Tenants often rely on a certain tenant mix of national or regional tenants to be a draw for customers to visit the shopping center. But what happens...more
Governor Rick Perry has signed into law Texas HB 500, which provides for certain changes to the Texas franchise tax provisions. ...more
On June 30th Governor Corbett signed a $28.4 billion state appropriations package which provides modest increases in some areas and flat funding in others. Although the popular press suggested that the budget included no...more
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