Mitchell J. Kassoff, Attorney at Law

Practice/Organization Description

Mitchell J. Kassoff, Esq., who deals exclusively with Franchise matters, has been representing both Franchisors and Franchisees as an attorney, counselor, lawyer and Expert Witness in all matters in all 50 states since 1979. His clients have included everyone from a person who wants to start his own Franchise system to international Franchisors.

Mr. Kassoff acts as a Franchisee's attorney to protect his rights and to recover financial compensation and other relief through litigation and arbitration resulting from a Franchisor fraudulently inducing a person to purchase a Franchise, a Franchisor breaching the terms or conditions of his Franchise agreement or other improper conduct on the part of his Franchisor.

Mr. Kassoff prepares a Franchisor's Uniform Franchise Offering Circular, all related agreements and other documents and files and registers Franchises in all 50 states. In conjunction with Franchising businesses, Mr. Kassoff prepares, files, registers and protects a Franchisor’s trademarks and copyrights. Mr. Kassoff has the ability to file a business as a corporation or LLC in all 50 states.

Mr. Kassoff's work includes providing advice to a person who is considering the purchase of a Franchise, including the analysis of the Franchisor's Uniform Franchise Offering Circular.

Since Mr. Kassoff deals exclusively with Franchise matters, he can handle all matters that concern a Franchise system of every kind and nature. Mr. Kassoff can also manage all legal matters of a Franchise system in all 50 states, leaving a Franchisor the time to concentrate on the business aspects.

In summary, Mr. Kassoff's work includes literally every aspect of all areas of Franchising in all 50 states for both Franchisors and Franchisees.

Unlike other attorneys and law firms who engage in many areas of the law, Mr. Kassoff's practice deals exclusively with Franchise Law. Which attorney or law firm would you want to represent you and your interests, an attorney or law firm which splits their interests and attention among many areas of the law or Mr. Kassoff who spends his entire time dealing exclusively with the issues of Franchise Law?

Mr. Kassoff has successfully litigated against Starbucks Coffee Company, Dunkin’ Donuts Inc., Domino’s Pizza LLC, 7-Eleven Inc., The Southland Corporation, Jimmy John’s Franchise, LLC, Jimmy John’s Enterprises, LLC, Great Wraps, Inc., MaggieMoo’s International, LLC, I Can't Believe It's Yogurt Ltd., Candy Express Franchising Inc., Best Western International Inc., Nissan North America, Inc., Shell Oil Company, Black Entertainment Television Inc., United Airlines Inc., The Hertz Corporation, Horizon Blue Cross, Blue Shield of New Jersey, LaSalle National Bank, United States Internal Revenue Service, Attorney General of the State of New York, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Woolworth Corporation, Motiva Enterprises L.L.C., Allegiance Telecom Company Worldwide, Allegiance Telecom of New York Inc., Equilon Enterprises L.L.C., Equiva Trading Company, Venator Group Inc., Public Service Electric & Gas, Brice Foods Inc., Fremont Financial Corporation, and numerous other companies which are not nationally known.

Bar Admissions

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States Customs Court of Customs and Patent Appeals

United States Court of Claims

United States Tax Court

United States Customs Court

United States Court of International Trade

United States District Court for the District of Arizona (pro hac vice)

United States District Court for the Northern District of California (pro hac vice)

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (pro hac vice)

Florida Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County (pro hac vice)

United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (pro hac vice)

Georgia State Court of Dekalb County (pro hac vice)

United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois (pro hac vice)

United States District Court for the District of Maryland (pro hac vice)

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

New Jersey- All Courts

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States District Court for the Northern District of New York

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Western District of New York

New York- All Courts

United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (pro hac vice)

Cases are accepted for all 50 states

Education

Juris Doctor- University of Virginia School of Law, 1978

B.S.- Public Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, State University of New York at Albany, 1975

Tenured Professor of Law- Pace University (27 years)

Lecturer- Franchise Law- Pace University

Lecturer- Franchise Law- The Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Lecturer- Franchise Law- National Academy of Continuing Legal Education

Lecturer- Franchise Law- New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Lecturer- Franchise Law- Northeast Academy of Legal Studies in Business

Lecturer- Franchise Law- University of Hawaii (invited to make a presentation)

Professional Associations & Memberships

Eagle Scout- Boy Scouts of America

Expert Witness in Franchise Litigation (involving McDonald’s Corporation)

Vice-President- Romanian Franchise Association

Mediator- Romanian Franchise Association

Arbitrator- American Arbitration Association (invited to apply)

Mediator- American Arbitration Association (invited to apply)

Named a ‘Legal Eagle’ by Franchise Times

Reported in LJN’s (Law Journal Newsletters) Franchising Business & Law Alert

Nominated as the International Legal Professional of the Year (International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England)

President- North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business

Chairman- American Bar Association Committee on the Use of Computer Produced Data

Reported in Business Week

Listed in Who’s Who in the World

Listed in International Who’s Who of Professionals

Listed in Who’s Who in America

Listed in Who’s Who in American Law

Listed in Who’s Who in Executives and Business

Listed in Who’s Who in Finance and Business

Listed in Who’s Who in the East

American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Essex County Bar Association

Association of the Bar of the City of New York

New York County Bar Association

Queens County Bar Association

Contact

Two Foster Court
South Orange, New Jersey 07079, United States

  • 973-762-1776

Areas of Practice
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Litigation
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