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Drafting Matters: Do Your Non-Competes Bind The Correct Parties?

A federal court in Colorado recently upheld a franchisor’s non-competition provision despite that state’s strong public policy against non-competes. The franchisor prevailed due to its thoughtful contract drafting and ability...more

FDA Releases New Guidance On Menu Labeling Rule

The Trump administration is moving forward with an Obama-era initiative requiring certain food establishments to list calorie information on menus and menu boards, including food on display and self-service food. The FDA...more

Save Local Business Act Moves One Step Closer To Limiting Joint Employer Liability

The U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce recently approved the “Save Local Business Act” (HR 3441 – Byrne). If enacted, the Act would limit joint employer liability by reversing the rule announced by the NLRB...more

The Difference Between Venture Capital And Private Equity (And How Star Wars And Star Trek Will Help You Remember Them).

Quick quiz:- If your startup is seeking investors, will you have more success with private equity or venture capital firms? How about when you’re looking to sell that company? ...more

At The Buzzer: FDA (Again) Extends Compliance Deadline For Menu Labeling Rules

Just four days shy of the enforcement deadline, the FDA extended the date for restaurants and similar retail food establishments to comply with its menu labeling rule. The rule was originally published on December 1, 2014 and...more

Drafting Matters: When Non-Competes And Renewal Provisions Collide

If a franchisor waives the non-compete provision in its current franchise agreement, can it enforce a non-compete when the franchise agreement is renewed? According to a recent decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals,...more

Trump Administration Delays Regulations To Fast-Track Startups

The Trump administration recently announced it is delaying – and likely rescinding – the Obama-era International Entrepreneur Rule (the “Rule”). The Rule was slated to go into effect on July 17, 2017. It would have made it...more

Term Sheet Terminology: Cumulative VS. Compounding Dividends

Issuers and investors are well advised to document their deal in a term sheet. Though generally non-binding, they add significant value. Detailed term sheets raise issues early when there is still ample negotiating time....more

5/18/2017  /  Dividends , Investors , Term Sheets

Enforcement Is On The Menu: May 5, 2017 Is The Deadline To Comply With Menu Labeling Rules

Over two years ago, on December 1, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) published a food labeling rule requiring “chain” restaurants and similar retail food establishments to list calorie information on menus...more

4/26/2017  /  FDA , Food Labeling , Franchises , Menu-Labeling
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