Monthly Archives: February 2022

What Happens to Franchisees When Their Franchisor is Accused of Fraud?

Feb 28, 2022 - Blog by |

According to the Franchise Times, the CEO of the company that owns Fatburger, Johnny Rockets, Twin Peaks, Fazoli’s and other restaurant chains is under investigation by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) for securities fraud and other crimes. At present, the SEC’s investigation remains ongoing, and no charges have been filed. However, the publicity surrounding the investigation (which has also been reported by the Los Angeles Times and other media outlets) is almost certainly having a negative impact on the company’s brands. So, what does this mean for these brands’ franchisees? National franchise lawyer Jeffrey M. Goldstein explains.

Read More

FTC Sues Burgerim Alleging Franchise Fraud

Feb 25, 2022 - Blog by |

As recently reported by the Franchise Times, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit against Burgerim alleging franchise fraud. According to the publication, the FTC is, “accusing the fast-food chain and its owner, Oren Loni, of enticing more than 1,500 people to purchase franchises ‘using false promises while withholding information required by its Franchise Rule.’” This is a notable development in the world of franchising, as franchise attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein explains.

Read More

What Legal Information Should I Review Before Buying a Franchise?

Feb 23, 2022 - Blog by |

There are lots of legal aspects to franchise ownership. As a franchisee, you don’t need to be an expert in franchise law, but you do need to make sure you are relying on the advice of an experienced franchise lawyer. Without an in-depth understanding of the FTC Franchise Rule, your state’s franchise laws (if any), the terms of your franchise agreement and the case law surrounding franchising, you can easily overlook issues that present major risks for your franchise.

Read More

Transitioning from Employee to Franchisee – Part 2: Choosing a Franchise Opportunity

Feb 16, 2022 - Blog by |

You are ready to make the transition from employee to franchisee, and you have determined that you have the financial wherewithal to move forward. Now the question is: Which franchise opportunity should you pursue? While many employees seek to buy into the brand they have served, as national franchisee lawyer Jeffrey M. Goldstein explains, employees should not default to this choice automatically.

Read More

Lawyer USA

Complex Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year – USA

Lawyer USA

Complex Commercial Distribution Litigation Representative

Lawyer USA

Antitrust & Franchise Law Firm of the Year – Washington DC

Lawyer USA

Best Franchise Lawyer of the Year – New York

Lawyer USA

Best for Franchise Disputes – USA

Lawyer USA

Complex Commercial Litigation Law (Franchisees and Dealers) 2021 – USA

Lawyer USA

Antitrust and Franchise Law Firm of the Year in DC

Lawyer USA

Leading Professionals in Law

Lawyer USA

Franchise Law
in the District of Columbia

Lawyer USA

Franchise Law Firm
of the Year – USA

Lawyer International

Lawyer International
Legal 100
2018

Lawyer International

Lawyer International
Legal 100
2019

ACQ5 LAW AWARDS 2019

US (New York)
Franchise Lawyer
of the Year
ACQ5 GLOBAL AWARDS 2019, JEFF GOLDSTEIN, GOLDSTEIN LAW FIRM, PLLC

ACQ5 LAW AWARDS 2019

US (New York)
Franchise Law Firm
of the Year
ACQ5 GLOBAL AWARDS 2019, GOLDSTEIN LAW FIRM, PLLC

Lawyers of Distinction logo

2020 Power Lawyers

Esteemed Lawyers of America Logo

Esteemed Law Firm Complex Litigation

Global Law Experts Logo

Recommended Firm in Franchise Litigation

Who's Who Attorney Logo

Top Attorney USA – Litigation

Avvo Franchise Lawyer Symbol

Superior Attorney in Franchising

Avvo Franchise Lawyer Symbol

Superior Attorney in Antitrust

Finance Monthly Global Award Winner Logo

Franchise Law Firm of the Year

Lead Counsel logo

Chosen Law Firm for Commercial Litigation

BBB of Washington DC

A+ Rated

Washington DC Chamber of Commerce

Verified Member

Lawyers of Distinction logo

Franchise Law Firm of the Year

ISSUU

Best Law Firm for Franchise Disputes in 2017

Law Awards Finanace Monthly

Franchise Law Firm of the Year - 2017

Top Franchise Litigator for Franchisees and Dealers

Top Franchise Litigator for Franchisees and Dealers

2017 Finance Monthly Award

2017 Finance Monthly Award

ACQ5 LAW AWARDS 2018

Franchise Law Firm
of the Year
ACQ5 LAW AWARDS 2018

ACQ5 LAW AWARDS 2019

Franchise Law Firm
of the Year
ACQ5 LAW AWARDS 2019

Franchise Law Firm of the Year

Franchise Law Firm of the Year

Franchise Law Firm of the Year

Franchise Law Firm of the Year
Global Awards 2017

Global Law Experts

Franchise Law Firm
of the Year
in New York – 2019

Finance Monthly Law Awards - 2018

Finance Monthly Law Awards - 2018

Franchise Law Firm of the Year

Franchise Law Firm
of the Year
Global Awards 2018

Contact Us

Goldstein Law Firm, PLLC

1629 K St. NW, Suite 300,
Washington, DC 20006

Phone: 202-293-3947
Fax: 202-315-2514

Free Consultation

Downtown Chicago Office

30 South Wacker Drive 22nd Floor #3341,
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-382-8327

Free Consultation

Free Consultation