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When: July 23, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 PM

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MCLE Accreditation
Nebraska Activity #94144, 1.0 hours CLE


First Run Broadcast: April 8, 2014
Live Replay: July, 23, 2014
1:00 p.m. E.T./12:00 p.m. C.T./11:00 a.m. M.T./10:00 a.m. P.T. (60 minutes)

Franchises seem to guarantee business success for clients. They take a proven national or regional business concept and brand, plant it in local soil, and watch it grow. The challenge for attorneys is to counsel clients about risk – the failure of a substantial number of franchises – and about the substantial costs and restrictions that go into buying and operating a franchise. There are issues of federal and state regulation, and vastly complex disclosure documents and franchise agreements. Working through the mass of information and properly judging risk/reward can be a daunting task. This program will provide you with a real world guide to the framework of franchise law, practical due diligence of franchise opportunities, and reviewing and negotiating the most important provisions of franchise agreements.

Day 1 – July 23, 2014:

• Understand what arrangements are franchises and which are not – and the consequences
• How to read a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
• Relationship of federal/FTC regulations to state regulation
• Counseling clients about realistic franchise expectations
• Phases of franchise review – due diligence, negotiation of agreement, and lease work

Harris J. Chernow is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Chernow Kapustin, LLC, where he has a national franchise, business transactional and real estate practice.  Mr. Chernow received his B.S. from Temple University and his J.D. from Temple University School of Law.

Joel R. Buckberg is of counsel in Nashville office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., where he has more than 30 years’ experience in corporate and business transactions.  Mr. Buckberg received his B.S. form Union College, his M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University, and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

To Register:  Cost $89.00

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If you need additional information on your CLE credits please contact:

Kathryn Bellman, Nebraska State Bar Association
(402) 475-7091 ext # 131;

Nebraska State Bar Association, 635 S. 14th St., Suite 200, Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 475-7091; Toll Free (800) 927-0117; FAX (402) 475-7098