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Franchise Law (LAWS 4406)

Course Info

The course will provide an overview of federal and state regulation of franchise sales and will touch on other legal issues (types of business entities, trademark law) encountered when a business proposes to sell franchises. We will address sample franchise agreement clauses, requirements for completing the mandatory franchise disclosure document, and typical franchise related litigation scenarios.


Prof. Stanley Dub

Prof. Stanley Dub is a practicing attorney with over 40 years experience and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University.  Prof. Dub played a leading role in forming the Ohio Bar Association Committee responsible for the passage of the 2012 amendments to Ohio's Business Opportunity Act—the only state law relating to franchising.


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Study Aids

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