A White Paper for Franchisors, Licensors, and Others
Bruce S. Schaeffer, Henfree Chan
Henry Chan and Susan Ogulnick
© 2009, Bruce S. Schaeffer, Henfree Chan, Henry Chan, and Susan Ogulnick
Law & Business
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of premier research products and tools in many legal practice areas, including a comprehensive suite of products designed to provide the most up-to-date and current information in franchise and distribution law.
The CCH Business Franchise Guide, commonly referred to as the “bible of franchise law,” is the only single source of federal and state franchise and distribution laws, regulations, uniform disclosure formats, explanations, and full-text case reporting. It contains the two official formats franchisors use to create presale disclosure and registration documents — the FTC franchise disclosure format and the Uniform Franchise Offering Circular. It includes full-text of state franchise disclosure/ registration and relationship/termination laws, state business opportunity laws, and English translations of international franchise laws and regulations. The publication contains a unique collection of more than 6,500 court and administrative decisions (including relevant international decisions), many available only in the Guide. Online customers also have access to a multi-jurisdictional research tool, the Smart Chart™ that compares State Disclosure/Registration Laws, State Relationship/Termination Laws, and State Business Opportunity Laws.
CCH Franchise Regulation and Damages by Byron E. Fox and Bruce S. Schaeffer is the first franchise treatise that converts liability into damages and dollars. This valuable work explains franchise law, computation of damages, assessing litigation risks, how to value franchises, and how to use expert witnesses. This resource reviews topics seldom covered in franchise law research, while going directly to the heart of franchise disputes. Bruce S. Schaeffer—noted attorney in the areas of franchising, estate planning, taxation, and securities fraud and founder of Franchise Valuations, Ltd.—has filled this treatise with practice-proven tips. The text also includes thousands of references to laws and cases with linking to the Business Franchise Guide for Internet subscribers of both publications.
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CCH Advertising Law Guide
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CCH Product Distribution Law Guide
CCH Sales Representative Law Guide
CCH Trade Regulation Reporter
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International Franchising in Industrialized Markets: North America, The Pacific Rim and Other Countries by Dianne H.B. Welsh and Ilan Alon, Editors
International Franchising in Industrialized Markets: Western and Northern Europe by Ilan Alon and Dianne H.B. Welsh, Editors
Master Franchising: Selecting, Negotiating, and Operating a Master Franchise by Carl E. Zwisler
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