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Richard L. Rosen

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Richard L. Rosen is the founding member of The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC, whose offices are also located at 110 East 59th Street, New York, New York 10022. Mr. Rosen has been actively engaged in the practice of franchise law in New York City for over 35 years during which time he has represented many franchisors and franchisees both as counsel and as a business advisor. Mr. Rosen has counseled and represented franchisors in the setting up of franchising systems and programs, has formed franchising entities, drafted and negotiated franchise agreements, registration statements, disclosure documents and other ancillary franchise documents; he has represented franchisees and franchisee associations, and has litigated in both state and federal courts as well as arbitrated and mediated matters on behalf of both franchisors and franchisees.

Mr. Rosen has held and currently holds numerous positions in the practice of franchise law. He was the Chairman of the AAFD’s Fair Franchising Standards Committee for nine years and a member that Board of Directors. He was the Chairman of the Legal Steering Committee and the Chairman of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the AAFD. He is a long-time member of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Forum Committee on Franchising and its Anti-Trust Section, a founding member and present Chairman of the Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) (and the Chairman of its Franchisee Relations and its Mission Statement Committees), is a Panel Member of the Committees on Franchising and Corporate Law sponsored by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (NYC Bar Assoc.), a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and a member of the International Franchise Association (I FA). Mr. Rosen is a member of the Steering Committee of the National Franchise Mediation Program; a member of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution’s Distinguished Panel of Neutrals in conjunction with the National Franchise Mediation Program and has served as an arbitrator and mediator of franchise cases. Richard is listed in various “Who’s Who” and various “Best Lawyers in America”.

Richard has frequently lectured on a variety of franchise topics before various State and County Bar Associations and he has been interviewed on both television and radio regarding franchising. Mr. Rosen is a contributor to “Franchising 101, The Complete Guide to Evaluating, Buying and Growing Your Franchise Business” compiled by the Association of Small Business Development Centers and has written various articles on the legal and business aspects of franchising.

Richard L. Rosen and his firm are engaged in a general, commercial practice which includes involvement in the fields of corporate and real estate law with heavy emphasis on franchising law. Mr. Rosen has been a real estate developer for many years and has represented many commercial clients in their real estate development, acquisition and leasing endeavors. The firm also maintains an active state and federal court litigation practice and is engaged in other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution, including arbitration and mediation.

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