What You Need to Know: Franchise Law Resources for Franchisors and Franchisees

For more than 50 years, CSG Law, a full-service regional law firm with offices in New Jersey and New York City, has assisted a broad spectrum of clients by offering a comprehensive array of legal services.

The CSG Franchise Law Team, led by Marisa Rauchway, further enhances the depth of our services as strategic legal advisors and partners to franchisors and franchisees across a range of industries. Members of the firm’s Franchise Law Team assist the varied needs of the franchise community to achieve their objectives throughout the entire franchise life cycle.

For a more extensive overview of our capabilities and experience, and to meet the members of our team, please visit csglaw.com/industry/franchise-law.

Contact us today for additional information on how we can assist you with any of your franchising needs.


Franchise Law Resources

Franchise Law 101: FAQs
Click here to learn the answers to the below frequently asked questions specific to franchise law.

  • What laws govern the franchise relationship?
  • Is my business relationship a franchise? What is an “accidental” franchise?
  • Are franchise agreements negotiable?
  • Should I franchise my business? What’s involved?
  • Can I own multiple franchise locations?
  • Can I get out of a franchise agreement?
  • Can my franchisor terminate my franchise agreement and shutdown my franchise?

When Good Help is Hard to Find: Accessing the Foreign Labor Market for Seasonal Staffing Needs
Feature story on “How US Hoteliers Can Navigate the Foreign Seasonal Worker Visa Process,” published by CoStar based on The Hospitality Law Conference program featuring Benjamin A. Snyder, Counsel in the Immigration Group and Marisa Rauchway, Franchise Law Team Leader.

CSG Law Alert: No More Noncompete Agreements? What You Need to Know About the FTC’s New Rule
On April 23, 2024, the FTC, by a 3-2 vote, enacted a sweeping change that effectively bars covenants not to compete nationwide, with limited exceptions. We urge employers to use caution when addressing the issues identified in this Alert.

New York Law Journal: The Exceptionally Broad Reach of New York’s Franchise Law
New York has one of the broadest definitions of a “franchise” in the country. Learn how members of the New York business community navigate the exceptionally broad statutory language.

EB-5 for Hotel/Restaurant Franchises
Feature story on “How EB-5 Capital Works in Hospitality Development,” published by CoStar based on The Hospitality Law Conference program featuring Samuel Newbold, Immigration Group Chair and Marisa Rauchway, Franchise Law Team Leader.

Gasoline Station Franchise Terminations
Gasoline Station Franchise Terminations – Can You Fight Back?” published in On the Road – the Official Communication of the New Jersey Gasoline, C-Store, Automotive Association, focuses on how the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act (PMPA) can help protect the rights of franchisees.

Litigation Concerns for Franchise Cases
Before choosing to litigate, the parties should consider key items discussed in “Maximizing Recovery in a Franchise Case,” which was presented in association with the International Franchise Association’s 54th Annual Legal Symposium.