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What Laws Might I Run Across When Considering Franchising My Business Or Purchasing a Franchise?

As you begin to investigate the possibility of franchising your business, or perhaps buying into the franchise system of a franchise brand of interest, you may start to wonder what kind of laws are at-issue.

Maybe you’ve done a little bit of research already or maybe you just aren’t sure. What you should know is that there are federal and state laws that regulate the activity of all franchisors, which laws are also designed to provide some protection to franchisees.

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O’Hagan Meyer Adds Irving Einhorn to its Securities Brokerage Defense and White Collar Defense Team

Kevin O’Hagan, co-managing partner of O’Hagan Meyer announced this week that Irving Einhorn resigned from Freeman Mathis & Gary to re-unite with his former law partner, Sam Edgerton at O’Hagan Meyer where they will both service firm clients out of the Los Angeles and Newport Beach offices. 

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Charlie Meyer Elected Chair of Virginia Chamber of Commerce

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce elected Charlie Meyer to serve as their 2019 chair of the board of directors. Charlie has been an active member of the Chamber since 2012 and we congratulate him on his continued success and involvement. Read more about his appointment here.

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Illinois Supreme Court Rules Today that No Actual Injury Needed to Plead a BIPA Claim

Today the Illinois Supreme Court issued the much-anticipated Rosenbach ruling regarding the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”/ “Act”) reversing the trial Court’s dismissal of the complaint for failing to state an injury under the BIPA.

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Joan McKenna Recognized as One of Virginia’s Influential Women of Law in 2019

O’Hagan Meyer’s own, Joan McKenna, has been recognized by the Virginia Lawyers Weekly as one of Virginia’s Influential Women of Law in 2019.

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O’Hagan Meyer Opens Detroit Office with National Trial Lawyer, Evan Burkholder

O’Hagan Meyer is pleased to announce the addition of Evan A. Burkholder and the opening of its new office in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Burkholder brings to the firm over 30 years of trial experience in business and employment litigation, catastrophic injury cases and product liability matters.

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Commonly Overlooked Legal Aspects of Buying a Franchise

Starting a business can be exciting, but it can also be extremely challenging between developing a brand, marketing, creating systems to provide services or goods, and completing the necessary day-to-day administrative tasks. Starting a business through purchasing a franchise can often be a way to give yourself a jump start on the common challenges facing an entrepreneur. 

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3 Things Every Franchisor/Franchisee Needs to Know About the New MA Non-Compete Law

On October 1, 2018, a new non-compete law went into effect in Massachusetts that concerns a business’s employees and independent contractors. For any non-competition agreement entered into on or after that date, certain statutory conditions must be met for a court to find the agreement enforceable. Franchisors and franchisees alike must be vigilant to examine their non-competition restrictions in light of the new law.

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O’Hagan Meyer Announces the Addition of Sam Edgerton

O’Hagan Meyer is proud to announce the addition of its newest partner, Sam Y. Edgerton, III. Mr. Edgerton joins the firm to service its financial institution and and sales agent clients in its Los Angeles and Orange County offices.

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HR/Employment Law Seminar & Party at Gibsons Italia

Please join us at Gibsons Italia for our HR/Employment Law Seminar & Party on November 27th, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 pm!!

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