Franchise Law and Business Transactions


“What’s in a Name? State Business Opportunity Statutes as Franchise Disclosure Laws”

Publication: Franchise Law Journal
Vol. 38, Number 1 (Summer, 2018)

In this article, Mr. Dub analyzes franchise disclosure laws in the thirty-six states that do not require pre-sale registration of the FDD and discusses certain related issues.

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“A Franchise Consultant’s Legal Nightmare”

Publication: Blue MauMau
February 12, 2016

An article posted recently on the site of the Blue MauMau franchise newsletter discusses a series of related state enforcement actions and private lawsuits, including a lawsuit brought by Mr. Dub.

“Franchise Law: Myth & Reality”, By Stanley M. Dub

Publication: Attorney at Law Magazine
January, 2016

Franchising is an American concept with global reach. By some measures, it accounts for 15-20 percent of all business activity in the United States. Yet law school courses in franchise law are rare and relatively few attorneys specialize in the area. Not surprisingly, misconceptions abound. This article will examine a few of these franchise law myths.

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“Ohio Passes Law to Protect Franchisees”

Publication: Blue MauMau
February 18, 2013

In this article published by the online franchising newsletter, Blue MauMau, Mr. Dub is quoted extensively about the changes to the Ohio Business Opportunity Act passed in 2012.

“Against the Odds: How a State Law Protecting Franchisees Was Written and Passed”

Publication: Blue MauMau
February 20, 2013

In this article published by the online franchising newsletter, Blue MauMau, Mr. Dub discusses the process by which the 2012 amendments were passed. The article includes a 5 minute audio interview of Mr. Dub.

Franchising in Ohio, Practical Aspects of the Law”, By Stanley M. Dub

Publication: Ohio Lawyer Magazine
Summer, 1993

This article will acquaint the practitioner with the legal requirements as to a sale of franchises in Ohio. Once these requirements have been met, the laws of each state must be examined on a case-by-case basis as the franchiser proposes to extend its reach outside Ohio.

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