Speaker

Stephanie Zosak Associate - DLA Piper US LLP

Stephanie Zosak focuses her practice in the areas of United States and international franchising, licensing and distribution.

Stephanie advises both large and small franchisors in the retail, fitness, and food service sectors on registration, disclosure and exemption requirements and prepares initial, renewal and amended forms of franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements and other franchise-related documents. Stephanie supports clients at every stage of the franchise relationship, including with negotiations of franchise agreements and addressing default and termination issues.

Stephanie has assisted several large franchisors in the food service and automotive sectors with franchise securitization transactions.

Stephanie's practice also involves drafting disclosure documents, area development agreements, license agreements, distribution agreements and ancillary agreements for retail, agricultural commodities, food service and lodging companies expanding their businesses worldwide, including in Canada, the Middle East, the CIS, Asia and South and Central America.

Stephanie is a member of the Chicago Associates Committee and the Chicago Pro Bono Committee of DLA Piper, and has been actively involved in the Chicago office's recruitment efforts.


Presenting in the following seminars/workshops:

Thursday, June 15, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Selling Franchises Domestically Without Getting Into Trouble

Room: 1B04

Presented by: Stephanie Zosak, Associate, DLA Piper US LLP

Federal and State franchise laws are complicated and carry heavy penalties. Learn how to comply with these laws in the selling process, whether you sell by phone, at your office, at trade shows or over the Internet. The program will cover topics such as sales staff training, recordkeeping, sales material review, financial performance representations, Internet selling, transfer and renewal issues, dealing with compliance problems and the new requirements under the FTC’s Amended Franchise Rule.
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Selling Franchises Internationally Without Getting Into Trouble

Room: 1C05

Presented by: Tao Xu, Partner, DLA Piper US LLP and Stephanie Zosak, Associate, DLA Piper US LLP

An ever increasing number of countries around the world now have laws regulating franchising, and new statutes appear with very little if any advance notice. As in the United States, some address the sale of franchises, some deal with the franchisor - franchisee relationship. Complying with them can be difficult, and it is frequently hard even to learn what is required and how the requirements will be interpreted. This seminar will tell you what laws, in what countries, impose what obligations on you...and how you can deal with them as effectively, efficiently and economically as possible.
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