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, May 31, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
De-mystifying Franchise Laws in the United States

Room: 1B04

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

Both federal and state laws govern the offer and sale of franchising. This program provides a "nuts and bolts" introduction to those laws and offers tips for compliance. Learn about the disclosure requirements, the registration process, and the consequences of non-compliance. Other topics will include financial performance representations and best practices for recordkeeping and communicating with prospective franchisees.
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