Dale E. Cantone Assistant Attorney General - Franchise Unit Chief - Maryland Attorney General’s Office

Dale Cantone is an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland and the Deputy Securities Commissioner for the Maryland Securities Division. Dale is the chief of the franchise and business opportunity unit of the Maryland Securities Division. In addition, Dale serves as Chair of the Franchise and Business Opportunity Committee/Project Group of the North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc. ("NASAA").

Dale has spoken at programs sponsored by the International Franchise Association, the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, the International Society of Franchising, the American Franchisee Association, the Direct Sellers Association, the United States Department of Commerce, the Maryland State Bar Association, the Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, the New York Attorney General’s Office, the University of Maryland Law School, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Better Business Bureau, the International Franchise Expo, and the Coalition of Franchisee Associations. Dale also has spoken about franchise related issues to foreign delegations from Russia, Japan, China, and Romania.

In 2001, NASAA presented Dale with its Outstanding Service Award for his work in franchising at the state level. In 2002, Dale testified about state franchise issues before the Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U. S. House of Representatives. In 2005, the American Association of Franchisees and Dealer awarded Dale its Total Quality Franchising Chairman’s Award for Distinguished Contributions and Service to the Franchising Community.

Presenting in the following seminars/workshops:

Friday, May 31, 2019
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Look Before You Leap: A Perspective from Two State Franchise Regulators and a Consultant with over 30 Years in the Industry

Room: Theater One

Presented by: Shery Christopher, Managing Director, Shery Christopher Consulting

Panelists: Joseph J. Punturo, Assistant Attorney General, Franchise Section Chief, Office of the New York State Attorney General and Dale E. Cantone, Assistant Attorney General - Franchise Unit Chief, Maryland Attorney General’s Office

Before you buy that franchise, find out what you need to consider first; what due diligence should you do? What questions should you ask not only of yourself but the franchisor and the franchisees? And more importantly, what are your rights according to federal and state laws. Two Veteran Assistant Attorneys General who supervise State Franchise Units and a Franchise Consultant with over 30 years in the franchise industry discuss the most important considerations that prospective franchisees should consider before buying a franchise.


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