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.


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