Joseph J. Punturo Assistant Attorney General, Franchise Section Chief - Office of the New York State Attorney General

Joseph Punturo is an Assistant Attorney General in the New York State Attorney General’s Investor Protection Bureau. The Investor Protection Bureau enforces the Martin Act, New York State’s securities law, and the Franchise Sales Act, New York State’s franchise law. Mr. Punturo is the Section Chief of the Franchise Section, and is responsible for franchise enforcement and registration, as well as other matters arising under the Martin Act. Mr. Punturo also has served as the Chair of the Bureau’s Legal Standards and Practices Committee. In 2004, Mr. Punturo received a Louis J. Lefkowitz Memorial Award for outstanding service to the Attorney General’s Office. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Punturo was a litigator in private practice in New York. Mr. Punturo is the Chair of NASAA’s Broker-Dealer Arbitration Project Group and also serves on NASAA’s Franchise Project Group. Mr. Punturo is the former Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Committee and also previously served on the Securities Regulation, Securities Arbitration, and Business Law Section Executive Committees.

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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Buying a Franchise

International Franchising

Master Franchising

Franchising Your Business

Franchisors Seeking Growth

Non-US Franchisors: Entering the USA

Small Business Growth and Development

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