Barry Kurtz was selected by ALM Media and LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell as one of Southern California’s Top Rated Lawyers with an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards. Barry was similarly recognized in 2012.
Franchisors typically enjoy an advantage in franchise relationships-they draft the franchise documents. Reward never comes without responsibility, though, and the franchisor, as drafter, must clearly state the terms of the agreement. Ambiguous language in franchise documents can be dangerous because courts will generally interpret the meaning of ambiguous provisions against the drafter. In Husain v. McDonald’s Corporation, McDonald’s […]
By Nevin Sanli, ASA and Barry Kurtz Printed in Franchise Law Journal – Fall 2006 ppraisers operate on the presumption that however different the individual business is from all others, businesses within a specific industry nonetheless share certain characteristics that make it possible to compare one to another and thus derive a value. Franchise operations, […]