Franchise Law Articles

Barry Kurtz is a prolific writer on the subject of franchise law. From due diligence to franchise appraisal, his articles are a valuable resource to any franchisee and franchisor.

The Accidental Franchisor-What Every Lawyer Should Know About Franchise Law – Orange County Lawyer– July 2013 (Co-Authored with Bryan H. Clements)

The Leap of Faith-How to Acquire a Franchisor – Santa Barbara County Lawyer – April 2013

What Every Lawyer Should Know About Franchise Law – Fresno County Bar Bulletin – April 2013

What Every Lawyer Should Know About Franchise Law – Alameda County News Magazine – March 2013

Is Franchising the Right Model for Your Client’s Business– Valley Lawyer – March 2013  (Co-Authored with Bryan H. Clements)

Inside Perspective on Franchise Law– Valley Lawyer – November 2012 (Co-Authored with Bryan H. Clements)

“Franchise Player”– Feature Article on Barry Kurtz – Los Angeles Daily Journal-September 2012

“The Accidental Franchisor”  – Santa Barbara County Lawyer – July 2012

Franchisee or Independent – The Choice is Yours – Pacific Coast Business Times – May 2012

The Accidental Franchisor – Valley Lawyer- April 2012

The Accidental Franchisor – When you are representing the expansion minded client, you have three jobs  –  The Practical Lawyer – October 2011.

The Leap of Faith: How to Acquire a Franchisor – Thinking about acquiring a franchise operation? Get ready for twice the due diligence of a traditional deal.  –  Valley Lawyer – April 2011

How to Help Your Franchising Clients Survive the Recession – How to advise your franchise clients during these difficult times – Valley Lawyer – January 2011

Deal or No Deal?: Due Diligence Key to Buying Bankrupt Franchises (part 2) – online edition of Franchise Update Magazine – January 12, 2010

Picking and Choosing Franchises out of Bankruptcy Court (part 1) – online edition of Franchise Update Magazine – December 03, 2009

How to Help Your Franchising Clients Survive the Recession – The Practical Lawyer – October 2009

Franchise System’s Size, Structure Dictate Private-equity Payout – Nation’s Restaurant News – September 2007.

Digging into Franchises – Due Diligence Minefield – American Bar Association Business Law Today – March/April 2007

What Every Lawyer Should Know about Franchise Law – Los Angeles County Bar Update – November 2006


Appraisal of Franchises Requires the Use of Unique Valuation Procedures
– American Bar Associates Franchise Journal – Fall 2006

You Are What You Do: The New Regulatory Threat to Franchising – Area Developer – June 2006


Franchisors and Franchisees: Unique Partners, Unique Values
– Valorem Principia – February 2006

A Challenge in Buying Franchisers – Mergers & Acquisitions – 2005


Clients Keen on Franchising Need Lots of Planning Help
– Accounting Today

Franchise Relationships and Licensing Agreements – San Fernando Valley Business Journal – October  2004

The Unwitting Franchiser – California CEO – Fall 2004


Franchise Operations Must Conform to Special Laws
– Network News – Second Quarter 2003


Territorial Disputes Over Internet May Arise at Franchises
– San Fernando Valley Business Journal – February 2003

Good News, Bad News Scenario Greets Year – San Fernando Valley Business Journal – January 2003