Barry Kurtz and Kurtz Law Group’s new beer distribution law practice area were featured in an article in the San Fernando Valley Business Journal on September 30, 2013. The firm believes that this is an ideal addition to its franchise law practice because beer law is franchise law combined with alcohol control laws, brewers being the franchisors, […]
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.
“The Accidental Franchisor–What Every Business Lawyer Should Know about Franchise Law” authored by Barry Kurtz and Bryan Clements was published in the July 2013 issue of the Orange County Lawyer, the monthly news magazine of the Orange County Bar Association [www.ocbar.org]. To see the article, click here.
INTRODUCTION OF THE THREE-TIER SYSTEM Prior to the passage of the 18th Amendment in 1919, brewers and producers of other alcoholic beverages sold directly to retailers and often held ownership interests in taverns, known as “tied houses”, which led to anti-competitive business practices and unscrupulous marketing tactics aimed at inducing excessive consumption. To combat that […]
What potential liabilities may owners of a terminated entity franchisee face as a result of personally guaranteeing the entity franchisee’s obligations in favor of the franchisor? As Violet Spear, the sole shareholder of Vianna, Inc., a terminated 7-Eleven franchisee in Evanston, Illinois, painfully learned, guarantors should expect to be liable for the franchisor’s attorneys’ fees […]
Following his nomination by the Board of Governors of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Barry became a member of the Association’s Order of Distinguished Attorneys, the highest available level of the Association’s membership, in June 2013.
By Barry Kurtz Printed in San Fernando Business Journal What’s the difference between a franchise relationship and a licensing agreement? Both can spur growth, but there is a fine line between them. The unwary entrepreneur launching an expansion campaign can end up in a world of trouble if he or she doesn’t understand the difference.Indeed, […]