Recent Newsletters

October 2013 – Barry Kurtz Appointed To University Board Of Trustees, Beer Distribution Law Practice Featured In San Fernando Valley Business Journal, Franchisor 101: Principals Not Liable Unless They Participate In Fraud, Franchisee 101: Failure Of Hotel Reservation System Claims Go Forward.

September 2013 – Kurtz Law Group Ranked As #9 Law Firm By Pacific Cost Business Times, Franchisor 101: Franchisor Not Liable For Actions Of Franchisee’s Managers, Franchisee 101:  Steak N Shake Franchisee Wins Round 1, But Is TKO’D In Round 2, Update: Proposed Amendment To CFRA Withdrawn From Consideration

August 2013 – Kurtz Law Group Revamps Its Website!!!, Barry Kurtz Selected As Southern California Top Rated Lawyer, Franchisor 101:  California Requirements On Negotiated Terms May Change, Franchise 101: Exercise Caution When Markketing Beer Over The Internet And Direct Shipping Beer To Customers, Contributing Expert – Bruce Heller, PhD.

July 2013 – BarryKurtz and Bryan Clements Article Featured in Orange County Lawyer; Providing Financial Performance Representation to Potential Franchisees; California Says “No” But Other Jurisdictioins Say “Yes”; Contributing Expert, Ian Corzine, Esq., Insurance Stories of The Rich And Famous Vol 1: Kat Von D .

June 2013 – Barry Kurtz honored by Bevery Hills Bar Association:  Announcing Our Additional Practice Area – Beer Distribution; Personal Guarantee of Fees and Costs Upheld; Contributing Expert, Tom Leaper, CPA, Franchising Today.

May 2013 – Barry Kurtz featured in Santa Barbara Lawyer; States Upping The Ante For Franchisors: A Legislative Update; Trademark Infringement – A High Stakes Gamble.

April 2013 – Barry Kurtz and Bryan Clements featured in two Bar Association publications; Out Of Control – Franchor Not Responsible For Franchisee’s Negligence; Improper Termination May Be a Construction Termination.

March 2013 – Barry Kurtz and Bryan Clements Featured In March 2013 Valley Lawyer; Taning Salon Burn – Non-Compete Enforced in Pennsylvania; If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again; Contributing Expert: Karen Gabler, Spare The Rod and Spoil The Employee? Effective (and Legal!) Workplace Discipline.

February 2013 – Are Covenants Not-To-Compete Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?; Aloha Distributorships Are Not Franchises; Contributing Expert: Mary Hansen, Liability: Points and Considerations.

January 2013 – Mark Melton has become Of Counsel to the firm; Personal Liability in New York for a Franchisor’s Owners; Beer and Wine Franchisees Enjoy Protection From Termination.

December 2012 – FTC Updates Definition of  “Exclusive Territory”; No Franchise If You Don’t Pay A Fee; Barry Kurtz Honored as 2013 Super Lawyer; Contributing Expert: Jonathan Frazier Light, Cheech & Chong Need Not Apply.

November 2012 – Barry Kurtz named as Who’s Who in Professional Services in Tri-Counties by the Pacific Coast Business Times;  It’s That Time Again – Renewal Season 2013; Reporting Sales and Paying Taxes – A Double Edged Sword; Article by Barry Kurtz and Bryan Clements Featured in Valley Lawyer; Contributing Expert: Richard Rosenberg, Governor Signs Bill Outlawing Most Employer Requests For Social Media Account Information.

October 2012 – Barry Kurtz selected as Southern California Top Rated Lawyer by ALM Media and LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell; Exploring Exemptions Under California’s Franchise Investment Law Part 3; Relief From “Shake Down Lawsuits”.

September 2012 – Barry Kurtz & Kurtz Law Group were featured in the Los Angeles Daily Journal; r; Exploring Exemptions Under California’s Franchise Investment Law Part 2; Say “NO” to Uniform Pricing & Promotions Mandates; Contributing Expert: Mary Hanson, An Updated Look at the Economy.

August 2012 – Barry Kurtz honored as Trusted Advisor; Exploring Exemptions Under California’s Franchise Investment Law Part 1; Taxes, 2013 And Selling Your Franchise; Our new videos by Richard Clayman are published on our website; Contributing Expert: Bob Woolway, You Should Consider A Liquidity Event Now.

July 2012 – Barry Kurtz honored by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal and in the Martindale Hubbell’s 2012 National Bar Register; The Court Delivers A Lesson To Franchisors; Does The Franchisor Have a Duty To Protect and Enhance Its Brand?; Contributing Expert – Robyn M McKibbin.

June 2012 – Franchise Friendly: Georgia?; Franchisor Bankruptcy – Surviving the Unthinkable; Contributing Expert: Mary Hanson, Esq. Attracting and Retaining a Key Employee.