This program, taught by Regina M. Robson, a shareholder of Robson & Robson, P.C., will cover the key business and legal factors to be considered when counseling clients on whether to create a business “from scratch” or to utilize a “ready to go” option such as a franchise. Specifically, the seminar will consider the suitability of the franchise model in comparison to buying an existing business or creating an entirely new business.
Participants will also explore the common legal issues in franchise agreements, the impact of federal and state statutes, and review legal remedies available to franchisees.
Regina M. Robson is an experienced corporate attorney focusing her practice on general corporate law, contracts, regulatory compliance and mergers and acquisitions.
Working as an assistant general counsel and divisional vice president of a Fortune 200 company for more than eighteen years, Ms. Robson has experience with a broad range of corporate and regulatory issues. She has broad experience with a variety of contractual arrangements including complex procurement agreements, employment agreements, including consulting and non-compete agreements, and licensing and distributorship arrangements. She has also represented both private and publicly traded companies in mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Robson is an award-winning Professor at the Erivan K. Haub School of Business at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She teaches classes in law and ethics to both undergraduate and graduate level students and entrepreneurs.