Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
650 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Susan Grueneberg will be speaking at the American Bar Association's Forum on Franchising. This program will cover the latest in franchise regulation and provide practical guidance for franchise practitioners. Susan will join a panel of state regulators to discuss compliance issues, including financial assurance conditions, risk factors (when required, whether negotiable, and the dilemma of states imposing different language requirements), common filing issues, and new initiatives such as revisions to the State Cover Page. The panel will also address frequent Item 19 issues, including circumstances under which financial performance representations are mandatory; when the use of franchisor-owned units only is permissible in a financial performance representation; permissible subset inclusion in a financial performance representation (e.g., presenting revenues for express units when the franchisor offers both express and full-service units); and supplemental disclosures that constitute impermissible disclaimers. Additional topics include social media posts that constitute advertising, samples of recent franchise law enforcement actions, and how to prevent violations that trigger enforcement actions.