Larkin Hoffman is pleased to congratulate Joe Fittante on his appointment to the Industry Advisory Committee to the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) Franchise and Business Opportunities Project Group (the “Advisory Committee”). The 12-member Advisory Committee works with state and federal regulators on franchise law issues and assists in the training of state franchise examiners.
According to NASAA, the purpose of the Advisory Committee is “to provide the Franchise and Business Opportunity Project Group (the “Franchise Project Group”) with advice, assistance, and recommendations on issues and developing trends in franchising and business opportunities.”
Joe Fittante advises franchisors, both mature and emerging, on a variety of topics including structuring the relationship, registration and disclosure, supply chain, brand integrity, transfer and other system critical issues. He counts as his clients some of the most well-known brands in franchising. He also represents franchisors in securitization transactions and routinely represents franchisors who are buying or selling franchise systems, as special franchise counsel to advise on the health of the system and various other franchise issues. Joe is a past chair of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising and a frequent author and lecturer on issues important to the franchise industry.
Joe leads Larkin Hoffman’s Franchise and Distribution practice which represents some of the fastest growing and largest franchise brands in the world. Our team advises clients on a wide range of franchising issues – everything from questions about the benefits and disadvantages of franchising, to preparation and registration of franchise documents, to counseling on franchise relationship issues. We help our clients structure franchise offerings, and we resolve disputes through mediation, arbitration and litigation.
Joe Fittante can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.