In the April 2021 issue of Franchise Times, the editors asked franchise lawyers around the country about legal topics people in franchising need to know more about. Larkin Hoffman attorney Chuck Modell was one of 10 lawyers quoted in the resulting article. Chuck reported on:
The use of expert witnesses in major disputes between franchisees and franchisors, particularly in arbitration where the biggest fear of arbitrators is being overturned for not allowing testimony. This is an opportunity for both franchisors and franchisees to better educate the trier of fact on what franchising is, and who is responsible when a business fails.
Larkin Hoffman is pleased to announce that the firm has launched a new Franchise Expert Witness website. While the Franchise Expert Witness site features Chuck and his experience as an expert witness, it provides extensive commentary and education on the benefits of hiring an expert witness in a high-stakes franchise case and how to make the most of your expert witnesses. Chuck could not testify on behalf of any of our firm’s clients, as he would not be considered sufficiently independent to do so, but the materials on the site could be a valuable resource for our clients who are involved in significant adversarial matters with franchisees.
To visit the Franchise Expert Witness website, click here.