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Richard L. Rosen marks his 30th Anniversary in "Who's Who in America"
Richard has been recognized for his outstanding record of achievement of inclusion in 30 editions of "Who's Who in America®". The firm congratulates him on this historic and impressive milestone.

John A. Karol is Made a Partner of the Firm!
Effective August 1, 2014, John Karol, an Associate of The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC, was made a partner of the firm. Over the past four years, John has litigated and negotiated a wide variety of commercial and franchise matters and disputes in addition to maintaining his prior employment law and litigation practice.

Prior to joining The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC in 2010 as an Associate, Mr. Karol worked at the firms of Liddle & Robinson, L.L.P. (2002-2006); Thompson Wigdor & Gilly LLP (2006-2007), and Michael Faillace & Assoc., P.C. (2007-2010).

John is experienced in franchise related matters and has successfully litigated and arbitrated complex franchise and commercial issues on behalf of both franchisees and franchisors. John has also successfully represented clients in defending trademark and Lanham Act claims, and in domain-name disputes in UDRP proceedings. He continues to represent individuals in the financial services industry in a wide variety of securities, regulatory, contract and employment matters in both federal and state courts, as well as in arbitrations before FINRA. He has negotiated numerous complex commercial separation agreements and compensation agreements for both employees and management, and has served as "class counsel" in several federal employment-related litigations. John has also advised small and large business entities, including "Fortune 500" companies, on various employment matters, such as drafting employment manuals and policy manuals. John has substantial experience litigating federal class actions and "collective actions" under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) on behalf of classes of wage and hour plaintiff classes. In addition to his experience in state and federal court, Mr. Karol has also practiced in numerous Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) forums, including the AAA and JAMS. John is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

The firm extends its warmest congratulations to John on his past (and anticipated) achievements as both an Associate and now, as a Partner.

U.S. News & World Report ranks the firm amongst its "Best Law Firms"
The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a "Best Law Firm" both nationally and in the metro New York City area in the practice area of Franchise Law.

Michelle Murray-Bertrand joins the firm!
In 2013, Mrs. Bertrand joined The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC as an Associate where she focuses on corporate matters, intellectual property, commercial real estate and trusts and estates and has expanded her areas of expertise to include general litigation and franchise law.

Prior to joining The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC, Michelle Murray-Bertrand was a Corporate Associate at Proskauer Rose LLP (2006-2008), where she represented foreign and domestic public and private companies in an array of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, private equity and corporate finance. Mrs. Bertrand left Proskauer to become the Principal at Premier Business & Legal Consulting (2009-2013), where she provided legal and business consulting services to clients seeking to take their burgeoning business ideas from inception to development. While the Principal at Premier, Michelle continued representing business entities and individuals in corporate matters involving mergers and acquisitions, business entity formation, statutory/regulatory compliance and corporate governance and expanded her practice to include intellectual property, commercial real estate transactions and trusts and estates.

Induction into the "Hall of Fame"
Richard has been honored as a Charter Member of the "Hall of Fame" of Franchise Attorneys by the Franchise Times as of 2013.

New York Area's Best Lawyers
Richard was selected by his peers for inclusion in The New York Area's Best Lawyers for the past ten years. This annual survey is "the definitive guide to legal representation in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut" (according to The New York Area's Best Lawyers, 2009). Richard's profile appears in the Best Lawyers' special insert in New York Magazine's year-end double issue. (For more information, click here.)

Inclusion in Best Lawyers
Richard has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Franchise Law for the past 10 years.

Pittsburgh Business Radio Interview
On July 9, 2009, Richard was interviewed by Suzanne Caplan of Pittsburgh Business Radio (PBR 1360AM) on the good and bad aspects of owning and operating a franchise. (To listen to the interview, click here)

Richard L. Rosen recognized as a 2009 Legal Eagle
Richard has been recognized for the 6th year in a row as a "Legal Eagle" (one of the 100 best franchise lawyers) by the franchise community. He appears in the May 2009 issue of the Franchise Times as part of its 6th Annual Legal Eagle edition. (For more information, click here.)

Speaking Engagements

On January 9, 2009, Richard participated as a panelist (along with Julie Bennett of The Franchise Times and Eric Stites of Franchise Business Review),Attorney Richard Rosen, editor Nancy Weingartner and Eric Stites presented to a packed room tips for Franchise Times book by Julie Bennett. during the International Franchise Association (IFA) sponsored Franchise Expo South at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida. The topic of discussion was "10 Things No One Tells You When You're Shopping For A Franchise." Richard and his co-panelists had previously presented discussions on this topic at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2008. On March 20, 2009, Richard, Eric and Nancy Weingarten, editor of the Franchise Times, repeated this popular presentation at the International Franchise Expo held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Richard L. Rosen Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

On May 5, 2008, Richard was honored by the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) during its 16th Annual Conference held in Newport New, Virginia when he was presented with its Total Quality Franchising Award for Lifetime Achievement. Richard is only the third attorney (the late Harold Brown and Michael Dady being the others) to receive this prestigious award. (For more information, click here.)