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Richard L Rosen

Richard L Rosen

Founding Member
Location:
New York, New York
Phone:
212-644-6644
Fax:
212-644-3344
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Richard L. Rosen is the founding member of The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC, whose offices are located at 110 East 59th Street, New York, New York 10022. Mr. Rosen has been actively engaged in the practice of franchise law in New York City for over 35 years during which time he has represented many franchisors and franchisees both as counsel and as a business advisor. Mr. Rosen has counseled and represented franchisors in the setting up of franchising systems and programs, has formed franchising entities, drafted and negotiated franchise agreements, registration statements, disclosure documents and other ancillary franchise documents; he has represented franchisees and franchisee associations, and has litigated in both state and federal courts (and is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals), arbitrated and mediated matters on behalf of both franchisors and franchisees. Mr. Rosen's firm has earned Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for legal ability and integrity and Richard Rosen is rated amongst Martindale-Hubbell's list of Pre-eminent Attorneys.

Mr. Rosen is the immediate past Chairman of the Fair Franchising Standards Committee, having served in that position for nine years, and a member of the AAFD's Board of Directors. He is also a past Chairman of the Legal Steering Committee and the Chairman of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the AAFD. In 2008 he received the AAFD's Total Quality Franchising Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of franchising. He has been a member of the American Bar Association's Forum Committee on Franchising and its Anti-Trust Section since 1968, a founding member and present Chairman of the Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (and the Chairman of its Franchisee Relations and its Mission Statement Committees), is a Panel Member of the Committees on Franchising and Corporate Law sponsored by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA). Mr. Rosen is a member of the Steering Committee of the National Franchise Mediation Program; a member of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution's Distinguished Panel of Neutrals in conjunction with the National Franchise Mediation Program and has served as an arbitrator and mediator of franchise cases. Richard Rosen and the firm have earned Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for legal ability and integrity and Richard is rated amongst Martindale Hubbell's List of Preeminent Attorneys. Richard is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in the World, Best Lawyers in America, "101 Best Franchise Lawyers in America" (the Franchise Times), a charter member of the Franchise Times "Hall of Fame" of Franchise Attorneys, Best Lawyers in the U.S., America's Super Lawyers, the International Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers and the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers.

He has frequently lectured on a variety of franchise topics before various groups and organizations, including the American Bar Association, the International Franchise Association, the New York State Bar Association, and The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, The Nassau County Bar Association and the AAFD and has been interviewed on both television and radio, the American Bar Association Journal, the Franchise Times and Forbes Magazine, regarding franchising. Mr. Rosen is a contributor to "Franchising 101, The Complete Guide to Evaluating, Buying and Growing Your Franchise Business" compiled by the Association of Small Business Development Centers and has written various articles on the legal and business aspects of franchising.

Richard L. Rosen and his firm are engaged in a general, commercial practice which includes active involvement in the fields of franchising, corporate, real estate and trust and estates law. Mr. Rosen has been a real estate developer for many years and has represented many commercial clients in their real estate development, acquisition and leasing endeavors. The firm also maintains an active state and federal court litigation practice and is engaging in other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution, including arbitration and mediation.

Mr. Rosen is married to Doris and the father of three children, Max, and twins Mollie and Hannah, whom he has coached in soccer, basketball, baseball, football and track. Richard served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Jericho Athletic Association which provides athletic programs for school children residing in the Jericho Community. He still coaches a "kids" track team, the Jericho Jets, and competes in Masters Track as a sprinter. Many of Richard's athletes have been division and county champions and have competed at the State and National championship level.

Areas of Practice

  • Franchising
  • Corporate
  • Real Estate
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

Litigation Percentage

  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1968
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2012

Education

  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1968
    • Honors: New York State Regents Scholar
    • Honors: Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    • B.A. - 1965
    • Major: Philosophy
  • New York University Real Estate Institute - 1980

Published Works

  • Contributing Author, "The Complete Guide to Evaluating, Buying and Growing Your Franchise Business", The Association of Small Business Development Centers
  • "Renewal of Your Franchise: Some Solutions", Franchise Times

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, "Representing the Franchisee", Fundamentals of Franchising, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising in conjunction with the NYSBA Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Committee of the Business Law Section, Affinia Manhattan, June 11, 2014
  • "Key Issues Negotiating and Drafting Area Development and Sub franchising Agreements", 46th Annual IFA Legal Symposium
  • "The Pros and Cons of Being a Restaurant Franchisee", NRA May 2014 Show; NRA May 2013 Show; NRA May 2012 Show
  • Lecturer, "Providing Franchisor Counsel and Franchisee Counsel With Practical Legal and Business Advice With Respect To Negotiating the Key Terms of a Typical Franchise Agreement", New York State Bar Association
  • Lecturer, "Real Estate Issues in a Franchise Relationship", New York State Bar Association
  • Lecturer, "Structuring the Development of the Franchise Units: General Real Estate Issues", New York State Bar Association
  • "Arbitration or Litigation", The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • "What the Franchisee Lawyer Cares About and Why the Franchisor Lawyer Needs to Know", The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • "How to Franchise Your Business", The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • "Things You Thought You Knew About Your Franchise Agreement, But Probably Don't", American Association of Franchisees and Dealers
  • "Insurance Coverage - How to Protect Yourself as a Franchisee", American Association of Franchisees and Dealers
  • "New Future for Earnings Claims", American Bar Association
  • "Inside a Franchise Arbitration", American Bar Association
  • "Improving Arbitration", International Franchise Association
  • "What is Left of Good Faith & Fair Dealing in the Franchise Relationship", International Franchise Association
  • "State of the Art Franchise Agreements", International Franchise Association
  • "Counseling the New Franchisee (and Why it is Important to Franchisor Lawyers)", International Franchise Association
  • "10 Things Nobody Tells You When You're Shopping for a Franchise", International Franchise Expo(s)
  • "What You Should Know About Estate Planning", Generation Strategies

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc.
  • America's Super Lawyers
  • 101 Best Franchise Lawyers in America, Franchise Times
  • Best Lawyers in the U.S.
  • Who's Who In the World
  • International Who's Who of Franchise Attorneys
  • International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, American Association of Franchisees and Dealers
  • America's Most Honored Business Professionals
  • Hall of Fame of Franchise Attorneys, Charter Member, Franchise Times
  • Founding Member and Present Chairman, The Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Section of the New York State Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator
  • American Association of Franchisees and Dealers, Member, Board of Directors, 1997 - Present
  • American Association of Franchisees and Dealers, Past Chair, Fair Franchising Standards Committee, 1999 - 2008
  • American Association of Franchisees and Dealers, Past Chair, Legal Steering Committee, 1997 - 2004
  • American Association of Franchisees and Dealers, Present Chair, Model Franchise Agreement Subcommittee
  • American Bar Association, Member, Forum Committee on Franchising, 1987 - Present
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Panel Member, Committees on Franchising and Corporate Law
  • CPR Institute For Dispute Resolution Distinguished Panel of Neutrals
  • Franchise Lawyers Association
  • International Franchise Association
  • National Franchise Mediation Program, Steering Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Chairman, Mission Statement Committee of Franchise Law Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Business Law Section, Founding Member and Present Chairman, Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Founding Member, Franchise Law Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Executive Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC, 2005 - Present
  • Rosen, Einbinder & Dunn, P.C., N.Y.C., Shareholder, 1990 - 2005
  • Bell, Kalnick, Klee and Green, N.Y.C., Partner, 1988 - 1989
  • Rosen, Rudd, Kera, Graubard & Hollender, N.Y.C., Partner, 1985 - 1988
  • Rosen & Felzen, N.Y.C., Partner, 1980 - 1985
  • Reich, Rosen, Barrison & Felzen, Partner, 1978 - 1980
  • Rosen, Wise, Felzen & Salomon, N.Y.C., Partner, 1970 - 1978
  • Rivkin & Rosen, N.Y.C., Associate, 1968 - 1969

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Tau Delta Phi