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Richard L Rosen

Richard L Rosen

Founding Member
Location:
New York, New York
Phone:
646-974-2742
Fax:
212-644-3344
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Richard L. Rosen, the founder of The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC, has been actively engaged in the practice of franchise law in New York City for over 40 years, during which time he has represented countless franchisors and franchisees, both as counsel and as a business adviser.  Mr. Rosen has been engaged in virtually all aspects of franchising during his career.  He has counseled and represented franchisors in the setting up of franchising systems and programs, formed franchising entities, drafted and negotiated franchise agreements, multi-unit area development agreements, master franchise agreements, registration statements, disclosure  and other ancillary franchise documents; represented franchisees and franchisee associations; litigated in both state and federal courts; and mediated, arbitrated and litigated matters on behalf of both franchisors and franchisees.  He has represented franchisors and franchisees in essentially every field.

Mr. Rosen is a founding member and immediate past chairman of the Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, a member of the Steering Committee of the National Franchise Mediation Program, The CPR Institute For Dispute Resolution Distinguished Panel of Neutrals and the Chairman of the AAFD’s Fair Franchising Standard’s Committee.  He has frequently lectured on a variety of franchise topics before various groups and has been interviewed on both television and radio, the American Bar Association Journal, the Franchise Times, The Wall Street Journal 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 many articles on the legal and business aspects of franchising.  Mr. Rosen and his firm are the authors of the section on Franchise Law in the United States which appears in the Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions of the (International) Franchise Law Review as well as the review of franchise law in the U.S. which appears in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 International Comparative Legal Guide to Franchise Law.

Richard has been listed in Who’s Who in America for over 30 years, (and has recently been chosen to receive its Lifetime Achievement Award), 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, Chambers, Best Lawyers in the U.S., America’s Super Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal: Franchise and The International Who’s Who Legal (Compendium Edition), the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and a recipient of the Global Award for Franchise Law.  In 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, Richard was chosen as Franchise Attorney of the Year for the US by Lawyer Monthly.  Richard was chosen as Franchise Attorney of the Year for the US in 2017, 2018 and 2019 by Global 100.  Richard Rosen was named Franchise Lawyer of the Year in the United States by Intercontinental Finance and Law in 2017, 2018 and 2019.  In 2018 and 2019 Richard was named one the 100 Best Attorneys in the World by LegalComprehensive.com.

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