This installment of the New Jersey Legal Update podcast is an interview with Adam J. Siegelheim, member of Stark & Stark’s Franchise group, and Greg Nathan, Managing Director for Franchise Relationship Institute, at the 2010 International Franchise Association Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

 

Mr. Siegelheim and Mr. Nathan discuss the differences between the franchise industry in the United States and Australia. Specifically, they discuss the pros and cons of focusing on unit sales versus focusing on franchisee follow-up and relationship building.

 

You can download the full podcast here.

 

This installment of the New Jersey Legal Update podcast is an interview with Adam J. Siegelheim, member of Stark & Stark’s Franchise group, and Paul Rocchio, Director of Development & Member Services for the International Franchise Association, at the 2010 Franchise Expo South in Miami, Florida.

 

Mr. Siegelheim and Mr. Rocchio discuss the economic outlook for 2010 in relation to franchising in the wake of the current economic downturn. Mr. Siegelheim and Mr. Rocchio also address the many benefits available to new and existing franchisors as member of the International Franchise Association.

 

You can download the full podcast here.

This installment of the New Jersey Legal Update podcast is an interview with Adam J. Siegelheim, member of Stark & Stark’s Franchise group, and Joseph D. Ornellas, President of Orion Franchise Consulting. Mr. Siegelheim and Mr. Ornellas discuss the most common question associated with franchising: Is my business franchise-able?

Mr. Siegelheim and Mr. Ornellas discuss key things to consider when you have decided to expand your business through franchising, including, intellectual property rights, how to determine your projected return on investment and the best way to set up your system of operation which will run your franchise and in the end make it profitable for you.

You can listen to the full podcast online here. (8.4 MB)

This installment of the New Jersey Legal Update podcast is an interview with Adam J. Siegelheim, member of Stark & Stark’s Franchise group, and Bruce Bloom, President of Bloom & Associates, Inc. The interview took place at the 2009 International Franchise Expo in Washington, DC. Mr. Siegelheim and Mr. Bloom discuss preventative measures franchisors can implement in order to prevent a crisis from occurring in these difficult economic times and tips on crisis management, in the event a crisis does occur.

 

You can listen to the full podcast online here. (5.5 MB)
 
 

This installment of the New Jersey Legal Update podcast is an interview with Adam J. Siegelheim, member of Stark & Stark’s Franchise group, and Darrell Johnson, President and CEO of FRANdata, at the International Franchise Association’s 2009 Annual Convention in San Diego, California. Mr. Siegelheim and Mr. Johnson discuss the economic outlook for 2009 and for years to come in relation to franchising in the wake of the current economic downturn.

 

You can download the full podcast here. (7 MB)
 

On Wednesday October 1, 2008 Adam J. Siegelheim, member of Stark & Stark’s Franchise group, Nathan R. Greenberg, President and COO of Siegel Financial Group LLC, and Don Johnson, President of Diamond Financial Services met at the IFA’s New Jersey Franchise Business Networking meeting to discusses the latest trends impacting the franchise industry.

 

Mr. Siegelheim, Mr. Greenberg and Mr. Johnson discussed the recent economic climate in relation to the franchise industry, and what this will mean in the future for franchisors. You can download the full podcast here. (7.7 MB)

In light of the recent high profile bankruptcy filings of dining establishments such as Bennigans and Steak N Ale, Adam Siegelheim leads a discussion with Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights Attorneys Timothy Duggan and Thomas Onder to outline what franchisors need to understand about the bankruptcy process.

In this podcast the franchise and bankruptcy attorneys discuss: what happens to the franchise’s intellectual property assets; what are the responsibilities of the franchisees; how does the bankruptcy filing impact the restrictive covenants which exist and how do potential third-party purchasers of the system come into play.

You can download the full podcast here. (10.3 MB)
 

The bankruptcy filing today of Boscovs Department Stores further demonstrates how consumers have been hurt by the housing downturn, job losses and higher costs for food and fuel. Following on the heels of Linens N Things and The Sharper Image, Boscov’s cited decreased consumer spending and will immediately close 10 of its 49 stores, most of which are in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Suppliers to these and other similarly situated retail outlets have substantial rights to reclaim merchandise shipped to a debtor prior to their bankruptcy filing. Today’s podcast on Boscov’s Bankruptcy will explain those rights.

Stark & Stark’s Divorce Law Podcast is a nine part podcast series, and is part of the Divorce Law Podcast. Stark & Stark’s Divorce Law Podcast series is designed to give you a brief overview of the several most common areas of divorce law, enabling you to better understand your divorce and the law.

This is the ninth and final installment of Stark & Stark’s Divorce Law Podcast, and will discuss counsel fees. This podcast will address the considerations that are taken into account when determining who will have to pay counsel fees.

You can download Installment #9 here. (4.3 MB)

Installment 9 Show Notes (PDF)

Stark & Stark’s Divorce Law Podcast is a nine part podcast series, and is part of the Divorce Law Podcast. Stark & Stark’s Divorce Law Podcast series is designed to give you a brief overview of the several most common areas of divorce law, enabling you to better understand your divorce and the law.

This is the eighth installment of Stark & Stark’s Divorce Law Podcast, and will discuss medical and life insurance coverage. The podcast will address how to change the beneficiary of your life or medical insurance, as well as how to maintain your insurance after the divorce settlement is finalized.

You can download installment #8 here. (4.2 MB)

Installment 8 Show Notes (PDF)