Timothy P. Duggan, Shareholder and member of Stark & Stark’s Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights group, will present a seminar entitled Insolvency in Franchise Businesses: Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Recovery Under the Bankruptcy Code in conjunction with the Legal Publishing Group of Strafford Publications. The 90-minute tele-seminar will be held Thursday December 4, 2008 from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

The seminar will feature a discussion of the weakening economy and it’s effects on many franchises, ranging from restaurants to convenience stores to staffing services who are now seeking bankruptcy protection. The Bankruptcy Code addresses how franchise agreements are treated in bankruptcy; however, the Code does not resolve all of the unique issues that arise for franchisors and franchisees. It is critical that franchise counsel develop strategies to anticipate and protect against the fallout from bankruptcy.

This teleconference will highlight key legal issues that arise during a franchisor or franchisee bankruptcy. The program will also offer best practices for creating a franchise agreement in order to protect their respective interests and maximize their recovery under the Bankruptcy Code.

You can access additional information and a registration form here.