News & Articles

2019

Marijuana in the Workplace
April/May, 2019 – Independent Joe, Justin M. Klein

 

Tim Hortons shops in Minnesota have begun to close amid dispute
May 4, 2019 – StarTribune, Jerry Marks Featured

 

What in the World is a ROFR?
March, 2019 – GearedUp, Justin M. Klein

 

Considering Multi-Brand Franchising?
February/March, 2019 – Independent Joe, Justin M. Klein Featured

 

2018

Restaurant Brands International: Tim Hortons U.S. Franchisee Association Action for Declaratory Judgement Raises Similar Allegations to Those in Quiznos Class Action, Which Resulted in $206 Million Settlement
July 24, 2018 – The Capitol Forum

 

The Anatomy of an M&A Transaction: Knowing the Process Is Key to Success
2018 – GearedUp, Justin M. Klein & Allison S. Becht

 

Is it a pizza or a highway? Logo war ends with a victory for food
May 21, 2018 – Miami Herald

 

New Jersey Again Loses Logo Suit With Florida Pizza Shop
May 17, 2018 – The New York Times, Justin M. Klein Featured

 

New Jersey loses logo suit with Florida pizza shop
May 17, 2018 – The Washington Post, Justin M. Klein Featured

 

Patent Office Rejects NJ’s Challenge to Pizzeria Logo Likened to Parkway Signs
May 16, 2018 – New Jersey Law Journal, Justin M. Klein Featured

 

Pizza fight may be lost after feds deliver burn to N.J. in trademark case
May 16, 2018 – NJ.com, Justin M. Klein Featured

 

KNOW YOUR FRANCHISE AGREEMENT: Step One to Resolving a Dispute
2018 – GearedUp, Justin M. Klein

 

Restaurant Brands International: Lawyer in Quiznos Class Action Discusses Tim
Hortons’ Franchise Disclosure Document and Practices
January 11, 2018 – The Capitol Forum, Jerry Marks Featured

 

Lawsuit Says Older McDonald’s Franchisees Don’t Get Fair Shake
March 21, 2018 – New Jersey Law Journal, Justin M. Klein Featured

 

2017

PFIFA Participates in 2017 CFA Day Forum in Washington
2017 – GearedUp, Justin M. Klein Featured

 

Plan Your Legacy With a Succession Plan Your Franchisor Will Approve
2017 – GearedUp, Justin M. Klein

 

Judge Won’t Bite on Dismissal Motion in Snack Food Class Action
August, 30 2017 – New Jersey Law Journal, Michael Booth

 

A Look Under the Hood: Is Your Ownership Structure Right For You?
July, 2017 – GearedUp, Justin M. Klein and JoyAnn Kenny

 

Diversifying Your Business and Financial Portfolio
July, 2017 – GearedUp, Christina Cannon

 

When Franchisors Fall Out
May 5, 2017 – Global Franchise, Justin M. Klein

 

Gender and Non-Discrimination Laws: You Must Be Aware
April, 2017 – GearedUp, Justin M. Klein

 

How Vicarious Liability Can Leave Franchisees Exposed
March, 2017 – Independent Joe, Justin M. Klein & Allison S. Becht, Esq.

 

2016

Disguised Franchises: The Licence Agreement Trap
December, 2016 – Allison S. Becht, Esq.

 

For MidiCi, 329 units sold but none open
October 25, 2016 – Franchise Times

 

Professional Athletes and Franchising – Following a Different Kind of Playbook
December 6, 2016 – Allison S. Becht, Esq.

 

Snyder’s-Lance Illegally Wiped Out NJ Franchisees, Suit Says
November 29, 2016 – Law 360

 

Am I My Brother’s Keeper? – Franchisor Liability for a Franchisee’s Conduct
January 21, 2016 – New Jersey Lawyer

 

2014

Firm Piles Lawsuits onto 7-Eleven, Claiming Heavy Hand
November 3, 2014 – Franchise Times

 

Franchisees Take 7-Eleven to Court for Alleged Racial Discrimination
July 24, 2014 – Entrepeneur

 

7-Eleven Whistleblower Alleges Predatory Practices, Franchise Churning & Personal Vendettas
May 19, 2014 – Blue MauMau

 

7-Eleven Franchisee Sues Company for Trying to Seize Stores
May 16, 2014 – NJTV News

 

7-Eleven Patel Franchise Lawsuit Alleges 7-11 “Storm Trooper” Tactics
March19, 2014 – Unhappy Franchisee

 

7-Eleven Franchise Lawsuit Alleges Stalking and Harrassment of 7-11 Franchisee
March19, 2014 – Unhappy Franchisee

 

Supporters of former 7-Eleven owners protest every Saturday
March19, 2014 – The Press Enterprise

 

Marks & Klein Launches Two Franchise Associations
February 27, 2014 – Blue MauMau

 

Here’s help for tackling the new healthcare law, starting now
January 2014 – Franchise Times

 

2013

Counsel’s Role in Re-Imaging, Remodeling, and Refurbishment of Franchise Systems
November 8, 2013 – American Bar Association

 

A Hypnotic Tale About Choice of Law and Noncompete Agreements
October 22, 2013 – Workforce

 

7-Eleven Exploiting Franchisees, Lawsuit Claims
August 1, 2013 – Huffington Post

 

Curtain Up – When businesses falter, some act quickly to cut the drama
February 1, 2013 – Franchise Times

 

Monmouth County Man Joins Subway Footlong Lawsuit
January 27, 2013 – Red Bank/Shrewsbury Patch

 

Marlboro man among 3 suing over Subway sandwiches
January 24, 2013 – Asbury Park Press

 

NJ man sues Subway over too-short Footlongs
January 24, 2013 – New York Post

 

2012

Children’s Education – Well-heeled investors getting schooled in growing sector
September 1, 2012 – Franchise Times

 

Fantastic Sams Owners to Arbitrate as Association
July 11, 2012 – Blue MauMau

 

Quiznos New Strategy: Higher Prices
July 9, 2012 – Blue MauMau

 

Denver-based Quiznos Seeks Recovery With New Marketing Strategy
July 8, 2012 – DenverPost.com

 

Medicine Shoppe Franchisees Allowed to Arbitrate Jointly
June 18, 2012 – Blue MauMau

 

Sal’s Restaurant Owners Claim Founder Defrauded Them of $10M
May 9, 2012 – DailyBusinessReview.com

 

Planet Fitness, New York Franchisees Engaged in Legal Battle
April 18, 2012 – ClubIndustry.com

 

Owners of 7 Sal’s Italian Ristorante stores sue company
April 06, 2012 – SunSentinel.com

 

Split Decisions
March, 2012 – Franchise Times

 

The Pitfalls of Assessing a Franchise
March 02, 2012 – Blue MauMau

 

Marks & Klein Fights for Artists Rights “Magic Garden”
February 28, 2012 – My9TV.com

 

So You Want In? How to Assess a Franchise Opportunity
February 10, 2012 – The Wall Street Journal

 

Protecting You When Buying a Franchise: Jerry Marks Interview South Florida Business Report
February 09, 2012 – CBS Channel 12

 

Zee Association Lawsuit Survives Motion to Dismiss
January 25, 2012 – Blue MauMau

 

Financial Reps – Should ‘zees believe only what they read, not what they hear?
January, 2012 – Franchise Times

 

The Villanos v. Matco Tools, TD Bank
January, 2012 – Franchise Times

 

2011

Justin M. Klein to International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers 2011
November 21, 2011

 

TD Back Tools Case – Suit Alleges Small-biz Loan Scheme
October 30, 2011 – New York Post

 

Pizza Hut Opens More Local Outlets as Legal Battle Heats Up
October 30, 2011 – Nola.com

 

Quiznos Chain Faces Tough Finance Issues
August 21, 2011 – The Denver Post

 

Marks & Klein Featured in New York Law School Magazine
Spring 2011 – NYU Alumni Magazine

 

Jerry Marks on Lawline TV: How to Safely Buy a Franchise
July 2011 – Lawline TV

 

Franchise Group Allowed to Pursue Suit
July 22, 2011 – The Wall Street Journal

 

Judge Rejects Edible Arrangements’ Bid To Throw Out Lawsuit
July 22, 2011 – New Haven Register

 

CT Judge Allows Suit v. Edible Arrangements
July 22, 2011 – Hartford Business.com

 

Did John Legend Steal a Song? You Decide
July 08, 2011 – E! Online

 

Associations Make Better Franchises – A Podcast with Justin M. Klein
April 15, 2011 – Blue MauMau

 

Marks & Klein, LLP Announces Opening of Chicago Offices
April 05, 2011

 

Expanding Pizza Chain Wins Injunction vs Manalapan Shop
March 31, 2011 – Asbury Park Press

 

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Successful in Bid to Stop Unfair Competition
March 23, 2011

 

New Orleans Native Larry Lundy Fights to Hang on After Falling from Pizza Hut Corporate Ladder
March 13, 2011 – Nola.com

 

Get Rich or Infringe Copyrights Tryin’
January 16, 2011 – Tactical IP

 

2010

Copyright Lawsuit Filed Over 50 Cent Song ‘I Get Money’
December 15, 2010 – PR Newswire

 

Reflecting on a Decade of Franchisee-franchisor Litigation Provides Important Insight
December 07, 2010 – QSR Magazine

 

Marlboro Cable Customer Suing Cablevision
October 28, 2010 – Asbury Park Press

 

Edible Arrangements to Defend Itself Against Lawsuit
September 29, 2010

 

Franchisee Asociation Files Lawsuit Against Edible Arrangements Claiming Unfair Practices
September 20, 2010 – PR Newswire

 

Quiznos Class Action Settlement Finalized
September 02, 2010 – Law Journal Newsletters

 

Quiznos Settlement Finalized, Among Highest Penalties in Franchise History
August 17, 2010 – Blue MauMau

 

Judge Upholds Settlement in Quiznos Class Action
August 16, 2010 – Nation’s Restaurant News

 

Kreme Filing in Court Fight
August 16, 2010 – New York Post

 

Quiznos and Franchisees Reach Settlement of Multiple Class Actions Lawsuits
January 2010 – PR Newswire

 

2009

Attorney Criticize Dunkin’ Donuts’ Litigious Behaviors
October 08, 2009 – Bloomberg Businessweek

 

2008

Sweet Media Portrayals Mask the Sour Truth about Troubled Ricky’s Franchise, Former Store Owners Say
September 18, 2008 – Reuters

 

Embattled ID-theft Company Taps Google Executive
May 28, 2008 – MarketWatch

 

Fraud-prevention Becomes ID Theft Victim
May 22, 2008 – CNN

 

The “DO” Diligence Dozen: Twelve Questions Ask When Buying a Franchise
May 14, 2008

 

How & Why to Franchise Your Successful Business
May 22, 2008

 

Judge Reinstates Portion of Wis. Lawsuit Against Quiznos
April 18, 2008 – Forbes

 

Wisconsin Court Reverses Quiznos Judgment, Franchise Claims Granted
April 17, 2008

 

Class Actions Challenge LifeLock
April 18, 2008 – Consumer Affairs

 

2007

Franchisee Group Sues Quiznos
August 15,2007 Deverpost.com

 

Quiznos Settles Some Suits
August 14, 2007 Forbes.com

 

Chief Counsel to Face Quiznos Litigation with Personal Interest
July 7, 2007

 

Rabbi Sues to Overturn Zoning Rules
May 31, 2007 Asbury Park Press

 

You’re Toast!
May 3, 2007 Denver Westword

 

An Overview of Asset Protection, Business Succession and Estate Planning for Franchisees and Business Owners
April 24, 2007

 

The Next Big Thing?
April 22, 2007 Asbury Park Press

 

Quiznos Hopefuls Complain of Greed
March 13, 2007 The Record

 

Quiznos Sued Over Treatment of Franchisees
March 13, 2007 Competition Law 360

 

When Disillusion Sets In
February 24, 2007 The New York Times

 

Quiznos Hires Former Burger King CEO Brenneman
January 8, 2007 USA Today

 

Quiznos Accused of Defrauding Franchisees to Build Brand
January 2007 Thompson West

 

Quiznos Turns Up the Heat on Disgruntled Franchisees
January 2007 Law Journal News

 

Prior to 2005

Ruling Favors Wives of Ex-Snap-On Tools Dealers
December 29, 2004 Asbury Park Press

 

GNC Faces New Suits From Five Franchisees
October 21, 2004 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

GNC Franchisees File Lawsuit
October 2, 2004 Pittsburgh Business Times

 

Former Snap-On Tool Dealer Awarded $314,000 Damages – “Snap-On Wives Club” Expanded
July 19, 2004 CBS Market Watch

 

Snap-On Tool Co.
January 16, 2004 Kenosha News

 

Wives of Snap-On Dealers File Lawsuit Against Company
January 14, 2004 Staten Island Advance

 

No Sure Thing
June 22, 2003 Asbury Park Press

 

AAA’s Impartiality Challenged by Lawyer Seeking Alternate Forum
October 21, 2002 New Jersey Law Journal