News & Articles


The Ocean Is Female: Perspective, strength & kindness
July 8, 2021 – The Coast Star, Featuring Allison R. Scaduto, Esq.


A Non-Exhaustive List of Workplace Considerations in 2021
2021 – GearedUp, Justin M. Klein & and Andrew P. Bleiman


March 15, 2021 – Brent “Giles” Davis, Esq.


CBD Product Maker Can’t Escape Suit Over Broken Deal
February 4, 2021 – Law360, Featuring Mark Fishbein and Justin M. Klein


After Gig Battle Franchises Are Next Front in Worker Status War
January 27, 2021 – Daily Labor Report, Featuring Justin M. Klein



Have You Exhausted All Economic Assistance Available to You?
December 2020 – GearedUp, Justin M. Klein


Franchisee Advocacy and Why It’s Important for Success
November 2020 – GearedUp, Justin M. Klein


Franchise Groups Want Out of AB5, According to Lawsuit
November 18, 2020 – THE RECORDER, Featuring Justin M. Klein and Andrew P. Bleiman


October 9, 2020 – Restaurant Business, Featuring Jerry Marks


September 10, 2020 – The Coast Star, Featuring Allison R. Scaduto, Esq.


Brand Re-Imaging, Remodeling and Refurbishment Programs in the ‘Now Normal’
August, 2020 – GearedUp, Justin M. Klein & Andrew P. Bleiman


July 2, 2020 – Brent “Giles” Davis, Esq.


June 19, 2020


May 7, 2020 – The Coast Star, Featuring Allison R. Scaduto, Esq.


June, 2020 – Allison R. Scaduto, Esq.


May, 2020 – Steven T. Keppler, Esq. and Allison R. Scaduto, Esq.


Franchisee Group Sues Urban Air Over Rising Costs
April 29, 2020 – FranchiseTimes, Featuring Andrew Bleiman


E-2 visa helps brothers invest in Glass Guru
April 23, 2020 – FranchiseTimes, Featuring Justin M. Klein


How Burgerim’s red flags got missed
April 23, 2020 – FranchiseTimes, Featuring Andrew Bleiman


Membership Agreement Review is a Must Do
April, 2020 – GearedUp, Justin M. Klein


VIDEO: Franchise Response to Coronavirus – First Steps & Planning
March 24, 2020 – Featuring Justin M. Klein


U.S. Tim Hortons Franchisees Sue RBI Over Supply Costs
February 20, 2020 – Gerald Marks interviewed by Franchise Times


Real estate agents: Employees or contractors? Maybe neither and it costs them money
2020 – Gerald Marks interviewed by the Asbury Park Press



Renegotiating Your Lease Is Always an Option
2019 – GearedUp, Justin M. Klein


Navigating the Hiring Process to Avoid Discrimination Claims
2019 – GearedUp, Justin M. Klein


Merrill Lynch Production Policy Causes Age Discrimination
October, 2019 –, Jerry Marks


‘Always be the adult in the room,’ and other views about franchise lawsuits
October, 2019 – Franchise Times, Andrew P. Bleiman Featured


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



Pillow Talk: Can Spouses Own Competing Franchise Businesses?
2018 – Gearedup, Justin M. Klein


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. Scaduto


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 –, 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



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. Scaduto, Esq.



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



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



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



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 –


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 –


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


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


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 –


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



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 –


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


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 –


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



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



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



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



Franchisee Group Sues Quiznos
August 15,2007


Quiznos Settles Some Suits
August 14, 2007


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