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Plave Koch PLC

Franchising

5 ranked lawyersBand 2USA - NationwideUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Virginia franchising boutique with a highly experienced bench of attorneys representing franchisors and distributors from a broad range of industries. Offers representation and counsel to clients in both franchise-related transactional matters and litigation. Also regularly called upon to assist clients in building and launching their franchise programs and frequently engaged to provide guidance on compliance with franchise sale laws and franchise relationship management.

Strengths

Interviewees remark: “Plave Koch is a fantastic law firm.”

Notable practitioners

Benjamin Reed is an experienced attorney who frequently provides representation to significant franchisors on an array of contentious matters.
"He is a very well-respected lawyer in the field."

David Koch regularly represents clients in structuring franchise programs and licensing agreements. He works with a range of clients, include entities from the hospitality, retail and automotive sectors.
"David Koch is a spectacular partner in the franchise legal world."

Lee Plave is a top choice for distributors and franchisors on matters such as negotiating franchise agreements and cross-border transactions.
“Lee is a personable and brilliant lawyer.”

Leslie Curran assists clients with regulatory compliance, among other franchise-related issues.
“She is a strong transactional lawyer.”

Marisa Faunce advises on a host of franchising issues, including operational compliance and termination strategies. She works with franchisors across the spectrum, from early-stage companies to established brands. "Marisa is a fantastic lawyer, particularly in relation to client relations."

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USA - Nationwide

Franchising


Benjamin Reed
Band 4
David W Koch
Band 3
Lee J Plave
Band 1
Leslie D Curran
Band 2
Marisa Faunce
Band 4