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October 2011

Join Us for a Complimentary Seminar about How to Grow Your Business through Franchising

On Thursday, November 3 in Los Angeles, franchise industry leading lawyers and consultants will provide a complimentary half-day seminar to explain the in's and out's of how you can join the ranks of successful and well-known national and international franchisors.  Please see below for agenda, speaker and registration information.

What Will You Learn from the Experts at the Seminar?

  • Overall risks and rewards of being a franchisor
  • Fundamental operating, administrative and financial matters
  • Assessing the readiness of your company for franchising
  • Regulatory requirements, potential liabilities and other legal issues
  • Unique business model components – fees, territories, recruiting,
       marketing, distribution, licensing and finance

Why Should You Consider Franchising as a Growth Strategy? 
According to the International Franchise Association, the U.S. franchise industry creates 18 million jobs, consists of 830,000 franchised establishments, and generates $1.2 trillion in gross domestic product.  In 2011, PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates an important increase in each of those areas – and your bottom line could benefit from these increases if you become a franchisor.

  • The value of goods and services produced by franchising will grow an 
       average of 4.7% in 2011 across 10 business lines, with retail and personal
       services growing 6% and automotive and commercial and residential 
       services growing 7%.
  • The number of franchised establishments will increase an average of 2.5%
        in 2011 across 10 business lines, with automotive, lodging and retail 
        growing  4%.
  • Franchise industry employment will expand an average of 2.5% in 2011
       across 10 business lines, with automotive, lodging and retail growing 4%.

Calvin Davis, Co-Chair, Franchise Practice, Gordon & Rees (Los Angeles)
Harold Kestenbaum, Partner, Franchise Practice, Gordon & Rees (New York)
Mark Siebert, President and Founder, iFranchise Group
Scott Jewett, Senior Advisor, iFranchise Group

Date and Location
Thursday, November 3
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Gordon & Rees LLP
633 West Fifth Street   
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071 

Registration:  Contact Sandy Halvorsen at, 213-576-5020.  Upon registration, you will receive an email with additional location and attendance information, as well as seminar materials.

Seminar Sponsors:
Gordon & Rees LLP was founded in San Francisco in 1974 and has grown to a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 450 lawyers in 20 U.S. offices.  The Franchise Law Practice consists of more than 40 lawyers throughout the U.S. handling all aspects of litigation and transactional representation for a wide range of businesses involved in franchising.  Two of the group's partners are recognized as "Legal Eagles" by Franchise Times magazine (2011).

The iFranchise Group is the world's premier franchise consulting and development firm. Our consultants have worked with over 30 Fortune 2000 companies and with 98 of the world's top 200 franchisors. The iFranchise Group provides substantial depth in all of the key areas of franchising including franchise strategy development, quality control, documentation and training, franchise marketing assistance, and franchise implementation services.