By R. Scott Caulkins | Published July 22, 2016 | |
By R. Scott Caulkins What is a franchise, and how does a franchise work? A franchise is a business relationship that is created so that goods and services can be distributed by way of a proven business model. Federal and state laws vary in the way the word “franchise” is defined, but generally a franchise Read MoreRead More
Under Virginia law, a Landlord has an obligation to maintain a residential rental property in a habitable and sanitary condition, regardless of any language in the residential lease shifting maintenance responsibilities to the Tenant. It is generally true that a Tenant cannot unilaterally withhold rent in Virginia because of unsafe of unhealthy property conditions unless Read MoreRead More
"Obtained a judgment for condominium association in excess of $1 million against developer of condominium in Fairfax County."
"Defended an officer of a government contractor in a case involving enforcement of a non-competition agreement."
"Defended and achieved favorable settlement of wrongful termination and discrimination claims brought in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia."
"Served as outside counsel to several franchisors, prepared franchise agreements, franchise disclosure documents and state franchise registrations, and counseled franchisors regarding franchise compliance issues."