Legal Symposium



Please plan to join us for this year’s Legal Symposium, May 15-17, 2016 in Washington, DC! IFA’s 49th Annual Legal Symposium was designed by a task force of member volunteers with a particular emphasis on how legal and regulatory issues affect the everyday business operations of the franchise system. This year’s program will provide value and real-world solutions to both business executives and their franchise legal partners. We will focus on the practical use of the law and the how-to’s for navigating today’s business and regulatory environment. The 2016 Legal Symposium will be a training ground for what business executives and legal counsel need to know and how to put it into practice.


Featuring expert speakers and timely content, our Symposium is a “must attend” event for:
 All attorneys interested in franchise law;
  • In-House counsel;
  • Franchise CEOs;
  • Franchise development and sales executives;
  • Franchise legal and compliance officers;
  • Paralegals;
  • Franchise administrators;
  • Franchisees interested in learning more about the legal and business aspects of franchising
  • All others concerned with franchising’s legal, regulatory and business issues.
Legal Symposium Newcomers:
We want to welcome all young associates, paralegals, those under 35 years of age and/or have been practicing franchise law for less than 5 years into the fold by offering a special dinner designed with their particular professional development needs in mind. This year’s dinner will take place on Monday, May 16 at 7:00 pm at MXDC Cocina Mexicana by Todd English. We hope you will be able to join us! Separate fee and registration required.

Hotel Information:
You may reserve your hotel room at the JW Marriott by clicking here or calling 800-393-2503 and indicating you are attending the IFA 2016 Legal Symposium. Our room rate for a standard room is $347 (single or double). The deadline for making reservations is April 22, 2016 (or when the IFA room block is filled, whichever is first.) Once the room block is sold out, reservations will be accepted based on availability. For more information about the JW Marriott, click here

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