Wed – Fri 10/10- 10/12

American Bar Association’s 41st Annual Forum on Franchising Annual Meeting

Lee Plave and Been Reed will be at the American Bar Association’s 41st Annual Forum on Franchising Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN on October 10-12, 2018.

On Wednesday, October 19th, Ben Reed will be moderating the Judicial Panel from 10:30 am – 11:45 am.

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to hear the viewpoints of several experienced judges on a variety of topics important to franchise litigation, including the 2015 revisions to the FRCP related to discovery, evidence necessary to establish irreparable harm in the post-Winter and eBayworld and how to effectively present or defend motions to dismiss and for summary judgment. Come hear this noteworthy panel discuss these and other recent issues and answer questions about the view directly from the bench.

Lee Plave will be presenting The New FASB Rules on Thursday, October 11th.

The new FASB rules on revenue recognition, which went into effect for calendar year-end public companies on January 1, 2018 and which will go into effect for all other calendar year-end companies on January 1, 2019, create changes for franchisors which are likely to ripple through the pages of their nancial statements to their day-to-day businesspractices. This program will address the new FASB revenue recognition rules as applied to franchisors and how the new requirements will affect their long-term and multi-faceted contracts with franchisees. The panel will also address how the new FASB rules may apply to initial fees, training fees, equipment, product sales, and ongoing royalties. The panel willdiscuss the possible impact on franchisors’ nancial statements and the resulting consequences such as those relating to state financial assurancerequirements, valuations, and lending opportunities, as well as how the FASB changes align (or do not align) with International AccountingStandards/International Financial Reporting Standards.







Mon – Fri 11/5- 11/9

RV Dealers Association Convention and Expo

Don’t miss Leslie Pujo presenting RV Rental Law 5.0: Top Ten Ways to Stay Legally Compliant While Adapting to Changes in the Marketplace and Technology on Wednesday, November 7
9:00 am- 10:00 am at the RV Dealers Association Convention and Expo in Las Vegas!

Through a survey of federal and state law and recent cases, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to (legally) adapt to changes in the marketplace and technology. This session will follow a “Top 10 List” format to review compliance issues related to the federal and state regulations governing RV rental practices and agreements. In addition, the RV Rental Law session will examine new challenges created by technological advances. Bring your questions and “war stories” for a free-flowing, interactive session.

During this workshop, attendees will learn:

  • The legal framework governing RV rental operations
  • Key issues and topics that should be addressed in RV rental operations and agreements
  • Best practices for creating a RV rental agreement and policies to comply with multi-state issues