Regina Amolsch

Partner

Contact

T (703) 774-1211
F (703) 774-1201
ramolsch@plavekoch.com

12005 Sunrise Valley Drive
Suite 200
Reston, VA 20191

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Experience

Regina B. Amolsch concentrates her practice in franchising, licensing, and distribution issues, as well as general corporate transactions. She provides advice and counseling on franchise relations, terminations, transfers, regulatory compliance, establishment and operation of franchise systems, and dispute resolution.

Her experience includes preparation and negotiation of franchise and license agreements and disclosure materials for domestic and international development, and creation of documents for various business transactions and relationships, including asset sales, transfers, and advertising cooperatives. She has a special focus as well on technology and e-commerce. On this front she advises prepares Internet-related policies and guidelines for franchise systems, drafts agreements for website development and licensing arrangements, and counsels clients on domain name management and related issues.

Ms. Amolsch has co-authored articles and has spoken at industry seminars concerning franchising and intellectual property issues. Ms. Amolsch has also contributed other materials, including the International Franchise Association 2000 Legal Roundtable materials, Legal Aspects of Technology in Franchising, the International Franchise Association 2001 Legal Roundtable materials The Prevent Defense, and to the franchise law chapter of Legal Aspects of Selling and Buying (2d ed. West Group 1992). She has also contributed to articles appearing in various franchise-related publications and to materials for client and seminar presentations.

Before entering law firm practice, Ms. Amolsch served in-house as the Assistant Counsel of Hooters of America, Inc., the national franchisor and operator of the “Hooters” restaurant chain. In that capacity, she directed and managed non-employment litigation and trademark activities; assisted in developing and implementing corporate, franchising, and employment practices and policies; conducted internal investigations of employment claims; and counseled unit managers on legal compliance and company policies and procedures.

Education

  • Emory University School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Miami (B.A., with honors)

Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Business Law Section, the Forum on Franchising, and Young Lawyer Division, also served as on the Technology Committee for the Forum on Franchising)

Admitted to Practice

  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Virginia

Honors

  • Best Lawyers®, January 2013 – Best Attorneys In Washington D.C. & Baltimore
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Presentations

Presenter, Moderator, or Co-Presenter:

Separating the Fat from the Fiction: The Skinny on Restaurant Menu-Labeling Laws Examined
American Bar Association Teleseminar
May 2011

Oh No, Is That Really a Material Change? Disclosure, Exemption and Registration Issues in Challenging Economic Times
International Franchise Association’s 44th Annual Legal Symposium
May 2011| Washington, D.C.

Tweet! Intellectual Property and Brand Protection in the Age of Social Media
American Bar Association’s Annual Spring Meeting
August 2010| San Francisco, CA

Privacy and Data Security Risks for Franchise Systems and Suppliers
Georgetown University Center for Continuing and Professional Education
December 2009| Washington, D.C.

International Franchising
Georgetown University Center for Continuing and Professional Education
May 2009| Washington, D.C.

Best Practices for Dealing with a Difficult Franchisee – Business Solution Roundtable Discussion
International Franchise Association 48th Annual Convention
February 2008| Orlando, FL

Selling Franchises and Administering a Franchise Program: Compliance Programs and Goals
International Franchise Expo
April 2007| Washington, D.C.

Technology Issues Affecting Franchising
International Franchise Association 39th Annual Legal Symposium
May 2006| Washington, D.C.

Franchising In Canada
International Franchise Expo
April 2006| Washington, D.C.

Selling Franchises Without Getting Into Trouble
International Franchise Expo
April 2004| Washington, D.C.

The Intersection of e-Commerce and Franchise System Trade Secrets: Avoiding Collisions on the Super Highway
International Franchise Association’s 36th Annual Legal Symposium
May 2003| Washington, D.C.

Co-Presenter, “Legal Aspects of Franchising and Technology”
International Franchise Association’s Legal Roundtable Series
September 2000| Denver, CO

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Publications

Author or Co-Author:

National Menu Labeling: Coming Soon to a Restaurant Near You
Franchise Law News
Q1 2011

Size and Experience Matter: Use it to Obtain Exemptions from Franchise Registration and Disclosure Requirements
Franchising World
April 2009

How to Implement Dot.com Franchising Solutions: Two Aspects of a Multi-faceted Issue
Franchising World
September/October 2000

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