Plave Koch is one of the largest franchise law practices in the country. Our combination of experience, efficiency, and practical, business-oriented thinking enables us to deliver first-class services at a reasonable cost.
+ Regina Amolsch
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.
+ Valerie Brennan
+ Leslie Curran
Leslie focuses on advising her clients (whether start-up, middle-market, or mature) on franchise and distribution law, including structuring the relationship and regulatory compliance. Her practice emphasizes both domestic and international franchises and licensing, as well as area development, area representative and sub-franchise arrangements.
+ Marisa Faunce
Marisa counsels franchisors, licensors, and manufacturers on transactional, regulatory and intellectual property issues involved in developing and growing franchise programs. She also counsels franchisors regarding all aspects of the franchise relationship, including operational compliance, system standards, default and termination strategies and franchise workouts.
+ David Koch
David Koch co-founded Plave Koch PLC in 2007 after many years of large-firm partnership. His practice focuses on franchising, licensing, and supply chain transactions. Projects include structuring franchise programs and license arrangements, private equity investments in franchising, corporate and commercial transactions, regulatory compliance, antitrust counseling, advertising and marketing, and international expansion.
+ Michael Laidhold
+ Lee Plave
+ Leslie Pujo
Leslie Pujo brought her practice of mobility services and vehicle use law and franchising to Plave Koch PLC in April 2016. She is adept at counseling clients on franchise registration and disclosure matters, franchise relationship issues, and pre-litigation dispute resolution, as well as structuring franchise and other distribution systems in a variety of industries and bringing international systems to the United States.
+ Benjamin Reed
+ James Rubinger
+ David Worthen
With more than 1,000 cases under his belt, Dave Worthen’s litigation record is matched by few in the franchise bar. His broad experience representing franchisors includes intentional underreporting of sales, tax fraud, standards enforcement, covenants not to compete, encroachment, defending claims of franchise disclosure (FDD) violations, nonpayment, trademark violations, unapproved products, and vicarious liability.
+ John W. Edson
+ Nora Murphy
Nora joined Plave Koch as an associate in May 2021. She previously focused her practice on litigation and family law matters with a mid-sized firm in central Maryland. Before entering private practice, Nora served as the Judicial Law Clerk to… MORE
+ Setareh Deljo-Roland
About the Firm
Early in 1989, Lee Plave and Dave Koch, both recent alumni of the FTC who knew each other’s names but not faces, found themselves in neighboring associate offices at a mid-size Washington, D.C. law firm specializing in franchising. John Tifford and Jim Rubinger were already there. As Lee and Dave learned the ins and outs of private law practice and the business of franchising, they became fast friends and mutual admirers.
By the Numbers
Legal Eagle Roundtables
Our partner Ben Reed spoke on a panel about “Zee-Zor Legal Logic Post COVID” sponsored by Franchise Times.
Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (HR 842)
Franchisor Revenue Recognition Simplified
Lee Plave Plave Koch PLC and Aaron Chaitovsky, CPA Citrin Cooperman On January 28, 2021, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued its long-awaited “practical expedient,” which will truly help privately-held franchisors tackle the relatively new revenue recognition requirements of… MORE