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
+ 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
+ Abbey Taylor
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
Franchise Disclosure Questionnaires Face New Challenges
Franchisors routinely use questionnaires to verify whether prospective franchisees have timely received a franchise disclosure document (“FDD”), understand the details and risks of purchasing the franchise, and whether the franchisee has received information that differs from the FDD (for example,… MORE
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Legal Eagle Roundtables
Our partner Ben Reed spoke on a panel about “Zee-Zor Legal Logic Post COVID” sponsored by Franchise Times.