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Founder David Cahn to Speak At IFA Fran-Guard™; Harry Rifkin to Speak at Dine America

Baltimore, Md – July 20, 2010 –David Cahn and Harry Rifkin, partners of the Franchise & Business Law Group, the only law firm in Maryland dedicated to representing franchisors and franchisees, have been tapped to share their experiences and insights on panels at two prestigious industry conferences; the International Franchise Association’s Fran-Guard™ Legal Roundtable Series and QSR Magazine’s Dine America event.

Mr. Cahn, founder of FBL, will serve as a co-presenter in Washington, D.C. at the IFA’s Fran-Guard™ Legal Roundtable Series event on franchising sales compliance taking place at the JW Marriot on September 15. Cahn will address the importance of compliance and how a system-wide compliance program can protect franchise systems and make the business more profitable.

The national IFA’s Fran-Guard™ Legal Roundtable Series presents a comprehensive resource for CEOs and senior executives, franchise development professionals, in-house franchise attorneys, paralegals and compliance managers to learn from each other and from industry veterans. The event follows IFA’s annual Public Affairs Conference, during which hundreds of franchisees and franchisors visit members of Congress to discuss issues of importance to small business owners. Cahn was chosen to co-lead a seminar based on his extensive experience helping franchisors deal with compliance in the Baltimore and Washington markets.

The IFA Fran-Guard™ event, which is also hosted in several cities including Dallas, Chicago, Tampa, and Los Angeles, also offers attendees the opportunity to earn credits towards a Certified Franchise Executive (“CFE”) certification through participation in the interactive event as well as satisfactory completion of a written test.

Mr. Rifkin has been selected by QSR, a national magazine that focuses on news and information for the quick-service food business industry, to speak on a panel at the Dine America, an executive idea exchange taking place on September 12 – 14 at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia. Rifkin will speak on the Franchisee/Franchisor Relationship panel and tackle issues and questions about ways to strengthen and maintain the franchisee/franchisor relationship during the two-day professional development conference.

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About Franchise & Business Law Group

Franchise & Business Law Group (FBL) was founded in 2004 with a goal to become the very best franchise law firm in Maryland. Led by founder David Cahn and partner Harry Rifkin, the firm has a unique understanding of the legal and business challenges facing both franchisors and franchisees. The firm primarily represents clients who are either franchising a business idea; purchasing a franchise; or engaged in a dispute with a franchisee or franchisor. A proud supplier member of the International Franchise Association, FBL represents many of its clients for legal matters beyond the scope of the franchise relationship, in issues such as real estate, intellectual property, or the buying and selling of a business. Learn more at

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