Franchise & Business Law Group Named Finalist For 2010 Maryland Small Business of the Year Award

Award Presented by the Maryland Chamber Of Commerce, Ceremony June 3

Baltimore, MD – May 24, 2010 – The Maryland Chamber of Commerce has named Franchise & Business Law Group, the only law firm in Maryland focused on meeting the legal needs of franchisors and franchisees, as a finalist for a 2010 Small Business of the Year Award. Out of 14 finalists, the winners of the four awards (separated by the number of employees) will be announced at the Small Business of the Year Awards Luncheontaking placeon Thursday, June 3, at the Westin BWI Airport hotel.

“Small businesses are the backbone of Maryland’s economy,” said Kathy Snyder, president and CEO of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. “It’s important, particularly during these tough economic times, to recognize small businesses like Franchise & Business Law Group who are taking risks, creating jobs, and helping to grow our state’s economy.”

Started in 2001, the Small Business of the Year Awards program seeks to recognize the dedication, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit displayed by Maryland’s small businesses.

“We’re excited to be named a finalist for this prestigious award,” said David Cahn, managing partner and founder of Franchise & Business Law Group. “I’m honored that the work we’ve done for Maryland franchisors and franchisees is being recognized as beneficial to the overall improvement of the state’s economy.”

Franchise & Business Law Group provides unparalleled legal guidance in the area of franchise law in Maryland. Its clients are often companies that are creating and overseeing a franchise network (franchisors); or individuals investigating ownership of or actively operating one or more franchised businesses (franchisees).

FBLG was founded in 2004 with a vision of providing the greater Baltimore area with quality franchising-related legal services typically restricted to “major markets” like Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. FBLG attorneys have used their counseling, negotiation and advocacy skillsto protect numerous Maryland franchisees from economic disasters and to provide new franchisors with both the protection and the knowledge they need to succeed.

The Small Business Awards Luncheon will showcase all 14 finalists and announce the winners. This year’s keynote speaker will be Dick Cass, president of the Baltimore Ravens; he will speak on how the challenges of running an NFL franchise are similar to those of running a successful small business.

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About Franchise & Business Law Group

Franchise & Business Law Group (FBLG) 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 method; purchasing a franchise; or engaged in a dispute with a franchisee or franchisor. A proud supplier member of the International Franchise Association, FBLG 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