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Ellen Ruth Lokker - Reston, VA

11710 Plaza America DriveSuite 2000 Reston, VA 20190

Updated: 10/03/2022

Reston Franchising Lawyer

Overview

Ms. Lokker frequently represents corporations and individuals in general commercial and franchise litigation in federal and state courts and in arbitration proceedings. Ms. Lokker represents both franchisors and franchisees...

About Ellen Ruth Lokker

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Principal

Practice Areas

  • Franchising
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Contracts
  • Employment Law -- Employer
  • alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Trademarks
  • Trade Regulation
  • Business Formation
  • Franchise

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1987
  • District of Columbia, 1989
  • Maryland, 2001

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, January 1, 1989 - Present
  • Franchise Law Journal, August 1, 1995 - August 1, 2006 (Topic and Articles Editor)

Classes and Seminars

  • Mediation of Franchise Disputes
  • Structuring Franchise Relationships
  • Judicial Remedies
  • Mergers and Acquisitions in Franchising
  • Unfair Trade Practices Act claims
  • Settlements of Franchise Disputes
  • Judicial Updates on Franchise Law

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1987
    J.D.
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1981
    B.A.
    Honors: with distinction
    Major: Sociology

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • "Franchising (& Distribution) Currents" (Contributing Editor), Franchise Law Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, Fall, 2005
  • "A Drama in Three Acts: How the Takeout Taxi Franchisees Gained Their Independence" (Co-author), Franchise Law Journal, Vol. 25, No. 1, Summer, 2005
  • "Franchising (& Distribution) Currents" (Contributing Editor), Franchise Law, Vol. 24, No. 2 Fall, 2004
  • "Franchising (& Distribution) Currents" (Contributing Editor), Franchise Law, Vol. 23, No. 3 Winter, 2004
  • "Franchising Currents: Maris Strikes Out in Eleventh Circuit Decision." (Co-Author), Franchise Law Journal, Vol. 22, No. 4 Spring, 2003
  • "Franchising Currents: Ninth Circuit Panel Holds Arbitration Clause Unconscionable." (Co-Author), Franchise Law Journal, Vol. 21, No. 3 Winter, 2002
  • "Internet Flower Sales Fare Better in Arbitration than Virtual Drug Store", The Franchise Lawyer, Vol. 5, No. 2 Fall, 2001

Office Information

Address

11710 Plaza America DriveSuite 2000 Reston, VA 20190

Fax

  • (703) 637-7104

Achievements

Honors

  • Franchise Times Legal Eagle in Franchising for 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010

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