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Regina Amolsch - Falls Church, VA

3120 Fairview Park DriveSuite 420 Falls Church, VA 22042

Updated: 01/02/2024

Falls Church Franchising Lawyer

Overview

Regina concentrates her practice in franchising and licensing and has over 20 years of experience with a variety of franchise, corporate and business development matters across a diverse range of industries...

Regina concentrates her practice in franchising and licensing and has over 20 years of experience with a variety of franchise, corporate and business development matters across a diverse range of industries. Regina's experience includes advising on transactional, regulatory and intellectual property issues important in developing and growing franchise programs; drafting and negotiating franchise, development, master franchise agreements and related licenses for domestic and international franchise systems; counseling franchisors with regard regulatory (FDD) compliance and on franchisee relationship issues; and providing franchisor executive training.

Regina represents clients of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 200 companies, and has developed a particular interest in the burgeoning field of healthcare and senior care franchising. Regina also advises franchise merger and acquisition transactions, private equity investments in franchise systems, and franchise issues in business securitization transactions.

Prior to entering law firm practice, Regina served in-house as the Assistant Counsel of Hooters of America, Inc., the national franchisor and operator of the "Hooters" restaurant chain. In that capacity, she directed and managed non-employment litigation and trademark activities; assisted in developing and implementing corporate, franchising, and employment practices and policies; conducted internal investigations of employment claims; and counseled unit managers on legal compliance and company policies and procedures.

Regina regularly speaks at industry seminars and professional training programs on franchising and intellectual property issues. Regina has received industry recognitions, including being named to Who's Who Legal - Franchise and The Best Lawyers in America© and has co-authored articles appearing in various franchise-related publications and seminar presentations. Regina is member of the ABA Forum on Franchising and the International Franchise Association.

About Regina Amolsch

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Franchising
  • Licensing
  • Distribution & Supply Chain
  • Domain Names, Internet & Technology

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1996
  • Georgia
  • Virginia

Other Affiliations

  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Business Law Section, the Forum on Franchising, and Young Lawyer Division, also served as on the Technology Committee for the Forum on Franchising)

Classes and Seminars

  • Oh No, Is That Really a Material Change? Disclosure, Exemption and Registration Issues in Challenging Economic Times, International Franchise Association’s 44th Annual Legal Symposium May 2011, Washington, D.C.
  • Tweet! Intellectual Property and Brand Protection in the Age of Social Media, American Bar Association’s Annual Spring Meeting August 2010, San Francisco, CA
  • Privacy and Data Security Risks for Franchise Systems and Suppliers, Georgetown University Center for Continuing and Professional Education December 2009, Washington, D.C.
  • International Franchising, Georgetown University Center for Continuing and Professional Education May 2009, Washington, D.C.
  • Best Practices for Dealing with a Difficult Franchisee – Business Solution Roundtable Discussion, International Franchise Association 48th Annual Convention February 2008, Orlando, FL
  • Selling Franchises and Administering a Franchise Program: Compliance Programs and Goals, International Franchise Expo April 2007, Washington, D.C.
  • Technology Issues Affecting Franchising, International Franchise Association 39th Annual Legal Symposium May 2006, Washington, D.C.
  • Franchising In Canada, International Franchise Expo April 2006, Washington, D.C.
  • Selling Franchises Without Getting Into Trouble, International Franchise Expo April 2004, Washington, D.C.
  • The Intersection of e-Commerce and Franchise System Trade Secrets: Avoiding Collisions on the Super Highway, International Franchise Association’s 36th Annual Legal Symposium May 2003, Washington, D.C.
  • Co-Presenter, "Legal Aspects of Franchising and Technology", International Franchise Association’s Legal Roundtable Series September 2000, Denver, CO
  • Building Blocks of Franchising – Franchise Management Certificate Program, Georgetown University Center for Continuing and Professional Education, May/September 2016 - 2022, Washington, D.C.
  • “Ethics: Keeping Up With Ever Evolving Technology, They Didn’t Teach That in Law School”, ABA’s 42nd Annual Forum on Franchising, October 16-18, 2019, Denver, CO
  • What to Expect When Private Equity Comes In (Post-Transaction), Franchise Capital Exchange August 24, 2016, Chicago IL
  • “Ethical Risks in Cyberspace”, ABA’s 37th Annual Forum on Franchising October 14-16, 2015, New Orleans, LA
  • Building Blocks of Franchising - Franchise Management Certificate Program, May 2016 - September 2022
  • Exemptions and Exclusions Under Federal and State Franchise Registration and Disclosure Laws: Co-authored Chapter 6 - Maryland Law, 2017
  • Separating the Fat from the Fiction: The Skinny on Restaurant Menu-Labeling Laws Examined, May 2011
  • National Menu Labeling: Coming Soon to a Restaurant Near You, 2011
  • Size and Experience Matter: Use it to Obtain Exemptions from Franchise Registration and Disclosure Requirements, 2009
  • How to Implement Dot.com Franchising Solutions: Two Aspects of a Multi-faceted Issue, September/October 2000

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996
    J.D.
  • University of Miami, 1993
    B.A.
    Honors: With Honors

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • National Menu Labeling: Coming Soon to a Restaurant Near You, Franchise Law News, Q1 2011
  • Size and Experience Matter: Use it to Obtain Exemptions from Franchise Registration and Disclosure Requirements, Franchising World, April 2009
  • How to Implement Dot.com Franchising Solutions: Two Aspects of a Multi-faceted Issue, Franchising World, September/October 2000
  • Exemptions and Exclusions Under Federal and State Franchise Registration and Disclosure Laws: Co-authored Chapter 6 – Maryland Law , ABA Forum on Franchising, 2017

Office Information

Address

3120 Fairview Park DriveSuite 420 Falls Church, VA 22042

Fax

  • 703-774-1201

Achievements

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America®
  • The Best Lawyers - Women in the Law
  • Who’s Who Legal – Franchise
  • Washington, D.C.’s Best Lawyers

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