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Dave Koch - Falls Church, VA

3120 Fairview Park DriveSuite 420 Falls Church, VA 22042

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Updated: 12/29/2023

Falls Church Franchising Lawyer

Overview

Dave 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...

Dave 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.

He has worked with clients in foodservice, hotels, educational services, staffing, car rental, automotive, insurance, homeowner services, retail, and other industries. Before entering private practice, Dave served as an Attorney-Advisor to the Hon. Daniel Oliver, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission.

Dave is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Law School, his alma mater, and at NYU Law School. Each law school operates an International Transactions Clinic where Dave works with students and clients on microfranchising and branded network projects.

About Dave Koch

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Franchising
  • Licensing
  • Distribution & Supply Chain
  • International
  • Business & Finance Transactions
  • Advertising & Trade Regulation

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1985
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
  • Editor-in-Chief (2004-2007), Associate Editor (2002-2004), The Franchise Lawyer
  • American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law
  • International Bar Association

Classes and Seminars

  • Electronic UFOCs? Yes!, February 28, 2003
  • Entering the U.S. Market: Legal and Practical Advice, October 9, 2002
  • Essentials of E-Commerce, October 10-12, 2001
  • Electronic Signature Capability Arrives, But Skepticism Abounds, July/August 2001
  • Retool Your Franchise Agreement to Recruit Minorities and Women, April 2001
  • The Role of Technology in Tactical Execution, February 24, 2001
  • The Electronic Franchise Agreement, December 19, 2000
  • The Electronic Franchise Agreement: Part II, November/December 2000
  • The Electronic Franchise Agreement: Part I, September/October 2000
  • The Proposed “Small Business Franchise Act of 1999”: The End of Franchising as We Know It?, September 22, 2000
  • The Proposed Small Business Franchise Act of 1999: The End of Franchising As We Know It?, September 22, 2000
  • Emerging Privacy Issues in Franchising, May 14-16, 2000
  • Franchisor Survival Guide to Online Privacy, March 2000
  • Competition for Investors Forces Franchisors to Reconsider Personal Exposure of Franchise Owners, February 1, 2000
  • Personal Exposure: Risk Management in the Franchise Relationship, October 13-15, 1999

Education

  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
  • University of Iowa
    (B.S. in Economics with high honors)

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

3120 Fairview Park DriveSuite 420 Falls Church, VA 22042

Fax

  • 703-774-1201

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Dave Koch

Included on the 2024 Virginia list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Virginia Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Dave Koch on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Who’s Who Legal – Franchise 2019
  • Best Lawyers
  • International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers
  • Franchise Times – “Legal Eagles” Hall of Fame
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers
  • Smart CEO – Legal Elite

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