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Leslie Curran - Falls Church, VA

3120 Fairview Park DriveSuite 420 Falls Church, VA 22042

Updated: 12/29/2023

Falls Church Franchising Lawyer

Overview

Leslie focuses on advising her clients (whether start-up, middle-market, or mature) on franchise and distribution law, including structuring the relationship and regulatory compliance. Her practice emphasizes both domestic and international franchises and licensing, as well as area development, area representative and sub-franchise arrangements...

Leslie focuses on advising her clients (whether start-up, middle-market, or mature) on franchise and distribution law, including structuring the relationship and regulatory compliance. Her practice emphasizes both domestic and international franchises and licensing, as well as area development, area representative and sub-franchise arrangements. Leslie also assists with mergers and acquisitions of franchise companies, franchisor-franchisee relationship issues (including complex negotiations with franchisees) and exemption-based franchising. She regularly trains franchisor executives with respect to best practices for compliance with franchise sales and relationship laws.

About Leslie Curran

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Franchising
  • Advertising & Trade Regulation

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Governing Committee (2010-2016); Governing Committee – Young Lawyer Division Liaison (2007-2009); Co-Chair, ABA Forum on Franchising Annual Meeting (2011, Los Angeles))

Classes and Seminars

  • Exemption-Based Franchising Throughout the United States, October 2017
  • The Top 5 Considerations in Using Financial Performance Representations (Roundtable), January 2017
  • Exemptions and Exclusions under Federal and State Franchise Registration and Disclosure Laws (Editor), 2017
  • Fundamentals of Franchising, October 2015
  • Art and Science of FDD Drafting, October 15-17, 2014
  • Fundamentals of Franchising on the Road, June 11, 2014
  • Current Hot Topics In Franchise Registration And Disclosure, May 4-6, 2014
  • Crisis and Reputation Management: Shaping Standards of Behavior and Implementing Response Plans, October 16-18, 2013
  • The Franchise Law Compliance Manual, Chapter 2, Franchise Disclosure and Sales Compliance, 2011
  • Fundamentals of Franchising, October 13-15, 2010
  • Growth Through Multi-Unit Franchising, October 15-16, 2009
  • Understanding Franchise Law, August 2009
  • Managing the Multi-State Disclosure Process – Legal Roundtable, May 2009
  • Exemption-Based Franchising: Are You Playing in a Minefield?, Spring 2009
  • Best Practices for Dealing with a Franchisee Who Doesn’t Fit Into the System – Legal Roundtable, May 2008
  • Pros and Cons of Using Brokers, Development Agents and Referral Sources, October 10-12, 2007
  • Legal Considerations In Expanding a Business through Franchising, July 2007
  • How to Deal with the Financially Distressed Franchisee, May 8, 2007
  • Sweeping Changes to Federal Labor Law Gain Momentum on Capitol Hill, May 2, 2007
  • The Franchise Transfer Process: Taking it One Step at a Time, April 25, 2007
  • Small Business Health Plans: What Will 2007 Bring?, March 16, 2007
  • Best Practices for Working with Franchisees on Transfers Roundtable, February 24-27, 2007
  • The Basics of the Franchise Registration Process, February 21, 2007
  • Franchise Registration: It’s Time to Renew, February 20, 2007
  • Taking The Plunge—Are You Ready To Franchise?, Winter 2006
  • Small Business Health Plans: Are They Getting Closer to Reality?, September 2006
  • Dealing with Financially Distressed Franchisees, May 8-10, 2005
  • Obtaining Franchisee Buy-In to Re-Imaging Programs, March 6-9, 2005
  • Retool Your Franchise Program to Attract and Retain Women Franchisees, June 2004

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J.D
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Law Review: University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Research Editor
  • Elizabethtown College
    B.A

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • Exemptions and Exclusions under Federal and State Franchise Registration and Disclosure Laws (Editor), American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, 2017
  • The Franchise Law Compliance Manual, Chapter 2, Franchise Disclosure and Sales Compliance, Forum on Franchising, 2011 | American Bar Association
  • Understanding Franchise Law, Young Lawyers’ Division, August 2009| American Bar Association
  • Exemption-Based Franchising: Are You Playing in a Minefield?, Young Lawyers’ Division, August 2009| American Bar Association
  • Exemption-Based Franchising: Are You Playing in a Minefield?, 28 American Bar Association Franchise Law Journal No. 4, Spring 2009
  • Legal Considerations In Expanding a Business through Franchising, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, July 2007
  • Sweeping Changes to Federal Labor Law Gain Momentum on Capitol Hill, May 2, 2007| Franchise Alert
  • The Franchise Transfer Process: Taking it One Step at a Time, April 25, 2007| Franchise Alert
  • Small Business Health Plans: What Will 2007 Bring?, March 16, 2007| Franchise Alert
  • Taking The Plunge—Are You Ready To Franchise?, Small Business Opportunities, Winter 2006
  • Small Business Health Plans: Are They Getting Closer to Reality?, The Franchise Lawyer, Vol. 10, No. 1, September 2006

Office Information

Address

3120 Fairview Park DriveSuite 420 Falls Church, VA 22042

Fax

  • 703-774-1201

Achievements

Honors

  • Who’s Who Legal – Franchise 2019
  • Best Lawyers – 2016 Franchise Lawyer of the Year, Washington D.C.
  • Chambers USA
  • Franchise Times Legal Eagles

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