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Leslie Pujo - Falls Church, VA

3120 Fairview Park DriveSuite 420 Falls Church, VA 22042

Updated: 12/29/2023

Falls Church Franchising Lawyer


Leslie brought her practice of mobility services and vehicle use law and franchising to Plave Koch PLC in April 2016. She is adept at counseling clients on franchise registration and disclosure matters, franchise relationship issues, and pre-litigation dispute resolution, as well as structuring franchise and other distribution systems in a variety of industries and bringing international systems to the United States...

Leslie brought her practice of mobility services and vehicle use law and franchising to Plave Koch PLC in April 2016. She is adept at counseling clients on franchise registration and disclosure matters, franchise relationship issues, and pre-litigation dispute resolution, as well as structuring franchise and other distribution systems in a variety of industries and bringing international systems to the United States. Additionally, Leslie is experienced in counseling clients on general commercial contract, and corporate organization matters.

Leslie's particular experience is in mobility services and vehicle use law. She counsels on vehicle/mobility regulatory compliance for the full range of mobility models and platforms, including traditional car rental, recreational vehicle rentals, dealer loaners, car-sharing, subscription, and multi-platform. In her previous firm, LaPlaca Pujo, P.C., Leslie was the partner of and successor to the late Michael LaPlaca, the unquestioned dean of vehicle rental law for nearly four decades. Leslie carries on that proud tradition at Plave Koch, where she also continues to oversee editing of the Federal and StateGuide© to Vehicle Rental Law.

Previously, Leslie served as an adjunct professor at The George Washington University Law School and at University of Maryland University College for several years. She is a frequent speaker on mobility services and franchising legal issues at the IFA Legal Symposium, the International Car Rental Show, the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association Convention, and the MBA Insurance Rental School.

Leslie has served as director of MCCPTA Educational Programs, Inc., a nonprofit organization overseeing educational enrichment programs in science, foreign language and cultural arts.

Et le meilleur de tout, she is fluent in French!

About Leslie Pujo

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Franchising
  • Distribution & Supply Chain
  • International
  • Mobility Services and Vehicles


Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising and Section on Law Practice Management
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Classes and Seminars

  • Legal Issues to Watch in 2023 & Beyond, December 2022
  • Telematics, Evs, and Other Pressing Topics in Vehicle Rental Law for 2022 and Beyond, April 2022
  • The Legal Landscape is Chaning - Are You Prepared?, August 2021
  • Operational and Legal Challenges to Electrify Car Rental Fleets, May 2021
  • Considering Contactless Rentals? Check Your State Laws First, November 2020
  • Addressing New Legal Speed Bumps for Contactless Rentals, November 2020
  • 2020 Legal Update, October 2020
  • Assessing COVID-19 Liability Legislation, August 2020
  • Understanding COVID-19 Legal Claims Based on Sanitization, August 2020
  • Managing Car Rental Risks, Liability, Legalities During a Pandemic, April 15, 2020
  • Legal Update: Back to the Basics, February 2020
  • RV Rental Law Update 2019: Rental Agreements and Policies as We Approach the 'Roaring 20s', November 2019
  • Vehicle Rental Laws: Road Blocks to Evolving Mobility Models?, August 2019
  • Aged-Based Rental Laws: Do You Know Your Obligations?, July 2019
  • Rental Car Laws Still Matter Even as the Industry Evolves, March 14-16, 2019
  • Top 10 Ways to Stay Legally Compliant, February 2019
  • RV Rental Law 5.0: Top Ten Ways to Stay Legally Compliant While Adapting to Changes in the Marketplace and Technology, November 2018
  • A Practical Guide to Managing Issues Faced by Start-up and Small Franchisors, May 2018
  • Carsharing and Other Mobility Platforms: Legal Issues to Keep in Mind, May 2018
  • Hey Is That Legal? Top 10 Legal Issues Surrounding on Demand Rentals (Carsharing), April 2018
  • Vehicle Rental Law Updates, February 2018
  • Avoiding Electronic Collection Pitfalls, Fall 2017
  • New Mobility Models: Know the Opportunities, Risks and Legalities, March 2017
  • Vehicle Rental Law 101, February 2017
  • Mini Rental School, November 2016
  • Rental Agreements for the New Millennium, November 2016
  • Effective Counter Sales that Won’t Get You in Trouble, October 2016
  • Franchisor, Franchisee and Vicarious Liability, Sept/Oct 2016
  • Overview of Franchise Agreements and Legal Issues, April 2016
  • The Recall Bill is Law – What Now?, April 2016
  • The Graves Amendment: Challenges, Interpretations and Answers, March/April 2016
  • Vehicle Rental Law 101, March 2016
  • Impounds, Electronic Agreements, and GPS Tracking: Staying Legal on Today’s Hot Button Issues, November 2015
  • Devil in the Details: Drafting Rental Agreements, March 2015
  • Legal and Legislative Update: Law and Disorder, April 2014
  • Basics of Vehicle Rental Agreements, February 2014
  • Class Lessons: Learning from Class Actions, 2014
  • Rental Agreement Workshop and Legal Update, October 2013
  • Technology and the Law: Are you Compliant?, April 2013
  • Rental Agreement Workshop and Legal Update, October 2012
  • Legal and Legislative Update, March 2012
  • Vehicle Rental Law 101, February 2012
  • Legal and Legislative Update, March 2011
  • Vehicle Rental Law 101, February 2011
  • Disclosure Requirements Under Federal and State Laws, May 2010
  • Complying with Brand Standards, May 2007
  • Registration and Franchise Law, May 2005


  • George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
    Honors: JD with Highest Honors
    Law Review: George Washington Law Review; Order of the Coif, Senior Notes Editor
  • University of Toulouse I (D.E.S.S. with honors)
  • Trinity University (B.A.)


Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


3120 Fairview Park DriveSuite 420 Falls Church, VA 22042


  • 703-774-1201



  • Who’s Who Legal – Franchise 2019 and 2022
  • Auto Rental News Impact Award – 2022

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