Thank you for joining us in Washington, DC for IFA’s 49th Annual Legal Symposium! This year’s program provided value and real-world solutions to both business executives and their franchise legal partners. It focused on the practical use of the law and the how-to’s for navigating today’s business and regulatory environment. Featured speakers included Philip Miscimarra from the National Labor Relations Board and Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL).  


Mark your calendar for next year’s 50th Annual Legal Symposium: May 7-9, 2017, at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC!

Featuring expert speakers and timely content, our Symposium is a “must attend” event for:

• All attorneys interested in franchise law;
• In-House counsel;
• Franchise CEOs;
• Franchise development and sales executives;
• Franchise legal and compliance officers;
• Paralegals;
• Franchise administrators;
• Franchisees interested in learning more about the legal and business aspects
of franchising
• All others concerned with franchising’s legal, regulatory and business issues.


The 2017 Legal Symposium will be a training ground for what business executives and legal counsel need to know and how to put it into practice.

Earn CLE (Continuing Legal Education) and CFE (Certified Franchise Executives) credits by attending!

Registration for the 2017 Legal Symposium will be available early next year.


Hotel Information:

The conference will be held at the JW Marriott in downtown Washington, DC - 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20004. More information on IFA’s 2017 Legal Symposium discounted room rate will be available early next year. For more information about the JW Marriott, click here


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