- Commercial Litigation
- State and Local Property Tax
|University ||Colgate University, B.A., 1971|
|Law School||University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 1974|
|Admitted||1974, New Jersey; 1974, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; 1978, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1981, United States Supreme Court; 1988, New York; 2000, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York|
|Born||Far Rockaway, New York, February 3, 1950|
Marvin Brauth, a shareholder with Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A. since 1981, has been associated with the firm since 1974. He practices in the areas of business litigation, franchising and trade association representation.
Mr. Brauth regularly represents franchisees in connection with the review of franchise agreements, leases, buy-sell agreements, corporate representation, disputes with franchisors and consumers, and other matters. He has litigated numerous issues involving franchise agreements and franchise laws as counsel to motor vehicle retailers, the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers (NJCAR) and other franchisees. Mr. Brauth has also litigated or arbitrated consumer disputes and class actions and has handled governmental investigations, and administrative and legal proceedings.
As counsel to NJCAR, Mr. Brauth has been involved in the drafting of much of New Jersey's franchise legislation. He has also been a frequent contributor to automotive industry publications and has lectured extensively to franchisee audiences and to attorneys on franchising issues.
Mr. Brauth is presently a member of the American Bar Association (Member, Litigation and Franchise Law sections), New Jersey State Bar Association (former Chairman of the Franchise Law Committee, Member of the Federal Practice Committee) and Middlesex County Bar Association (Chancery Law Committee and Chancery Mediator).
Area of Emphasis:
Franchisee Representation and Litigation
Defense of Consumer Litigation
Arbitration and Mediation
Class Action Defense
Chancery and Federal Practice
· Beware: The Failure To Challenge Government Access Modifications To Your Property Can Destroy Its Utility
· Route 1 Widening Project: The Condemnation Process
· Used Vehicle Lemon Law
· Class Actions Avoidance and Defense
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How to Determine Whether a Franchise is Right for You
Marvin J. Brauth, March 21, 2013
Franchising in the United States is a more than $1 trillion per year business. Over 450,000 franchised businesses are in operation in the country and employ about 15 million people. Thousands of franchisors in about 75 different industries offer franchise opportunities ranging from fast food to...
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