Stephen E. Story: Lawyer with Kaufman & Canoles A Professional Corporation

Stephen E. Story

Phone(757) 624.3257

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Practice Areas

  • Alcoholic Beverage Team
  • Intellectual Property & Franchising
  • Franchising
  • Litigation
  • Commercial
 
Contact InfoTelephone: (757) 624.3257
Fax: (757) 624.3169
http://www.kaufmanandcanoles.com
 
University University of Texas, B.A., 1978
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1981
 
Admitted1981, District of Columbia; 1983, Virginia
 
Memberships 

Associations
•American Bar Association; Forum on Franchising and Antitrust Law Section
•International Franchise Association (Legal/Legislative Committee)
•Virginia State Bar; Past Chairman, Antitrust, Franchise and Trade Regulation Section, Board of Governors, 1995-2003
•First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk, Virginia; Trustee, 2003-2009; 2014-
•Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association

 
BornHouston, Texas, July 14, 1957
 
Biography

Steve is the Chairman of the firm's Franchise practice area. His practice includes a unique emphasis on franchising, intellectual property, technology, sales, distribution, marketing issues, and antitrust law. He represents several local, regional, and national franchisors and also multiple-unit operator franchisees and single unit franchisees.

Recognition and honors
•Best Lawyers in America, 2004-2015
•Virginia Super Lawyers; (Franchising/Dealership) Law & Politics , 2006-2014
•Virginia's Legal Elite; Intellectual Property Law, Virginia Business Magazine , 2000-2013
•AV Rated; Martindale-Hubbell

Press and Publication
• Local Organizations Partner to Host Workshops to Provide Insight on Franchise Ownership
• 42 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2015
• Restaurant Client Alert - Summer 2014
• 29 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers 2014 and 8 Named as Rising Stars 2014
• Stephen E. Story Selected as 2014 Legal Eagle in National Publication
• 54 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named to Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite 2013
• Credit Union Legal Update - November 2013
• Franchising 101 - Legal Basics
• 42 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2014
• 29 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers 2013 and 14 Named as Rising Stars 2013
• 55 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named to Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite 2012
• 41 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2013
• 40 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers 2012 and 14 Named as Rising Stars 2012
• 53 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite 2011
• 40 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2012
• Mortgage Acts and Practices Webinar
• 36 K&C Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers 2011 and 14 Named as Rising Stars 2011
• From Subway to Supercuts
• Franchising Update - December 2010
• 39 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite 2010
• Franchising Your Business
• 36 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2011
• 4 K&C Attorneys Named in Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers 2010
• 31 K&C Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers & 11 Named as Rising Stars 2010
• 39 K&C Attorneys Named Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite 2009
• 35 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2010
• 30 K&C Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers, 12 Named as Rising Stars 2009
• 6 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named in Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers 2009
• Franchising Legal Update - Spring 2009
• 36 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2009
• What To Do When a Franchising Deal Goes Bad
• 36 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite 2008
• 34 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2008
• 28 K&C Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers & 8 Named as Virginia Rising Stars 2008
• 20 K&C Attorneys Named to Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite 2007
• Franchising Legal Update - Fall 2007
• After Successful Beginning, Franchise Mentors Seeking Prospective Franchisors and Offering Free Guidance
• Franchise Mentors - Providing Free Guidance to Potential Franchisors
• Franchising Legal Update - Winter 2007
• 34 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2007
• 30 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named in Virginia Super Lawyers 2007
• 34 K&C Attorneys Named to Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite 2006
• Franchise Practice Group Chair Recognized
• Investigating Franchising Your Business
• 28 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named In Virginia Super Lawyers 2006
• 32 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2006
• Franchising Your Business - 2005 Version
• Franchising Issues
• 30 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2005
• 31 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named to Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite
• Top Red Flags with a Franchise, Business Opportunity or Similar Offering
• Top 10 Things A Potential Franchisee Should Know About A Franchise Offering
• Before Investing in a Franchise

Webinars
• Mortgage Acts and Practices Webinar
• Protecting Your Brand and Trademarks Webinar

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Represent franchisors as general counsel in drafting franchise disclosure documents, franchise and related agreements, franchise registration issues, and on trademark matters; Represented two franchisees in cases seeking refund of all initial franchise fees based upon franchisor's failure to locate a suitable site in accordance with franchise agreement terms; Represent hotel franchisees in negotiations and litigation with franchisors over liquidated damages provisions; recently negotiated substantial discounts on three liquidated damages claims for local hotel licensees; Represent franchisees (area developers and single unit) in evaluating franchise offerings and related work (setting up a legal entity, negotiation of leases) for start-up franchisees
 
ISLN903374840
 

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Hidden Trap in Confidentiality Provisions in Settlement Agreements Entered into by Franchisors
Nicole J. Harrell,Stephen E. Story, November 13, 2014
Franchisors entering into settlement agreements must be certain that the settlement agreements give the franchisor the right to make any disclosures required by the Franchise Disclosure Document (“FDD”), without breaching any confidentiality provisions in the settlement agreement.

Beware of Using Your Restaurant Name in Multiple Locations Without Federal or State Service Mark Protection or a Written Agreement with All Subsequent Users of the Name
Nicole J. Harrell,Robert E. Smartschan,Stephen E. Story, July 30, 2014
Beware of using your restaurant name in multiple locations without federal or state service mark protection or a written agreement with all subsequent users of the restaurant name. It is not uncommon for a successful restaurateur to expand using the same name as the initial flagship restaurant....

Potential Legal Traps in Sweepstakes
Stephen E. Story, November 29, 2013
Sweepstakes are increasing in popularity with credit unions as key marketing tools. But, sweepstakes are highly regulated and can raise significant compliance issues. This article is designed as a very brief overview on the law governing sweepstakes.


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Stephen E. Story

150 West Main Street, Suite 2100
NorfolkVA 23514




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