Richard Lewis Rosen

Richard Lewis Rosen: Attorney with The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm PLLC AV stamp icon
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New York State Regents Scholar. Member: Red Key Society; Sphinx Head Society; Spiked Shoe Society. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law. Licensed Real Estate Broker, New York, 1985. Former Real Estate Developer. Contributing Author: "The Complete Guide to Evaluating, Buying and Growing Your Franchise Business," The Association of Small Business Development Centers. Lecturer: "Providing Franchisor Counsel and Franchisee Counsel With Practical Legal and Business Advice With Respect To Negotiating the Key Terms of a Typical Franchise Agreement," "Real Estate Issues in Franchising," and "Structuring the Development of Franchise Units: General Real Estate Issues," New York State Bar Association; "Earnings Claims," "Arbitration or Litigation," "What the Franchiser Lawyer Cares About and Why the Franchiser Lawyer Needs to Know," and "How to Franchise Your Business," The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; "New Future for Earnings Claims," and "Inside a Franchise Arbitration," American Bar Association; "Things You Thought You Knew About Your Franchise Agreement, But Probably Don't," and "Insurance Coverage - How to Protect Yourself As a Franchisee," American Association of Franchisees and Dealers; "Improving Arbitration," "What is Left of Good Faith & Fair Dealing in the Franchise Relationship," State of the Art Franchise Agreements," and "Counseling the New Franchisee (and Why it is Important to Franchisor Lawyers," International Franchise Association; "Restrictive Covenants, Should We or Shouldn't We," International Franchise Association; "10 Things Nobody Tells You When You're Shopping For a Franchise," International Franchise Expo; "What You Should Know About Estate Planning," Generation Strategies;the Pros and Cons of Being a Restaurant Franchisee, National Restaurant Association Expo. Listed in: Who's Who in America; Who's Who in American Law; International Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers; Best Lawyers in America; America's Super Lawyers; 100 Best Franchise Lawyers in America, Franchise Times; Best Lawyers in the U.S.; Who's Who in the World. Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association; Recipient, American Association of Franchisees and Dealers' Total Quality Franchising Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2008.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Franchising
  • Corporate
  • Real Estate
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Commercial Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
929-376-5493  Phone
212-644-3344  Fax
University Attended:
Cornell University, B.A.
Law School Attended:
New York Law School, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
2012, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1972, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 2008, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1968, New York; 1972, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
New York State (Founding Member, Franchise Law Committee; Chair, Mission Statement Committee) and American (Member, Forum Committee on Franchising, 1987—) Bar Associations; Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Panel Member, Committees on Franchising and Corporate Law); American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (Chair, Legal Steering Committee, 1997-2004; Chair, Fair Franchising Standards Committee, 1999-2008; Chair, Model Franchise Agreement Subcommittee); Franchisee Lawyers Association; Steering Committee of National Franchise Mediation Program; CPR Institute For Dispute Resolution Distinguished Panel of Neutrals; Served as Mediator and Arbitrator of Franchise Cases; International Franchise Association.
Birth Information:
New York, N.Y., March 6, 1943
Reported Cases:
Dunhill Franchisees Trust v. Dunhill Staffing Systems, Inc., 513 F.Supp.2d 23 (S.D.N.Y. 2007). American Express Marketing & Development Corp. v Planet Amex and Blake Fleetwood, NAF No. FA 1106001395159 (Decision, Jan. 6, 2012).
Multiple transactions over 35 years of practice covering a wide area of business related matters including the formation and acquisition of businesses, the formation and overseeing of franchising entities, the negotiation of franchise related agreements of virtually every nature, the assemblage and development of real estate sites, the negotiation and drafting of store, restaurant, shopping center, office and other leases. The mediation (as mediator and attorney), arbitration (as arbitrator and attorney) and litigation of multiple matters and various other transactions relating to business matters, generally.
Hobbies & interests:
Guitar; writing; formation and coaching of youth track program; competing in Masters Track
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

Peer Reviews

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