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March 2015

Ronald Giller and Sarah Wieselgren Co-Author Article Published in Franchise Law Journal

Gordon & Rees New Jersey partner Ronald Giller and associate Sarah Wieselgren co-authored an article published in the Franchise Law Journal.

The article, titled “Enforcing Arbitration Awards in International Franchising,” discusses the importance of franchisors to be able to enforce their agreements and protect their intellectual property in every market they enter. The article takes a closer look at enforceability through the arbitration process, including challenges relating to the extraterritorial application of the Lanham Act, and focuses on how courts in certain emerging markets have dealt with U.S. awards and what obstacles franchisors may face.

Giller represents a number of franchisors, both small and large, and has litigated all types of franchise disputes around the country. He is also co-chair of the Commercial Litigation Group as well as the firm's Franchise Law Group. For four consecutive years, Franchise Times selected Giller as one of only two New Jersey attorneys to be included in their annual “Legal Eagles” list of attorneys who exclusively represent franchisors. Among the two, he is recognized as the “litigation specialty” attorney. Nationwide, Giller is among a select group of only 31 “litigation specialty” attorneys who represent franchisors exclusively.

Wieselgren represents clients in contract disputes, discrimination and whistleblower claims, ERISA litigation, and disputes involving intellectual property, specifically trademark infringement. She has handled cases in State and Federal courts of New York and New Jersey as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state civil rights agencies.

To read the full article, click here.

Franchise Law

Ronald A. Giller
Sarah L. Tomkin

Franchise Law