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Gary R. Duvall, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP to Speak at KCís Event

New York, NY, September 10, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today Gary R. Duvall, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Recent Critical Developments in Franchising Law – What You Need to Know in 2015 & Beyond Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, 2015 @ 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET).

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About Gary R. Duvall

Gary R. Duvall assists businesses in franchising, licensing and distribution. Gary is a co-Chair of Dorsey’s Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law practice. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America,” 1995-present, Woodward/White, Inc. He is listed (by peer surveys) in “An International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers,” 1997-present, Law Business Research Ltd., London. He is AV rated by Martindale. He has been selected by Franchise Times as a “Legal Eagle” 2007-present. Gary is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) Council of Franchise Suppliers and its Legal-Legislative Committee (1989-present), the Canadian Franchise Association (2003-present), and the International Bar Association Franchise Committee X (1995-present).

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About Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Dorsey is a business law firm, applying a business perspective to clients’ needs. We make it our first priority to know the context in which you do business – your market, your competitors, your industry.

Because we understand your business, you can rely on Dorsey for legal solutions that fit your unique circumstances. Leading companies think globally, and we understand the challenges and opportunities of the global marketplace. To compete around the world, businesses must enter new markets, establish joint ventures overseas, and navigate international law. With offices across the United States, Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, Dorsey offers access to native legal experience virtually anywhere in the world.

We’ve earned our clients’ trust because we understand that client service is a core value. In fact, our partnership began in 1912 to meet the specific needs of a prominent Minneapolis business. Quite literally, Dorsey exists to serve its clients. Companies turn to us because we understand how to manage even the most complicated legal matters.

KC Event Synopsis:

In a two hour live Webcast, a notable panel of practitioners and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the latest and significant issues surrounding this topic. The panel will also offer the audience with the current trends and best practicalities and practices in Franchising Law.

Key topics include:
- Franchising Law 2015- An Overview
- Key recent and pending changes in California franchise law

New and continuing issues in franchise registration
- Joint Employer Developments, including recent CNN joint employer appeal to Federal Court.
- Electronic disclosure, e-signatures, and electronic filing of FDD’s and other submissions with states: A status report, legal issues, and practical advice.
- FDD disclosure pitfalls with financial projections and failure to disclose all costs borne by franchisees
- Failure to disclose rebates and other benefits to franchisor
- Employment and FSLA issues (from ACA to overtime standards for managers)
- Role of an effective franchisee association in protecting franchisees and brands

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. For further details, please visit:
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