Richard L. Rosen, the founder of The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC, has been actively engaged in the practice of franchise law in New York City for over 40 years, during which time he has represented countless franchisors and franchisees, both as counsel and as a business adviser. Mr. Rosen has been engaged in virtually all aspects of franchising during his career. He has counseled and represented franchisors in the setting up of franchising systems and programs, formed franchising entities, drafted and negotiated franchise agreements, multi-unit area development agreements, master franchise agreements, registration statements, disclosure and other ancillary franchise documents; represented franchisees and franchisee associations; litigated in both state and federal courts; and mediated, arbitrated and litigated matters on behalf of both franchisors and franchisees. He has represented franchisors and franchisees in essentially every field.
Mr. Rosen is a founding member and immediate past chairman of the Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, a member of the Steering Committee of the National Franchise Mediation Program, The CPR Institute For Dispute Resolution Distinguished Panel of Neutrals and the Chairman of the AAFD’s Fair Franchising Standard’s Committee. He has frequently lectured on a variety of franchise topics before various groups and has been interviewed on both television and radio, the American Bar Association Journal, the Franchise Times, The Wall Street Journal and Forbes Magazine, regarding franchising. Mr. Rosen is a contributor to “Franchising 101, The Complete Guide to Evaluating, Buying and Growing Your Franchise Business” compiled by the Association of Small Business Development Centers and has written many articles on the legal and business aspects of franchising. Mr. Rosen and his firm are the authors of the section on Franchise Law in the United States which appears in the Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions of the (International) Franchise Law Review as well as the review of franchise law in the U.S. which appears in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 International Comparative Legal Guide to Franchise Law.
Richard has been listed in Who’s Who in America for over 30 years, (and has recently been chosen to receive its Lifetime Achievement Award), Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the World, Best Lawyers in America, “101 Best Franchise Lawyers in America” (the Franchise Times), a charter member of the Franchise Times “Hall of Fame” of Franchise Attorneys, Chambers, Best Lawyers in the U.S., America’s Super Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal: Franchise and The International Who’s Who Legal (Compendium Edition), the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and a recipient of the Global Award for Franchise Law. In 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, Richard was chosen as Franchise Attorney of the Year for the US by Lawyer Monthly. Richard was chosen as Franchise Attorney of the Year for the US in 2017, 2018 and 2019 by Global 100. Richard Rosen was named Franchise Lawyer of the Year in the United States by Intercontinental Finance and Law in 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2018 and 2019 Richard was named one the 100 Best Attorneys in the World by LegalComprehensive.com.