Founding MemberRosen Karol Salis, PLLC - Franchise Law
Richard L. Rosen, the founding member of Rosen Karol Salis, PLLC, whose offices are located at 110 East 59th Street, New York, New York 10022, has been actively engaged in the practice of franchise law for over 40 years, during which time he has represented many franchisors and franchisees, both as an attorney and as a business adviser. Mr. Rosen has counseled and represented franchisors in the setting up of franchising systems and programs, has formed franchising entities, drafted, and negotiated franchise agreements, registration statements, disclosure documents and other ancillary franchise documents. He has represented franchisees and franchisee associations, has litigated in both state and federal courts (and is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals) and has arbitrated and mediated matters on behalf of both franchisors and franchisees.
Mr. Rosen is the immediate past Chairman of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealer’s Fair Franchising Standards Committee, having served in that position for fifteen years, and is a member of the AAFD Board of Directors. He is also a past Chairman of the Legal Steering Committee and the Chairman of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the AAFD. In 2008 he received the AAFD’s Total Quality Franchising Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of franchising. He has been a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum Committee on Franchising and its Anti-Trust Section since 1968, a founding member and past Chairman of the Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (and the Chairman of its Franchise Relations and Mission Statement Committees), is a Panel Member of the Committees on Franchising and Corporate Law sponsored by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA). Mr. Rosen is a member of the Steering Committee of the National Franchise Mediation Program, a member of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution’s Distinguished Panel of Neutrals in conjunction with the National Franchise Mediation Program and has served as an arbitrator and mediator of franchise cases. Richard Rosen and his firm have earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and integrity and Richard is rated amongst Martindale-Hubbell’s List of Preeminent Attorneys. Richard is listed in Who’s Who in America, (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, Best Lawyers in the U.S., America’s Super Lawyers, Chambers, 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, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Richard was chosen as Franchise Attorney of the Year for the U.S. by Lawyer Monthly and received the Global Award as Franchise Attorney of the Year for the U.S. from Finance Monthly in 2019. Richard was chosen as Franchise Attorney of the Year for the U.S. in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 by Global 100.